Notes: All-new black look as the Matriarch semi-modular synth joins Moog's Dark Series. Classy looks inspired by the brand's vintage synths, classy modern take on the Moog sound.… Read more
Matriarch Dark is a new color variant for Moog Matriarch. Matriarch Dark presents the same great features, sounds, and specs as the original colorful Matriarch, now offered in an all-black color scheme that invokes the timeless look of Moog's classic modular control panels.
Matriarch is an analog synthesizer with an emphasis on imagination. The pinnacle of Moog's semi-modular family of synthesizers, Matriarch's patchable architecture and classic Moog circuits reward open exploration with endless sonic possibilities and unparalleled analog sound.
Easily create rich harmonic shapes with up to 4 notes of paraphony that can be sequenced, shifted, and stored with Matriarch's intuitive 256 step sequencer, or stack the analog VCOs to play on a massive 4 oscillator mono synth.
With a deep assortment of synthesis modules based on Bob Moog's original circuit designs, Matriarch's 100% analog signal path spans a dynamic sonic vocabulary - from overdriven monophonic bass to gently evolving paraphonic plucks that cycle through waveshapes into a wash of infinite delay trails . Coupling the power of vintage-designed stereo ladder filters, dual Envelope Generators, stereo Analog Delays, and stereo VCAs, Matriarch delivers a multi-dimensional sound that empowers the sonic exploration of space and time.
Though Matriarch's semi-modular design requires absolutely no patching, 90 modular patch points are easily accessible throughout the panel via the included 3.5mm patch cables. This powerful electronic instrument is a highly-versatile addition to any stage or studio that can effortlessly transform from a performance keyboard into a fully modular analog synthesizer at a moment's notice.
In addition to its standalone function, Matriarch is also an ideal processor of external sound sources and a powerful keyboard front-end for expanding a DFAM, Mother-32, Grandmother, or Eurorack modular system.
Oscillators based on the Minimoog
Mixer based on the classic CP3 module
Filters based on the classic 904A module
Envelopes based on the classic 911 module
VCAs based on the classic 902 module
Analog Delay based on the MF-104M and 500 Series effects
WHAT'S IN THE BOX:
Patch Cables: (2x 6/12/18/24")
TYPE-- Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizer
SOUND-ENGINE-- 100% Analog
NUMBER-OF-KEYS-- 49 Full-Size Keys
TYPE-OF-KEYS-- Velocity-sensing with Aftertouch (Velocity and After-touch are not hard-wired - available via MIDI, KBD VEL OUT and KB AT OUT jacks)
OTHER-CONTROLLERS-- Pitch Bend, Mod Wheel, Variable Glide, Expres-sion pedal in to CV out, and Sustain Pedal in
POLYPHONY-- Monophonic, 2-Note Paraphonic, and 4-Note Paraphonic SOUND-SOURCES-- 4x Analog Oscillators with Selectable Waveforms (Os-cillators 2, 3, and 4 support Hard Sync), White Noise Generator, External Input jack.
MIXER-- 6 input (5 eurorack level and 1 instrument level) DC coupled dis-crete mixer with
asymmetrical clipping behavior
FILTERS-- 24dB/Octave Low Pass Filter with Resonance, 24dB/Octave switchable Low
Pass/High Pass Filter with Resonance. Configurable in parallel (HP/LP), stereo (LP/LP), and series (HP/LP).
MOD-SOURCES-- Analog Modulation Oscillator with selectable and patchable output (Sine, Saw, Ramp, Square, Stepped Triangle, Smoothed Random, Sample and Hold, Noise). Additional LFO (Tri, Square)
ENVELOPES-- 2x Four-Stage ADSR with End of Envelope gate outputs
ATTENUATORS-- 3x Bipolar Voltage Controlled Attenuators with Ring Mod capabilities
MULTS-- 2x4 Parallel-wired Non-buffered Patch Points
VCAs-- 2x discrete analog VCAs routed in stereo
EFFECTS-- Stereo Analog Delay with Ping/Pong, MIDI and CV clock sync, voltage controlled Mix, and independent L/R delay times, feedback, and I/O.
ARPEGGIATOR-O-STEP-SEQUENCER-- 256 Steps with up to 4 notes per step; 12
PATCH-POINTS-- 90 x 3.5mm front and rear panels, 49 Inputs, 33 Outputs, 2x4 Parallel-wired Mults.
PEDAL-INPUTS-- 1/4" Sustain, 1/4" Expression
AUDIO-INPUT-- 1/4" TS jack (Rear Panel)
AUDIO-OUTPUTS-- 2x 1/4" TS jacks for line level output (Rear Panel), 1/4" Headphone jack with dedicated level knob (rear panel), 2x 3.5mm Eurorack level outputs, 2x 3.5mm Delay outputs
MIDI-IOO-- 5-pin DIN In, Out, Thru; plus MIDI over USB (Rear Panel)
DIMENSIONS-- 32" (81.28cm) Wide x 14 1/4" (36.19cm) Deep x 5 1/2" (13.97cm) High
POWER-- Included Power Adapter 12V DC (positive tip), 2A, 100 to 240 Volts AC, 50/60Hz with screw-on barrel connector.
WEIGHT-- 24lbs. / 10.89kg