The rumors were true. Moog One, the first polyphonic analog synth from Moog in more than three decades does exist and it’s coming to the market soon, in two version – 8 and 16 voices.
What’s The Moog One
In a nutshell, Moog One is a programmable, tri-timbral analog synth with an intuitive tactile interface. Per voice, Moog One features three analog voltage-controlled oscillators (VCOs), two independent analog filters (a Variable State filter and the famous 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 — each with its own sequencer, arpeggiator, and onboard effects library — across the premium 61-note Fatar keyboard with velocity and aftertouch.
Speaking of the effects, Moog collaborated with Eventide to offer premium effects like Blackhole, Shimmer, Plate, Room, and Hall, on top of other on-board features such as delay, chorus, bit-reduction, etc. Needless to say, the effects are digital but if bypassed, the audio path is fully analog.
Presets? Well, you get more than just (thousands of ) presets. Moog One allows you to save snapshots of the current settings. You can basically save the entire configuration of the synth, very handy for complex live performances.
We’ll add more pictures and videos as they become available. Stay tuned…
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 expansion
$5999 for the 8-voice version, $7999 for the 16-voice one. Available soon.
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Founder & main editor here at ANR, 'non-musician' and music-tinkerer. His first keyboard was a cheesy Yamaha PSS-270. He still loves it.
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