New Moog Eurorack Synth/Vocoder (Sneak Preview)

Moog Music today shared this sneak preview of a new all-in-one Eurorack synthesizer/vocoder that they will be introducing at Moogfest 2019.

The new vocoder Eurorack module follows the form factor that they introduced with the Mother 32, and appears to combine vocoding with the ability to shift, and even sequence the shifting, of the vocoder’s filter spectrum.

Moogfest 2019, scheduled for April 25-28 in Durham, NC, is described as a celebration of art, music & technology.  The new module will be featured as part of $1,500 Moogfest 2019 Engineer ticket package.

Engineer attendees will take part in hands-on sessions with Moog engineers and build the new synth. Previous Engineer attendees had the opportunity to build the Werkstatt, BFAM, DFAM and Subharmonicon. Only half of these synths have gone into general production.

Tickets are available via the Moogfest site.

27 thoughts on “New Moog Eurorack Synth/Vocoder (Sneak Preview)

  1. now THIS I would buy. Not interested in full voice modules like the M32 and the DFAM but a dynamic vocoder is interesting.

    1. Mother 32 and DFAM are great little synths and a good value, in Euro terms.

      If you watch out for them, you could pick them up for a little over $400 used, and I would definitely do it again!.

      1. they are probably wonderful machines for what they do but my modular workflow is not semi modular, its completely modular, I have oscillator modules, VCA modules, VCF modules, etc, I don’t need a box that has all of them lumped together.

        1. That’s an understandable sentiment, especially if you’re interested in making music that’s more ‘out there’.

          For anyone that uses their modular to create music with standard voices for bass lines, leads and such, though, the Mother 32 and DFAM are a great alternative to individual modules, because you get so many functions for your money. Just a good oscillator, filter and EG can easily cost you $600. The Moog modules Moog knows how to design modules with solid feel, too.

          This vocoder module looks like one that would be smart to give a wide release – there’s nothing like it available.

  2. After the Mother 32, Brother From Another Mother, DFAM and Grandmother, is it time for the Be A Robotic Father (BARF)?

  3. Looks good but would have prefered a Subharmonicon from the last Moogfest. I wonder why they never built a consumer version

    1. The BFAM was fairly limited and it’s features were incorporated into the DFAM. The Subharmonicon is just much more of a niche device. It was a perfect subject for an engineering session at Moogfest, but wouldn’t have the sort of mainstream interest as the DFAM or the Mother 32.

      I’d really like to see them expand the line, but first on my list would be a modular MiniMoog. All their synths in this format have been complete systems with sequencers, though.

  4. I find this quite cool personally ! If the vocoder’s good enough so you can make out words (and not only the gibberish of that video) I would defo buy it.

  5. It’s called the VFAM (Voice From Anaother Mother).

    ‘BARF’ is pretty good, but I can understand why they nixed that idea!

  6. Boring. Do people really care that much about vocals in the synth world? No thanks. Subharmonicon or bust. They are also missing a massive opportunity to do Eurorack scale model clones of their 5U modular stuff. At a premium. A scale Model 15 in a portable case for a fair price with SMT internals would be killer.

    1. Why would anyone want a shrunk-down Model 15 in Euro format?

      The whole point of a Model 15, at this point, is interacting with a classic, large format modular synth.

      The actual circuits and capabilities of a Model 15, though, aren’t as powerful as a couple of Mother-32s. The only thing new you’d get with a Model 15 is the FFB.

  7. Can you use an external signal as the carrier instead of the VCO? Can you use an external signal instead of the mic as a carrier? That would be great. So few vocoders have that ability.

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