Meet Moog’s First Polyphonic Synth Released in More Than 30 Years: The Moog One
Updated October 10, 2018
Moog Music has announced a brand new polyphonic synthesizer, the Moog One. As the admired creators of iconic analog synthesizers, Moog built the Moog One to spearhead a new era of analog synthesis. The company took years (presumably 30 of them) researching, planning, and perfecting the Moog One. The result is a drool-worthy analog dream synth with a hefty price tag. Keep reading for more details.
For those who aren’t as familiar with this piece of equipment, Moog’s first polyphonic synthesizer, the Polymoog, was debuted in the ‘70s. In these early years, typical Moog synthesizer customers were experimental musicians and cutting-edge composers who wanted sounds literally never heard before.
For many musicians, Moog synthesizers are the standard benchmark for analog synthesis. It’s safe to say many Moog fans will be thrilled to get their hands on the Moog One, despite the cost.
Handcrafted at the company’s factory in North Carolina, the new Moog One is packed with high-end features and advanced sound engine architecture. It comes in either an 8-voice version or 16-voice version, meaning it can simultaneously articulate eight or 16 voices through up to 48 oscillators while in unison mode.
What’s the Price?
The Moog One 8-voice comes in at a cool $5,999 USD, while the 16-voice retails for $7,999 USD. Built for serious synth musicians, sound engineers, producers, and audiophiles, the Moog One can be considered an investment.
A standout feature is that the Moog One is tri-timbral (3-part multitimbral) — that is, capable of playing up to three individual Synths simultaneously — split, layered, or zoned across the keyboard — all from within a single preset.
For producers and sound designers, the Moog One is like a playground. It has the capacity to store and recall tens of thousands of presets that you can easily categorize, edit, notate and even share via USB drive.
Here’s a quick breakdown of the key features in the two versions:
- 8-voice or 16-voice Programmable
- Tri-timbral Analog Synthesizer with 3 Voltage-Controlled Oscillators
- 2 Independent Analog Filters
- 4 LFOs
- 3 Envelope Generators
- Premium Onboard Effects and Eventide Reverb Suite
- CV I/O
How to Get One
The Moog One will be shipping in late October and will be available at Sweetwater before anywhere else. See more photos below and visit the Sweetwater website for more about this powerful.
If you’re still curious about the history of Moog instruments, check out a full product timeline here. Are you excited about this new polyphonic synthesizer? Leave a comment below!
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