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Moog introduces you to its semi-modular Matriarch

A new analog synth and "medium for multidimensional expression"

  • Cameron Holbrook
  • 25 April 2019

Just in time for Moogfest 2019 in Durham, North Carolina, Moog has unveiled the newest addition to its top-of-the-line synth collection: Matriarch - a new and patchable instrument that the manufacturer hails as the “pinnacle of Moog’s semi-modular family” and "a catalyst for creative ideas and a medium for multidimensional expression".

The name of the brand-new electronic music instrument is meant to play upon the company's analog Mother-32 and Grandmother synthesizers. The design comes equipped with 90 modular patch points, a built-in sequencer, arpeggiator, stereo analog delay and stereo ladder filters.

For those who haven't caught the modular synth bug, the four-note paraphonic analog synthesizer has a dynamic sonic vocabulary that can still create rich evolving chord progressions with no patching required.

The first preview of the Matriarch will be open to the public this weekend during Moogfest's 2019 edition at the Moog Pop-Up Factory.

Retail Price: $1,999

Pre-order here.

Check out photos of the Moog Matriarch and watch Ghostly International producer Max Ravitz (aka Patricia), multi-instrumentalist Lisa Bella Donna and more demonstrate the power of this new musical mechanism below.

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