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Moog to announce new Sub 37 tribute Paraphonic Synthesizer at NAMM

Moog have leaked an image of the faceplate of their next new synthesizer to be seen at NAMM, the Sub 37 Tribute.






What’s striking about this new synth is that for the first time in Moog’s history, the Sub 37 will not be monophonic but paraphonic meaning that each voice can be played individually but will share the same VCF, envelope and VCA. In the case of the Sub 37 that means that the each oscillator can be triggered individually. This might seem a little limited compared to Dave Smith’s Prophet but these will nonetheless some great possibilities.

In addition to the Paraphonic side, the Sub 37 looks like it will be well featured with two oscillators, a sub oscillator, a noise generator and an ext in allowing you to use the Sub 37 to modulate external sources.  Two Mod sections with LFO can be assigned individually or simultaneously to Pitch and Filter. A comprehensive Arpeggiator with several patterns including what appears to be a step sequencer for the arpegiator… Very cool indeed! The filter looks like the typical moog ladder filter with resonance and multidrive filter as found in the more recent Moog synths but features selectable slopes between 6, 12, 18, and 24dB/oct . The Duophonic behaviour can easily be activated from what will appear to be a switch which will let you chose between using your Moog in monophonic mode or paraphonic mode.

The Moog Sub 37 Tribute also nods towards the look of the original MiniMoog which is always pleasant but simply with more features.  The “Sub” will surely reference the Sub Phatty.  This is an exciting announcement from Moog and one that will sure stir a lot of interest!

Paul Lavigne

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