Moog Matriarch Analog Synthesizer

Who needs limits? The Moog Matriarch harnesses decades of research and design to create a semi-modular synthesizer that's powerful, intuitive, and musical.

The Moog Matriarch is an analog synthesizer with an emphasis on imagination. The pinnacle of Moog's semi-modular family of synthesizers, Matriarch's patchable architecture and classic Moog circuits reward open exploration with endless sonic possibilities and unparalleled analog sound.

Matriarch: Place / Time / Memory :

Easily create rich harmonic shapes with up to 4 notes of paraphony that can be sequenced, shifted, and stored with Matriarch's intuitive 256 step sequencer, or stack the analog VCOs to play on a massive 4 oscillator mono synth.

Moog Matriarch | Lisa Bella Donna | Mystery Rituals :

With a deep assortment of synthesis modules based on Bob Moog's original circuit designs, Matriarch's 100% analog signal path spans a dynamic sonic vocabulary -- from overdriven monophonic bass to gently evolving paraphonic plucks that cycle through waveshapes into a wash of infinite delay trails. Coupling the power of vintage-designed stereo ladder filters, dual Envelope Generators, stereo Analog Delays, and stereo VCAs, Matriarch delivers a multi-dimensional sound that empowers the sonic exploration of space and time.

Though Matriarch's semi-modular design requires absolutely no patching, 90 modular patch points are easily accessible throughout the panel via the included 3.5mm patch cables. This powerful electronic instrument is a highly-versatile addition to any stage or studio that can effortlessly transform from a performance keyboard into a fully modular analog synthesizer read more at a moment's notice.

In addition to its standalone function, Matriarch is also an ideal processor of external sound sources and a powerful keyboard front-end for expanding a DFAM, Mother-32, Grandmother, or Eurorack modular system.

A Note About Moog's Dark Series Keyboards

Production is coming to a close for Moog Music’s Dark Series Grandmother and Matriarch semi-modular analog synthesizers.

Originally released with distinct multi-colored overlays, Grandmother and Matriarch have become staples in studio setups and live performance settings, go-to synthesizers for beginners, and multifaceted creative tools used by musicians of all skill levels to explore the power of analog sound.

The all-black aesthetic of the Dark Series came about as a nod to the modular control panel designs that inspired their very creation. The circuitry, spirit, and analog effects of Grandmother and Matriarch are derived from the classic Moog modular synthesizers designed by Bob Moog himself during the '60s and '70s.

Own a piece of Moog history with your own Dark Series Grandmother or Matriarch synth before they’re gone.


- Mono, duo, and 4-note paraphonic playability
- Stereo analog delay w/ up to 700ms of MIDI sync-able stereo or ping/pong style repeats
- 256 step sequencer w/ up to 4 notes per step and 12 stored patterns. (Can be
decoupled from Matriarch to independently sequence external gear)
- Arpeggiator with selectable modes (Order, Forward/Backward, Random)
- Semi-modular analog synthesizer - no patching required
- 90 modular patch points for endless exploration
- Expressive 49-note Fatar keyboard w/ patchable velocity and aftertouch
- 4 analog oscillators w/ selectable waveshape and hard sync per-oscillator
- Full-range analog LFO with 6 selectable waveshapes
- Dual analog filters with parallel (HP/LP), stereo (LP/LP), and series (HP/LP) modes
- Dual analog ADSR envelopes
- Dual analog VCAs
- 3x bipolar voltage controlled attenuators with ring mod capability
- 2x4 parallel wired unbuffered mults
- Additional simple analog LFO useful for adding modulation to delay, filters and VCAs
- 1/4" external audio input for processing guitars, drum machines, and more through
Matriarch's analog circuits
- Stereo 1/4" and 3.5mm Eurorack level audio outputs

