Today, the world-renowned synth makers over at Moog unveiled the new Subsequent 37 CV instrument. Based heavily off the Sub37 Tribute Edition we went hands on with for Logic Pros some time ago, the updated edition will feature much of the best of its predecessor while expanding the possibilities for modular synth aficionados…
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After reissuing the Moog lllc and officially ceasing production on the Mini Moog Voyager XL, we were interested to see where the company would go next. Sure it isn’t a completely new instrument, but the Sub37 CV, and all its analog goodness will certainly do.
The limited edition redesign is held together by a pair of solid aluminum end cheeks inset with North American hardwood and is made by hand by the folks at Moog in North Carolina. In fact, the first 125 of the limited 2,000 unit run will be made during Moogfest 2017. Anyone who has had the pleasure of playing a Moog instrument, knows these things are made with an impeccable level of quality by professionals that really care about their craft.
As for the technical side of things, this is a 2-oscillator (plus a sub and a noise generator) duo-phonic synth, just like the Sub37 Tribute. In fact, it has everything the original has along with some interesting advancements. Moog is looking to the modular crowd with four assignable CV outputs and two assignable Gate outputs that work with both the Moog (large) format modular gear and the ever-popular Eurorack platform. While there is some CV connectivity on the Tribute, there is nothing quite like this.
We are also getting a “modified” analog signal path. The details there are thin but we do know there is almost twice as much headroom now that Moog has tweaked the Mixer section. With significantly more summing power, the company was able to “reshape” the iconic 24db Moog Ladder Filter in order to boost harmonic saturation and that amazing distortion-based compression effect it can achieve at higher settings.
There will only be 2,000 Moog Subsequent 37 CV synths to hit the market. The first 125 will be sold exclusively at Guitar Center and on location at the Moog Pop-Up factory/shop from May 18th to the 21st during Moogfest 2017. The Sub37 Tribute goes for around $1.500, so we can expect a bit of a premium most likely.