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The Pinnacle of Moog's Semi-Modular Family of Analog Synthesizers

Moog Matriarch is a patchable 4-note paraphonic analog synthesizer with a built-in Sequencer, Arpeggiator, stereo Ladder Filters, and stereo Analog Delay. Create rich evolving chord patterns immediately with "no patching required", then tap into an abundance of inspiring textures, new sounds, and an endless supply of happy accidents through Matriarchs 90 modular patch points. Based on the vintage circuitry of classic Moog synthesizer modules, Matriarch is a catalyst for creative ideas and a medium for multidimensional expression.

Easily create rich harmonic shapes with up to 4 notes of paraphony that can be sequenced, saved, and shifted with Matriarch's intuitive 256 step sequencer, or stack the analog VCOs to play on a massive 4 oscillator mono synth.
Though Matriarch's semi-modular design requires absolutely no patching, 90 modular patch points are easily accessible throughout the panel via the included 3.5mm patch cables. This powerful electronic instrument is a highly-versatile addition to any stage or studio that can effortlessly transform from a performance keyboard to a fully modular analog synthesizer at a moment's notice.
In addition to its standalone function, Matriarch is also an ideal processor of external sound sources and a powerful keyboard front-end for expanding a DFAM, Mother-32, Grandmother, or Eurorack modular system.

Features
• Voice Mode: Mono, duo, and 4-note paraphonic playability
• Analogue Delay: Stereo analog delay w/ up to 700ms of MIDI sync-able stereo or ping/pong style repeats
• Sequencer: 256 step sequencer w/ up to 4 notes per step and 12 stored patterns. Can be decoupled from Matriarch to independently sequence external gear
• Arpeggiator with selectable modes (Order, Forward/Backward, Random).
• Semi-Modular Design: analog synthesizer - no patching required

Specifications
Type: Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizer
Sound Engine: 100% Analog
Number of Keys: 49 Full-Size Keys
Type of Keys: Velocity-sensing with Aftertouch (Velocity and Aftertouch are not hard-wired available via MIDI, KBD VEL OUT and KB AT OUT jacks)
Other Controllers: Pitch Bend, Mod Wheel, Variable Glide, Expression pedal in to CV out, and Sustain Pedal in
Polyphony: Monophonic, 2-Note Paraphonic, and 4-Note Paraphonic: Sound Sources: 4x Analog Oscillators with Selectable Waveforms (Oscillators 2, 3, and 4 support Hard Sync), White Noise Generator, External Input jack.
Mixer: 6 input (5 eurorack level and 1 instrument level) DC coupled discrete mixer with asymmetrical clipping behavior
Filters: 24dB/Octave Low Pass Filter with Resonance, 24dB/Octave switchable Low Pass/High Pass Filter with Resonance. Configurable in parallel (HP/LP), stereo (LP/LP), and series (HP/LP).
Mod Sources: Analog Modulation Oscillator with selectable and patchable output (Sine, Saw, Ramp, Square, Stepped Triangle, Smoothed Random, Sample and Hold, Noise). Additional LFO (Tri, Square).
Envelopes: 2x Four-Stage ADSR with End of Envelope gate outputs
Attenuators: 3x Bipolar Voltage Controlled Attenuators with Ring Mod capabilities
Mults: 2x4 Parallel-wired Non-buffered Patch Points
VCAS: 2x discrete analog VCAs routed in stereo
Effects: Stereo Analog Delay with Ping/Pong, MIDI and CV clock sync, voltage controlled Mix, and independent L/R delay times, feedback, and I/O
Arpeggiator / Step Sequencer: 256 Steps with up to 4 notes per step; 12 Sequence locations
Patch Points: 90 x 3.5mm front and rear panels, 49 Inputs, 33 Outputs, 2x4 Parallel-wired Mults
Pedal Inputs: 1/4 Sustain, 1/4 Expression
Audio Input: 1/4 TS jack (Rear Panel)
Audio Outputs: 2x 1/4 TS jacks for line level output (Rear Panel), 1/4 Headphone jack with dedicated level knob (rear panel), 2x 3.5mm Eurorack level outputs, 2x 3.5mm Delay outputs
MIDI I/O: 5-pin DIN In, Out, Thru; plus MIDI over USB (Rear Panel)
Dimensions: 32 (81.28cm) Wide x 14 1/4 (36.19cm) Deep x 5 1/2 (13.97cm) High
Power: Included Power Adapter 12V DC (positive tip), 2A, 100 to 240 Volts AC, 50/60Hz with screw-on barrel connector
Weight: 24lbs. / 10.89kg

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Closest StoreToronto (Danforth), Ontario
Full disclosure, im a moog fanboy. The matriarch sounds amazing, and feels fantastic to play. the key bed is really nice and the controls are well laid out without visual clutter. ALSO L&M DELIVERED IT TO MY HOUSE IN UNDER 12 HOURS FROM THE TIME I ORDERED IT. which is amazing. dont expect that delivery time, but dang they hopped to it and got it to me fast.
Posted by Fergus MacDonald on Jan 6, 2021
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Closest StoreNorth Vancouver, British Columbia
I love this thing, it's sound even when you mangle it to pieces it still sounds so fluttery and analog, beautiful!! it can do harsh, it can do lofi, it can do moog bass, it can do chords, etc etc etc very versatile and an inspiration piece for sure with an amazing sound. I haven't been this happy with a new synth purchase in a long time, I'm tempted to say never have i been this happy with a new synth purchase,
Posted by Kurmit on Nov 22, 2020
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This is the most inspiring and best sounding synth I own. Doing a shoutout with my other synths, the oscillators and filters sound noticeably more alive. The modularity allows for some excellent sound design and experimentation, and the paraphony makes it my go-to for chords and thick pads as well. Finally, the analog delay alone is worth $800~ as it's the most lush sounding delay I've heard, and works great on guitar, other synths and more. Pros: - Best sounding synth released in the last 20 years - Stereo filter is ingenious - Cp3 mixer is incredible for both drive and clean sounds - Incredible for sound design - Great keyboard - Analog delay is a work of art Cons: - Slightly lower build quality than similar priced synths (subsequent 37/prophet 6/prologue 16)
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Closest StoreSt. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Right outta the box I had some serious techno detroit stabs going in 4 note paraphonic mode. And it sounds dirty as hell!!! Sooooo good!! Without any patching I had it sounding like a Juno-6 on steroids. Wish this had preset banks, but it is truly easy to explore and get great sounds in a hurry. Worth the wait and every penny! The delay needs a few days on its own just to play with it sounds so organic. Basses off this are putting some shame into my Moog Voyager and Sub37. Very sturdy construction as you would come to expect from Moog.
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