Strong blend of classic and modern, but not ready for release
encrust on 2019/04/17
If I put aside my gear lust and emotions around particular classic synths (CS-80, Jupiter-8, MemoryMoog, etc.) and think about what I really want from a synth in 2019, it would be something like:
- Warm analogue sound, but stable tuning
- At least two different layered sounds at once
- Highly flexible filter architecture
- Studio-quality effects which can be recalled as part of presets
- A modern UI for naming patches and accessing details
- Lots of knobs to control the main synthesis parameters
- Easy starting on a new sound, but an ability to add lots of detail/modulation as the patch progresses
The Moog One can sound warm, classic, complexity, gritty or downright chaotic as you wish. The filter options (including adjusting the spacing of the two SVF 'halves') are excellent.
BUT I've had serious tuning issues. Some voices a semitone or more out of tune. Just loading a patch could leave all future patches out of tune, requiring a reboot. Moog Support seemed interested initially, but after a week's silence and proving that a beta firmware release does not fix the problems, I've had enough.