Moog Grandmother Tips & Tricks

The latest loopop video takes a look at the new Moog Grandmother semi-modular analog synthesizer.

“There’s so much to explore under the hood,” he notes, “like 3 oscillators, instead of 2 (it’s basically like the MiniMoog – with a third LFO/oscillator); 2 or even 3 envelopes instead of one; and the ability to play paraphonically.”

Topics Covered:

1:10 What gives Grandmother her character
1:30 The Spring everb
2:30 The Mixer
3:20 Patch layout
4:20 User interface
4:50 Hard sync
5:25 Modulation
7:25 3rd oscillator
8:45 Playing chords
9:20 Short demo of the different waveforms
10:40 The low pass filter
12:40 The main envelope
13:30 A 2nd envelope
14:15 The arpeggiator and sequencer
15:45 Glide modes
16:20 Patch ideas
17:30 The utilities module
20:25 Generating feedback
20:50 More patching ideas
22:30 Playing paraphonically
25:00 Pros & cons

Video Summary:

Grandmother is the latest semi-modular analog synth from Moog. There have been increasingly more and more semi modular synths released in recent years and the demand for rewiring synths and interfacing them with other modular gear grows.

In this clip I explore what’s special about Moog’s Grandmother, and it turns out there’s quite a lot there, especially if you look beneath the surface. For example, while the front panel seems to show only two oscillators and one envelope, in reality, Grandmother has three fully functioning volt/octave oscillators (four if you count the self resonating filter), two and even three envelopes, and is capable of being played paraphonically.

All of these and plenty more patching ideas, tips and tricks are explored in this clip

If you’ve used the Moog Grandmother, leave a comment and share your thoughts on it!

2 thoughts on “Moog Grandmother Tips & Tricks

  1. I love his video style. He somehow pulls off *slowly* going through specifics and crams in tons of interesting bits without making three hour videos. Thanks, loopop!

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