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14th December, 2022

The 7 Best Synthesisers Under $600

Are you looking for the best music synthesisers to help you compose electronic music in and out of the studio? 

While there are many different models available on the market, finding high quality synths for under $600 can be overwhelming. To help you out, we’ve put together the 8 best budget synthesisers.

7 Top Synthesisers Under $600

Korg Nu:Tekt NTS-1 Programmable Synthesizer Kit

Price: $199.00

The Korg Nu:Tekt NTS-1 Programmable Synthesizer Kit brings huge sound in one compact device. The team at Korg haven’t wasted precious space with unnecessary features or design flairs, keeping the machine sleek, tight and user-friendly.

Perfect for the budget conscious DJ or artist, this Korg synthesiser still manages to pack in a digital oscillator, an amazing arpeggiator, multiple settings, ranges and more! That’s why you can use the NTS-1 at home and while out on the road. 

As far as the best budget synthesiser, it’s hard to go past this superbly priced piece of equipment. 


SHOP: Korg Nu:Tekt NTS-1

Korg Volca Keys Analog Synthesizer with Loop Sequencer

Price: $279.00

The Korg Volca Keys Analog Synthesizer with Loop Sequencer is another excellent entry-level synthesiser. While more expensive than the first entry on this list, the Volca Keys comes with a range of additional features such as Motion Sequence and Active Step functionalities, delay effects, and loop sequencer. These allow you to exercise full creativity in your rhythm and music creation.

Other features include 27 keys, vintage-style sync in/out function and the same circuitry as the legendary model miniKORG700s. Despite all of the bells and whistles, the synthesiser is still highly portable. The speaker is built in and while it does come with an optional and independently sold power supply, you can also operate it purely off batteries. 

SHOP: Korg Volca Keys

Behringer Crave Analog Synthesizer

Price: $369.00 

While still under $500, the Behringer Crave Analog Synthesizer is another step up. This affordable yet professional level synthesiser boasts a ton of handy extra features and functionality. From the 32-step sequencer to the flexible VCF and VCA filers, the Behringer model has what it takes to help you create truly magical musical creations. 

At its heart, the internal Crave’s synth prioritises rich analog sounds complemented by extra-fat bass sounds, lead tones and other stunning effects thanks to its Moog 24 dB ladder filter. Whether you’re looking for the perfect synthesiser for your studio or to take on the road with you from gig to gig, make sure to check out the Behringer Crave today.

SHOP: Behringer Crave

Korg Monologue Silver Monophonic Synthesiser

Price: $519.00

Another entry from Korg, the Monologue Silver is a monophonic synthesiser that is equipped with 25 separate keys, multiple filters, a step sequencer and various additional onboard controls. 

But it’s not just what’s on the inside that counts. The sleek and highly ergonomic layout is designed to help you make music as smoothly and flawlessly as possible. Not to mention the five different available colours allowing you to choose the version that best suits your preferences and personality.  

Like many of the synthesisers on this list, the Korg Monologue Silver can also be run on battery or an optional power supply. 

Watch the video below to learn more about the Korg Monologue!

SHOP: Korg Monologue Silver

Modal Skulpt Virtual Analogue Synthesizer

Price: $549.00

The Modal Skulpt Virtual Analogue Synthesizer empowers you to create deep and powerful sounds using the 8 oscillators, 16-note keypad and multiple selectable waveforms. This polyphonic, virtual analog synthesiser is one of the best synthesisers, especially for beginning DJs or those musicians looking for the best budget synths. 

In addition to its features and functionalities, the Modal Skulpt synthesiser is fully compatible with PCs and Macs, iPhones and Android phones. All you need to do is to connect your synth to any device you’re using with its simple USB connectivity. 

SHOP: Modal Skulpt

Behringer PRO-1 Analog Synthesizer

Price: $559

The Behringer PRO-1 Analog Synthesizer is a larger, more complex synthesiser for taking your music and track mixing up a botch. This synth is perfect for crafting rich, deep sounds. Not only that, but this analog synthesiser is easy to use thanks to its original analog circuitry, authentic reproduction of classic models and 56 intuitive controls. 

The PRO-1 is ready for you to start making music the second you take it out of the box. Additionally, the ergonomic and all-in-one design means it's perfect to take on the road with you, use in a studio or even working into a Eurorack case (standard) size.

Thanks to the comprehensive MIDI integration, it’s easy to use the Behringer PRO-1 synthesizer in conjunction with all of your other DJ and musical creation equipment. 

SHOP: Behringer PRO-1

Moog Mavis Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizer

Price: $599.00

To round up our list of the best budget synthesisers (just!) under $600, we’ve chosen the Moog Mavis Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizer. This compact semi-modular synthesiser gives you all the control. This is thanks to its build-it-yourself design! It also delivers an impressive depth of sound that’s become typical of the Moog grand.

Despite its modest design, the Mavis is packed with a ton of features including a 24-point patch bay, analog oscillator offering the full range, voltage controlled filter, crossfaders and wavefolding/modular utilities. 

In addition to being compatible with the standard Eurorack, this excellent synthesiser comes complete with a protective cover that fits like a glove and will keep it safe and pristine for use on the road, at the club or in your studio.  

Want to see the Moog Mavis in action? Check out the video below!

SHOP: Moog Mavis

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