MoogMatriarch Analog Paraphonic Synthesizer


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Moog Matriarch

Moog returns with a synthesizer that takes its place as de facto leader of their familial line of semi modular machines: The Matriarch. The Matriarch explodes onto the scene hosting an all analog signal path built on top of 4 oscillators that can be stacked or split. This results in monophonic, two-note paraphonic, or four note paraphonic behavior. This gives the musician access to everything from earthquaking bass lines, complex layered evolving sequences, and four voice chords that range from baroque to broken.

With this much power you maybe wondering how to contain it? Well, Mother may claim to know best but The Matriarch knows better; as it fuses its voices into a stereo analog filter and VCA that just drips with Moog's glowing legacy of excellence. The Matriarch ends its signal path with a bang in a stereo BBD-based delay that is rife with the potential for side stereo effects, from panning BBD reverbs to pinging percussive madness. The Matriarch houses this odyssey of a signal path inside of a semi-modular architecture that offers 90 patch points. All of these patch points are fully Eurorack compatible, heightening the Matriarch from seemingly endless to truly endless. Add the option for binaural filtering and the user realizes that no how matter how old they get or how far they grow, they'll always return to The Matriarch in comfort and joy.

Now available in two distinct color variants, the original colored panel, and the Dark Edition!

Matriarch Features

  • 4 Voice Paraphony
  • All analog signal path
  • Stereo Filter
  • Stereo Delay
  • Multiple options for voice allocation
  • 256-step sequencer and arpeggiator
  • 90 fully Eurorack-compatible patch points for easy expansion and sonic exploration
  • Custom SR Series Case availble for protection & transport.
  • Dimensions: 5.5x32x14.25"
  • Stereo 1/4in Outputs
  • 1/4in Headphone Out
  • 1/4in Instrument in
  • Stereo 1/8in Output for Eurorack
  • 1/8 in Stereo Delay Output
  • Sync in
  • 1/4 in Exp Pedal In
  • 5 pin Din MIDI In/Out/Thru
  • USB MIDI Connectivity
  • 90 1/8in Patch Points
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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.
IN THE STUDIO: Maude Vos' Hybrid Hardware Hideaway
LA Based Composer, Producer, DJ, and Label Boss Maude Vos welcomed us into her home studio to give us a look at how she combines her hardware and software processes into a hybrid workflow!
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.
Moog Matriarch Analog Paraphonic Synthesizer Reviews