Moog Matriarch Announced

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Post by Rex Coil 7 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:57 am

peripatitis wrote:Nice filter though, beyond that mehh
I don't get their synth naming as of late though..
Do they have an agenda or what?
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Post by Nelson Baboon » Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:02 am

peripatitis wrote:Nice filter though, beyond that mehh
I don't get their synth naming as of late though..
Do they have an agenda or what?
well, i'll guess that you haven't tried the grandmother yourself. it's really an amazing instrument. I suppose that there agenda is to make really good instruments. Obviously flawed.

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Post by peripatitis » Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:04 am

Nelson Baboon wrote:
peripatitis wrote:Nice filter though, beyond that mehh
I don't get their synth naming as of late though..
Do they have an agenda or what?
well, i'll guess that you haven't tried the grandmother yourself. it's really an amazing instrument. I suppose that there agenda is to make really good instruments. Obviously flawed.
but wouldn't the grand mother be the Matriarch as well? I am a bit confused with this.

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Post by Nelson Baboon » Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:32 am

peripatitis wrote:
Nelson Baboon wrote:
peripatitis wrote:Nice filter though, beyond that mehh
I don't get their synth naming as of late though..
Do they have an agenda or what?
well, i'll guess that you haven't tried the grandmother yourself. it's really an amazing instrument. I suppose that there agenda is to make really good instruments. Obviously flawed.
but wouldn't the grand mother be the Matriarch as well? I am a bit confused with this.
I'm a bit confused as to your point, unless it's a joke. All I'm saying is that these are quite similar synths, with the matriarch seemingly being an upgrade to the grandmother. I have no experience with the Matriarch (obviously) but I own a Grandmother, and i find it to be one of best sounding and fun synths I've ever used.

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Post by peripatitis » Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:03 am

Nelson Baboon wrote:
peripatitis wrote:
Nelson Baboon wrote:
peripatitis wrote:Nice filter though, beyond that mehh
I don't get their synth naming as of late though..
Do they have an agenda or what?
well, i'll guess that you haven't tried the grandmother yourself. it's really an amazing instrument. I suppose that there agenda is to make really good instruments. Obviously flawed.
but wouldn't the grand mother be the Matriarch as well? I am a bit confused with this.
I'm a bit confused as to your point, unless it's a joke. All I'm saying is that these are quite similar synths, with the matriarch seemingly being an upgrade to the grandmother. I have no experience with the Matriarch (obviously) but I own a Grandmother, and i find it to be one of best sounding and fun synths I've ever used.
Somewhere between a joke and bemusement for their naming.

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Post by Panason » Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:32 am

I do believe Dave Smith ought to come back at them with a Patriarch and a Grandfather. Too much feminism.

And they should demo them using gender-less sequencers with no human operator visible. :hihi:

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Post by h4ndcrafted » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:09 am

All synths should be named after planets. It should be a rule.
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Post by anselmi » Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:12 pm

h4ndcrafted wrote:All synths should be named after planets. It should be a rule.
well, this is quite limited due to the quantity of planets with a decent name vs synths

btw, roland almost checked this with jupiter, saturn 09 and (pro)mars but then you got the juno lines and then you realize that they´re all named after roman gods

anyway, you can find some "earth" stuff too but basically they´re all world music oriented synths and I remember some very obscure synth called "uranus"

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Post by strettara » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:52 am

anselmi wrote:
h4ndcrafted wrote:All synths should be named after planets. It should be a rule.
well, this is quite limited due to the quantity of planets with a decent name vs synths

btw, roland almost checked this with jupiter, saturn 09 and (pro)mars but then you got the juno lines and then you realize that they´re all named after roman gods

anyway, you can find some "earth" stuff too but basically they´re all world music oriented synths and I remember some very obscure synth called "uranus"
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Post by anselmi » Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:29 pm

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rew_ wrote:a thread simultaneously ribbing lines for being the houseplant forum while stereotypically demanding every synth be gray or black, you love to see it
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well...quite close... :hihi:

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Post by Ranstedt » Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:27 pm

I'm not familiar with Moog's supply & demand of recent synth releases.

What do you all think the chances are of the Matriarch selling out and becoming hard to find for a while?

I want to purchase this synth but I'm not sure i'll be able to preorder. I'm thinking I'd be able to buy one sometime in September but I'm nervous I might not be able to find one.

