Moog Labyrinth Parallel Generative Analog Synthesizer Hands-On Demo

Synthesist Doug Llewellyn shared this overview and hands-on demo of the new Moog Labyrinth Parallel Generative Analog Synthesizer.

The Moog Labyrinth is the latest in the company’s line of all-in-one Eurorack format modular synthesizers. While we have not seen an official introduction for the Labyrinth from Moog, yet, the new synth has already shown up at several online retailers, and in the hands of some early users.

Here’s another set of videos, from VM:

Moog Labyrinth Audio Demo:

Check out the videos and share your thoughts on the Moog Labyrinth in the comments!

17 thoughts on “Moog Labyrinth Parallel Generative Analog Synthesizer Hands-On Demo

  1. Blip…blop….blup……again one of those non-musical demo set of videos……why….why…why?…send this items to people like ‘kebu’ or big groups like ‘chvurches’ or djs like ‘anyma’ to make something Musically pleasant that pushes the sounds of the instruments to the boundaries of something usable in a song……so tired of synth ‘farts’ on demos

    PS yeah had one of those days….usually I don’t vent on The interwebz…so don’t take it personally…it is my honest and humble point of view…thanks!

        1. Sid how can you say you hate jazz? There is so much fantastic jazzmusic and there are jazzinfluences in almost all music!

    1. So they can make the same presets, which they make on all their other instruments?

      Maybe Minimoog is more for you?

    2. PRETTY SURE THIS person bought this synth and is one of the first to demo it before its official introduction. A Synth demo like this is practical as it shows the intended potential of the synth as a design. Its not really humble to slam this guy and then ask why Chvrches aren’t reviewing this synth. From what I can tell this synths design is lent more to this sort of approach to sound design, blah blah blah.

      1. Exactly. Between the modulation and the sequencer there’s clearly a million permutations that this thing can take. And that’s even before you get to patching. There’s not going to be one single “sweet spot” sound/sequence that appeals to the masses.

    1. The paper overlays are simply intended to give you a starting point for sounds, so they show you where to set the controls and what to patch where.

  2. God those all sound absolutely awful

    Having said that I can see past the demo to the potential of this

    Looks good

    1. 100%.

      What I’ve seen with the Subharmonicon is that you can play it on a superficial level and it will churn out simplistic, repetitive sequences. Look at what people do with it when they take the time to understand it as a sequencer or as a straight synth, and it sounds amazing.

      The Labyrinth has both a sequencer and an analog synth voice that do things that no Moog instrument, and no really no analog monosynth, have done before. Once people have had the opportunity to really understand the Labyrinth, I think you’ll see it being used in a lot of different and musically interesting ways.

      I think the Labyrinth is even more interesting than the Spectravox – and the Spectravox is a really impressive piece of synth gear, for anybody that understands fixed filter banks, and the way it goes beyond what previous FFBs can do.

  3. Memba the incredible videos Moog used to produce to intro their products?

    I memba…….

    It’s 2024 and this guy didn’t even record the audio line into his interface.

    We are witnessing a master class in brand destruction.

    1. What we’re seeing is that Moog realizes that the most disruptive manufacturer of the synth market, Behringer, is either making no demo for their instruments or very basic overviews, at best.

      They HAVE to question their status quo if they want to survive.

      Moog may be doing some experimentation with their marketing processes, to learn what makes the most sense, NOW, instead of repeating what they’ve done for the last 10 years.

      It was probably real ‘brand destruction’ that Moog didn’t experiment more aggressively with their marketing and product lines years ago. Their status quo approach did not position them well for the hard times of the pandemic, US tariffs on parts and three years of parts shortages.

      While there seems to be a knee-jerk reaction to everything that Moog is doing under InMusic, when people say what they think Moog should be doing, they generally say things like this:

      a) Minimize your costs – which is exactly what they’re doing, shrinking their US presence, and doing work where its cost-effective;

      b) Release new products that are recognizably ‘Moog’ – which they’ve done with the Spectravox and Labyrinth; and

      c) Experiment more with their product line and marketing processes, to learn what people want to buy from a successful Moog Music – they’re doing this already, but it’s too soon to know if they’re doing this successfully.

      The people that aren’t saying these things generally want Moog to what they’ve always done, but do it at Behringer prices – which is impossible.

      1. But Behringer do make their own demo videos

        And whatever you might think of them as a brand, the videos are generally very well put together

        Those two British guys, I think one of them is named Patrick make some really good music on their videos

        I like Moog. In fact I love Moog. I might even buy this

        But this video is garbage

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