Subsequent 37: Moog’s new standard in paraphonic analog synthesis
Back at the Moogfest in May Moog Music announced a limited run of a new and updated version of their Sub 37 Tribute Edition. It was called the Subsequent 37 CV and it was silver and the most exciting feature was probably the CV interconnectivity. A new version has emerged that now fully replaces the Sub 37 and becomes the new standard moving forward. It’s called the Subsequent 37 and has all the enhancements of the Subsequent 37 CV. But without the aluminium front panel and CV connections.
I have to admit that when I first saw the news I assumed it referring to the release at Moogfest. But this is something new – sort of. It contains all the good stuff they added to the Sub 37, so a much better mixer section, and the reshaping of the ladder filter gain staging to boost harmonic saturation and analog compression. This enables a “richer low end and greater sonic dimension”. There’s a re-tuned Multidrive circuit for wider and grittier sounds and a better headphone output. The keyboard has been upgraded and there’s a free software editor that works in your DAW as a plug-in or standalone.
The only thing of import missing from this evolutional upgrade is the CV. However, the Subsequent 37 CV is still available. So if CV is the most important factor then until all 2000 are sold you still have an option. Although at over $200 more than this new Subsequent 37 it’s quite an expensive option.
The Subsequent 37 continues the award winning and beloved Sub 37’s sound and awesome front panel editing configuration. It manages not to ruin anything by being completely new and instead enhances, lengthens and raises the bar on what a 2-note paraphonic analog synthesizer should be.
The Moog Subsequent 37 is available now from all Moog dealers for $1579. More information on the Moog Music website.