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The Moog One and Miscellany

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Moog One Polyphonic Synthesizer
Moog One polyphonic synthesizer

Moog One Polyphonic Synthesizer

You may have already experienced the Moog One’s online publicity campaign, centered around a deliciously retro promo film in which ’70s-style titles and transitions are interspersed with grainy footage of Chick Corea, Robert Glasper, Dick Hyman, Dr. Lonnie Smith, and others testing out the new machine. Based on the heavenly sounds those players coax from it, the first polyphonic analog instrument to emerge from the Moog factory in 35 years has got to be a synth junkie’s dream. Each of its three timbres is an independently addressable poly synth, with its own sequencer, arpeggiator, and onboard effects library, including a full suite of Eventide reverbs. And perhaps most importantly, the Moog One’s ash cabinet and aluminum enclosure house 73 knobs and 144 buttons.

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Mac Randall

Mac Randall

Mac Randall has been the editor of JazzTimes since May 2018. Prior to that, he wrote regularly for the magazine. He has written about numerous genres of music for a wide variety of publications over the past 30 years, including Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, The New York Observer, Mojo, and Guitar Aficionado, and he has worked on the editorial staffs of Musician, LAUNCH (now Yahoo! Music), Guitar One, Teaching Music, Music Alive!, and In Tune Monthly. He is the author of two books, Exit Music: The Radiohead Story and 101 Great Playlists. He lives in New York City.