Described as ‘one of their most important launches in 35 years’ and ‘the ultimate Moog synthesiser’ the US synth pioneer has announced the launch of the Moog One, which will become available later this month.
Moog Ones come in either 8 or 16-voice configurations only (upgrades are not possible, apparently) and is, the maker says: ‘a tri-timbral, polyphonic, analog dream-synth designed to inspire imagination, stimulate creativity, and unlock portals to vast new realms of sonic potential. The first polyphonic analog synthesizer from Moog in more than three decades, Moog One is the culmination of years of research and has been developed to exceed every expectation of a polyphonic Moog instrument’.
The Moog One’s polyphonic sound engine is built on the most powerful synthesiser architecture ever employed by a Moog instrument. Per voice, Moog One offers 3 newly-designed analogue VCOs, 2 independent analogue filters, a dual source analogue noise generator, analogue mixer with external audio input, 4 LFOs, and 3 envelopes. Each of the three timbres can be easily split or layered across Moog One’s expressive 61-note keyboard, each with its own sequencer, arpeggiator, and onboard effects library, including a suite of professional reverbs from Eventide.
Coming in a hand-finished ash cabinet and aluminium enclosure, Moog One’s front panel is equipped with 73 knobs and 144 buttons, inviting physical connection with every sound shaping and performance control. Extended functionality is easily accessed via a per-module “More” button that brings additional parameters into focus using the Moog One centre panel.
The Moog One 8 Voice will have an RRP of £6,859 inc VAT and an SSP of £5,999 inc VAT. The Moog One 16 Voice, will have an RRP of £8,959 inc VAT and an SSP of £7,799 inc VAT.