Moog Music today announced new versions of its Matriarch and Grandmother keyboards, featuring classic black panels that the company says are inspired by the look of early Moog modular systems.
To introduce the new versions, Moog shared a new performance from synthesist Lisa Bella Donna, The Mothership II: Night Flight, embedded above. The performance features the new ‘Dark Series‘ Matriarch and Grandmother synthesizers, alongside Mother-32, DFAM, and Subharmonicon.
In addition to the new style options for the Matriarch and Grandmother, Moog today made several other announcements:
New Patches & Firmware Update
New exploratory patches are now available to download for Matriarch and Grandmother registered owners.
In addition, firmware v1.2.0 for Matriarch and v1.1.0 for Grandmother are now available for both versions of the instruments (original edition and Dark Series). The updates feature a new sync engine that keeps the internal arp/sequencer, analog clock, and MIDI all tightly locked in phase; a new easy method to reset global settings to defaults; a new Envelope Multi-Trig mode for Grandmother; and many other firmware enhancements, new features, and bug fixes based on customer feedback for both instruments.
Matriarch & Grandmother Protective SR Series Cases
Along with the new look for Matriarch and Grandmother, the company has introduced Moog SR Series Cases, which are now available to pre-order for both instruments. The cases feature padding around a semi-rigid ABS shell, water-resistant zippers, non-slip straps, and ample storage.
Moog SR Series Cases will begin shipping in October 2020.
See the Moog site for more info.