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Moog Labyrinth

Moog Labyrinth  ·  Source: Turnlab

Moog Labyrinth

Moog Labyrinth  ·  Source: Turnlab

Moog Labyrinth

Moog Labyrinth  ·  Source: Turnlab

Moog Labyrinth

Moog Labyrinth  ·  Source: Turnlab

Moog Labyrinth

Moog Labyrinth  ·  Source: Turnlab

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Hot on the heels of the Spectravox announcement comes the leak of the Labyrinth, a West Coast-inspired synth from Moog. A-maze-ing!

Moog Labyrinth

A leak from online retailer Turnlab has revealed the Moog Labyrinth, a tantalizing new analogue synth with seemingly West Coast synthesis-inspired parameters.

Moog Labyrinth
Moog Labyrinth · Source: Turnlab

The leak (which has already been taken down) showed a new synthesizer in Moog’s standard tabletop/60HP Eurorack format. It has two oscillators, with the second VCO actually a triangle LFO capable of modulating the sinewave-running first a la a complex oscillator. There is also ring modulation plus noise with an adjustable tone. 

Moving on, a voltage-controllable wavefolder adds to the possible West Coast excitement. There’s also an East Coast-trad low-pass filter, with the order of the wavefolder and filter swappable. Finally, there appear to be two decay envelopes.

Dual Labyrinth Sequencer

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Now let’s address the name, Labyrinth. It calls to mind the Minotaur (which Moog has referenced in its own Minitaur). There is some discussion on the Moog forums that the company registered the name a few years ago. Its description? “Sound frequency filters for controlling audio parameters by raising or lowering the gain of specific audio frequencies using a multiple resonant filter array and animating those frequencies using a built-in pattern generator.”

Moog Labyrinth
Moog Labyrinth · Source: Turnlab

That built-in pattern generator appears to be twin sequencers, with adjustable sequenced control over the VCO, VCW (Voltage Controlled Wavefolder, presumably) and VCF cutoff. 

There are other parameters though that we don’t have explanations for, such as Corrupt, Bits and all of its permutations such as Bit Shift and BitFlip. Is this some type of shift register or other, similar logic concept, as Amazona has guessed?

Moog Labyrinth Price and Availability?

Moog will be at Superbooth24 but there’s no guarantee that the Labyrinth will be part of the display. We’ll let you know if it is, though.

No official price or availability, of course, but the original retail listing said €699 including VAT.

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4 responses to “Moog Labyrinth Leak! Get Lost In West Coast Moog Synthesis?”

    Handsome Randy says:
    -3

    The leaks are just silly now. The Digitakt 2 looked legit but this one weeks later… come on. This is their attempt to make you keep your money in your pocket so when it officially releases, you can preorder and still not have it for a few months.
    Someone is going to make a bold move like polyend and announce/release/in stores now their products. Leaks for preorders is a joke and it’s worn it.

    Big Bob says:
    0

    West Coast of Singapore? That is where moog sources their products from now. InMusic makes toys and Moog is over.

    Barry says:
    -1

    I was hoping the next semi-modular Moog was a variant of the Minotaur in this form factor. Have an empty space in my rack just waiting for it!

    Charlie says:
    -1

    Exactly. All this pre-order stuff is exhausting. If you show a product, have it in stock, ready to go. I’ve cancelled several items over this practice, especially when they take my money and decide they aren’t releasing items for an unknown timeframe.

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