Eventide has announced that is has provided a suite of premium reverbs for the highly anticipated Moog One analog poly synth from Moog Music, Inc. Long-rumored to be in development, but cloaked in secrecy until recently, the new flagship instrument is Moog’s first analog poly synth in over 30 years, and has created considerable excitement. Here's what Eventide has to say...
In addition to its classic subtractive synthesis architecture of analog oscillators, filters, envelopes, and amplifiers, the new instrument incorporates digital effects, with Eventide’s world-class reverbs being a significant and noteworthy part of the package. The five Eventide effects included with the Moog One are: Room, Hall, and Plate, which provide the three most essential and desirable reverb environments, along with Shimmer and Blackhole, which add unique and evocative reverberant effects that are particularly well suited to creative sound design on the synthesizer. Each effect has multiple parameters that can be used to sculpt its characteristics in detail.
Eventide’s Tony Agnello described his excitement at being part of the instrument’s development: “My partner Richard Factor and I have long been admirers of Bob Moog, the man, and Moog Music, the company. For Bob, it was always about the music and the artist. We’re proud to have Eventide effects included as a standard feature in the new flagship, Moog One. Working with Cyril Lance and the Moog development team was a true pleasure. We’re especially heartened to know that Bob’s spirit lives on in the DNA of Moog Music and that a tiny bit of Eventide DNA has now been spliced in.”
Moog Music’s Chief Engineer Cyril Lance added: “The Moog One was developed to explore new possibilities in the design of a polyphonic analog synthesizer. Eventide’s world-class reverb technology was a perfect fit for the Moog One, and a fitting continuation of a relationship started years ago between Eventide Engineer Tony Agnello and Bob Moog. Eventide’s breathtaking Room, Hall, Plate, Shimmer, and Blackhole effects are standards for professional musicians and modern studios, and their inclusion in the Moog One is a wonderful addition to the instrument’s vast sonic potential.”
The Moog One is expected to begin shipping this month and will be available in 8- and 16-voice versions. It features 3 newly-designed analog VCOs, 2 independent analog filters, a dual-source analog noise generator, analog mixer with external audio input, 4 LFOs, and 3 envelopes. The instrument is tri-timbral and can split, layer, and stack voices. In addition to its many front-panel controls, a center-panel LCD allows easy access to additional parameters.
Richard Factor tells the story of when he first met Bob Moog in the video.