MATRIXSYNTH: Moog's Model 10 Returns to Production

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Moog's Model 10 Returns to Production

Moog Model 10 | Hannes Bieger video upload by Moog Music Inc

"Hannes Bieger is no stranger to the power of Moog large-format modular systems. The Berlin-based producer, mixing engineer, and live artist—who has been creating and recording ground-shaking techno and house music with his System 35 for years—recently discussed how his experience with modular instruments has shaped his style and process.

'What I love about modular is how you can incorporate ‘happy accidents’ in the workflow, especially when tossing around patterns on the analogue sequencers,” Hannes shared. “I love the physicality of the process, actually standing in front of this big instrument rather than sitting in front of a computer screen. Finally, there is a sonic world difficult to achieve with conventional synths. I love, for example, how I can create stereo sounds with a pair of VCAs and AM modulation as a part of the actual synthesis, not with external effects.'

Hannes shares more about how modular instruments like the Model 10 (now back in production!) and System 35 have shaped his style and process in a new interview on our website. Check out the full interview at!

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Model 10 Returns to Production!
One of our most beloved legacy instruments, the Model 10 modular synthesizer, is officially back in production at our factory in Asheville, North Carolina. This re-issue of the instrument follows a limited-time production run in 2019 that helped introduce these systems to a whole new generation of synthesists.

Today's Model 10 is a faithful recreation of Bob Moog’s first compact modular synthesizer model, all the way down to its hand-soldered electronic circuits. Each system is built to order and now includes a host of updates that allow this machine to be more easily integrated into modern studios across the globe.

The fully analog instrument is made up of 11 discrete analog modules, including the 907 Fixed Filter Bank, revered for its vast sound shaping and timbral possibilities, and three 900 Series oscillators, the foundational sound behind works like Wendy Carlos’s Switched-On Bach and Isao Tomita’s Snowflakes Are Dancing.

The predecessor to the Model 15, the Model 10 design focuses on purity of sound and simplicity to provide the enormous sonic depth and dimension found only in a vintage Moog modular synthesizer. This powerhouse breaks down the fundamental building blocks of sound, gifting the operator the ability to explore new frontiers of self expression—a tradition of electronic experimentation that has continued to evolve since the dawn of modular synthesis.

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