So it would seem that Moog applying for 'Matriarch' as a registered trademark was relevant after all, as the Asheville company has announced the arrival of a new 4-voice paraphonic semi-modular synthesizer by that very name.
This patchable beauty comes with a built-in sequencer, arpeggiator, stereo ladder filters and stereo analogue delay.
Being semi-modular, you’re able to able to enjoy the full feature set straight out of the box, but with the aid of 90 modular patch points, Moog promises Matriarch will be "a catalyst for creative ideas and a medium for multidimensional expression.”
The Moog Matriarch will retail for $1,999 and is available for pre-order, with some retailers offering a limited run of Moogfest 2019-badged models that also include a custom Moog messenger bag.
- 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
- 49 Full-Size 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 into CV out, and Sustain Pedal in