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Moog Sub 37 Tribute Edition 

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One of the big attractions at the 2014 NAMM show was the Moog Sub 37 Tribute. The Sub 37 Tribute includes updated features including Duo Mode, which ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Limited edition paraphonic analog synth built on the award-winning Sub Phatty sound engine.

One of the big attractions at the 2014 NAMM show was the Moog Sub 37 Tribute. The Sub 37 Tribute includes updated features including Duo Mode, which allows oscillator 1 and oscillator 2 to be played independantly, programmable arpeggiator/step sequencer, two modulation busses with assignable source and destination options, access to 256 presets, and a 37-note velocity sensitive keyboard with aftertouch.

A fully featured mixer section contains dedicated controls and mutes for each sound source, as well as a level control for External audio input and Feedback - which feeds the output of the filter directly back to the input of the mixer.

Also included are the powerful DAHDSR envelopes from the Sub Phatty with panel control of each extended function. And, like the Sub Phatty, the Sub 37 Tribute includes a free standalone/plugin editor that is compatible with all major plugin formats - creating seamless integration between analog synth and DAW for total control, recall, and automation of every parameter

FEATURES
  • 37-note velocity sensitive keyboard with aftertouch
  • Classic Moog Ladder Filter with resonance, MultiDrive, and selectable filter slopes
  • 2 modulation busses with assignable source and destinations
  • 256 presets -16 banks of 16 patches
  • Syncable arpeggiator and step sequencer

Superior sound engine, with knob-per-function control.

SPECIFICATIONS

Sub 37 Tribute Edition

  • Keyboard
    Number of keys: 37
    Key size: Full
    Aftertouch / Velocity: Both

    Sounds
    Polyphony (max): 2 voices
    VCO: 2
    VCF: 1
    Envelope Generator (EG): 2
    LFO: 1
    Mixer: VCO1, VCO2, Noise
    Number of presets: 256

    Connectivity
    Output: 1/4 in. TS
    MIDI Connectivity: In/Out/USB
    Line input: 1/4 in. TS
    USB Connectivity: Yes
    Headphone out: Yes
    Other: Sync

    Onboard Features
    Sequencer: 64-step
    Arpeggiator: Yes
    Display: LCD with backlight
    Controls: 114
    Effects: Yes
    Pitch bend/Modulation: Both

    Other
    Width: 26.75 in.
    Height: 6.75 in.
    Depth: 14.75 in.
    Weight: 22 lb.
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MoogSub 37 Tribute Edition
 
5.0

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5.0

Analog Nirvana

By Kurt101

from Minneapolis, MN

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Interactive Control
  • Price And Value
  • Responsive / Good Action
  • The Sound - It's A Moog

Cons

  • No Control Voltage Out
  • No Cv Out
  • No C V Out - Midi Only
  • No High Pass Filtering

Best Uses

  • Concerts
  • Exploration
  • Live Performance
  • Sound design

Comments about Moog Sub 37 Tribute Edition:

I've worked with synthesizers for over 40 years and I can say without hesitation that Moog has created a small masterpiece with the Sub 37. It has all the essential building blocks and flexibility needed for basic analog synthesis. Especially important are the extensive modulation capabilities.
The control panel is logically laid out and there's a knob or button for nearly every function. Unlike high end workstations where you have to navigate complex menus to get at the synthesis functions, everything is right in front of you. There is a limited menu with additional modulation options like velocity sensitivity and after-touch, but the most commonly used sources and destinations are on the panel.
The sound quality is what sets this apart from its competitors. Moog filters have a unique, warm, punchy sound. You will especially notice it in the low end. This puts out bass that can be measured on the Richter Scale. One minor critique I have is that the filter is low-pass only. It would be nice to have band and high-pass filtering as an option for thinner sounds. The filter does feature selectable slope settings if you want a little less intensity in the sound.
Analog oscillators, filters and amps have a certain amount of irregularity in them that's musically useful and desirable which you won't find in digital synthesizers. The new Dave Smith Instruments - Pro 2 is a competitor to this and I was strongly considering buying it. With a little higher price tag, it features more modulation options and oscillators, but the oscillators are digital and I didn't want to work with frozen waveforms (cool as some of them sound). I consider it a digital analog hybrid. It also doesn't have the Moog filter. I hate to admit it it, but to me, part of the overall experience of playing an instrument like this is what it looks and feels like. Moog wins in this department. The instrument itself is a thing of beauty. The knobs are large and well placed. They call out to be played with. The black control panel and black knobs with silver caps are evocative of the era when I first started playing synthesizers. I haven't used an instrument like this in decades. I'd forgotten the sheer pleasure of creating sounds from scratch on a completely interactive instrument. I feel like I've come home.
My main workhorse is a Yamaha Motif. It's a fantastic instrument, but when I sit down at it to play, it's all business. I need specific sampled sounds or I'm sequencing a musical arrangement. It sounds great, but I feel like I'm simply triggering sounds. With the Sub 37, my brain shifts gears and I'm really playing an instrument, not operating a workstation.
The Sub 37 is a terrific value. No shortcuts in features or quality were taken to deliver it at this price point. Also, if you support American made products, it's designed and built in North Carolina. I can't recommend this strongly enough, and I've had a lot of experience with synthesizers of all types.

 
5.0

Amazing Synth

By Old Man Eerie

from Iowa City, IA

About Me Professional Musician

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Comments about Moog Sub 37 Tribute Edition:

This is the synth I have waited for my entire life. Can do anything and more. I could not be more stoked about it!

 
5.0

An Amazing Analog Masterpiece

By Anvil Chorus

from Durango, CO

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Pros

  • Absolutely Fun!
  • A Sonic Powerhouse
  • Easy to Use
  • Flexible
  • Great Tactile Response
  • Responsive / Good Action
  • Solid Build

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Electronic Music
    • MIDI
    • Signal Filtration

    Comments about Moog Sub 37 Tribute Edition:

    A most amazing piece of work! This is my first Moog and I cannot say enough great things about this machine. I very glad I made the purchase. I am a true fan of Moog after acquiring this synth and will likely buy many more pieces in the future.

    One of my favorite aspects of this synth is its all analog synthesis (which is so rich and creamy) paired with a digital brain. It makes accessing patches a breeze.

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    5.0

    Great Synth....

    By Tom S.

    from Buffalo, NY

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Portable
    • Realistic Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Moog Sub 37 Tribute Edition:

        As a previous owner of Moogs back in the day, this represents the best of moog's analog past coupled with its blend of modern day electronics makes it a blast to play.

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