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MOOG GRANDMOTHER - THE BADDEST GRANDMA ON THE BLOCK

Who needs another monosynth? We do! Of course we do. But hey, really? Well in this case it a synth worth checking out. Forget about the Mini, forget about the Sub series, hell, forget about the Voyager. If you don’t want to spend all your pocket money and you’re looking for a moog sound with a ton of usable features, then look no further. This is the one to get. And it comes from a guy who worships Voyager with all his heart.

MOOG GRANDMOTHER FEATURES

Okay, I don’t like to get too much technical, so I’ll mention all the fun parts. First of all it’s colourful! You can’t beat that, can you? Way to go, Moog! Oh, and the build quality is superb. The second best part about this synth is a spring reverb. Come on, how cool is that?! You can punch the instrument in the middle of the gig and it will excite the spring creating characteristic sound effect. Besides the reverb sounds just good. Next thing I love about the synth it’s the fader. I haven’t used it in any of my recipes, but who cares! It just slides smooth as butter and looks gorgeous. On the other hand I use modwheels a lot. They’re sturdy, they feel great under your fingers and they look so 70’s! Best wheels in a contemporary synth I’ve seen to date. Next is the sequencer and arpeggiator. It’s a never ending fun, really. Just program a simple sequence and goof around! Turn those knobs, wiggle the fader, add some reverb and make some patches! There’s a plethora of ins and outs to put your cables in and simply experiment. An the best part is, that whatever you do, it will sound good. That’s the best thing about the Grandmother. She’ll always love you!

PROS AND CONS

hicut cake: moog grandmother monosynth

PROS:

– looks so cool

– spring reverb

– sounds great

– sequencer

– patching galore

CONS:

– might be too large for some home studios

SHOULD YOU BUY IT?

Hell yeah! This is the most inspiring monosynth out there in the moment. You get plenty of features for your money and a marvellous sounding instrument. And it looks so unbelievably cool! Forget the Mini, seriously! Buy this one, instead. No regrets!