Asheville, NC, March 30, 2021 — Moog Sound Studio, a new semi-modular synthesizer experience from Moog Music, includes all the tools and creative inspiration you need to embark on an immersive sonic adventure. Designed for beginner and seasoned synthesists alike, Moog Sound Studio introduces a uniquely comprehensive approach to exploring modular synthesis.
A Complete Synthesizer Studio Package (Just Add Headphones)
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.
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Developing the Moog Sound Studio Experience
When Moog introduced its Mother-32 semi-modular analog synthesizer in 2015, the instrument helped introduce a whole new community to the limitless world of modular synthesis. Its family of semi-modular synthesizers has since expanded to become a full-fledged ecosystem of powerful, approachable, and inspiring electronic instruments (Mother-32, DFAM, Grandmother, Matriarch, and Subharmonicon).
The creative potential of these instruments led to opportunities for multi-sensory installations at public events worldwide, inviting visitors to discover synthesis through experiences that encourage them to get lost in their surroundings. Through these activities, Moog’s employee-owners quickly learned that users with any level of experience can feel comfortable and excited about sound exploration with the right tools, guidance, and creative space.
Along with these learnings, Moog’s development of the complete sonic exploration station that is Moog Sound Studio is a direct response to years of feedback from the growing synthesizer community. The all-in-one solution for beginning or continuing a journey in [professional-quality] sound design includes everything the creator needs for an immersive, self-guided experience from any home or studio.
Artist Collaborations: Original Tracks & Visual Artwork
Ever since analog synthesizer pioneer Bob Moog collaborated with composer and educator Herb Deutsch to develop the first Moog modular synthesizer in 1964, artist collaboration has been at the heart of Moog Music’s story.
Moog’s creative team worked with various artists to develop original visuals, characters, learning tools, and tracks to bring the Moog Sound Studio environment to life.
New Compilation EP: Explorations in Analog Synthesis
Explorations in Analog Synthesis is a new seven-song EP created to demonstrate the powerful analog sound and infinite sonic possibilities of both Moog Sound Studio synthesizer combinations.
This genre-bending compilation of original electronic music compositions features a downtempo percussion collage from Bonobo, a neo-soul synth anthem from Peter Cottontale, an entrancing vocal drone from Julianna Barwick, and more. Each track was built around the instruments and accessories included in each artist’s Moog Sound Studio of choice: Mother-32 & DFAM or Subharmonicon & DFAM.
Explorations in Analog Synthesis is available to stream for free or purchase by donation on Moog’s Bandcamp with all proceeds going to charity.
Engaging Visuals to Complement Your Journey in Sound
Each Moog Sound Studio is designed to stimulate a multi-sensory experience. From the instruments’ classic analog tones and textures to the look and feel of designing a new patch, the creative process is just as much about the physical environment as it is about the tools at hand.
To bring this magical world of analog synthesizers to life visually, illustrators Jim Stoten (Mother-32 & DFAM) and Philip Lindeman (Subharmonicon & DFAM) designed custom artwork in the form of characters, posters, and other interactive objects that accompany each instrument setup. These materials were created to be constant sources of inspiration for users while exploring sound in a whole new creative environment.
Now Available at Moog Dealers Worldwide
Each Moog semi-modular synthesizer is built with love by the employee-owners at the Moog factory in Asheville, NC. To order your complete synthesizer studio package of Mother-32 & DFAM or Subharmonicon & DFAM, contact your favorite local Moog dealer. Click here to find an authorized Moog dealer near you.
More about Moog Music
Moog Music is the world’s leading producer of theremins and analog synthesizers. The employee-owned company and its customers carry on the legacy of its founder, electronic musical instrument pioneer Dr. Bob Moog. All of Moog’s instruments are built with love inside its factory in downtown Asheville, North Carolina. Learn more here.