Having been founded in 1953, Moog Music has played a pivotal role in the evolution of electronic music for over 60, fashioning market-leading instruments and synthesizers since the company’s inception. The announcement sees the iconic American manufacturer step back into the polysynth game for the first time in over three decades, a welcome piece of news for any synth lover. This new piece of kit has the ability, according to the Moog team, to “unlock portals to vast new realms of sonic potential,” adding another revolutionary item to the company’s catalogue.
Available in both 8-voice and 16-voice configurations, the polysynth has been engineered using “the most powerful synthesizer architecture ever employed by a Moog instrument.” A truly multi-dimensional and permutable machine, the countless effects and features offer the user a near-limitless capacity to create desirable sound. Offering “3 newly-designed analog VCOs, 2 independent analog filters, a dual source analog noise generator, analog mixer with external audio input, 4 LFOs, and 3 envelopes” as well as an “expressive 61-note keyboard, each with its own sequencer, arpeggiator, and onboard effects library”, the synth has truly customisable capacities. More information can be found on the company’s Reddit AMA here.
Hardware-maestros such as Suzanne Ciani and Ryuichi Sakamoto have endorsed the new machine, appearing in the company’s short film promoting the One, inspired by the original 1976 demo video. Watch the modern re-enactment below.
Having launched a new website in conjunction with the announcement, you can find more information about the remarkable Moog One here.