MATRIXSYNTH: Moog Music Officially Announces the New Moog Grandmother Semi-Modular Synthesizer

Monday, May 14, 2018

Moog Music Officially Announces the New Moog Grandmother Semi-Modular Synthesizer


Adrian Younge's Thesis On Sound ft. Moog Grandmother Published on May 14, 2018 Moog Music Inc

Update: SoundCloud demos added below.

Some "module" components based on vintage Moog modular systems:
CP3 Mixer with asymmetrical clipping behavior
904A Filter
911 Env
902 VCA
905 Spring Reverb
Oscillators based on the Minimoog w/ additional hard sync

"To explore the sonic possibilities and cosmic context of Grandmother, Moog Music visited the Linear Labs studio of artist-composer Adrian Younge (Black Dynamite, Netflix’s Luke Cage).

In this video, Younge gives his personal 'Thesis On Sound' while incorporating Grandmother into his retro-inspired creative workflow at Linear Labs."

The Build & Sound of the Moog Grandmother

Published on May 13, 2018 Guitar Center

"From the Moog Music factory in Asheville, North Carolina we were privileged to get a look at Moog's new semi-modular analog synth, the Grandmother. Engineers Eric Church and Mark Crowley take us through the build process on the production line as well as a demonstration of the features including the interconnectivity with the Mother 32 and DFAM.

Impecable quality, magical sound, semi-modular, fully analog monophonic synthesizer with dual oscillators, arpeggiator, sequencer, and built in spring reverb. Experience it for yourself!"

Moog Grandmother Synthesizer - First Impressions and Sounds with Justin Meldal-Johnsen

Published on May 13, 2018 Musician's Friend

"Introducing the Moog Grandmother synthesizer! Grandmother is a semi-modular analog synth that offers classic Moog sound, an intuitive signal path and endless sound design possibilities, thanks to its expansive 41-point patch system.

To offer you an in-depth look at Grandmother we recently spent the day with musician and producer, Justin Meldal-Johnsen. Justin's production credits include M83, Wolf Alice, Paramore, Metric, Jimmy Eat World, School of Seven Bells and more. Justin is also known for his great bass, guitar and keyboard playing, as a touring and recording musician with Beck, Nine Inch Nails, Air and more.

Grandmother builds on Moog's impressive legacy with circuits inspired by Moog's own classic Modular Synthesizers. Grandmother features a fully-analog sound engine, and features dual oscillators based on the Minimoog, classic Moog 4-Pole ladder filter, an impressive Modulation section and on-board spring reverb."




via Moog Music

Today we release Grandmother, a semi-modular analog synthesizer with a built-in arpeggiator, sequencer and spring reverb tank that harkens back to Moog’s modular roots, where synthesis is not only about the end result, but the journey of discovery and experimentation.

Grandmother's semi-modular design ensures that human beings of any skill-level can easily explore and experience the joys and magic of analog synthesis -- start playing immediately with “no patching required”, then explore an infinite sonic playground with Grandmother’s endlessly reconfigurable front panel and analog spring reverb tank."

"Grandmother is a sonic playground that harkens back to Moog’s modular roots, where synthesis is not only about the end result, but the journey of discovery and experimentation. While capable of highly complex sounds and modulation, Grandmother's semi-modular design requires absolutely no patching, ensuring that human beings of any skill-level can easily explore and experience the joys and magic of analog synthesis.

Inspired by the classic Moog modular synthesizers that came before it, Grandmother's sound engine, modulation engine and onboard spring reverb tank are completely analog, resulting in an unrestricted sonic vocabulary of immeasurable beauty and power. In addition, Grandmother also features an easy to use Arpeggiator and Sequencer for added enjoyment and programmable syncopation.

Though not required, creative patching and exploration are the keys to discovering exciting new relationships between modules and to truly unlocking Grandmother’s infinite expanse of auditory inspiration. Patching can also be used to override internal connections, allowing each section to function just as an independent module would.

In addition to its standalone function, Grandmother is also an ideal analog audio processor for external sound sources, and a powerful keyboard front end for expanding a Mother-32, DFAM or Eurorack modular system.

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