Moog announces new analogue synthesizer ‘The Subharmonicon’
Moog Music is back with a brand new analogue release called ‘The Subharmonicon’.
The semi-modular polyrhythmic synth, which features two VCOs, four subharmonic oscillators, two 4-step sequencers, and four rhythm generators, comes with a design design was inspired by “two analogue innovations from 1930s and 1940s”.
“The Moog Subharmonicon is a versatile analog labyrinth of subharmonically derived synthesis and polyrhythmic patterns, equally suited for losing oneself and simultaneously finding oneself through sound,” the company said in a press release.
“This new semi-modular analogue synthesizer is designed for the exploration of sequences that unfold and evolve over time, spiralling through six-tone subharmonic chords and organic polyrhythms.”
Moog continues to explain: “The newest addition to our family of semi-modular analogue synthesizers (Matriarch, Grandmother, Mother-32, and DFAM), Subharmonicon is capable of complex sounds and patterns, yet is incredibly simple to use. With two VCOs, four Subharmonic Oscillators, two 4-Step Sequencers, and four Rhythm Generators, this new musical machine creates a rich harmonic kaleidoscope that divides into itself until everything that is up becomes down.”
“Although no patching is required to start creating, Subharmonicon can be patched into itself, expanding its onboard capabilities, or interfaced with Mother-32, DFAM, and other external Eurorack-compatible gear for endless possibilities.”
To coincide with its release, the famed synth pioneers have also released ‘Music As Living Matter’, a short film aimed to “explore and question conventional ideas of music, sound, and expression”.
The film was scored by electronic music expert Suzanne Ciani and created by visual artist Scott Kiernan: “What I love about this instrument is that it gives you a more organic and fluid beat pattern that is off the grid,” Ciani said. “It is intuitive and yet full of surprises. Schillinger gives us a very fundamental concept of what music is to a human being that I connect with: art is a piece of life itself that we make to reflect our experience.”