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The Press Desk 21st December 2019 11:14 AM

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

SpiderMullum 14th April 2020 01:53 AM

It's hard to make anything of it if it mixes used and new??
Are the best used sellers there because they are duds and are flooding the second hand market? Customers at Reverb are seeking a bargain.

vladistone 6th August 2020 11:09 PM

the rating of the secondary market of music equipment consists of both the search for an affordable price for buyers and the frustration of sellers from purchases based on not meeting the expectations of users. Again, aggressive marketing is to blame. If the product is junk, it can get into the second-hand market as well if only primary reviews of gearslutz.com they won't put it in an outsider's stall

steve7876 8th August 2020 10:39 AM

Yes i know about these results. In this festival, i like the Local Halifax Music.

elegentdrum 9th August 2020 08:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SpiderMullum (Post 14657464)
It's hard to make anything of it if it mixes used and new??
Are the best used sellers there because they are duds and are flooding the second hand market? Customers at Reverb are seeking a bargain.

Reverb has few bargons. Like eBay most of the prices are way up there to keep the low ball offers away.

The SR-16 has been around for ever. they can still be had new. Not that good
of drum machine, but it fairly easy to use and get's it done for not much cash.