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Moog

Subharmonicon

Semi-Modular Polyrhythmic Analog Synthesizer

Moog

Subharmonicon

Semi-Modular Polyrhythmic Analog Synthesizer

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Subharmonicon is a semi-modular polyrhythmic analog synthesizer designed for the exploration of sequences that unfold and evolve over time, spiraling through 6-tone subharmonic chords and organic polyrhythms.

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Overview

Subharmonicon is a semi-modular polyrhythmic analog synthesizer that employs a 6-tone sound engine and multi-layered sequencers to explore the world of subharmonics, polyrhythms, and the unique relationships they create.

Subharmonicon’s characteristic sound starts with two analog VCOs and four Subharmonic Oscillators for a total of six powerful sound sources. Each subharmonic tone is mathematically derived from one of the two main VCOs, giving the resulting chord shapes a beautifully coherent quality. Onboard quantization lets you dial in perfect intervals every time with selections for multiple tuning systems. Choose from contemporary Equal Temperament settings, the heavenly intervals of Just Intonation, or the unlimited freedom of no quantization at all.

Animating Subharmonicon’s distinctive chord shapes is done through a polyrhythmic pair of 4-Step Sequencers. Each sequencer is clocked by any or all of four Rhythm Generators that output mathematical divisions of the master tempo. Layer multiple Rhythm Generators on top of each other to create complex polyrhythms and discover inspiring new patterns and styles. Delve into Subharmonicon’s dual Envelope Generators, Moog Ladder Filter, and analog VCA to call up dynamic articulations ranging from lush pads and blurred edges to percussive plosives and ritualistic rhythms.

Although no patching is required to start creating, exploring Subharmonicon’s modular patchbay unlocks worlds of possibilities as you make novel connections and plug into new ideas. The 32-point 3.5mm patchbay can be patched into itself, expanding Subharmonicon’s onboard capabilities, or interfaced with Mother-32, DFAM, and other external Eurorack-compatible gear (MIDI Type A adapter included for DIN to 3.5mm MIDI input). Use as a standalone synth with included +12V DC power supply or simply remove the front panel to install into any Eurorack system.

The Moog Subharmonicon is a versatile analog labyrinth of subharmonically derived synthesis and polyrhythmic sound, equally suited for losing oneself and simultaneously finding oneself.

DEEPER UNDERSTANDINGS

Experimental Origins

Subharmonicon is inspired by Joseph Schillinger’s mathematical system for musical composition and is influenced by two analog innovations from the 1930s and 1940s: 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.

The Mixtur-Trautonium created subharmonics by dividing the frequency of its primary oscillator, while the Rhythmicon created polyrhythms that were multiplications of its primary tempo. These concepts of subharmonics and polyrhythms form the historic roots of the Moog Subharmonicon.

The undertone series, or subharmonic series, results from the division of an initial fundamental frequency (f) by successive integer values (unlike the overtone series, which results from integer multiples of the fundamental frequency). Where overtones are found to occur naturally in acoustic sounds, undertones must be produced through more extreme or novel methods, such as electronic circuitry.

Polyrhythms employ multiple rhythms playing at once to create complex, interweaving phrases. In the same way that a subharmonic oscillator divides the fundamental frequency (f) to create a musically related subharmonic, each rhythm generator in Subharmonicon uses an integer value to divide the current tempo value (t) to create a new rhythm. (For further learning, research the work of Joseph Schillinger, Oskar Sala, and Leon Theremin.)

