Moon Modular Intros Six Band Voltage Controlled Filter Bank

Moon Modular today introduced the Six Band Voltage Controlled Filter Bank, a new MU format system.

Unlike existing Moog-inspired Fixed Bandpass Filter designs, each filter in Moon’s 6FB Voltage Controlled Filter Bank can be tuned individually or voltage-controlled to specific frequencies. In addition, a Bank Controller module gives you voltage control over all the filters.

The 6FB is internally normalized, so you can route audio through the Bank Controller module and it will automatically be routed through the other modules.

In addition, each of the modules has its own audio in/out. This means that you can also use the modules in the 6FB independently. Patching the inputs and outputs of the individual filter modules overrides the internal connections.

The modules in the system include, left to right:

  • 1 x M525 Quad Reversible Attenuator Module
  • 1 x M508io Bank Controller
  • 1 x M508L VC Low Pass Filter
  • 4 x M508B VC Band Pass Filters
  • 1 x M508H VC High Pass Filter

The Moon 6FB is available in a vintage style Tolex-covered wooden cabinet to match Moog or Moon systems. It comes with a front lid and power supply (±15 V/+5 V).

Pricing and Availability

The Moon 6FB is expected to be available in April, priced at € 2.687,87.- list price outside of EU (excl. 19% VAT) and € 3.198,00.- list price inside of the EU (incl. German VAT of 19%). See the Moon Modular site for details.

5 thoughts on “Moon Modular Intros Six Band Voltage Controlled Filter Bank

    1. It’s not meant to be a desktop Volca.

      Different musical needs, different users. For example, you’d already need to be a committed 5U modular user with an extensive rig to use this.

    2. The market for high-end gear is probably less impacted by the economy than low-end stuff, because people that have to settle for low-end stuff are broke. Remember when people thought the Moog One wouldn’t sell?

      Boutique gear is always more expensive than mass-produced stuff, but people still buy boutique gear because it fills niches that are too small for mass-market manufacturers.

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