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Moog Selling Its Own Grandmother

by Ronnie Dungan • in
  • MMR Global
• Created: May 17, 2018

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Moog Music has announced Grandmother, a semi-modular analog synthesizer with a built-in arpeggiator, sequencer, and spring reverb tank, officially debuting at Moogfest 2018 (17th-20th May Durham, NC).

The first 500 Moog Grandmother synthesizers have already shipped and are available for order today exclusively through Guitar Center. The Moogfest Edition Grandmother includes a special limited edition Moogfest 2018 badge and includes a redeemable vintage denim Moog jacket.

Its semi-modular design is aimed at ensuring that players of any skill-level can start playing immediately with no patching required, then explore an “infinite sonic playground” with Grandmother’s endlessly reconfigurable front panel and analog spring reverb tank.

Grandmother’s circuits, spirit, and spring reverb are inspired by the classic Moog Modular Synthesizers designed by Bob Moog during the 60s and 70s.  

It also features an “External Audio Input” that invites users to inject sounds from other instruments directly into Grandmother’s analog filter, reverb and amplifier circuits — adding vintage tones and ambience to guitars, drums or vocal signals. In addition, Grandmother includes an easy-to-use Arpeggiator and Sequencer for added enjoyment and programmable syncopation.


• Hardware Spring Reverb can be used to process external sounds

• ¼” External audio input for guitars, drum machines, and more.

• Semi-modular – no patching is required

• Easy to use Arpeggiator and Sequencer

• Store up to 3 sequences with up to 256 notes each

• 2 Analog Oscillators with selectable waveshape and hard sync

• Classic 4-Pole 10Hz-20kHz Ladder filter

• Patchable 1-Pole High Pass filter

• Analog ADSR Envelope Generator

• Analog LFO with audio-rate capabilities

• 32-note Fatar keyboard with velocity

• All normalized connections can be interrupted for full modularity

• DIN MIDI In/Out/Thru and USB MIDI

• Patchable bipolar attenuator

• Works with Mother-32, DFAM, Eurorack modular systems and more

• 41 patch points with 21 inputs, 16 outputs and a Parallel-Wired 4-jack Mult

US RRP is $999

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