Grandmother is a sonic playground that harkens back to Moog’s modular roots, where synthesis is not only about the end result, but the journey of discovery and experimentation. While capable of highly complex sounds and modulation, Grandmother's s... read more
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Endless Fun, Full of Character
I bought this after only seeing one video demonstration of it, so that I could get one of the limited Moogfest editions. I thought it was the prettiest little synth I'd ever seen, but after I received that I realized its so much more. It has more character than any other mono synth I've ever played, and really has endless possibilities due to its routing options. Great synth to learn synthesis on.
Pure exploration. A great introductory piece for learning modular synthesis.
Modular synthesis has been reserved for hardcore purists up until Semi-modular Synthesizers hit the scene over the past couple years. The amount of creativity you can find with the grandmother is pretty intense and you start to get an idea amount about sound and exploration.
Grandmother is a sonic playground that harkens back to Moog’s modular roots, where synthesis is not only about the end result, but the journey of discovery and experimentation. While capable of highly complex sounds and modulation, Grandmother's semi-modular design requires absolutely no patching, ensuring that human beings of any skill-level can easily explore and experience the joys and magic of analog synthesis.
Inspired by the classic Moog modular synthesizers that came before it, Grandmother's sound engine, modulation engine and onboard spring reverb tank are completely analog, resulting in an unrestricted sonic vocabulary of immeasurable beauty and power. In addition, Grandmother also features an easy to use Arpeggiator and Sequencer for added enjoyment and programmable syncopation.
Though not required, creative patching and exploration are the keys to discovering exciting new relationships between modules and to truly unlocking Grandmother’s infinite expanse of auditory inspiration. Patching can also be used to override internal connections, allowing each section to function just as an independent module would.
In addition to its standalone function, Grandmother is also an ideal analog audio processor for external sound sources, and a powerful keyboard front end for expanding a Mother-32, DFAM or Eurorack modular system.
Features Hardware Spring Reverb can be used to process external sounds based on Moog 905 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 based on Moog Minimoog with selectable waveshape and hard sync Classic 4-Pole 10Hz-20kHz Ladder filter based on Moog 904 Patchable 1-Pole High Pass filter Analog ADSR Envelope Generator Based on Moog 911 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 Mixer based on Moog CP3