Module Provenance

- Oscillators based on the Minimoog
- Mixer based on the classic CP3 module
- Filters based on the classic 904A module
- Envelopes based on the classic 911 module
- VCAs based on the classic 902 module
- Analog Delay based on the MF-104M and 500 Series effects
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- TYPE - Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizer
- SOUND ENGINE - 100% Analog
- NUMBER OF KEYS - 49 Full-Size Keys
- TYPE OF KEYS - Velocity-sensing with Aftertouch (Velocity and Aftertouch are not
hard-wired -- available via MIDI, KBD VEL OUT and KB AT OUT jacks)
- OTHER CONTROLLERS - Pitch Bend, Mod Wheel, Variable Glide, Expression pedal in
to CV out, and Sustain Pedal in
- POLYPHONY - Monophonic, 2-Note Paraphonic, and 4-Note Paraphonic
- SOUND SOURCES - 4x Analog Oscillators with Selectable Waveforms (Oscillators 2, 3,
and 4 support Hard Sync), White Noise Generator, External Input jack.
- MIXER - 6 input (5 eurorack level and 1 instrument level) DC coupled discrete mixer with asymmetrical clipping behavior
- FILTERS - 24dB/Octave Low Pass Filter with Resonance, 24dB/Octave switchable Low Pass/High Pass Filter with Resonance. Configurable in parallel (HP/LP), stereo (LP/LP), and series (HP/LP).
- MOD SOURCES - Analog Modulation Oscillator with selectable and patchable output (Sine, Saw, Ramp, Square, Stepped Triangle, Smoothed Random, Sample and Hold, Noise). Additional LFO (Tri, Square)
- ENVELOPES - 2x Four-Stage ADSR with End of Envelope gate outputs
- ATTENUATORS - 3x Bipolar Voltage Controlled Attenuators with Ring Mod capabilities
- MULTS - 2x4 Parallel-wired Non-buffered Patch Points
- VCAs - 2x discrete analog VCAs routed in stereo
- EFFECTS - Stereo Analog Delay with Ping/Pong, MIDI and CV clock sync, voltage
controlled Mix, and independent L/R delay times, feedback, and I/O.
- ARPEGGIATOR / STEP SEQUENCER - 256 Steps with up to 4 notes per step; 12
Sequence locations
- PATCH POINTS - 90 x 3.5mm front and rear panels, 49 Inputs, 33 Outputs, 2x4
Parallel-wired Mults.
- PEDAL INPUTS - 1/4" Sustain, 1/4" Expression
- AUDIO INPUT - 1/4" TS jack (Rear Panel)
- AUDIO OUTPUTS - 2x 1/4" TS jacks for line level output (Rear Panel), 1/4" Headphone
jack with dedicated level knob (rear panel), 2x 3.5mm Eurorack level outputs, 2x 3.5mm
Delay outputs
- MIDI I/O - 5-pin DIN In, Out, Thru; plus MIDI over USB (Rear Panel)
- DIMENSIONS - 32" (81.28cm) Wide x 14 1/4" (36.19cm) Deep x 5 1/2" (13.97cm) High
- POWER - Included Power Adapter 12V DC (positive tip), 2A, 100 to 240 Volts AC,
50/60Hz with screw-on barrel connector.
- WEIGHT - 24lbs. / 10.89kg
- ** Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 32.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 36 x 17 x 9 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MOD-MATR-01

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 828-251-0090

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (3 ratings)
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When I opened the box I couldn’t help but be in awe. Immediately you can see and feel the high quality of this instrument. Absolutely beautiful. It sounds even better. I bought this on impulse after seeing Mike Dean and 2 chainz making some slaps with it. It lived up to the hype. By far the nicest and best sounding piece of music equipment I’ve purchased. Best of all I ordered it and it was at the door the very next afternoon. Thank you zZounds!!
The sound is extremely rich and detailed. “Organic” is the word that comes to mind. I feel you could use this in a wide range of genres.
You can run other synths, drum machines or vocals through the synth for some awesome sounds.
Ease of Use
Very easy.
Highest quality instrument I’ve owned.
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