Following in the footsteps of last years Grandmother, Moog have released details of the brand new Matriarch, a semi-modular paraphonic synthesiser that aims to embed itself within the heart of your home studio.
Sharing a similar colour scheme and design to its predecessor, the 49-key Matriarch utilises four analogue VCOs to provide users with four notes of paraphony. While it's not exactly a polysynth, the Matriarch still boasts a powerful and versatile sound, with each oscillator containing four different triangle, saw, pulse and square waveforms to choose from. There's also pulse width modulation, hard sync and FM inputs to modify your signal even further, with a mixer modular also allowing for white noise and an external input.
In classic Moog tradition, the Matriarch features a dual analogue ladder filter with parallel, series and stereo modes available. One envelope controls the filter, while the other is dedicated to the double VCO. There's even two LFOs for modulation, with six waveforms to create everything from pulsating chordal textures to warbling ring modulation - pure analogue bliss. Listen to how it sounds below.
With a total of 90 patch points dispersed around the face of the synth, with each boasting its own Eurorack compatibility to ensure absolute convenience in the studio. There's even a 256 step sequencer with the potential to layer four notes per step, an arpeggiator, stereo delay and more - all in all, the Matriarch looks to be another welcome addition to the Moog family.
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