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Moog Subharmonicon Semi-Modular Polyrhythmic Analog Synthesizer
Moog Subharmonicon Semi-Modular Polyrhythmic Analog Synthesizer
 
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Moog Subharmonicon Semi-Modular Polyrhythmic Analog Synthesizer

Analog labyrinth of subharmonically derived synthesis and polyrhythmic patterns.
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Moog Subharmonicon Semi-Modular Polyrhythmic Analog Synthesizer

Subharmonicon, our new semi-modular analog polyrhythmic synthesizer, is now available worldwide.

Subharmonicon is a versatile analog labyrinth of subharmonically derived synthesis and polyrhythmic patterns.

This new semi-modular analog synthesizer is designed for the exploration of sequences that unfold and evolve over time, spiraling through six-tone subharmonic chords and organic polyrhythms.

The newest addition to our family of semi-modular analog synthesizers (Matriarch, Grandmother, Mother-32, and DFAM), Subharmonicon is capable of complex sounds and patterns, yet is incredibly simple to use. With two VCOs, four Subharmonic Oscillators, two 4-Step Sequencers, and four Rhythm Generators, this new musical machine creates a rich harmonic kaleidoscope that divides into itself until everything that is up becomes down. Although no patching is required to start creating, Subharmonicon can be patched into itself, expanding its onboard capabilities, or interfaced with Mother-32, DFAM, and other external Eurorack-compatible gear for endless possibilities.

Understanding Subharmonicon
To design Subharmonicon, Moog drew inspiration from radical theories on music composition that arose in experimental circles during the 1930s and 1940s. Subharmonicon is inspired by Joseph Schillinger’s mathematical systems for musical composition and is influenced by two analog innovations from the 1930s and 1940s: the Mixtur-Trautonium, which employed a series of subharmonic oscillators to generate electronic undertones, and the Rhythmicon (developed by Leon Theremin, the inventor of the Theremin), an instrument capable of sounding multiple harmonically related polyrhythm generators simultaneously.

“Music As Living Matter”
“Music As Living Matter,” is a short film conceptualized to explore and question conventional ideas of music, sound, and expression. Electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani and multidisciplinary visual artist Scott Kiernan invite you to reimagine these concepts through a delicate balance of mystery and order in this experimental piece composed entirely using Subharmonicon and analog video synthesis techniques.

SOUND ENGINE:
Analog

SOURCES:
VCO 1, SUB 1, SUB 2 / VCO 2, SUB 1, SUB 2

FILTER:
Self-Oscillating Ladder Filter, Low-Pass, 4-Pole (-24 dB/Octave)

ENVELOPES:
VCA EG (Attack, Decay); VCF EG (Attack, Decay)

SEQUENCERS
Analog (x2)

STEPS:
4 Steps per Sequencer, selectable Quantization

CLOCK:
Driven by any and all of the Rhythm Generators

RHYTHM GENERATORS
4

RHYTHM:
Derived by dividing the Tempo by an integer value (1-16)

CLOCK:
20 BPM to 3,000 BPM (Beats per Minute; 1 Pulse per Quarter-note), MIDI Clock, EXT CLOCK

PATCHBAY
32 x 3.5mm jacks

INPUTS:
17 Input Jacks

OUTPUTS:
15 Output Jacks

MIDI:
3.5mm MIDI Input (Type A dongle included)


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5 of 5 Awesome little synth December 23, 2020
Reviewer: lfo.flow from Brockton, MA United States  
The Subharmonicon is such a fun little device. You need to know what you’re getting into of course as it isn’t your typical “plug in a keyboard and play it” sort of a synth, but more of an experimental, ever-evolving knob tweakers dream. I wouldn’t recommend it as someone’s first synth, but if you want a fun little desktop synth to create moving/interesting melodies and rhythms this guy might just be for you. As an added bonus it’s built like a tank and oozes quality (because Moog).