Meet the Moog One:
After more than 35 years, Moog has finally released a new polyphonic synthesizer. It’s clear that engineers at Moog have taken this time to look back at their legacy as pioneers of synthesis and have developed the ultimate synthesizer that will continue to inspire generations of musicians with new worlds of sound. One look at the instrument shows the past, present, and future of Moog. Reminiscent of the beloved Memorymoog (the last Moog polysynth) and outfitted with an abundance of both classic and cutting-edge controls, the Moog One has managed to maintain everything that has made Moog popular for generations, while creating new and intuitive ways to shape your sounds and interact with your music.
Moog One in one take:
- Tri-timbral polyphonic analog synthesizer
- Available in 8-voice and 16-voice configurations
- Newly designed Triangle Core Oscillators
- Oscillator FM, Hard Sync and Ring Modulation with selectable routing
- Dual Source Noise Generator with dedicated envelope
- Unison Mode (up to 48 Oscillators on the 16 voice model)
- Newly designed analog multi-mode State Variable Filter
- Classic Moog Ladder Filter, High Pass/Low Pass selectable
- Four wide-range LFOs with flexible routing
- Three assignable DAHDSR Envelopes
- Easy-access modulation assignments and internal Mod Matrix
- Premium effects for synth voices or master bus including Eventide reverbs
- Assignable keyboard splits, layers, and stacks
- Fully-featured step sequencer and arpeggiator
- Milled aluminum pitch and mod wheels
- Pressure sensitive X/Y pad for modulation
- Chord memory
- Premium 61-key Fatar TP-8S keyboard with velocity and aftertouch
- Intuitive patch-saving features including Snapshots and User Spaces
- Patch storage for 10,000+ presets and sounds
- MIDI over USB and DIN Connectors for MIDI In/Out/Through
- Nine assignable CV/Gate IO
- 2 headphone outputs, 2 pairs of assignable 1/4″ outputs
- 4 1/4″ hardware inserts
- 1 1/4″ external input (line level), 1 XLR/TRS combo external audio input
- 73 knobs and 144 buttons on the front panel for hands-on control
While monophonic synthesizers like the Moog Grandmother can feature thick, harmonically rich oscillators, polyphonic synths with the same oscillators can get muddy and undefined with each additional voice. Knowing this, the engineers behind the Moog One designed brand-new Triangle Core Oscillators which maintain Moog’s classic analog warmth without swamping your mix. In addition to this, an instrument as deep as the Moog One can’t rely on one-trick pony oscillators or a single tonal palette. This is why the oscillators in the One feature a selectable mix of triangle and sawtooth waves along with variable pulse-width waves. These waveshapes can then be blended, modulated and shaped in numerous ways, allowing complex waveforms rare in other analog synths. Add Hard Sync, Analog Ring Modulation, Oscillator FM, and the Dual Source Noise Generators to unlock almost any sound imaginable!
Ask any synth-head where the Moog sound comes from and they will undoubtedly say the legendary Ladder Filter. It’s an iconic sound that has been heard on countless hits, but once again, what may work well on mono synths may spell disaster for their polyphonic counterparts. For this reason, the Ladder Filter on the Moog One is switchable between high and low pass. On top of this, Moog has designed a brand-new state-variable filter for precise tonal shaping, allowing an unprecedented level of sonic flexibility. Use these filters together in series, or let them process sounds on their own in parallel operation. Modulate the filters with different LFOs and envelopes, aftertouch, X/Y Pad – with the Moog One, the choice is yours!
Modulation and Controllers
With four wide-range LFOs and three assignable DAHDSR Envelopes, the Moog One features extensive modulation for almost any parameter. These envelopes can be looped, synchronized, and scaled over time. Pair this with the LFOs MIDI sync and clock division, fade in/out, number of repeats, and more to create evolving pads and innovative new soundscapes! Control your sounds in real-time with velocity and aftertouch, milled aluminum pitch and mod wheels, and a pressure sensitive X/Y Pad. Assigning modulation from the LFOs or Envelopes is as simple as clicking their destination button and turning the knob you want to control. For more complex modulation, dive into the Mod Matrix to gain visual access to every modulatable parameter on the Moog One.
Like 3 Synths In One
Despite the name, the Moog One is more like three analog poly synths, and each synth can be split across the keyboard, stacked, arpeggiated or sequenced. Create rich layers of your favorite sounds, or create three different instruments spread across the keyboard. Alternatively, switch into Unison Mode and hear the power of up to 48 voices (on the 16 voice model) sing, swirl and beat against each other! While this may seem like a lot to manage, the Moog One makes it easy to control each synth with a special Panel Focus mode, allowing you to control both individual or multiple synths from the front panel.
Studio Quality Effects for Every Sound
The Moog One features a wide range of high-quality, programmable effects that can be used for each synth/timbre or across the whole mix. There are plenty of classic synth effects including phase, chorus, and delay, along with a number of more radical options like bit-crushing and vocoding. The biggest surprise here is the inclusion of Eventide‘s most popular reverb algorithms, including Plate, Room, Hall, Shimmer, and Blackhole. Though these effects are digital, Moog has taken much care to ensure the signal chain stays in the analog domain when your effects are bypassed.
What’s In A Voice?
With options for 8 and 16 voice models, you may be wondering which would be the right choice for you. With the most powerful synthesis architecture ever implemented by Moog, the Moog One offers endless opportunities for sonic exploration and performance. Each voice features three Triangle Core Analog Oscillators, two independent Analog Filters, a Dual Source Analog Noise Generator, four assignable LFOs, three DAHDSR Envelopes, and an Analog Mixer with an External Audio Input.
Built for Musicians
Moog has always strived to make instruments that any musician will feel comfortable with, and the Moog One is no exception. With 73 knobs and 144 buttons laid out intuitively across the front panel, almost every function is available at your fingertips, allowing you to focus on the sound and performance without needing to scroll through menus to access basic functions. That said, by simply clicking the “More” button, extended functionality appears in the large LCD screen in the center panel, allowing further exploration into your sound. With the ability to store 10,000+ presets, intuitive Snapshots, Performance Sets, and User Spaces, the Moog One is able to accommodate a huge range of sounds for any scenario. Top it off with a hand-finished Ash cabinet, aluminum enclosure and sturdy connectors and the Moog One is set to be a quality instrument for life, on the stage, in the studio, and on the road.
- 2x ¼” headphone outputs
- 2x pairs of assignable ¼” outputs (Support for TRS and TS connection)
- 4x ¼” hardware inserts (TRS)
- 1x ¼” external audio input (line level)
- 1x XLR + ¼” TRS combo external audio input with trim knob
- 9x assignable CV/GATE IO (5x in / 4x out)
- USB drive support for system and preset backup
- LAN port for future expansion
- Weight: 45 lbs. / 20.4 kg (approximate)
- Dimensions: (W x D x H) 42” x 20” x 7” / 107cm x 51cm x 18cm