Does anyone make a black overlay for the Matriach?

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jonspace
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Does anyone make a black overlay for the Matriach?

Post by jonspace » Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:37 am

The Matriarch is one of my favorite sounding synthesizers and its feel and sound are fantastic. Unfortunately, the color scheme is a little off putting for me. No offense to those that like it, I just really don't like the circus colors. Anyone out there make a black overlay?

It looks fantastic in black.
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Re: Does anyone make a black overlay for the Matriach?

Post by jonspace » Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:39 am

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Re: Does anyone make a black overlay for the Matriach?

Post by ChiLam » Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:39 pm

If Moog or somebody came out with a `classic` look - wooden sides and black panels i'd be in for sure! No that I have anything against the colours but I do prefer the classic Moog aesthetic and it fits better with the rest of my gear.

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Re: Does anyone make a black overlay for the Matriach?

Post by mjongkamp » Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:47 pm

On the top one I see some drilling holes so it looks like the colored panels are removed. Everything is written down/drawed with a pen. Not sure if those play/hold/tap buttons ar painted or that you can order those somewhere in black.
I dig it! When my warranty is over in three years I will do that too :D

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Re: Does anyone make a black overlay for the Matriach?

Post by jonspace » Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:55 pm

Yep. That first one is from a Gearslutz post. She/he removed the overlay, and painted it black. Then had someone at a sign shop ink all the parameters by hand. They also said they painted the buttons.

The other - on the YouTube video - post said they used black masking tape and black paper to cover the color panels only.

I wrote Moog and Sweetwater a few times requesting some sort of LE version in black. I would be more than happy to re-buy it and sell my current Matriarch at a loss. I'll be happy to pay $1000 more for a flip-up panel too (and 61 keys! ooft <3). Despite its shortcomings, I really love the Matriarch. My SS37 is sitting in the corner looking jealous.

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Re: Does anyone make a black overlay for the Matriach?

Post by ummagumma » Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:02 pm

you could make one in photoshop, get it printed at a sign shop, and install it over top

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Re: Does anyone make a black overlay for the Matriach?

Post by Richard deHove » Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:25 am

There's 10 'panels' on the Matriarch and six are already black. In theory you'd only need to cut the colored panels out and put in four replacement black stickers . . .

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Re: Does anyone make a black overlay for the Matriach?

Post by jonspace » Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:22 pm

Yep. That’s what the one from the YouTube video did and then added some black tape over the blue stripe on the front.

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Re: Does anyone make a black overlay for the Matriach?

Post by Richard deHove » Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:05 pm

jonspace wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:22 pm
Yep. That’s what the one from the YouTube video did and then added some black tape over the blue stripe on the front.
Link? I couldn't find it on a search.

For anyone interested here's the link to the Gearslutz page with the pics:
https://www.gearslutz.com/board/electro ... ch-89.html

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Re: Does anyone make a black overlay for the Matriach?

Post by jonspace » Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:12 pm

Here is the video I got the screengrabs from.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Re1sMCI6yw

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Re: Does anyone make a black overlay for the Matriach?

Post by Richard deHove » Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:57 am

Thanks for the link :) Although he says he's just using paper to cover the colored panels it's hard to tell. Of course the lighting is pretty poor so maybe up close it's not as impressive. Certainly the lettering looks a bit rushed.

I've considered using a dimming film over the top - the stuff is usually sold to mask LED lights on clocks and such. That way the colors would still be there but toned way back. Otherwise perhaps a carefully scaled actual sticker . . .

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