Moog Subsequent 25 – The all-new Sub-Phatty
Moog announces the next generation in their Sub-Family – introducing the new Moog Subsequent 25.
The original release of the Sub-Phatty saw the first introduction of Moog’s new Multidrive circuit, which they call a “transformative and highly reactive drive system that can sweep sound from subtle to screaming snarl”.
The Moog Subsequent 25 is the next step in the Moog Sub-Family’s evolution, featuring an updated sound engine and duophonic support. Unlike many analog monosynths, the Subsequent 25 can store and recall presets and be digitally controlled via the patch editor/librarian software.
The core sound engine in the synth is made up of two multi-shape morphing VCOs and a Square wave Sub VCO. It’s got a multi-slope filter with pre and post-drive.
The signal path itself is fully analog, however, all of the parameters and some additional hidden parameters are accessible digitally.
This means that you can easily store and recall patches, control extra parameters with an external MIDI controller, or use the software editor to automate them. The synth memory can hold 16 presets onboard, however, the software is of course unlimited.
The software editor is laid out exactly like the front-panel on the new Moog Subsequent 25, which will definitely help for navigation, there is an additional drop-down panel which features all of the hidden parameters in the synth.
All of the hidden parameters are available using shift functions, however, they’re not clearly marked on the panel- so you will probably end up using the software or referring to the manual for these.
The mixer section in the updated model features an updated circuit design, offering increased headroom – which definitely helps when you’re cranking that Multidrive.
Moog have also added wood sides instead of the rubber and a classic black finish on the front panel.
The Moog Subsequent 25 is set to retail at USD $949 (Around R13 600 excl. duties).