90 Patchable Reasons to Love Your Moog Matriarch


Fresh off its introduction at Moogfest 2019, Moog is releasing the Moog Matriarch, a 4-note paraphonic analog synthesizer that’s sure to inspire a whole host of synth-mavens in the coming days, weeks, months, and years.

This synth gives you a built-in sequencer, an arpeggiator, stereo ladder filters, and a stereo analog delay circuit. Without any patching, you can fashion lustrous, evolving harmonic progressions using the 49-note Far keyboard, and then tweak them as you see fit, thanks to the Matriarch’s 90—count ’em—90 modular patch points.

Moog Matriarch, front

Want to talk oscillators? How about four analog oscillators with selectable waveshapes and hard-sync on a per-oscillator basis? Need an LFO? Make use of an analog, full-range LFO with six selectable waveshapes. Crave filtering? Check out the dual analog filters, with parallel, stereo, and series modes available. Dual analog ASDR envelopes, dual analog VCAs—there’s so much here to shape your sound, and that’s before you even make use of the 256-step sequencer, the selectable-mode arpeggiator, and the MIDI-syncable stereo delay. Utilize the 1/4" external audio input with guitars, drum machines, and other sources to mangle them to your specific predilections. With 3.5mm Eurorack-level audio outputs, you can integrate the Matriarch into your existing, compatible analog setup.

Moog Matriarch, rear

If all this sounds interesting to you, then come on by the SuperStore or visit us online to check it out.