Here’s a follow up on yesterday’s Moog Sub 37 synthesizer review post – an in-depth look at the deep modulation architecture of Moog’s latest synth.
In the video, Moog Product Specialist Amos Gaynes discusses the underlying philosophies and design goals for the Sub 37. He also explores the wide range of modulation possibilities and sequencing options available via the Sub 37’s front panel:
Note: Moog says that the video contains complex harmonic content that may be difficult for computer speakers or smartphones to reproduce, so high quality monitors or headphones are recommended.
The Moog Sub 37 has a list price of US $1,579, but it’s available for about $1,500 at Amazon, zZounds and other online retailers.
If you’ve used the Moog Sub 37, leave a comment and let us know what you think of it!
10 thoughts on “Modulation & Sequencing With The Moog Sub 37 Analog Synthesizer”
I love mine! Sunday synth jam:
Stunning video, Moog have really stepped up their marketing, it was clever not to over emphasise it’s depth early on which might have intimidated many synth users, but now they’re sharing such a wealth of knowledge.
Gotta say also Nick Batt really showed up Sound on Sound, with a much more in depth review, moving away from the press release and discovering for himself the depth of the instrument.
I still have to read it but he wasn’t too accurate with his findings about the nature of the oscillators, as Amos himself had to clear things up in the Moog forum to explain how they really worked.
Yeah, but moog are happy to correct those issues, it’s not nicks fault if he isn’t givenfull documentation, his focus has to be on workflow, playability and sound.
I really powerful piece of kit. And listening to these videos I hear it still has a classic moog sound with all those features. But I think that may be a issue for some people. While I personally love the company and products I can’t allow myself to hark for that sound, as it is over familiar – and too of its type. I guess you buy a moog if you want that moog sound, which may be a double-edged sword for moog and its customers. I’d personally like to see them try something a little more transparent sounding – or maybe I haven’t seen the right demo yet, maybe the reviewers so far are trying to get that moog sound out of it?
There’s a heap of videos which go through the presets and while most of them are moog-ey there’s a lot which show it can do more. Really you should actually play with the instrument, that would kill your assumption dead.
This thing can sound like chip tunes, like a TB-303 …. It’s got incredible breadth. Try out the presets next time you’re in store, it’s pretty amazing.
the greatest synth of a generation. miss out at your peril. one day your kids will be wishing you had brought one, just like youre asking you are wishing your dad brought a real Minimoog in the 70s. The Sub 37 is THAT special.
LOVE my Sub 37! It would be great to see some more videos from Amos explaining programming technics in depth.
I got one of the first ones and I have to say its the most beautiful instrument ever created. It is so flexible, so deep, and so easy to use. It can sound Moogey or it can sound totally new and weird. If you fan only get Moogey sounds out of it you don’t know enough about synthesis or arent trying hard enough. The new firmware update makes it truly incredible, with the sequencer and the quick mapping, which feels like using a virtual patch cable on a modular. This thing is dirty, its hard to make it sound bad.