NEW: Moog Matriarch semi-modular analog synth
Moog Matriarch is a new semi-modular analog synth building on the success of its predecessor the Moog Grandmother.
The new Matriarch shares similar aesthetic to the Moog Grandmother, although the functionality has been improved a great deal. The Grandmother is a monophonic, dual-oscillator synth while the all-new Matriarch expands in all directions. At the heart of the new Moog synth are four analog VCO’s, capable of creating Para phonic chords and pads, stacked unison effects, they can be sequenced individually or detuned ever so slightly for that classic Moog bass sound.
The Matriarch features a dual analog ladder filter and stereo delay, so you’re able to create full-on stereophonic sounds – you can even patch in various other sound sources, making it a great companion for existing semi-modular synths like the Moog Mother-32 and DFAM. The Moog Matriarch is also semi-modular, that means you don’t need any patch cables to get a full-functional sound out, making it a great starting point for newcomers to modular synths.
The Matriarch also sees the introduction of an expanded Arp/Seq section, they’ve added rest, tie and ratchet modes and a clock input allowing you to sync it to external sources.
“A medium for multidimensional expression”
The concept behind the new Matriarch is to base the circuits on Bob Moog’s original module designs, yet offer a much more intuitive, compact and easy-to-use approach than a massive wall of synth modules. Moog is also very clever to design each of their products in a very unique way, where most people would assume the Moog Matriarch is a Grandmother v2 – it’s absolutely not. The Moog Matriarch has a delay, whereas the Grandmother has a Spring Reverb – just a small example of how they can be integrated very well together.
The Matriarch is set to retail at USD $1999 (Around R30k excl. duties), which may seem on the pricey side – keep in mind Moog synths are impeccable quality and made in the USA.
For more information check out the Moog website here.