The year of the synth is coming to an end and as can be expected it has been an exciting one. Euroracks continues to go strong but the traditional machines have also gotten their place in the limelight. Reverb magazine has published an overview of the top sellers in 2019, both in terms of cash cows, new machines and modular. Check out the high lights below and if you’re curious on the details just head over to Reverb.

The top 3 best-selling synths comprises the Korg Monologue and Minilogue, and Teenage Engineering’s OP-1.

The above 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 best-selling vintage synths is led by the Roland Juno-106, followed by the Casio SK-1 and Yamaha DX7.

Korg is well represented in the list of new synths in 2019 with the Minilogue XD (and module), Volca Drum and Volca Modular.

Arturia’s MicroFreak places second, and the Elektron Model:Samples and Behringer MS-1 / MS-101 and RD-8 also make the top 10, alongside Pioneer’s Toraiz Squid and the FP-10 portable digital piano from Roland.

2019 RankOverall BestsellersAverage Used Price USD
1Teenage Engineering OP-1$1,106.92
2Korg Minilogue$391.74
3Korg Monologue$225.27
4Elektron Digitakt$627.93
5Moog Mother-32$446.24
6Behringer Model D$246.97
7Korg microKORG$254.01
8Korg Volca Beats$114.46
9Teenage Engineering OP-Z$525.02
10Make Noise Maths$250.55
11Korg Volca FM$118.54
12Teenage Engineering PO-33$85.61
13Korg Volca Sample$117.97
14Behringer Neutron$263.35
15Elektron Digitone$629.70

To wrap things up here’s the top brands list of 2019:

RankTop Brands of 2019Avg. Used Price
5Sequential / DSI$1,301.59
7Teenage Engineering$679.69
8Make Noise$287.57
11Mutable Instruments$219.16
RankTop Eurorack BrandsAvg. Used Price
1Make Noise$287.57
2Mutable Instruments$219.16
5Tiptop Audio$175.51
6Erica Synths$181.61
8Pittsburgh Modular$226.23
10Noise Engineering$225.13
11ALM/Busy Circuits$209.77
12Expert Sleepers$179.49
14BASTL Instruments$137.73