Moog One Review, After One Year, With Jamiroquai’s Matt Johnson

In this video, synthesist Matt Johnson (Jamiroquai) shares his take on the Moog One, after a year of using it.

“I really love the thing,” says Johnson. “It just intrigues me all the time – I keep coming back to it. I think it’s all the modulation possibilities.”

Johnson also demonstrates his approach to making a patch, and shares some of his custom patches and how he uses them.

If you’ve used the Moog One, share your thoughts on it in the comments!

12 thoughts on “Moog One Review, After One Year, With Jamiroquai’s Matt Johnson

  1. ive seen this video a while ago and it was HANDS DOWN the best demo of the Moog One ive yet seen online. A corker of a vid. Clearly a nice guy too!

  2. This is obviously a fantastic instrument, and he is a good player. One thing that bothered me—-Why does the entire keyboard rock every time that he plays a note? I would be afraid that it would fall of the stand.

  3. First off, I’m a fairly big Moog fan, but since this thing was announced, I’ve paid attention to the videos, discussions, demos etc., and I’ve been a little disappointed. Not with the sound or capabilities (the specs are amazing), but with the bugs and problems folks have run into with the “One”. Letting folks pay a whopping $8k to effectively help beta-test a product isn’t a great way to win over other prospective buyers.

  4. how dose Dave Smith manage to fit what is a very similar synth (Rev2 16 voice) in to a WAY smaller box, this thing is just physically massive. this dude rocks though, fantastic musician.

    1. The One has physical controls out the wazoo.

      And the Moog One is built around voice cards designed with discrete components, instead of voice chips.

      It’s basically taking old-school synth design to the next level, vs using more modern approaches.

      It’s easy to see why owners love it, especially with they way everything is laid out on the front panel.

    1. Why?

      The Jupiter 8 is a pretty limited keyboard, by today’s standards. No velocity, no aftertouch?

      Also, this is a review of the Moog One!

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