Moog One 8 Voice Analogue Polysynth

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Moog One is a tri-timbral, polyphonic, analogue dream-synth with nearly unlimited sonic potential.


  • Moog One 8 Voice Analogue Polysynth

    Moog One is a tri-timbral, polyphonic, analogue dream-synth with nearly unlimited sonic potential.

    Main Features

    • Three newly designed triangle core analogue VCO's
    • Two filters: State Variable and Moog Ladder
    • Four LFOs with extensive synchronisation options
    • Tri-Timbral operation
    • Extensive effects section featuring Eventide reverbs
    • Comprehensive digital and analogue connectivity
    • Premium 61-note Fatar keybed with velocity and aftertouch
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    Moog One is a tri-timbral, polyphonic, analogue dream-synth with nearly unlimited sonic potential. Bringing the ultimate Moog synthesizer to life has been their 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. Each individual Moog One voice circuit in this 8-voice version contains an analogue signal path more powerful than a Minimoog Voyager, harnessing the power of 3 newly-designed dual-output analogue VCOs with ring mod and FM, 2 independent analogue filters, a dual source analogue noise generator, analogue mixer with external audio input, 4 LFOs, and 3 envelope generators. Each of Moog One's three analogue 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 the Moog Factory -- ask questions, give feedback, discover new techniques, share experiences, and learn more about Moog synthesizers.

    Triangle Core Oscillators
    Each Moog One voice employs three newly developed triangle core analogue 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 analogue tones. Blending the tri/saw and pulse waves together opens new dimensions of harmonic freedom, creating complex waveforms not typically found in analogue synthesizers. The Moog One oscillator section is also equipped with hard sync, analogue ring modulation, and FM for boundless analogue sound generation.

    Dual Source Noise Generator
    Each Moog One voice includes an advanced dual-source analogue noise generator that allows different colours of noise to be selected and mixed and dynamically articulated utilising 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 analogue 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 analogue 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 behaviour. 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 utilisation 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 analogue signal path with no in-line conversion when insert effects are off.

    Tri-Timbrality And Unison Mode
    Comprised of three independently addressable analogue 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 aluminium 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 categorised, 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 behaviours, MIDI settings, port and pedal configurations, knob behaviours 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.

    Analogue 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 1/4 inch 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.

    Moog one Specifications

    Synthesizer Type
    Polyphonic, Tri-timbral Analogue Synthesizer

    Sound Engine
    Analogue (Digital Effects can be bypassed to maintain analogue signal path)

    Polyphony
    8 voices

    Keybed
    61 Full-size keys with Velocity and Aftertouch (Fatar TP-8S)

    Controllers
    Pitch Wheel, Modulation Wheel, X/Y Pad (with pressure-sensing and hold), Sustain Pedal input, EXP 1 pedal input, EXP 2 pedal input – all pedal functions are assignable

    Panel Controls
    73 knobs and 144 buttons: LCD screen

    Oscillators (X3)
    Selectable Sawtooth wave with variable reset time or Triangle wave with variable rise and fall times, variable-width Pulse wave, Octave (32', 16', 8', 4', 2'), Frequency (+/- 7 semitones), Beat Frequency (+/- 7Hz), Wave Angle (Triangle and Saw), Pulse Width, Mix (blends the selected Triangle or Saw wave with the Pulse wave), FM routing and amount, and Hard Sync

    Ring Modulator
    Selectable routing (1-2 or 2-3)

    Dual Source Noise Generator
    Selectable sources (Red+White, Red+Purple, and White+Purple) with Colour Mix and dedicated ARS envelope

    Mixer
    Independent levels and filter routing for OSC 1, OSC 2, OSC 3, RING MOD, NOISE, and EXT in.

    Filters
    State-Variable Filter: Ladder Filter (Mixable, Parallel or Series operation)

    State Variable
    Two 12dB per octave filters operating as one filter, configurable in NOTCH, BP, LP, and HP – with 12dB or 24dB slopes: Cutoff, Resonance, etc.

    Ladder Filter
    Moog Ladder Filter with HP or LP options, and selectable filter slopes (6db, 12db, 18dB, or 24dB): Cutoff, Resonance, etc.

    Envelopes (X3)
    Delay, Attack, Hold, Decay, Sustain, and Release: variable curves per stage, plus multi-triggering, looping, latching, and sync

    LFOS (X4)
    Dual-waveform categories with variable shapes (Triangle to Sine, variable-width Pulse, Saw to Ramp, S&H to Noise), assignable and variable transitions: fade-in/fade-out times, repeat count, phase start, etc.

    Glide
    Selectable glide type (LCR, LCT, EXP), gated glide, legato glide, glissando

    Arpeggiator
    Per SYNTH with octave range, pattern, direction, pendulum features, gate time, sync, etc.

    Sequencer
    64-Step per-SYNTH sequencer with step-editing and modulation capabilities

    Synth Effects
    Dedicated in-line effect for SYNTH 1, SYNTH 2, and SYNTH 3 (When disengaged, the signal path is 100% analogue)

    Master Effects
    Dual mono sends with stereo return, or single stereo send with stereo return. (Accessible by all three SYNTHS - Eventide® Reverbs are available on the Master Bus only)

    Browser
    Stores tens of thousands of PRESETS and TIMBRES with definable Categories, Tags and Labels to aid search results. TIMBRES can be loaded to and played by any SYNTH

    Performance Sets
    Create, save, and manage up to 128 Performance Sets offering single-button access to up to 64 PRESETS

    Settings
    Access to pages for managing Libraries, Tuning features, plus Utilities such as updates, configuring ins and outs, etc.

    Mod Matrix
    Provides the ability to map modulation sources to destinations at will, using either controllers or addressable transforms to articulate the modulation signal

    Voice Allocation
    Mono or Poly voice count per SYNTH, unison/mono detune (48 oscillator max.), Chord Memory, plus voice stealing/sharing options

    Snapshot, Compare
    Built-in tools for saving and comparing during programming

    VCA Section
    VCA level per SYNTH, Pan per SYNTH

    Output Section
    Master Volume and Headphones volume controls

    Audio Outputs
    Main L, Main R (1/4 inch TRS: TS compatible)

    Sub Outputs
    Sub 1, Sub 2 (1/4 inch TRS: TS compatible)

    Audio Inserts
    Insert 1, Insert 2, Insert 3, Insert 4 (1/4 inch TRS Send / Returns- Can be used as mono outs)

    External Mic/Line Input
    XLR + 1/4 inch TRS combo jack with trim knob

    External Line Input
    1/4 inch TRS (TS compatible)

    Headphones
    2x Stereo 1/4 inch jacks (located on the front edge of the Left Hand Controller)

    Control Voltage Inputs
    CV IN 1, CV IN 2 (1/4 inch TS)

    Control Voltage Outputs
    CV OUT 1, CV OUT 2, CV OUT 3, CV OUT 4 (1/4 inch TS)

    Pedal Inputs
    Sustain, EXP 1, EXP 2, (1/4 inch TRS: configurable through the Modulation Matrix, or as CV Inputs.)

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  • Additional Information

    Condition New
    Brand Moog
    Keyboard Type Synth
    Number of keys 61
    Keyboard Action Semi-Weighted