Moog Announces First New Polysynth In 35+ Years, “Moog One” | Watch 20-Min Demonstration Video Feat. Ryuichi Sakamoto, Dev Hynes, Chick Corea, Suzanne Ciani, & More

October 8, 2018

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Moog Announces First New Polysynth In 35+ Years,
“Moog One”
Watch 20-Min Demonstration Video Feat.
Ryuichi Sakamoto, Dev Hynes,
Chick Corea, Suzanne Ciani, & More



Moog One: the first polyphonic analog Moog synthesizer released in over 35 years and Moog Music’s most innovative instrument to date.
Today, Moog Music announces the arrival of Moog One, a tri-timbral, polyphonic, analog dream-synth with nearly unlimited sonic potential. To bring the ultimate Moog synthesizer to life, Moog Music embarked on its most ambitious design project to date – an electronic odyssey encompassing years of research and decades of exploration, culminating in the birth of Moog’s new flagship synthesizer: the Moog One.

With a topology based in new patent-pending Moog technology, the Moog One builds on decades of analog tradition while pushing the limits of what’s possible. Available in 8-voice or 16-voice configurations, each individual Moog One voice circuit contains an analog signal path more powerful than the Minimoog Voyager, harnessing the capabilities of 3 newly designed dual-output analog VCOs with ring mod and FM, 2 independent analog filters, a dual source analog noise generator, analog mixer with external audio input, 4 LFOs, and 3 envelope generators. Each of Moog One’s three analog timbres is an independently addressable polysynth, each with its own sequencer, arpeggiator, and onboard effects library – including a suite of professional reverbs from Eventide®.
Every Moog One preset is a self-contained creative environment, recalling a unique configuration of parameter settings, sequencer programs, arpeggiator patterns, key splits, modulation routings, effects combinations, voice allocations, and timbral assignments. 64 presets can be loaded into the front panel “Performance Set” module for instant selection, while thousands of presets can be stored to the instrument’s internal browser, complete with searchable categories, tags and notations – delivering a high order of complexity that still remains accessible and immediate.
With over 200 tactile front panel knobs and switches, Moog One is intuitively designed to simplify the process so that artistry is not hindered by technology. From the “Destination” button that invites effortless creation of quick modulation assignments to the onboard Mod Matrix that gives instant visual feedback for every possible combination of synthesis components within the system, each design element of Moog One has been chosen with care to inspire creativity through the freedom of unrestrained sonic exploration. A deeply immersive sound design tool as well as a powerful performance instrument, Moog One is a dynamic conduit for the expression of one’s own unique creative voice.
Moog Music has deepened its ability to directly support artists through the addition of a rear panel ethernet port that enables the Moog One to connect directly to its source and “Phone Home” to the Moog Factory in Asheville, NC. This allows Moog technicians to perform remote diagnostics and service routines when needed. This direct connection is mirrored through the newly designed, which features a portal for communication empowering visitors to engage directly in real-time conversation with employee-owners inside the Moog Factory.
With the help of some of the world’s most accomplished and creative artists, Moog has re-imagined the original 1976 promotional film for Moog’s first polyphonic synthesizer, the Polymoog. The new psychedelic film released today on Moog’s website features Jeff Bhasker, Suzanne Ciani, Chick Corea, Mike Dean, Robert Glasper, Dick Hyman, Dev Hynes, Mark Mothersbaugh, Mark Ronson, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Dr. Lonnie Smith, and Paris Strother.

The Moog One is available for order now through all authorized Moog dealers.

Questions? Read Moog’s first ever Moog Music AMA with product designer engineer Amos Gaynes. And for the first in a series of daily in-depth walk-throughs with Amos check

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