Moog have announced a new synthesiser and you might have to crack open the piggy bank to get one.
The Moog One, which is the company’s first polyphonic instrument in more than three decades, was announced on Sweetwater this morning. Described by the designers as an “analogue dream synth” it would appear to be a successor for the Minimoog Voyager which stopped production in 2015.
Available in 8- and 16-voice versions, Moog One can simultaneously articulate eight or 16 voices, depending on the configuration of your instrument. Per voice, Moog One features three analog voltage-controlled oscillators (VCOs), two independent analog filters (a Variable State filter and the Moog Ladder Filter) that can be run in series or parallel, a dual-source variable analog noise generator, an analog mixer with external audio input, four LFOs and three envelope generators. You can split or layer the three timbres whilst simultanously giving each its own sequencer, arpeggiator and onboard effects library.
The synth it’s tri-timbral which means that it is capable of playing up to three individual synths simultaneously split, layered, or zoned across the 61 Key Fatar keyboard. This can be aplied all from one single preset. Each synth has the capability to process its own sound parameters, note range, arpeggiator and sequencer allowing for huge amounts of control and a diverse rich sound.
Moog One is armed with effects including chorus, delay, phase, bit reduction and vocoding. It also comes with a suite of premium Eventide reverbs such as Blackhole, Shimmer, Plate, Room and Hall. All effects can be indivudally applied per synth or on the master bus and although the effects are digital, the Moog One audio path is completely analog when they are bypassed.
There are so many features but one of the standout features is preset storage. For those who like to spend significant time manfacturing their own sounds, it’s a great relief that they can now save tens of thousands of patches and recall these in an instant.
The synth is not yet available on the Moog site but the eight-voice and 16-voice Moog One are both available now from Sweetwater, for $5,999 USD and $7,999 USD, respectively. If you’re looking to get your Xmas shopping sorted earlier, for a loved one or indeed yourself, this is probably the present for you.
Moog One features
- 8- or 16-voice polyphony
- 3 VCOs per voice with waveshape mixing and OLED displays
- Unison mode (up to 48 oscillators on the 16-voice instrument)
- 2 filters per voice with filter mixing (2 multimode State Variable filters that function as a single filter, and a classic lowpass/highpass Moog Ladder filter)
- 3 DAHDSR envelopes per voice with user-definable curves
- 3-part multitimbrality
- Separate sequencer and arpeggiator per timbre
- Chord memory
- Dual-source noise generator with dedicated envelope
- Mixer with external audio input
- Ring modulation with selectable routing
- Oscillator FM and hard sync with selectable routing
- 4 assignable LFOs
- Premium 61-note Fatar TP-8S keybed with velocity and aftertouch
- Assignable pressure-sensitive X/Y pad
- Digital Effects (Synth and Master Bus)
- Eventide reverbs
- Selectable glide types
- USB and DIN MIDI
- Save, categorize, and recall tens of thousands of presets
- Create Performance Sets that make up to 64 presets accessible at the push of a button
- 2 x ¼” stereo headphone outputs
- 2 pairs of assignable ¼” outputs (supports TRS and TS)
- 4 x ¼” hardware inserts (TRS)
- 1 x ¼” external audio input (line-level)
- 1 XLR + ¼” TRS combo external audio input with trim knob
- 9 assignable CV/GATE I/O (5-in/4-out)
- USB drive support for system and preset backup
- LAN port for future expansio