Moog’s Subharmonicon has landed

The semi-modular polyrhythmic analogue synthesiser is finally here after months of speculation.

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Legendary synth maker, Moog, wants you to explore evolving sequences. Its new semi-modular analogue synthesiser is inspired by the ideas in music technology that surfaced in the 1930s and 1940s. The Moog Subharmonicon “spirals through 6-tone subharmonic chords and organic polyrhythms”, the brand says, conceiving experimental, complex sequences and sounds.

The Subharmonicon proudly boasts two VCOs, four Subharmonic Oscillators, two 4-step sequencers and four Rhythm Generators. Eloquently, Moog says in its product release that “Subharmonicon creates a rich harmonic kaleidoscope that divides into itself until everything that is up becomes down”.

Moog Subharmonicon

Moog’s Subharmonicon fits nicely with the DFAM and Mother32, and although no patching is required to start making sounds, the patchbay lets you dive deep into sound and rhythm design.

In our review, we said “As a standalone unit, this box of tricks has a tremendous amount to offer. But it takes on a different character and extended possibilities when partnered with other modules. Simply adding modulation sources opens up the sonic colours. It’s not a cheap device but when you consider the constituent components as individual pieces within a Eurorack system, it begins to look like better value.

A pair of substantial VCOs, a Moog filter, a clock generator, and two four-stage sequencers comprise the basics of the module, and all that would add up to a tidy sum in a Eurorack kit. If you have already own a DFAM and/or Mother-32, you’ve probably made up your mind already”.

Read the full review here.

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