Moog Sub 37


MOOG SUB 37, new analogue mono synths

Moog’s incredibly popular Sub Phatty is an excellent option for those on a (slightly) lower budget, but the newer Sub 37 justifies its higher price with a much more comprehensive feature set.

The Sub 37 is based on the Sub Phatty sound engine, so you can expect a slightly dirtier take on the classic Moog sound, but the end result is something quite different to the Phatty, way beyond the fact that you get a 37 keys as opposed to the Phatty’s 25. For a start there’s a third oscillator. And a second LFO. Plus there’s a sequencer. Oh, and it’s got a duophonic mode. Clearly, this is a big step up.

The Sub 37 is also easier to program than the Sub Phatty thanks to a more comprehensive array of front-panel controls. That means the overall experience is much closer to using a vintage one-knob-per-function synth than you’d get with the Sub Phatty.

If all of this sounds more like a criticism of the Phatty than praise for the 37, don’t take it the wrong way; the Sub Phatty is still a great synth, the 37 is just even better.


6th February, 2015


  • Wow, so you can plug your guitar on ‘audio in’ and what comes out is the synth sound? Can the Moog Sub 37 do this? For midi sync, I would need midi connections right? Which is better Sub 37 or Pro 2?

  • What are you talking about?

  • Shhhh don’t tell anybody about the Pulse 2, it can be our little secret ok?! 😉

  • MFB Dominion Anyone????????

  • Pro 2 or Sub 37 ist also the question for me!

  • Always wondered what the Elektron Monomachine, looks sick.

  • Damn what about the MFB Dominion 1? That’s easily one of the best monosynths on the market today.


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