Moog One 16-Voice Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer
Moog One is the ultimate Moog synthesizer, a tri-timbral polyphonic analog dream synth designed to inspire imagination, stimulate creativity and unlock portals to vast new realms of sonic potential. The first polyphonic analog synthesizer from Moog in over three decades, Moog One is the culmination of years of research and has been developed to exceed every expectation of a polyphonic Moog instrument.
Available in 8-voice and 16-voice configurations, Moog One's polyphonic sound engine is built on the most powerful synthesizer architecture ever designed for a Moog instrument. Per voice, Moog One offers 3 newly-designed analog VCOs, 2 independent analog filters, a dual-source analog noise generator, an analog mixer with external audio input, 4 LFOs and 3 envelopes. To deliver an infinitely inspiring performance experience, each of the three timbres can easily be split or layered across Moog One's expressive 61-note keyboard, each with its own sequencer, arpeggiator and onboard effects library, including a suite of professional reverbs from Eventide.
Secured in a hand-finished Ash cabinet and aluminum enclosure, Moog One's front panel is equipped with 73 knobs and 144 buttons, inviting physical connection with every sound-shaping and performance control. Extended functionality is easily accessed via a per-module 'More' button that brings additional parameters into focus using the Moog One center-panel LCD to ensure the most transparent and expedient sound creation experience possible.
Moog One is an unprecedented conduit for the expression of your own creative voice. Sculpt, shape and transform your sound with nearly infinite possibilities.
- 8- or 16-voice polyphony
- 3 VCOs per voice with waveshape mixing and OLED displays
- Unison mode (up to 48 oscillators on a 16-voice instrument)
- 2 filters per voice with filter mixing (2× multimode state variable filters that function as a single filter, and a classic low pass / high pass Moog Ladder filter)
- 3 DAHDSR envelopes per voice with user-definable curves
- 3-part multitimbrality with sequencer and arpeggiator per timbre
- Chord memory
- Dual-source noise generator with dedicated envelope
- Mixer with external audio input
- Ring modulation with selectable routing
- Oscillator FM and hard sync with selectable routing
- 4 assignable LFOs
- Premium 61-note Fatar TP-8S keybed with velocity and aftertouch
- Assignable pressure-sensing X/Y pad
- Digital effects (Synth and Master Bus) including Eventide reverbs
- Selectable glide types
- USB and DIN MIDI
- Save, categorize and recall tens of thousands of presets
- Create performance sets to make up to 64 presets accessible at the push of a button
- 2 × 1/4" headphone outputs
- 2 × pairs of assignable 1/4" outputs (support for TRS and TS connection)
- 4 × 1/4" hardware inserts (TRS)
- 1 × 1/4" external audio input (line level)
- 1 × XLR + 1/4" TRS combo external audio input with trim knob
- 9 × assignable CV/gate I/O (5× in / 4× out)
- USB drive support for system and preset backup
- LAN port for future expansion
Triangle core oscillators
Each Moog One voice employs three newly developed triangle core analog VCOs. The output of each oscillator is a user-defined mix of the selectable triangle/sawtooth wave plus a variable-width pulse wave. Expanding beyond traditional oscillator designs, the rise/fall time of the triangle wave and the reset phase of the sawtooth wave can be shaped and modulated to create to a rich palette of classic analog tones. Blending the tri/saw and pulse waves together opens new dimensions of harmonic freedom, creating complex waveforms not typically found in analog synthesizers. The Moog One oscillator section is also equipped with hard sync, analog ring modulation and FM for boundless analog sound generation.
Dual-source noise generator
Each Moog One voice includes an advanced dual-source analog noise generator that allows different colors of noise to be selected and mixed; that mix is then dynamically articulated utilizing the dedicated noise envelope generator. This unique module is a powerful tool for adding percussive attacks, breath or full-body impact to a sound.
Moog One offers a flexible analog mixer, providing volume controls and filter routing selections for each oscillator, noise generator, ring modulator and external audio input. Sound sources can be shaped by different filters independently or at the same time.
Ladder and state variable filters
There are two types of analog filters in Moog One. The first is a newly-designed multi-mode state variable filter that brings razor-like precision and articulation to the instrument. The second is a classic Moog Ladder filter with selectable low pass / high pass behavior. These two filters can process sounds individually or together, in series or parallel operation, to access a vibrant spectrum of classic, obscure and completely new filter sounds.
Low frequency oscillators
Cyclical motion within Moog One is generated by 4 wide-range LFOs that can be assigned to nearly any destination. Capabilities include MIDI synchronization and clock division, start delay time, number of repeats per instance, fade in and out time and much more.
Dynamic sound shaping within Moog One comes via its 3 assignable DAHDSR envelopes (delay, attack, hold, decay, sustain, release). In addition to looping, synchronization and time scaling capabilities, the character of each envelope can be user-sculpted through utilization of per-stage envelope curves.
Easily create modulation assignments from any of Moog One's 4 LFOs and 3 envelope generators by pressing their corresponding destination buttons; the next knob touched sets the modulation path and amount. For more complex modulation options, Moog One also employs an internal modulation matrix with visual access to every possible combination of the instrument's extensive synthesis and controller components.
