MATRIXSYNTH: Moog Releases the Subharmonicon

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Moog Releases the Subharmonicon



Moog's Subharmonicon orginally introduced at Moogfest 2018 with a silver front panel is now available in black for the masses. See the dealer banners on the right for availability. Above is a playlist with the following videos from Moog and members of the synth community, followed by the press release. You can find additional posts featuring the Subharmonicon here.

Playlist:
1. Moog Subharmonicon | Suzanne Ciani + Scott Kiernan | Music as Living Matter
2. Subharmonicon | Using Subharmonicon with Mother-32 & DFAM
4. Subharmonicon | Pitch Sequencer
5. MOOG SUBHARMONICON REVIEW: Unique Semi-Modular Polyrhythmic Synthesizer - BoBeats
5. The Moog Subharmonicon Semi-Modular Polyrhythmic Synthesizer - Reverb
6. Sonic LAB Moog Subharmonicon - sonicstate
7. Moog SUBHARMONICON Full Tutorial with 9 patch ideas and pairings // New version reviewed - loopop
8. MOOG SUBHARMONICON - Inside and out, Playing It and Tearing It Down - LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER
9. Brand New Moog: The Subharmonicon! - Gaz Williams
10. The new Moog Subharmonicon - HAINBACH
11. A Moog Subharmonicon Explainer followed by Mother-32 + DFAM + Eventide Jams - mylarmelodies
12. Moog Subharmonicon - The Minor 11 - Noir Et Blanc Vie
13. Moog SubHarmonicon: Rowdy Distortion with Hudson Electronics Broadcast - Rishabh Rajan
14. Moog Subharmonicon: 3 Pulse Width Modulation Options - Rishabh Rajan
15. Moog SubHarmonicon: Ambient Jam with Avalanche Run - Rishabh Rajan
16. 1st Day with Moog SubHarmonicon Analog Synth 1-4 - Sound Provider
17. Baseck Moog Subharmonicon Bliss [Demo] (no talking)
18. Moog Subharmonicon Semi-Modular Synthesizer Sounds (with DFAM) - Perfect Circuit - previously posted
19. Moog Mother 32 - Subharmonic Video Game Music Patch - RemixSample
20. Mycelium // moog subharmonicon & modular - ann annie


"Today, we're excited to announce that the newest addition to our family of semi-modular synthesizers, Subharmonicon, is now available worldwide.

Subharmonicon is an intensely creative analog synthesizer capable of complex sounds and patterns, yet is incredibly simple to use. With two VCOs, four Subharmonic Oscillators, two 4-Step Sequencers, and four Rhythm Generators, this new musical machine is designed for the exploration of sequences that unfold and evolve over time, spiraling through six-tone subharmonic chords and organic polyrhythms.

Although no patching is required to start creating, Subharmonicon can be patched into itself, expanding its onboard capabilities, or interfaced with Mother-32, DFAM, and other external Eurorack-compatible gear for endless possibilities."

"Subharmonicon is a semi-modular polyrhythmic analog synthesizer that employs a 6-tone sound engine and multi-layered clock generator to explore the world of subharmonics, polyrhythms, and the unique relationships they create.

Subharmonicon’s characteristic sound starts with two analog VCOs and four Subharmonic Oscillators for a total of six powerful sound sources. Each subharmonic tone is mathematically derived from one of the two main VCOs, giving the resulting chord shapes a beautifully coherent quality. Onboard quantization lets you dial in perfect intervals every time with selections for multiple tuning systems. Choose from contemporary Equal Temperament settings, the heavenly intervals of Just Intonation, or the unlimited freedom of no quantization at all.
Animating Subharmonicon’s distinctive chord shapes is done through a polyrhythmic pair of 4-Step Sequencers. Each sequencer is clocked by any or all of four Rhythm Generators that output mathematical divisions of the master tempo. Layer multiple Rhythm Generators on top of each other to create complex polyrhythms and discover inspiring new patterns and styles. Delve into Subharmonicon’s dual Envelope Generators, Moog Ladder Filter, and analog VCA to call up dynamic articulations ranging from lush pads and blurred edges to percussive plosives and ritualistic rhythms.

Although no patching is required to start creating, exploring Subharmonicon’s modular patchbay unlocks worlds of possibilities as you make novel connections and plug into new ideas. The 32-point 3.5mm patchbay can be patched into itself, expanding Subharmonicon’s onboard capabilities, or interfaced with Mother-32, DFAM, and other external Eurorack-compatible gear (MIDI Type A adapter included for DIN to 3.5mm MIDI input). Use as a standalone synth with included +12V DC power supply or simply remove the front panel to install into any Eurorack system.
The Moog Subharmonicon is a versatile analog labyrinth of subharmonically derived synthesis and polyrhythmic sound, equally suited for losing oneself and simultaneously finding oneself."

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