MoogMatriarch Dark Semi-Modular Analog Keyboard Synthesizer


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Moog Matriarch Dark

Meet the new head of Moog’s household—the Matriarch Dark, the culmination of 50 years of synthesizer legacy from Moog. It draws inspiration from classic modular systems of the '60s and '70s and modern innovation to create a wildly powerful device that begs to pushed into new sonic territories. And best of all, it is now available in a brand new darker color variant that brings back warm memories of the analog devices the Matriarch was born from.

The Matriarch is a infinitely flexible sonic dynamo, and it has to be to wrangle the massive amount of power it's packing under the hood. Featuring a variable mono, duo, or four voice paraphonic architecture allows for multiple unique patches and playing styles. Four Moog-style oscillators with switchable waveforms and hard sync drive the sound generation, and a stereo 24db Moog ladder filter allows you to carve into your waves to sculpt near limitless amounts of basses, leads, and experimental sounds. Included in the Matriarch’s architecture are powerful modulation sources: LFOs, S&Hs, dual envelope generators, attenuators, and a fully featured keyboard sequencer and arpeggiator. The fun doesn’t stop there either, the Matriarch packs in a new stereo delay effect for sending your sounds swirling into space.

Even though the Matriarch is a shockingly powerful standalone instrument, as her name would suggest yet again, she excels at folding others into the family. The semi-modular design allows for the Matriarch to easily lend her utilities, modulation and tone shaping tools to other modular synths or CV controllable devices, and even expand other Moog synthesizers capabilities such as the Mother-32, DFAM, or Subharmonicon. Advanced and novice users alike will be able to delve deep into the rich history of Moog’s modular roots by utilizing the 90 Eurorack compatible patch points for creative routing and exploration, almost every control is accessible via CV, but patching is not required as all the connections are normalled.

Matriarch Dark Features

  • Fully analog mono, duo or four-voice paraphonic synthesizer
  • 49 Key Fatar full sized velocity sensitive keyboard
  • Stereo 24db Moog ladder filter & analog stereo delay
  • 256 step sequencer with pattern recall
  • Arpeggiator with CV I/O
  • 90 Modular patch points
  • DIN MIDI in/out/through + USB
  • Available custom SR Series Case from Moog
  • Voicing: Monophonic, duo or four-voice paraphonic
  • CV I/O: 90 Eurorack compatible patch points
  • Audio I/O Stereo 1/4” out, Headphone out, Instrument in
  • Dimensions: 32” x 14.25” x 5.5”
  • Weight: 24 lbs
Product Demo Videos
Moog Matriarch Analog Paraphonic Four Oscillator Dual Filter Synthesizer
The Matriarch is Moog's newest semi-modular keyboard which has four oscillators and two filters as well as a stereo analog delay. The four oscillators can be used in monophonic, duophonic or paraphonic modes. Since the Matriarch is semi-modular all types of FM and other modulation between oscillators is possible allowing the creation of complex and interesting timbres.

The filter section features two great sounding Moog filters that can be used in stereo or highpass/lowpass configurations. The filter runs into a stereo BBD analog delay that can run at short times creating reverb like sounds or longer times for standard delay or ping pong delay sounds.

There are many utility patching modules on the Matriarch including multiples, CV controlled attenuverters and LFOs. The Matriarch can be patched internally or with eurorack modular synthesizers.
Moog Matriarch With Eurorack Drums, Extra Oscillator And Modulation
Moog's Matriarch synthesizer sounds great on its own with its four oscillators and stereo filter and delay, but it also has a ton of CV and gate inputs and outputs making it easy to expand with a eurorack modular system. In this video we added a eurorack wavetable oscillator to the Matriarch, synched a drum sequencer to the internal sequencer, and modulated the filter with a Maths.

The eurorack wavetable oscillator we used was an Industrial Music Electronics Piston Honda MK3. The Drums consisted of a Winter Modular Eloquencer sequencer and BLCK_NOIR drum synthesizer. The Make Noise Maths was used for modulation.
Moog Matriarch Hot Tips and Tricks for Synthesizing Sounds
Jacob cooked up some hot tips and tricks for the Moog Matriarch this last week and we decided to share them with the world!

Jacob takes full advantage of the Matriarch's powerful stereo filter as well as its interesting feature set as a semi - modular - paraphonic synthesizer to unleash some unworldly sounds and interesting tones.
Best Gear of the Year : 2022 Artists Picks Part 4
It's nearing the end of another great year in synthesizers and pro-audio, and we look back with our friends on some of our favorite pieces of kit we tried out in 2022!
Moog Matriarch Dark Semi-Modular Analog Keyboard Synthesizer Reviews