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Moog One Polyphonic, Tri-timbral Analog Synthesizer

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    Description
    Moog One is a tri-timbral, polyphonic, analog dream-synth with nearly unlimited sonic potential. Bringing the ultimate Moog synthesizer to life has been our most ambitious project to date -- an electronic odyssey encompassing years of research and decades of exploration, culminating in the birth of a new flagship synthesizer: Moog One.

    With a topology based in new patent-pending Moog technology, Moog One builds on decades of technological tradition while pushing the limits of what is technically possible. Available in 8-voice or 16-voice configurations, each individual Moog One voice circuit contains an analog signal path more powerful than a Minimoog Voyager, harnessing the power 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 poly synth, 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. This order of complexity has never been this accessible.

    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 the 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, a powerful performance instrument -- Moog One is a dynamic conduit for the expression of one’s own unique creative voice.

    Taking support to new levels, Moog One features a rear panel ethernet port that enables the synthesizer to connect directly to its source and “Phone Home” to the Moog Factory in Asheville, NC, allowing Moog technicians to perform remote diagnostics and service routines should they ever be needed. This direct real-time connection is mirrored through moogmusic.com, a new portal for communication that empowers visitors to engage directly in conversation with us here inside the Moog Factory -- ask questions, give feedback, discover new techniques, share experiences, and learn more about Moog synthesizers.

    VIDEO
    Moog One - A Meditation On Listening
    A film introducing the new Moog One Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer. Shot on both 8mm film and contemporary digital video, the film is a modern re-imagining of the original 1976 demo video for the Polymoog, Moog’s first polyphonic synthesizer.

    Exploring the electronic sound of the Moog One, and the transformational power of Listening, the film features some of the world’s most accomplished and creative artists: 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.

    Each design element of Moog One has been chosen with care to inspire creativity through the freedom of unrestrained sonic exploration.

    FEATURES

    TRIANGLE CORE OSCILLATORS

    Each Moog One voice employs three newly developed triangle core analog VCOs. The output of each oscillator is a user-defined mix of the selectable triangle / sawtooth wave, plus a variable-width pulse wave. Expanding beyond traditional oscillator designs, the rise/fall time of the triangle wave and the reset phase of the sawtooth wave can be shaped and modulated to create to a rich palette of classic analog tones. Blending the tri/saw and pulse waves together opens new dimensions of harmonic freedom, creating complex waveforms not typically found in analog synthesizers. The Moog One oscillator section is also equipped with hard sync, analog ring modulation, and FM for boundless analog sound generation.

    DUAL SOURCE NOISE GENERATOR

    Each Moog One voice includes an advanced dual-source analog noise generator that allows different colors of noise to be selected and mixed, while and dynamically articulated utilizing the dedicated noise envelope generator. This unique module is a powerful tool for adding percussive attacks, breath, or full-body impact to a sound.

    MIXER

    Moog One offers a flexible analog mixer, providing volume controls and filter routing selections for each oscillator, noise generator, ring modulator, and external audio input -- sound sources can be shaped by different filters independently, or at the same time.

    LADDER AND STATE VARIABLE FILTERS

    There are two types of analog filters in Moog One. The first is a newly-designed multimode State Variable Filter that brings razor-like precision and articulation to the instrument. The second is a classic Moog Ladder filter with selectable low pass / high pass behavior. These two filters can process sounds individually or together, in series or parallel operation, to access a vibrant spectrum of classic, obscure, and completely new filter sounds.

    LOW FREQUENCY OSCILLATORS

    Cyclical motion within Moog One is generated by 4 wide-range LFOs that can be assigned to nearly any destination. Capabilities include MIDI synchronization and clock division, start delay time, number of repeats per instance, fade in and out time, and much more.

    ENVELOPES

    Dynamic sound shaping within Moog One comes via its 3 assignable DAHDSR Envelopes (Delay, Attack, Hold, Decay, Sustain, Release). In addition to looping, synchronization, and time scaling capabilities, the character of each envelope can be user-sculpted through utilization of per-stage envelope curves.

    MODULATION

    Easily create modulation assignments from any of Moog One’s 4 LFOs and 3 EGs by pressing their corresponding Destination Button -- the next knob touched sets the modulation path and amount. For more complex modulation options, Moog One also employs an internal Modulation Matrix with visual access to every possible combination of the instrument’s extensive synthesis and controller components.

    SYNTH EFFECTS, MASTER BUS EFFECTS, AND EVENTIDE® REVERBS

    Moog One features a growing library of programmable per-synth effects and master bus effects that include chorus, delay, phase, bit reduction, vocoding, and a suite of premium reverbs from Eventide® including Blackhole, Shimmer, Plate, Room, and Hall. Effects can be applied in two ways: as Synth Effects and Master Bus Effects. Synth Effects are applied to individual layers of timbrality, while Master Bus Effects can be applied via sends to all three synthesizers. Though its onboard effects are digital, Moog One retains a completely analog signal path with no in-line conversion when insert effects are off.

    TRI-TIMBRALITY AND UNISON MODE

    Comprised of three independently addressable analog polysynths, the tri-timbral Moog One design allows voices to be easily assigned, split, layered, or stacked with up to 48 oscillators in Unison Mode. Additionally, each synthesizer is equipped with its own fully-featured step sequencer, arpeggiator, and effects processor. Multitimbral synthesis is simplified through the Moog One ‘Panel Focus’ module. Selecting a Synth for Panel Focus causes the Moog One front panel knobs and buttons to switch control to that layer of timbrality. Users can also select multiple layers at once for simultaneous adjustment of multiple synthesizers.

