If you want to be a player in the music geek world, you need to get yourself a boutique synth — something hand-made,
ideally in Scandinavia. It should be absurdly expensive, virtually out of production, and using some kind of weird-ass
synthesis technology that nobody else has heard of. It must also look cool and sound unlike anything you're going to
hear on the radio. Here are a few contenders:
Droid 3 Robotic Sound Module €449
It's got a great name and a great look: Black, with one knob, four buttons and a reversed-out two line LCD. Sound output is 8-bit, and is so lo-fi that it would be perfect for people who don't want the bland polished sound of, say, a 20 year-old Commodore 64 sound chip. Claims to be the first synth ever made in Denmark. The only American owner appears to have travelled to Denmark to collect it.