Leaked before the show but now it’s official with all the wonderful images and video that Moog likes to surround a new product with. The Moog Subsequent 25 is a delicious little synthesizer.
Moog says that “Subsequent 25 is a 2-note paraphonic analog synthesizer that melds the hands-on analog soul of classic Moog instruments with the convenience and workflow of a modern sound-design machine.”
It has a distinctly gritty sounds and character that makes it a unique playing experience. Whether you are stacking up those 3 oscillators in unison mode or splitting oscillators 1 and 2 into Duo mode the feel of the Sub 25 is always going to get you. There’s something about that Multidrive circuit, a combination of OTA distortion and FET drive, that dynamically moves the sound into smooth and dirty places. The mixer section has more headroom to give a wider range of colours and tone.
On the connectivity side there are 4 CV inputs for bringing in modulation and control from other places. There are MIDI DIN ports and USB MIDI for connecting to your DAW. The Subsequent 25 comes with a beautiful looking software editor to manage and share presets and to integrate movement and automation directed at the full MIDI implementation of every parameter.
- Sound engine type – Analog (2 x Oscillators, 1 x Sub Oscillator, 1 x Noise Generator)
- Number of keys – 25
- Type of keys – Semi-weighted, Velocity-sensitive
- Other controllers – Pitchbend, Mod Wheel
- Polyphony – Monophonic, 2-Note Paraphonic
- LFO – Triangle, Square, Sawtooth, Ramp, Sample & Hold
- Filter – Moog Ladder Filter with 6/12/18/24 dB per Octave Slopes
- Number of presets – 16 (4 Banks of 4)
- Effect types – Multidrive
- Audio inputs – 1 x 1/4″ (ext in)
- Audio outputs – 1 x 1/4″
- USB – 1 x Type B
- MIDI I/O – In/Out/USB
- Other I/O – Filter CV in, Pitch CV in, Volume CV in, KB Gate in
- Software – Plug-in and standalone editor for Mac/PC
- Power Supply – 110V AC-240V AC (Internal)
- Size – 6.75″ x 20.25″ x 14.75″
- Weight – 16 lbs.
As an update to their Sub Phatty the Subsequent 25 hits all the right notes and gives new life and new potential to a tried and tested formula. It’s a solid synthesizer that would look fabulous and fit well into any music-making environment. It’s available now for $849.
Here’s a review from Loopop but there’s also a great video by Flying Lotus on the Moog website.