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Matriarch is an analog synthesizer with an emphasis on imagination. The pinnacle of Moog’s semi-modular family of synthesizers, Matriarch’s patchable architecture and vintage Moog circuits reward open exploration with endless sonic possibilities and unparalleled analog sound.
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.
With a deep assortment of synthesis modules based on Bob Moog’s original circuit designs, Matriarch’s 100% analog signal path spans a dynamic sonic vocabulary – from overdriven monophonic bass to gently evolving paraphonic plucks that cycle through waveshapes into a wash of infinite delay trails. Coupling the power of vintage stereo ladder filters, dual Envelope Generators, stereo Analog Delays, and stereo VCAs, Matriarch delivers a multidimensional sound that empowers the sonic exploration of space and time.
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.
Mono, duo, and 4-note paraphonic playability
Stereo analog delay w/ up to 700ms of MIDI sync-able stereo or ping/pong style repeats
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 analog synthesizer - no patching required
90 modular patch points for endless exploration
Expressive 49-note Fatar keyboard w/ patchable velocity and aftertouch
4 analog oscillators w/ selectable waveshape and hard sync per-oscillator
Full-range analog LFO with 6 selectable waveshapes
Dual analog filters with parallel (HP/LP), stereo (LP/LP), and series (HP/LP) modes available
Dual analog ADSR envelopes
VOLTAGE CONTROLLED AMPLIFIERS
Dual analog VCAs
3x bipolar voltage controlled attenuators with ring mod capability
2x4 parallel wired unbuffered mults
Additional simple analog LFO useful for adding modulation to delay, filters and VCAs
1/4“ external audio input for processing guitars, drum machines, and more through Matriarch’s analog circuits
Stereo ¼” and 3.5mm Eurorack level audio outputs
Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizer
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)
Pitch Bend, Mod Wheel, Variable Glide, Expression pedal in to CV out, and Sustain Pedal in
Monophonic, 2-Note Paraphonic, and 4-Note Paraphonic