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Post by calaveras » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:44 pm

Kja wrote: Matrairch has both firmware and microprocessors, don't let the cactuses and neon colors fool you..
I'm sure it does. However I am dead sick of synths that are all firmware and only a couple knobs. Especially when they are analog synths.
I have owned a couple of the Moogs like the Taurus III and Lil Phattie. And those drive me bonkers with every single knob having two functions. And often those two functions you most want to use at once are on different layers.
Moog is not the only company that does this. And to their credit, I like the tactile experience of those buttons and how they have bicolor LEDs to indicate the state. But using OB6, MG1 and SH09 where a knob or slider is what it says it is, that's much more rewarding. And easier to deal with after the 3rd or 4th joint.

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Post by Neo » Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:37 pm

Ranstedt wrote:I want to purchase this synth but I'm not sure i'll be able to preorder. I'm thinking I'd be able to buy one sometime in September but I'm nervous I might not be able to find one.

Thanks.
I think you can place an order with Noise Bug without paying until it arrives, and it's looking like at least October till they ship

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Post by Ranstedt » Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:44 pm

Neo wrote:
Ranstedt wrote:I want to purchase this synth but I'm not sure i'll be able to preorder. I'm thinking I'd be able to buy one sometime in September but I'm nervous I might not be able to find one.

Thanks.
I think you can place an order with Noise Bug without paying until it arrives, and it's looking like at least October till they ship
October? Ouch. Hopefully it doesn't get pushed back even further.

Do you know the difference between the moogfest and regular version? To me it seems like the moogfest version is numbered and the regular version isn't. Yet musiciansfriend is showing you can select the black version. I've never seen a black version.

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Post by naos » Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:01 am

Thanks to that cringefest commercial I lost all religious/fetichist tendencies and interest I ever had towards that brand - to be fair it should have happened with the Sirin commercial already.

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Post by Hermetech Mastering » Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:09 am

naos wrote:Thanks to that cringefest commercial I lost all religious/fetichist tendencies and interest I ever had towards that brand - to be fair it should have happened with the Sirin commercial already.
Thanks for letting us know.

(Goes back to twiddling knobs on The Grandmother, the best analogue synth I have ever owned, in 27 years of owning analogue synths...)

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Post by Panason » Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:03 am

But he/she didn't say the GM is bad! having said that, the GM does seem to have a shoddy build quality (shite PSU jack/socket, buttons feel like a Tandy) and has the usual Moog excessive price tag. It seems to be made as cheaply as possible- doesn't even qualify as furniture! :twisted: I tried it in a shop and failed to see what makes it worth a grand. It's a(nother) basic analog monosynth with a few token patch points.

It's tragic that anyone would buy a Matriarch over the Summit or the Super-6 but of course these synths do not have the genuine analog tone or the Moog (pronounced Mogue of course) brand name.
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Post by Hermetech Mastering » Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:04 am

I couldn't disagree with you more strongly after owing The Grandmother for a few months, but it'd just be pissing in the wind... :miley:

I'm probably gonna pick up a Matriarch to pair with it too, but will wait until at least six months after it's released, as I always prefer to get a later batch if I can.

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Post by stringtapper » Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:19 pm

The GC rep seems to think that the Matriarchs slated to ship in July will still ship next week and that the October date is for anyone who ordered after a certain point up to now. Let’s hope they’re right.

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Post by LameAim » Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:41 pm

stringtapper wrote:The GC rep seems to think that the Matriarchs slated to ship in July will still ship next week and that the October date is for anyone who ordered after a certain point up to now. Let’s hope they’re right.
That was the impression I got from my last conversation with them as well.

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Post by Ranstedt » Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:27 pm

I received an email reply from Moog on 4/2 saying "As for Matriarch the release date is on schedule for late summer.."

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Post by booger » Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:40 am

Anyone get any updates to the Matriarch delivery date? I was still under the impression that they were backordered until October.

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Post by radialMelt » Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:29 pm

I have one on pre-order from my local shop (who do quite a lot of business with Moog from what I understand). Last I asked (this past Friday) they had "no date" for when they expect to receive the Matriarch units. I am in Canada FYI.

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Post by stringtapper » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:00 pm

booger wrote:Anyone get any updates to the Matriarch delivery date? I was still under the impression that they were backordered until October.
A Moog rep told me last week in an email that they are still planning to ship the first run “late summer.”

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Post by deanrinehart » Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:28 pm

I got on the Sweetwater list at 9am the day it was announced. My rep says end of September. Originally July.

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