When synths first emerged on the music world, they were large, extravagant instruments that produced sounds that were unheard of before. It cost a fair fortune to get this. But once more, technological advancements have completely opened up the market; there are now more readily available, reasonably priced synthesizers as well as their software equivalents, also known as soft synths. So what's the use of hardware if you can obtain a good synth sound with a computer plugin?
What advantages and disadvantages do a hardware synthesizers have over a software synthesizers or a VST, and when would you pick one over the other? Let's find out!