New Moog Synth, the Grandmother, Leaks Ahead of Moogfest

Moogfest 2018 kicks off in Durham next week, and the annual synth conference and music festival usually sees the launch of a new Moog product (such as last year's Subsequent 37). This year, it appears that details about the synth that the fabled company has in store have already started making the rounds prior to its official announcement.

Dubbed "The Grandmother," the new design is a semi-modular synth with a vibe that decidedly channels that of the Moog Rogue or Realistic-branded Concertmate MG-1.

As reported by Synthtopia and others, the Grandmother includes the following features and specs:

  • 100% analog synthesizer with 32-note Fatar keybed
  • Semi-modular design, requires no patching to play
  • All normalized connections can be interrupted for full modularity
  • Hardware Spring Reverb can be used to process external sounds
  • 1/4” External audio input for guitars, drum machines, and more
  • Easy to use Arpeggiator and Sequencer
  • Store up to 3 sequences with up to 256 notes each
  • 2 Analog Oscillators with selectable waveshape and hard sync
  • Classic 4-Pole 10Hz-20kHz Ladder filter
  • Patchable 1-Pole High Pass filter
  • Analog ADSR Envelope Generator
  • Analog LFO with audio-rate capabilities
  • DIN MIDI In/Out/Thru and USB MIDI
  • Patchable bipolar attenuator
  • Works with Mother-32, DFAM, Eurorack modular systems and more
  • 41 patch points with 21 inputs, 16 outputs and a Parallel-Wired 4-jack Mult

Also according to Synthtopia, the synth will be priced at US $899. The first 500 units will be limited Moogfest editions and will come with a Moog denim jacket.

Adrian Younge's Thesis On Sound feat. the Moog Grandmother
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