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4 vintage underdog synths you probably don’t know about but definitely should: video

A little while back we did a little digging to look for some forgotten gems of the synth world. What we found was four weird and wonderful underdog synths that you probably don’t know about but definitely should.

While we can all agree that squelchy filtered Moog bass or lush Juno pads are a surefire way to get the people slipping into their dance pants, it’s always a good idea to read up on those forgotten treasures because a) they’re awesome, and b) you’ll sound like you know more than the other guy at the party who also knows a thing or two about synths.

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Watch: Here are 4 vintage underdog synths that you may not be across but should definitely spend some time getting to know a little better.

From the Juno-esque Kawai SX-240 to the filthy Russian Formanta Polivoks, each of these vintage analog monsters had charm in their own distinct ways. And while the classics are classics for a reason, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get to know those that slipped under the radar. You never know what you might find.

Check out the video below.

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