One as upgrade from Sub 37?

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One as upgrade from Sub 37?

Post by MaxFerency » Mon Aug 23, 2021 1:12 am

I have a Sub 37 and love it. I'm considering at some point getting a One. Can the One do everything the Sub 37 can do sound and feature wise? Is there a point in keeping the Sub 37 instead of trading it in for the One?
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Re: One as upgrade from Sub 37?

Post by till » Mon Aug 23, 2021 4:18 pm

First of all, the Moog One does not sound like a Sub 37. The oscillators and the filters (2 on the One) are different.
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Re: One as upgrade from Sub 37?

Post by MaxFerency » Mon Aug 23, 2021 4:48 pm

Ok, can you elaborate more? I guessing the Sub 37's oscillators are fatter since they don't have to worry about getting too muddy with polyphony that the One does?
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Re: One as upgrade from Sub 37?

Post by Matthias Adloff » Tue Aug 24, 2021 6:55 am

Hard to answer. The Sub37 is more direct, the filters seem to go a little further in all directions. IMHO, the Sub37 again is not as direct and "fast" as a Mini or a LittlePhatty, so it's not the best unit to compare.
Things you can definitely trade in for the ONE are cheaper units like Mother32. It will be replaced at 100%. THe Sub37 just at 90%, to tell a number.

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Re: One as upgrade from Sub 37?

Post by MaxFerency » Tue Aug 24, 2021 11:28 am

Ok, that makes sense. Its not just a question of features but sound. Monophonic (or duophonic) synths tend to have a more immediate or fatter sound since its only one or two notes where as the polys have to be a little thinner so that when you play chords they don't sound too muddy.
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Re: One as upgrade from Sub 37?

Post by Otto Dix » Fri Sep 10, 2021 1:14 pm

MaxFerency wrote: Tue Aug 24, 2021 11:28 am polys have to be a little thinner so that when you play chords they don't sound too muddy.
I'm not so sure about this. If you have any possibilities to get close to an Oberheim OB-X, an OB-Xa or a Memorymoog wich is even fatter than OB's, it will change your opinion.

The Memorymoog is so fat that it always needs to be EQ'd to sit in a mix. Just try a single Oscillator in Mono mode to program a bass sound, it kills any Minimoog you know. Prophet 5 are also very fat (vintage and new models). Countless bass lines have been made on P5.

Now, Moog One is a different beast. You can program it fat as f... but it will always sit in the mix.
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Re: One as upgrade from Sub 37?

Post by MaxFerency » Mon Sep 13, 2021 12:17 pm

Interesting. I'll have to look closer at those.
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