Moog Matriarch Analog Paraphonic Synthesizer
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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.
- 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
- 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
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.
The eurorack wavetable oscillator we used was an Industrial Music Electronics Piston Honda MK3. The Drums consisted of a Winter Modular Eloquencer sequencer and Endorphin.es BLCK_NOIR drum synthesizer. The Make Noise Maths was used for modulation.