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by Francishunt
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Moog Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizers
Topic: Matriarch: please allow stacked position of oscillators
Replies: 3
Views: 352

Re: Matriarch: please allow stacked position of oscillators

It would be amazing if the Matriarch had a new global setting for a new paraphonic mode where each osc would always be associated with where it was on the chord. For example, the 4th osc would always be the highest note, the 3rd osc would always be the second highest, the 2nd osc would be second lo...
by Francishunt
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Moog Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizers
Topic: Matriarch Main Volume knob / output headroom
Replies: 8
Views: 2221

Re: Matriarch Main Volume knob / output headroom

I’ve posted about this too.

Are they the same at 100% master volume? Moog say it should be fairly similar. It’s just the output curve is different
by Francishunt
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:48 am
Forum: Moog Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizers
Topic: Matriarch - Sonic Character
Replies: 8
Views: 785

Re: Matriarch - Sonic Character

Hi All Having spoken to Moog and browsed a few forums it turns out I was right - the Matriarch is designed to be quieter than the Phatty line due to the way the amplifier works (in a more analogue way) Lisa Bella Donna has posted some great advice on using the mixer for anyone interested (See attach...
by Francishunt
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:45 am
Forum: Moog Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizers
Topic: Matriarch Paraphonic Playing "style"
Replies: 9
Views: 827

Re: Matriarch Paraphonic Playing "style"

As a full-polyphonic, or a monophonic (Grandmother) player, I'm having a tough time getting the hang of oscillator rotations in 4-voice polyphony. I've tried various polyphonic firmware settings but when I play with more than two fingers in 4-voice mode, the notes played become too random for my ta...
by Francishunt
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Moog Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizers
Topic: Matriarch - Sonic Character
Replies: 8
Views: 785

Re: Matriarch - Sonic Character

Hi Governorsilver On the first recording the mixer knobs are 50% for all oscillators, noise off. On the second recording only osc 1 is 50%, everything else off. Having spoken to Moog they say that the velocity curve of the output of both synths is different - so 50% volume will deliver quite a diffe...
by Francishunt
Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: Moog Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizers
Topic: Matriarch - Sonic Character
Replies: 8
Views: 785

Re: Matriarch - Sonic Character

What were your oscillator level settings in the Mixer? One thing I didn't realize until after I bought mine was that turning the oscillator level past noon in the mixer introduces drive. There's also a lot of variance in tone depending on the filter switch(series/stereo/parallel), VCA mode switch, ...
by Francishunt
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Moog Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizers
Topic: Matriarch - Sonic Character
Replies: 8
Views: 785

Re: Matriarch - Sonic Character

Another clip comparing sawtooth waves of the Matriarch and Sub Phatty - Seems the phatty has a fair bit more presence and volume at the same output level

https://soundcloud.com/user-225816650/s ... rd&p=i&c=1
by Francishunt
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Moog Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizers
Topic: Matriarch - Sonic Character
Replies: 8
Views: 785

Matriarch - Sonic Character

Hi everyone, Having owned a Sub Phatty I was quite surprised at the sonic characteristics of the Matriarch - Dark and ‘scooped’ is how I would describe it I’ve just recorded a quick clip of four sawtooth waves with all filter settings at 50% and Stereo mode - To my ears this is pretty muddy sounding...
by Francishunt
Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Subsequent 37 & Subsequent 25
Topic: Sub/Subsequent editor on M1 Apple Silicon
Replies: 1
Views: 368

Sub/Subsequent editor on M1 Apple Silicon

Hi all Is there a plan to update the Sub Phatty/Sub 37 editors for the new Apple Silicon Macs? The issue is that you can’t run Ableton/Logic in their optimised versions if you convert the Sub editor using Rosetta 2 - this would really limit the use of these keyboards in future DAW applications Anyon...
by Francishunt
Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Moog Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizers
Topic: Moog Grandmother - knob resistance
Replies: 6
Views: 707

Re: Moog Grandmother - knob resistance

Hi synthury My Matriarch has a much looser cutoff knob - the rest of the knobs are quite solid feeling. Same with the sub phatty - except the cutoff knob is much more stiff Hello There, Just got my first Moog today ! I opened it up quickly in order to check the unit, but have not time to hook it up....
by Francishunt
Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Moog Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizers
Topic: Matriarch - Clipping
Replies: 9
Views: 708

Re: Matriarch - Clipping

The Matriarch has three circuit blocks that could introduce distortion. The mixer produces hard clipping. On a scope you'll see the waveform develop obvious straight edges at the top and bottom. It's asymmetrical so one side will clip before the other. The filter has symmetrical clipping and this w...
by Francishunt
Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Moog Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizers
Topic: Matriarch - Clipping
Replies: 9
Views: 708

Re: Matriarch - Clipping

I know where the OP is coming from. I own a couple other Moogs. A Taurus 3 and an MG1 (the Radio Shack version of an Opus/Rogue). I've also had a Minimoog on loan off and on from a good friend for years. These are much cleaner sounding even with the oscs full on. Though overall the older synths hav...
by Francishunt
Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Moog Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizers
Topic: Matriarch - Dual filter ‘tuning’
Replies: 2
Views: 272

Re: Matriarch - Dual filter ‘tuning’

Hi Francis, My filters are usually in tune with the "spacing" knob very slightly to the left of 12 o'clock also. I've never tried calibrating my Matriarch, but I imagine that might help. Another trick if you only want to use one filter: you can just patch the output of VCF1 to the input o...
by Francishunt
Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Taking Moogs on a flight
Replies: 0
Views: 360

Taking Moogs on a flight

Dear Moog Music,

Does anyone have experience of flying with synthesisers and taking them as a carry on - Are there any risks of X-ray/scanning damaging the synth at all?

Cabin baggage/hold baggage is the next concern - Would a Flightcase offer adequate protection in the hold?
by Francishunt
Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Moog Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizers
Topic: Matriarch - Dual filter ‘tuning’
Replies: 2
Views: 272

Matriarch - Dual filter ‘tuning’

Dear Moog Music Forum One quirk I’ve found with the Matriarch is that when you play the dual filter you get two tones (of course) With both filters set at maximum resonance the relative pitch of each is different - it sounds like the approx interval of a third. Is there a way to have both in exact u...