The newest addition to the family, Moog Grandmother debuted this Spring with rave reviews. The portable addition to Moog’s stellar lineup is studio-fit hardware ready for the live stage. Classified as a semi-modular Eurorack, this tasty little package packs a punch. Out of the box with a built-in arpeggiator, sequencer and spring reverb tank the Grandmother connects ‘to Moog’s modular roots, where synthesis is not only about the end result, but the journey of discovery and experimentation’. A configurable panel and no patching requirements make this a stellar addition to artists of any skill level.
Now that the Grandmother has been on the market for a few months, the Moog team asked of few analog legends to set free with the synth, and it’s fun to watch. Chromeo sound man P-Thugg, live innovator Reggie Watts, King producer Paris Strother, and techno heavyweight John Tejada all took a turn giving the Grandmother a spin. The snippets, through short showcase the diversity packed into this small box. Paris even played a quick nostalgic take of ‘Show Me Love‘, dreamy.
The handmade synth shop in Ashville North Carolina is well known for a grassroots approach to sound through hardware. Their annual Moog fest has proven to be one of the most innovative approaches to the festival concept on this side of the Atlantic. Pairing their passion for quality with an iconic offering dating back to the mid-60s, Moog’s legacy as a pioneer in the space continues to grown. Stoked to see the crew recognizing artists who push boundaries on the stage and in the studio. Have you grabbed your Grandmother yet?