Reverb.Com announces top-selling synths and drum machines of 2019

Our friends at Reverb.Com have recently announced their best selling synths of 2019, and the results are quite interesting to say the least! Without any further ado, let’s get to it:


Overall best sellers

Teenage Engineering OP-1
Korg Minilogue
Korg Monologue
Elektron Digitakt
Moog Mother-32
Behringer Model D
Korg microKORG
Korg Volca Beats
Teenage Engineering OP-Z
Make Noise Maths Eurorack Module
Korg Volca FM
Teenage Engineering PO-33
Korg Volca Sample
Behringer Neutron
Elektron Digitone

Vintage (pre-2000) best sellers

Roland Juno-106
Casio SK-1
Yamaha DX7
Roland Juno-60
Roland JV-1080
Boss SP-202 Dr. Sample
Roland TR-707
Yamaha TX81Z
Suzuki Omnichord OM-84
Yamaha SHS-10 Keytar
Alesis HR-16
Suzuki Omnichord OM-27
Roland TR-505
Korg M1
Roland MC-303

New best sellers

Korg Minilogue XD
Arturia MicroFreak
Korg Volca Drum
Korg Volca Modular
Elektron Model:Samples
Behringer MS-1-BK
Behringer RD-8
Korg Minilogue XD Module
Pioneer DJ Toraiz Squid
Roland FP-10 Portable Digital Piano

A few notes:

* Reverb’s comment elucidates some key aspects of the overall best sellers list: "The ranking of overall bestsellers includes both new and used sales on Reverb, and in this instance, it's fair to say that our data is probably a bit different from the market at large, given how much used gear sells on our site. For instance, the Teenage Engineering OP-1 taking the top slot is likely the result of the limited availability of new inventory for this model at different points in the year, which helped fuel demand in the used market. Similarly, Reverb likely sells fewer new Behringers than gear sites that only sell new instruments, given how many buyers rely on long pre-orders for those units. Exceptions like this aside, though, when we separate out just new and used sales, the overall list tends to stay more or less the same."

* The absence of Roland products on the overall best sellers list is worthy of note, and we can only wonder why the famed Japanese manufacturer hasn’t made the cut. On the other hand, it not only tops but thoroughly dominates the vintage best sellers list.

* The other big name from Japan, Korg, has racked up six entries on the overall best sellers list, with the "logue" and Volca series enjoying a great deal of success.

* Behringer has certainly established its market presence on this segment with two entries on the overall best sellers list and two more on the new products top ten. The brand's aggressive strategy seems to be paying off.

* With the exception of the Teenage Engineering OP-1, which has its price momentarily inflated due to manufacturing restrictions, all the entries on the overall best sellers list are well below the $1000 price point. Budget-consciouslutz?

* It’s interesting to see a eurorack module (Make Noise Maths) making it to the overall best sellers top ten, not to mention the number five slot being taken by the Moog Mother 32, a standalone synth that can also serve as a gateway to modular.

So what do you make of Reverb's lists? Please share your thoughts below!