Reviewed: Moog Subsequent 37

Innovative Music | innovativemusic.com.au | Expect to pay: $2399

There is one name that lives in the world of synthesiser folklore ahead of all others, the name that was adorned by many of the various models from the brand, and the name of the inventor and creator of some of the most musical and challenging synthesisers to this day. I am, of course, talking of Moog, the legacy of the late Dr Bob Moog that carries on with a very forward thinking company today that is constantly delivering new designs and products to meet the market’s needs. That is exactly what the Moog Subsequent 37 is: the result of user demands coming to fruition in a serious keyboard that is now readily available in Australia.

It’s undeniable that the Moog name carries a lot of cache to a unit in the synth world, but the Moog of today is a big leap forward from what many people may have in their minds - images of the old wooden cased mono-synths and only a handful of models that really stand out. Yes, Moog has a long history and a heritage in synth design that cannot be left behind, but at the same time, it is not being held back by this history either, moving forward and creating products and promotions that get users talking.

Hits and Misses

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Classic Moog look and feel

Modern design and control

Upgraded features to meet market demands

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I don’t own one, and that is a real problem

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Martin reveals D-45 John Mayer signature guitar

Another NAMM 2018 Announcement

Martin Guitars are paying tribute to John Mayer by designing a signature acoustic for the talented performer using one of the company's most popular models, the D-45.

Featuring Guatemalan Rosewood back and sides with an Engelmann spruce top, the D-45 John Mayer sees Mayer's design brought to life by the experts in the Martin Custom Shop. The guitar also includes a bone nut and saddle, an ebony fingerboard, and an interior label signed by the 7-time Grammy Award winning artist. 

 

Find out more in the video below:

 

 

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Mooer introduces Audiophile pedalboard headphone amplifier

Debuted at NAMM 2018

NAMM 2018 announcements have arrived, and Mooer has joined the party with details of its new pedalboard headphone amplifier, Audiophile.

Audiophile is a professional headphone amplifier, compatible with guitar and bass pedalboards. It operates with an analogue Class A amplification circuit to allow users to connect headphones and experience an immersive practice session. 

 

The device features stereo and mono I/O, and an optional built-in analogue speaker cabinet simulation. Audiophile also incorporates true bypass, and can double as a signal boost/buffer when the cab sim is turned off.

 

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Preparing for Progfest: Voyager

With Progfest 2018 only a few weeks away, we sat down with some of the stellar acts on this year's lineup to get to know them better. Find out more about Voyager in our Progfest Q&A special feature below.

Who are we chatting to and what do you do in the band?

Hello, this is Ash Doodkorte. I do the graphic design, occasional video editing, and some management and logistics for Voyager. If I can find the time in between all that, I also play the drums.

 

Who are your biggest influences?

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Preparing for Progfest: Orsome Welles

With Progfest 2018 only a few weeks away, we sat down with some of the stellar acts on this year's lineup to get to know them better. Find out more about Orsome Welles in our Q&A below.

Who are we chatting to and what do you do in the band? 
This is Michael Stowers from Orsome Welles, and I am the lead vocalist.

 

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Preparing for Progfest: Meniscus

With Progfest 2018 only a few weeks away, we sat down with some of the stellar acts on this year's lineup to get to know them better. This edition of Mixdown's Progfest Preparation features Meniscus.

Who are we chatting to and what do you do in the band? 
I'm Dan. I play guitar, loops, and program the synths/samples ... and make weird faces.

 

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Preparing for Progfest: Alithia

With Progfest 2018 only a few weeks away, we sat down with some of the stellar acts on this year's lineup to get to know them better. First up: Alithia.

Who are we chatting to and what do you do in the band? 
Tibor Gede – Bass.

 

Who are your biggest influences? 
El Bicho, The Mars Volta, Tunderground, Besh-O-Drom, Pearl Jam (early records).

 

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Looking inward with Leprous

Australia has one of the strongest prog scenes in the world, a characteristic celebrated by the annual Progfest. Starting in 2008 and expanding in 2018 to include Sydney and Brisbane, this year’s Progfest will be headlined by international prog heavyweights, Norway’s Leprous. “We’re stoked to be playing this tour,” Leprous frontman Einar Solberg says. “I can’t wait to get back to Australia. I like it when the audiences are people who love music, not just musicians, which is something you find in the prog community in Australia.”

One thing that makes this tour particularly exciting for Leprous fans is that the setlist is very much up in the air. “We’ll have a different set every night in Australia,” Solberg says. “We haven’t even decided what to play where. We did that with very big success on the EU tour we just finished. We changed up the setlist every night for 33 shows. That’s 33 totally different setlists. It was a big success for everyone because it was much more exciting for us, the crowd, and the crew to do something different each night.”

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Show & Tell: Craig Selak from The Bennies

Show & Tell is where we get artists to tell us about a piece of gear that they cherish and use as a part of their live or studio setup. This month we chat to Craig Selak, bassist for The Bennies.

What piece of equipment do you have to show us today?

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Show & Tell: Jake Howsam Lowe from Plini and Scoredatura

Show & Tell is where we get artists to tell us about a piece of gear that they cherish and use as a part of their live or studio setup. This month we chat to Jake Howsam Lowe, guitarist for Plini and Scoredatura.

What piece of equipment do you have to show us today? My Fractal Axe-Fx II.

 

 

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