Moog Music today introduced Moog Sound Studio, a new line of compact Eurorack synth systems, featuring two synthesizers, a new compact mixer, a cable organizer and other accessories.
Since Moog debuted their first Euro format synth 2015, their semi-modular synth line has expanded to become a full ecosystem, with the Mother-32, DFAM, Grandmother, Matriarch, and Subharmonicon. While these synths have been a hit with long-time Moog fans, the company has also found that users of any level of experience can get into these synths, with some guidance on how to build a system.
Moog has responded to this by developing the Sound Studio, which offers an all-in-one solution for synthesists of any skill level, along with tools to help new users get started.
Two Sound Studio options are available: Mother-32 & DFAM or DFAM & Subharmonicon.
Both options come with the accessories needed to set up a complete compact modular system, including two synths, a synth rack, cable organizer, mixer and more:
Here’s what Moog has to say about the Sound Studio:
“Each user begins their unique Moog Sound Studio journey by selecting an instrument combination to complement their musical style or sonic preference: Mother-32 & DFAM or DFAM & Subharmonicon.
Moog’s Mother-32 and DFAM synthesizers are a perfect pairing to anchor any electronic studio. Mother-32 is a versatile performance and production synthesizer with a powerful step sequencer and 64 slots of sequence memory. Its classic Moog voice delivers raw analog sound, deep Moog bass, and soaring synth leads, which complement DFAM’s rich analog rhythms and percussive patterns.
Subharmonicon is a rich sonic kaleidoscope of six-tone subharmonic chord shapes and polyrhythmic sequences. For a more experimental journey with unexpected textures and sounds, choose the magical combination of Subharmonicon and DFAM.
While each instrument is uniquely powerful alone, pairing two together creates an experience that will inspire you to create new sounds, unlock novel behaviors, synchronize patterns, and explore endless sonic possibilities.
Along with the chosen duo of semi-modular analog synthesizers, each Moog Sound Studio includes an audio mixer and power distribution hub, a two-tier rack mount kit, patch cables and a patch cable organizer, guided exercises and patch book, educational materials, games to encourage experimentation, custom artwork designed exclusively for Moog Sound Studio owners, and plenty of creative inspiration.”
Moog Sound Studio Accessories
The Moog Sound Studio introduces two new accessories: a new mixer/power distributor and a rack-mounted cable organizer:
We asked Moog if these will be available separately for existing Moog Eurorack system owners. They do not have plans to sell them separately at this time.
Explorations in Analog Synthesis
To celebrate the new systems, Moog has also released a seven-song EP that explores the sonic possibilities of both Moog Sound Studio synthesizer combinations.
It features a downtempo percussion collage from Bonobo, a neo-soul synth anthem from Peter Cottontale, a vocal drone from Julianna Barwick and more. Each track was built around the instruments and accessories included in one of the Sound Studios.
?Explorations in Analog Synthesis is available to stream for free or purchase by donation on Moog’s Bandcamp page, with all proceeds going to charity. You can preview it below:
Pricing and Availability
The Moog Sound Systems are available now, with the following pricing:
- Moog Sound Studio: Mother-32 & DFAM is $1,399
- Moog Sound Studio: Subharmonicon & DFAM is $1,449
See the Moog site for more information.