What is the best synthesizer ….
As I visit many forums on many different topics this question comes up frequently in many threads. To answer that I would have to say “it depends.” Synthesizers come in many flavors. There is analog , digital or hybrid, mono (single note at a time) or poly (multiple notes played together), with keys, rack, desktop or modular layouts. Then there are synths designed for a specific task such as a bass synth or a drum synth. Then there are several methods of synthesis such as sample playback or “romplers” which take a sample or multiple samples and spread it across the keys and some synthesis methods are applied to the sample in the form of LFO’s, Envelopes, Filters, etc. Virtual analog synths use calculations and software to create the various oscillators, filters and other parameters. Analog synthesis is created using hardware as the basis for the parameters. Hybrids use a combination of these methods. There really are so many options that it is impossible to answer that question. So the next time you are asking what is the best synthesizer it would be very helpful to others if you give specifics.