Analog vs. digital synthesizers
Synthesizers could be digital, analog or even virtual. With the advancement in the field we now have numerous options. But it is difficult to actually understand which one is the best. It is actually come to a conclusion whether the digital synth or the analog synth is better. But knowing the good and bad in both can help understand which one would suit you.
An analog synthesizer, as the name indicates synthesizes the music in an analog form, in the form of waves, triangle, saw, sine and more. The shape of the wave would depend on the actual sound. Saw waves of different frequencies are usually created for buzzy sounds. All the smooth notes are characterized by uniform sine waves. There are actual analog circuits that process these waveforms in the analog synth. These are the original synths that were developed in the early days when synthesizers were made. They continue to be a favorite among the music lovers mainly because of the raw sound that the conventional hardware produce. The classy feel to this type of synth is something that is hard to replace.
For those who are looking for a compact option then the digital synth has the benefit of packing an efficiency similar to that of the analog synth in a smaller body. If you are looking to perfectly customizing your sound you might find an analog synth to be an easier option. Though the digital synth does allow you to do this, the task might be a tad bit difficult. But for a beginner the digital synth with its easy to use clean layout might be more appealing. The powerful preset option that are provided generally on the digital synths are the other major attractions of these modern time synthesizers. You always have the choice of choosing those that come with just the basic features if you are still not confident about using one.