Intros Moog Expansion Systems

Modular synth manufacturer has introduced a new line of Moog Expansions Systems – preconfigured cabinets of synth modules that are designed to complement vintage or modern Moog Modular systems.

The Expansion Systems are made up of modules, which are physically compatible with the classic Moog Unit (MU) form factor, but are modern module designs. Many of the modules offer features not found in the Moog systems, like MIDI control and quantizing.

The modern Moog Modular systems differ by using Moog’s original designs and ‘new old stock’ (NOS) parts. As a result, the systems are effectively reissues of the originals.   Continue reading

Moog Mother 32 Patch Demos

Moog Music shared this video demo of their new Mother 32 semi-modular analog synthesizer.

The Mother 32 synth can be used unpatched as synth module, as a stand-along semi-modular synth, or as a part of a Eurorack modular synth. These demos explore the possibilities of using three Mother 32 synths together and in combination with other Eurorack modules.  Continue reading

Moog Mother 32 Synthesizer Overview Video

At Knobcon 2015, we got a sneak preview of the new Moog Mother 32 from Moog Product Development Specialist Steve Dunnington.

Dunnington gave us a detailed overview of the new Mother 32, including details on the new synthesizer’s architecture, physical and electrical compatibility with Eurorack gear and their rack-mounting system. Continue reading

Moog Introduces Mother 32, Semi-Modular Analog Synth

Today, Moog Music announced the release of Mother-32, a “vintage-voiced” analog performance and production synthesizer.  The semi-modular all-in-one synth works as a stand-alone instrument, or can be incorporated into a Eurorack modular setup.

Architecturally, Mother-32 is a single-VCO Moog synth voice – but with 32 audio and control voltage patch points, a built-in sequencer and ‘Moog sound.’ At $599, the Mother-32 promises to be a inexpensive standalone Moog synth module and also a great starting point for building a Eurorack modular system.

At Knobcon 2015, we got a sneak preview of the new Moog Mother 32 from Moog Product Development Specialist Steve Dunnington. (Stay tuned for that story in a little bit here on Synthtopia).
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Moog Announces End Of Production Of The Minimoog Voyager


Moog Music today announced that – after 13 years & 14,000 instruments, it will be ending production of the Minimoog Voyager, the last synth designed by Moog founder Bob Moog, right.

According to the company, the introduction of the Minimoog Voyager in 2002 “signaled the rebirth of Moog Music, and the re-emergence of the analog synthesizer as a viable creative tool in our increasingly digital world”.

“The Minimoog Voyager is the last synthesizer that Bob Moog designed from start to finish,” notes the company, in their announcement. “His DNA is in the circuits of this machine, and it is the culmination of Dr. Moog’s life’s work, which was dedicated to electronic musical instrument design.” Continue reading