...because I don't. Znarf Electronix' Synthesizer-Hörtest is a very simple blind test for different synths. It has 46 sound files of different synths playing the same sequence. You have to guess which synth is which. It's really interesting, and I failed utterly. I was completely unable to even recognise synths I own myself. To see if Music Thing readers have better ears than I do, I borrowed some samples from their site and edited five of them into this [800k mp3] short file. The five synths are all mainstream, well known machines from big manufacturers. Some are analog, some are digital, some are software. They range in age from 1982 to the present day. They have a total value of about $4,000. Guesses in the comments, please. If anyone can even reliably spot which are analog and which are digital, I'll be impressed. I'll post the answers in a few days. And if you get into blind synth tasting, be sure to also visit Stefan Trippler and Georg Müller. (Pic via Synthmania)
UPDATE: Here are the answers.