Moog Releases the Sirin Analog Messenger of Joy Synth Module

This week, while most of the musical instruments industry is converging in Anaheim for the NAMM convention, Moog is throwing an altogether different event—the second annual Moog House of Electronicus pop-up experience in Los Angeles.

Sirin Analog Messenger of Joy
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The week-long, interactive affair will feature plenty of opportunities for visitors to get their hands on the company's synthesizers, including a brand-new one created just for the event: the Sirin Analog Messenger of Joy.

The Sirin is based on the sound engine of the legendary Moog Taurus—the foot pedal-operated synthesizer first released in 1973 and re-fashioned for the limited run Taurus III in 2010. But Moog's latest creation takes the deep low-frequency tones of its stellar predecessors as its start, and then continues to climb.

Sirin has an extended range that reaches notes up to D8, far above the middle C limit of the original Taurus. This means you can get the same growling bass tones found in the rest of the Taurus family of synths, while being able to high leads as well. Its two analog oscillators are shaped by a Moog Ladder filter, two ASDR envelopes, and a multi-wave LFO.

Housed in a brushed stainless steel enclosure with a brightly colored interface, notes on the synth can be played by any MIDI controller. You can also tweak, automate, or recall every parameter through your computer via Sirin's USB port.

Purchases include the free download of Sirin's dedicated Editor Librarian Software, where users can "manage patches, automate parameters, unlock 6 additional LFO waveforms, engage Hard Sync, load up to 128 presets into Sirin, access full ADSR envelopes, and more," Moog says.

The Sirin Analog Messenger of Joy will only be produced in a limited run of 2,500 units. And they're only available now through the House of Electronicus web store or on-site at the event (which runs from January 24–30).

Click the link above to order your Sirin or find more info about this week's festivities.

The full specs, according to Moog are:

Sound Engine: Analog
Presets: 128
Polyphony: Monophonic (can be poly-chained)
Note Range: E0 - D8
Sound Sources: 2 Oscillators with Saw and Square waveforms
VCO 2 Freq: +/- 12 Semitones
Hard Sync: On / Off
Glide: Selectable LCR, LCT, EXP - Legato On / Off
Filter: 20Hz - 20KHz Ladder Filter
Modulation Sources: Triangle, Square, Saw, Ramp, Sample & Hold, and Filter EG
Modulation Destinations: Oscillator Pitch, Oscillator 2 Pitch only, and Filter Cutoff
LFO Panel Features: Rate, VCO LFO Amount, and VCF LFO Amount
Envelopes: 2x ADSR Envelopes w/ Legato On, Legato Off, and EG Reset
External Audio Input: 1/4" TS
Audio Output: 1/4" TS
Headphone Output: 1/8" TRS
MIDI I/O: DIN In, and MIDI I/O over USB
Assignable CV / Gate Inputs: Filter CV (Fixed Dest.), Pitch CV (Default), Volume CV (Default), Gate (Default)
CV to MIDI Conversion: Yes
Weight: 2.8lbs
Dimensions: 3.1"H x 8.6"W x 5.2"D
Included Power Supply: 100-250VAC, 50-60Hz, +12VDC

For all the latest product releases coming out ahead of next week's NAMM convention, check out our ongoing NAMM 2019 coverage.

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