    KEYBOARD AND X/Y PAD

    Moog One’s premium 61-note Fatar TP-8S keyboard with velocity and aftertouch ensures a balanced and dynamic playing experience for any user. In addition, milled aluminum pitch and mod wheels and a pressure-sensitive X/Y pad provide a fully assignable means of emotive expression and continuously variable control.

    MORE BUTTON

    Nearly every module is equipped with a triangular “More” button in the upper right corner. When “More” is pressed, the Moog One LCD screen reveals additional parameters specific to that module, accessing deep-level features and advanced controls.

    PRESETS AND PERFORMANCE SETS

    A Moog One preset is a self contained creative environment, saving the parameter settings for all 3 layers of timbrality, along with all of their respective sequencer, arpeggiator, and modulation settings. Moog One has the ability to store and recall tens of thousands of presets that can easily be categorized, edited, notated, and even shared via USB drive. Up to 64 Presets can also be loaded to Moog One’s ‘Performance Set’ module, where they are instantly selectable via a front panel “Bank / Preset” button configuration—a must for live performance and sessions.

    USER SPACES

    Preserving more than just presets, the User Space saves all of the global behaviors, MIDI settings, port and pedal configurations, knob behaviors and even the LED brightness of your working environment, which is critical for studios and working musicians. Multiple User Spaces can be created, saved, and recalled – either from internal memory, or from an external USB drive, allowing you to instantly transfer your creative work spaces from one instrument to another.

    SNAPSHOTS

    When exploring a sound, pressing the Snapshot Button allows Moog One to easily capture and recall a time-stamped picture of a preset at its current settings, removing the need to continually save data manually while experimenting with new ideas.

    ANALOG AND DIGITAL CONNECTIVITY

    Moog One’s rear panel is populated with 2 assignable pairs of stereo audio outputs, 4 assignable inserts, and 2 external audio inputs with support for XLR and ¼” input. MIDI communication comes through 5-pin DIN and USB connection, which also offers system backup and restore via USB drive. 9 configurable CV inputs and outputs (with expression and sustain pedal inputs) are also included.

    CONFIGURATIONS

    Moog One is available in 8 or 16-voice configurations only. Upgrades from 8 to 16 voice units are not available at the present time
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    Architecture
    Type: Analog, Digital
    Synthesis: Subtractive, Wave Shaping
    Oscillators
    Oscillators: 3
    Waveforms: Pink Noise, Pulse, Pulse Variable, Square, Triangle, White Noise
    Osc Modulation: After Touch, AXYZ, Envelope, Glide / Portamento, Keyboard, LFO, Oscillator, Pitch Wheel, Ring Modulation, Sync Hard, Velocity
    Envelopes
    Envelopes: 3
    Evelope Paramerters: Delay, Attack, Decay, Sustain, Hold, Release, Freerun, Looping, Slope, Triggered
    Filters
    Filters: 2
    Types: 12dB Slope (2-pole), 24dB Slope (4-pole), Band Pass, High Pass, Low Pass, Notch, Resonance, Serial, Parallel
    Filter Modulation: After Touch, Envelope, Input, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Mod Wheel, Oscillator, Pitch Wheel, Portamento, Velocity
    Filter Notes:
    + Ladder Filter
    LFO
    LFO: 4
    LFO Parameters: Noise, Sample & Hold, Saw Up, Saw Down, Sine, Square, Triangle, Clocked, Freerun, Key Sync, Phase
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 8-16
    Timbrality: 3
    Tuning: Standard
    Modes: Mono, Polyphonic, Split, Unison
    Patches
    Patches RAM: 64
    Multipatches RAM: 128
    Storage: Internal, USB
    Editing: USB
    Arpeggiator
    App Per Synth
    Octave Range
    Pattern, Direction
    Pendulum
    Gate Time
    Tempo Sync
    Effects
    Digital Effects per Synth
    Eventide Reverbs
    Master Bus Effects
    Sequencer
    64-step
    Step editing
    Modulation source
    Case
    Case: Keyboard
    Case Details: Fatar TP-8S
    Keyboard: 61 keys, Semi-weighted, Plastic
    Controls: Aftertouch, Velocity, Buttons, Knobs, AXYZ, Mod - Wheel, Mod - Wheel 2, Pitch -Wheel, Modulation 1/4" Jacks, Pedal - Control, Pedal - Sustain, Arpeggiator, Sequencer
    Display Type: LCD, Backlit
    Dimensions (WxDxH): 42 x 20 x 7 inches
    Weight: 45 lbs.
    Connections
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo 2, Stereo Headphone
    Audio Output Count: 6
    Inputs: 2 x 1/4"
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU, USB
    CV Ports: CV IN, CV OUT
    Control Features: 2 x CV Inputs, 4 x CV Outputs
    Power: 19V DC
    Production
    Year Released: 2018
    Used By
    Jeff Bhasker, Suzanne Ciani, Chick Corea, Mike Dean, Robert Glasper, Dick Hyman, Dev Hynes, Mark Mothersbaugh, Mark Ronson, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Paris Strother, Kurt Adder
    Manuals & Documents

    Product Links
    Company Product Sites:
    [+] www.moogmusic.com
    Pricing
    Retail Street Price: $7,999 16 voices / $5,999 8 Voices - convert
    Shopping
    YouTube Videos
    References & Sources
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