Moog Announce Matriarch -A Four Voice Paraphonic

Like your Grandmother, only with more authority      25/04/19

Just ahead of Moogfest, which is this weekend (we have someone there, so stay tuned for incoming), Moog announce the Matriarch. Which while having a similar look to the recent Grandmother, its different. 

While it has the colour scheme of the Grandmother, its got a number of differences - first up  four discrete oscillators which can be Mono, Duo or 4- note paraphonic.
Instead of the spring there's a stereo analog delay (700ms). Additionally you get a stereo Ladder Filter, and stereo VCAs. Plus a 90 point patchbay.

One thing that was very cool about the Grandmother was that the modules were essentially the same as in the Moog Modular products, only built using SMT components instead, so you got the same flavours of the CP-3 Mixer, the 904 Filter, the 902 VCA and the 911 Envelope. We assume that where applicable we'll get the same design philosophy with the Matriarch - the CP-3 mixer has a great driven sound when pushed hard.

Moog Matriarch

The first 250 Matriarchs (Exclusive Moogfest editions) are available for preorder exclusively through until April 28th. Its not clear as to when the Matriarch will be generally available.

Price is $1999 (free shipping)


  • Mono, duo, and 4-note paraphonic playability
  • Stereo analog delay with up to 700ms of stereo or ping/pong style repeats
  • 256-step sequencer with up to four notes per step and 12 stored patterns
  • Arpeggiator with selectable modes (Order, Forward/Backward, Random)
  • Semi-modular analog synthesizer—no patching required
  • 90 modular patch points for endless exploration
  • Expressive 49-note Fatar keyboard with patchable velocity and aftertouch
  • Four analog oscillators with selectable waveshape and hard sync per-oscillator
  • Full-range analog LFO with six selectable waveshapes
  • Dual analog filters with parallel (HP/LP), stereo (LP/LP), and series (HP/LP) modes available
  • Dual analog ADSR envelopes
  • Dual analog VCAs
  • Three bipolar voltage controlled attenuators with ring mod capability
  • 2x4 parallel wired unbuffered mults 
  • Additional simple analog LFO useful for adding modulation to delay, filters and VCAs
  • 1/4" external audio input for processing guitars, drum machines, and more through Matriarch’s analog circuits
  • Stereo 1/4" and 3.5mm Eurorack level audio outputs


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