May 12, 2020
A semi-modular analogue polyrhythmic model.
Moog has unveiled a new synthesizer called Subharmonicon.
The semi-modular, analogue polyrhythmic synth features two VCOs, four subharmonic oscillators, two 4-step sequencers, and four rhythm generators.
Subharmonicon’s design was inspired by “two analogue innovations from 1930s and 1940s,” shares Moog. “The Mixtur-Trautonium, which employed a series of subharmonic oscillators to generate electronic undertones, and the Rhythmicon (developed by Leon Theremin), an instrument capable of sounding multiple harmonically related polyrhythm generators simultaneously, laid the foundation for Moog’s new modern exploratory practice.”
The Subharmonicon can be played on its own, patched into itself, or interfaced with Mother-32, DFAM, and other external Eurorack-compatible gear.
Alongside the news, Moog has also shared a new short film called Music As Living Matter, featuring Suzanne Ciani who has created its music entirely from the Subharmonicon, accompanied by visuals from Scott Kiernan.
Head here for more info and listen to samples of the synth being played below.