Check out Moog’s retro-styled semi-modular Grandmother synth

Moog has unveiled the Grandmother semi-modular, analogue synth, that allows users to create sounds with or without patch cables…

Said to be inspired by Bob Moog’s modular synths of the 60s and 70s, the Grandmother has no presets or recall, but does feature an arpeggiator, sequencer, spring reverb, analog filter and external audio input, which Moog tell us can be used for treating other sounds through the synth’s effects engine.


Those not particularly interested in the modular angle can create sounds straight off the bat, but for those who want to tink, there’s 41 individual patch points to experiment with. Other Moog synths and Eurorack gear can be used in unison with the Grandmother to create a bigger system.


Grandmother key features:

  • 100% analog synthesizer with 32-note Fatar keybed
  • Semi-modular design, requires no patching to play
  • All normalized connections can be interrupted for full modularity
  • Hardware Spring Reverb can be used to process external sounds
  • 1/4” External audio input for guitars, drum machines, and more
  • Easy to use Arpeggiator and Sequencer
  • Store up to 3 sequences with up to 256 notes each
  • 2 Analog Oscillators with selectable waveshape and hard sync
  • Classic 4-Pole 10Hz-20kHz Ladder filter
  • Patchable 1-Pole High Pass filter
  • Analog ADSR Envelope Generator
  • Analog LFO with audio-rate capabilities
  • DIN MIDI In/Out/Thru and USB MIDI
  • Patchable bipolar attenuator
  • Works with Mother-32, DFAM, Eurorack modular systems and more
  • 41 patch points with 21 inputs, 16 outputs and a Parallel-Wired 4-jack Mult

Pricing and Availability:
The synth will make it’s official debut at this year’s Moogfest in a couple of days, and the first 500 special edition units already available for $899 exclusively through Guitar Center.