The Sub 37 Tribute Edition is a limited edition (2-note) paraphonic analog synthesizer built on the award winning Sub Phatty sound engine. Its panel features 40 knobs, 74 switches, and has a dedicated LCD display - placing each critical sound cre...
G Jones: "I’d just invested in a Moog Sub 37. It’s the first analogue synth I’ve ever owned and this is the first release I’ve used it on. I’d always been in the box before then and now I’m obsessed with this synth; it’s totally changed my workflow and made me more improvisational. I was all about the point and clicks before, but now I jam out and take the mad accidents between sounds. It’s totally changed the way I work."more
The Sub 37 Tribute Edition is a limited edition (2-note) paraphonic analog synthesizer built on the award winning Sub Phatty sound engine. Its panel features 40 knobs, 74 switches, and has a dedicated LCD display - placing each critical sound creation element and live performance tool quickly at your command.
Perform in Mono or Duo modes
The Sub 37 Tribute's new features include Duo Mode, which allows oscillator 1 and oscillator 2 to be played independantly, programmable arpeggiator/step sequencer, two modulation busses with assignable source and destination options, access to 256 presets, and a 37-note velocity sensitive keyboard with aftertouch.
A fully featured mixer section contains dedicated controls and mutes for each sound source, as well as a level control for External audio input and Feedback - which feeds the output of the filter directly back to the input of the mixer.
Also included are the powerful DAHDSR envelopes from the Sub Phatty with panel control of each extended function.
(*) Tribute edition includes Bob Moog signature panel, Wood sides, and Aluminum extrusion
(**) The Sub 37 Tribute is a limited edition analog synthesizer created in honor of Moog Music founder Dr Robert Moog, his passion for education, and his love of music. For every Sub 37 Tribute sold, Moog Music will donate a portion of the proceeds to Asheville Area School Music Programs.
Love love love this synth. I still love my voyager more tbh even though this thing can get a lot different of sounds than my voyager. It is a very impressive build for a synthesizer. I use the Audio input into this thing every once and a while as well. (this is something that is a lot easier with two musicians in the studio). I really hope to see a polyphonic moog in the future that borrows a lot of ideas from this guy.
I know lots of people love this and rave about it. It's certainly solidly built with a nicely knobby interface that won't have you menu diving that often (although still sometimes you will have to). I just don't find it that exciting given the price (It does seem to be more expensive in the UK than USA though). Maybe I just don't have enough experience with it yet. It seems a bit boring that all the patches you can make with it seem really smooth and mellow even if you crank up the resonance and drive and open the filter. I suppose I can use it to make smooth mellow sounds... A bit of an expensive option to make GenericPad04JupiterRisingLOLScifi though.
One of the best sounding Moog synths ever, definately the best sounding of the "modern" Moog synths. Easily beats the Voyagers in sound (and price). With all the hands on controls (almost one knob per function) it's the best incarnation of the "Phattys" as well. With it's sub-1500€ price tag, it's even the best value for money Moog. Why only 4 stars? It's still a lot of money for a mono synth (Novation, Arturia and now Behringer offer a lot more bang for the buck) and some functions still need to be accessed by a key combination which is not always easy to remember if you do not access it frequently (which messes op my "flow"). Still a future classic!
This is a truly amazing analog synth. This is my first Moog, and while I wasn't really drooling over the previous Phattys and couldn't afford the Voyager or anything above that, I definitely got excited when this came out as it seemed to have tons of functionality and was priced reasonably. When the Mother-32 came out I nearly picked one of those up, but then the opportunity presented itself for me to get a great deal on a Sub 37 which I just couldn't pass up. Really happy I went for it, as I think this will last me a very long time. Amazing high quality sound and some seriously advanced routing options, especially when you expand it with the Sub editor software (very recommended!!!). In duo/paraphonic mode you can get some really interesting sounds and happy accidents. Plug this thing into a nice reverb or delay unit, and you will be in heaven. Also, it looks really sexy! My only complaint is the limited CV connectivity, but there are at least a few options there. The only reason to get a Voyager over this would be the additional oscillator it has, but honestly the extensive routing options on the Sub make it eclipse the Voyager in my mind (and I know I am not alone in this thinking!). Could not be happier with this thing.
Built like a tank, heavy and sturdy, all English owner's manual book, striking design, big Moog logo --everything about this Moog Sub 37 Tribute Edition screams high quality and catering to the needs of synthesizer performers.
I purrs, it roars, it launches into outer space. Intuitive controls and knob-per-function interface make this machine fun and easy to use to generate cool sounds. I especially like how I can utilize this Moog Sub 37 to create those old 1960s science fiction tones. 256 presets for rapid music making.
HUEHUEHUEHUE!! I spent months exploring this machine at my guitar center. It has what the sub phatty has and more! Love the feel of the keys and it's limitless capabilities! I had a moog mini synth plugin. But with this, it's more hands on so you can get more creative with it.
I can't say in words how much I love this piece of gear. The build is of the highest quality, the arp is immaculate sounding and it integrates into my sound flawlessly.
Great Synthesizer, I waited for it forever and with my big-sky reverb it really shines. It's one of the most inspiring instruments I own, I always feel like I didn't even scratch the surface. The funny thing is it just sets you in a creative mood(g) instantly. I love it!
I use the bass more than anything. I craft leads easily with this. It really helps to learn your instrument. I also love to make arps or sequence parts from this Moog
The Sub37 is one of those instruments that inspires every time I play it, so much so that it now has a permanent place on my desk, rather than racked up against a wall. The keybed is responsive and very playable, with those tall black keys feeling super comfortable. The sound is thick and creamy, even when pushed to the limit, so overdrive is very useable too. You get typically velvety Moog sounds and the filter is sublime. This is a versatile beast even without the arp/seq but they really top it off. The arpegiator has all the options you'd need but the sequencer is the jewel in this wooden cheeked crown. So easy to use and makes developing a new piece of music a joyful experience, even if the final track might be recorded on a different synth.
I wanted one of these for years. I bought one and am not disappointed. I still feel like I am scratching the surface with this synth since the modulation controls are the richest (most sources) I have ever seen. If you want texture and variation in a sound and avoid sounding like a loop or a VST, then this is your synth. But you have to earn it. You can simply go sonically crazy with it and the filter is fantastic. I will admit that osc sync could be better (it is better on a Moog Prodigy), but this is paraphonic. You can play one voice along with the sequencer, turns those knobs and blast off. While technically two-osc, you can make sounds with the dual hi freq LFO's, the sub-osc, and the self-resonating filter. Knock yourself out.
Oh, and the keyboard is excellent and also works as a polyphonic midi controller.
Only complaint is the buttons don't always respond first time. Luckily there is a knob for that.