Highlights

  • Updated design of the highly sought after 2018 Moogfest Engineering Workshop Instrument.
  • Use as a standalone synth with included +12V DC power supply or simply remove the front panel to install into any Eurorack system.
  • Two 4-step sequencers capable of triggering polyrhythmic patterns
  • 6-tone chord generation via two oscillators and four subharmonic oscillators
  • 32 patch points with 3.5mm MIDI Input (MIDI Type A adapter included for converting DIN to 3.5mm)

Technical Specifications

  • ANALOG SOUND ENGINE
  • SOURCES: VCO 1, SUB 1, SUB 2 / VCO 2, SUB 1, SUB 2
  • FILTER: Self-Oscillating Ladder Filter, Low-Pass, 4-Pole (-24 dB/Octave)
  • ENVELOPES: VCA EG (Attack, Decay); VCF EG (Attack, Decay)
  • ANALOG SEQUENCERS (x2)
  • STEPS: 4 Steps per Sequencer, selectable Quantization
  • CLOCK: Driven by any and all of the Rhythm Generators
  • RHYTHM GENERATORS (x4)
  • RHYTHM: Derived by dividing the Tempo by an integer value (1-16)
  • CLOCK: 20 BPM to 3,000 BPM (Beats per Minute; 1 Pulse per Quarter-note), MIDI Clock, EXT CLOCK
  • PATCHBAY
  • JACKS: 32 x 3.5mm
  • INPUTS: 17 Input Jacks
  • OUTPUTS: 15 Output Jacks
  • MIDI: 3.5mm MIDI Input (Type A dongle included)
  • REAR PANEL
  • AUDIO: 1⁄4” TRS Headphone or 1⁄4” TS Instrument
  • POWER: Power supply connection
  • SECURITY: Kensington lock slot
  • WEIGHTS AND DIMENSIONS
  • PRODUCT:
  • Imperial (in.): 4.2h x 12.57w x 5.24d
  • Metric (cm): 10.67h x 31.93w x 13.31d
  • Weight: 3.5 lbs.
  • Metric Weight: 1.58 kg
  • SHIPPING:
  • Imperial (in.): 8h x 15w x 9d
  • Metric (cm): 20.32h x 38.1w x 22.86d
  • Imperial Weight: 6 lbs
  • Metric Weight: 2.72 kg
  • POWER SUPPLY (INCLUDED)
  • STYLE: Wall adapter; barrel connection; center-pin positive
  • INPUT: 100 – 240VAC; 50 Hz – 60 Hz
  • OUTPUT: +12VDC; 1200mA
  • POWER CONSUMPTION
  • TYPICAL: 4.8 Watts
  • EURORACK SPECS
  • CURRENT DRAW: 360mA (maximum) from +12VDC (10-pin header)
  • MOUNTING DIMS: 60HP (1” / 26mm Module Depth
SKU MOD-SUBH-03
Brand Moog
Condition New
Colour No
Keys No
Polyphony No
Compatibility No
EAN 040232358890

Delivery

UK Delivery

FREE Next Working Day Delivery on orders over £49.00.

Orders placed before 4pm will normally be dispatched the same day and will be delivered on the next working day between 9am and 6pm.

Delivery Upgrade Options (Over £49)

  • Pre 12.00pm Next Working Day - £4.99
  • Pre 10.30am Next Working Day - £14.69
  • Saturday / Sunday - £14.99

International Delivery

Delivery is charged at a flat rate of £21. The following list of countries are available at checkout:

Click here to view our delivery options

Returns

At Music Matter, our goal is to ensure complete satisfaction with your purchase.

If, for whatever reason, you are dissatisfied with your purchase, you can return it to Music Matter within 30 days of receiving the item, providing it arrives back in new condition.

You have the option of receiving a full refund / exchange within 14 days, or, exchange / credit only within 30 days.

Full Refund Within 14 days

In order to receive a full refund, you must notify us within 14 days of receiving the goods. Once you have notified us you will have 14 days to return the product to us.

Exchange Within 30 days

In order to exchange an item, you must notify us within 30 days of receiving the goods. Once you have notified us you will have days to return the product to us.

Goods received back 14 days after the cooling of period ends may be rejected.

Your returns period starts the day after you receive the item(s)

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Purchase interest rate: 19.9% p.a. (variable)
Assumed Credit limit: £1,200

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Warranty

Minimum 12 Months Warranty

All new & used goods supplied by Music Matter are warranted free from defects for 12 months from the date of supply (unless otherwise stated).

Extended Warranty

Many manufacturers offer a free extended warranty upon registration.

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