Ahead of their annual synthesiser showcase MoogFest, Moog has unveiled the brand new Grandmother, a semi-modular analogue synth offering unlimited sonic possibilities.
Featuring a quirkily coloured front panel designed to act as a throwback to early '80s Moog models, the monophonic 32 key Grandmother is based around a semi-modular format, similar to that of a Korg MS20. This means that while the Grandmother is ready to be played straight out of the box, users can re-patch the synth's internal circuitry via the 41 modular patch points integrated on the front panel, offering unlimited possibilities for modulation, sound effects, and all those classic science fiction swoops. In addition, you can also hook up the Grandmother to another Moog synth or larger Eurorack systems, with another 1/4" external input offering control over guitars, drum machines and more.
For all you synth aficionados, the Grandmother is loaded with all of the classic features desired in a Moog, including two analogue oscillators, a 4-pole ladder filter, an analogue LFO, and a patchable HPF, as well as a handy arpeggiator and sequencer function with storage for three sequences and 356 notes. There's also integrated spring reverb, which can even be used to process external sounds. Shut up and take my money.
While there's no news yet as to when the Grandmother will be made available to the public, keep your eyes peeled to Mixdown for all Moog related news, and in the meantime, watch Wu-Tang Clan and Jay-Z producer Adrian Younge debut the brand new Moog Grandmother above.
Moog is distributed in Australia via Innovative Music.