Synth Effects, Master Bus Effects and Eventide reverbs
Moog One features a library of programmable effects that include chorus, delay, phase, bit reduction, vocoding and a suite of premium reverbs from Eventide, including Blackhole, Shimmer, Plate, Room and Hall. Effects can be applied in two ways: as Synth Effects and Master Bus Effects. Synth Effects are applied to individual layers of timbrality, while Master Bus Effects can be applied via sends to all three synthesizers. Though its onboard effects are digital, Moog One retains a completely analog signal path with no in-line conversion when insert effects are off.
Tri-timbrality and unison mode
Comprised of three independently addressable analog polysynths, the tri-timbral Moog One design allows voices to be easily assigned, split, layered or stacked with up to 48 oscillators in unison mode. Additionally, each synthesizer is equipped with its own fully-featured step sequencer, arpeggiator and effects processor. Multitimbral synthesis is simplified through Moog One's 'Panel Focus' module; selecting a synth for Panel Focus causes the front panel knobs and buttons to switch control to that layer of timbrality. Users can also select multiple layers at once for simultaneous adjustment of multiple synthesizers.
Keyboard and X/Y pad
Moog One's premium 61-note Fatar TP-8S keyboard with velocity and aftertouch ensures a balanced and dynamic playing experience for any user. In addition, milled aluminum pitch and mod wheels and a pressure-sensitive X/Y pad provide a fully assignable means of emotive expression and continuously variable control.
Nearly every module is equipped with a triangular 'more' button in the upper right corner. When one of these buttons is pressed, the Moog One LCD screen reveals additional parameters specific to that module, accessing deep-level features and advanced controls.
Presets and Performance Sets
A Moog One preset is a self-contained creative environment, saving the parameter settings for all 3 layers of timbrality along with all of their respective sequencer, arpeggiator and modulation settings. Moog One has the ability to store and recall tens of thousands of presets that can easily be categorized, edited, notated and even shared via USB drive. Up to 64 presets can also be loaded into Moog One's 'Performance Set' module, where they are instantly selectable via a front panel 'Bank/Preset' button configuration, a must for live performance and sessions.
Preserving more than just presets, the User Space saves all of the global behaviors, MIDI settings, port and pedal configurations, knob behaviors and even the LED brightness of your working environment, which is critical for studios and working musicians. Multiple User Spaces can be created, saved and recalled, either from internal memory or from an external USB drive, allowing you to instantly transfer your creative work spaces from one instrument to another.
When exploring a sound, pressing the Snapshot button allows Moog One to easily capture and recall a time-stamped 'picture' of a preset at its current settings, removing the need to continually save data manually while experimenting with new ideas.
Analog and digital connectivity
Moog One's rear panel is populated with 2 assignable pairs of stereo audio outputs, 4 assignable inserts and 2 external audio inputs with support for XLR and 1/4" input. MIDI communication comes through 5-pin DIN and USB connections, with USB also offering system backup and restore via USB drive. 9 configurable CV inputs and outputs are also included along with expression and sustain pedal inputs.
Moog One is available in 8- or 16-voice configurations only. This listing is for the 16-voice model. Upgrades from 8 to 16 voice units are not available at the present time.
|Included from Manufacturer||Power supply|
|Number of Keys||61|
|Key Action||Fatar TP-8S keybed|
|Programs/Presets||Moog One has the ability to store and recall tens of thousands of presets that can easily be categorized, edited, notated and shared via USB drive
Up to 64 presets can be loaded into Moog One's 'Performance Set' module, where they are instantly sele
|Voices of Polyphony||16|
|Oscillators per Voice||3|
|Effects||Digital effects on both Synth Bus and Master Bus including Eventide reverbs|
|Sequencer||Separate sequencer per each of 3 timbres/parts|
|MIDI||In, Out, Thru, USB|
|USB Port (to Host)||MIDI, System Updates|
|USB Flash Drive Port (to Device)||Program/Preset Storage|
|Audio Inputs||1/4" external audio input
XLR external audio input
(4) assignable 1/4" inserts
|Audio Outputs||(2) assignable pairs of 1/4" stereo outputs (MAIN OUT and SUB OUT)|
|Control Connections||(2) 1/4" expression pedal inputs
1/4" sustain pedal/footswitch input
|Onboard Controllers||Milled aluminum pitch and mod wheels
Pressure-sensitive X/Y pad
|Expansion||LAN port for future expansion|
|Product Weight||45 lbs.|
|Unique Features||Center-panel LCD screen for deep parameter editing|
Moog Music Inc. Limited Warranty
Moog warrants its products to be free of defects in materials or workmanship and conforming to specifications at the time of shipment. The Warranty Period is one year from the date of purchase.
If, in Moog's determination, it has been more than one year since the product shipped from its factory, Moog will determine whether or not to honor the warranty without regard to the date of the purchase.
Your new product warranty is transferrable to a new user with a proof of purchase dated less than one year prior to the current date. To initiate a warranty transfer, email Moog with a copy of the original proof of purchase, the serial number, and your personal information and Moog will update the warranty status.
During the Warranty Period, any defective products will be repaired or replaced, at Moog's option, on a return-to-factory basis. This warranty covers defects that Moog determines are no fault of the user.
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You must obtain prior approval in the form of an RMA (Return Material Authorization) number from Moog before returning any product. Click 'Customer Service' at the Moog website to request the RMA # via email or call Moog.
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