Well, you’ve just got to look at it and you’ll know that this is something special. The Moog One is Moog’s first analog polysynth for 35 years. There’s certainly some resemblance to the MemoryMoog but that’s just a starting point. This is a dream of a synthesizer and the result of decades of research and development.
There are 8 voice and 16 voice versions, and you get 3 newly-designed dual-output analog VCO’s per voice with ring modulation and FM. There are two independent analog filters that you can combine and blend in interesting ways. There’s a dual analog noise source, an analog mixer with external input, 4 LFOs and 3 envelope generators.
It’s a huge synth and there are 3 of them inside each with their own sequencer, arpeggiator and onboard Eventide effects library. They say the analog signal path of one voice is more powerful than an entire Minimoog Voyager.
The price is eye-watering but for your investment, you’re getting a modern classic synthesizer that will keep on giving for the next 35 years. I’ve spent some time with this synthesizer and it’s remarkable that behind the massive sound and evolving textures you can start with simple waveforms and build classic sounds.
It will do everything you expect it to and then as you engage another engine it will take on completely different dimensions. You can enjoy it as an instrument, as a synthesizer, rather than as just another sound source in your studio.
• Moog One 8 Voice Synthesizer – $5,999
• Moog One 16 Voice Synthesizer – $7,999