The Moog Grandmother is a semi-modular analog synthesizer with a built-in arpeggiator, sequencer, and spring reverb tank that harkens back to Moog’s modular roots - where synthesis is not only about the end result, but the journey of discovery and experimentation.
Grandmother's semi-modular design ensures that human beings of any skill level can easily explore and experience the joys and magic of analog synthesis -- 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.
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.
Grandmother’s circuits, spirit, and spring reverb are inspired by the classic Moog Modular Synthesizers designed by Bob Moog during the 60s and 70s. The elegant simplicity and magic of these early circuits are renewed in Grandmother’s semi-modular analog design, resulting in an unrestricted sonic vocabulary that is both beautiful and powerful.
Grandmother also features an “External Audio Input” that invites users to inject sounds from other instruments directly into Grandmother’s analog filter, spring reverb, and amplifier circuits -- adding vintage tones and ambiance to guitars, drums, or vocal signals. In addition, Grandmother includes an easy-to-use arpeggiator and Sequencer for added enjoyment and programmable syncopation.
To explore the sonic possibilities and cosmic context of Grandmother, Moog Music visited the Linear Labs studio of artist-composer Adrian Younge (Black Dynamite, Netflix’s Luke Cage). In this video, Younge gives his personal “Thesis On Sound” while incorporating Grandmother into his retro-inspired creative workflow at Linear Labs.
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