Moog One - First Official Video Released - Hear It

Slightly arty, with a good soundtrack      08/10/18

Buying Choices

Moog today followed up the "leak" of the Moog One product details last week with a 20 minute docu/presentation featuring a stellar cast:

Jeff Bhasker, Suzanne Ciani, Chick Corea, Mike Dean, Robert Glasper, Dick Hyman, Dev Hynes, Mark Mothersbaugh, Mark Ronson, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Dr. Lonnie Smith, and Paris Strother.

For those of you who don't know what the Moog One is, its the final realization of a new polyphonic instrument with its DNA in the Polymoog but with plenty of new innovation - indeed the new voice structure features patent-pending technology. Oh and its not trying to be a budget synth - not at all. But as many people have pointed out, a single voice for $500-1000 is not uncommon, so 16, three OSC voices for $7k+ is actually not unreasonable, its just that many of us can't afford that, which is presumably why there are so many shirty commenters on the subject.

During the 1970s grainy summer of love styled video titled "A Meditation On Listening", we hear a number of sounds and riffs from the Moog One, which does sound nice, with the general vibe of the video seeming to suggest that the Moog One will assist you in achieving some kind of higher musical consciousness. Hmm, not sure about that, but we'd love to try one.

Oh and if you are quick, there's a live stream of a Moog One build happening right now.

But failing that, there will be a First Moog One Livestream from the factory later today sign up for notifications right here, where I think we'll be getting some more facts and figures - the posterframe indicates the arch boffin and chief architect Amos Gaynes is going to be involved, so it should be really good.

A recap of the 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 expansion

Priced at $5999 for the 8 voice and $7999 for the 16 voice

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