The Moog Sub or Subsequent 37 is a two-note duophonic or paraphonic analogue synthesizer, with all massive set of parameters for sound design, all with that fat Moog sound.
Arguably the best bass sounds you can get for a larger budget of around £1300 UK sterling for the tribute edition, not only is the sound top of the range but the build quality is too. It’s capable of quality sounds as well as booming sub-basses to stabby brass sounds, crazy effects and beautiful sequences.
It has a velocity and pressure-sensitive three-octave keyboard. The synth comes with an editor and library software that works within a DAW for archiving and restoring patches.
The Sub 37 also lets you play the oscillators separately using the duo-phonic mode. It has two envelope generators, a lovely Moog filter section complete with multi-drive and a feedback loop option. There is an external input to process sounds from your other musical instruments through the analogue signal path.
The majority of the controls are on the surface, so playing the instrument is very hands-on and fun whilst fast to dial in patches if you are familiar with synths. Still, if you are not, the Sub 37 encourages experimentation with so many knobs.
Each generator can be turned into a 5 stage LFO as a programmable wave shape. There is even an arpeggiator, MIDI connectors via standard DIN or over the USB connector. What sets this synth apart is that you can almost route any part of the signal path anywhere else!!
It’s a monosynth but not as we know it, Jim!