Polychaining 8 Moog Subsequent 37 CV’s!
The polyphonic analogue synthesizer…. In their finer forms, expensive, complicated, and these days rarified but above all, amazing. The Roland Jupiter series. The Oberheim OB range. The Poly Moog and Memory Moog synthesisers, the Mighty Yamaha CS80. These instruments populate the lions share of most peoples fantasy synthesiser collections. Unfortunately these days these classics have reached a point of appreciation that makes them way out of reach for most of us mortals, but its OK to dream a little bit from time to time I suppose isn’t it..?
Recently we have seen quite a few entries into the modern analogue poly arena. The superbly placed 4 voice Korg Minilogue, (With a more powerful sibling hopefully waiting in the wings for introduction very soon). The very solid Novation Peak, The Dave Smith range, and the surprising Behringer Deepmind, all tossing their rather impressive hats into the analogue poly-synth ring. However, the glut of these modern pretenders, while being diverse and interesting, do not necessarily have that certain something, that little bit more: May it be an entirely pure analogue signal path. just one or maybe two oscillators per voice, perhaps shared EGs and so on….. So what to do if you want something special, something really special. Super-luxury-analogue-polyphon
Sadly Moog doesn’t currently produce a poly. If they did, It would probably be quite expensive, and likely, a little bit complicated, and well, they just don’t. So what are we supposed to do? Just make one ourselves I guess! All you need is 8 or so Subsequent 37 CVs quite a few midi leads, a half decent set of speakers to appreciate the monster we have created, a little patience and hey presto. The worlds greatest synthesiser, probably…