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Moog Matriarch Dark Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizer and Step Sequencer

Patchable 4-note paraphonic, semi-modular analog synthesizer with a built-in sequencer, arpeggiator, stereo ladder filters, and stereo analog delay in an all-black color scheme that invoking the timeless look of Moog's classic modular control panels


Product Description

The Moog Matriarch Dark is a new color variant for Moog Matriarch. Matriarch Dark presents the same great features, sounds, and specs as the original colorful Matriarch, now offered in an all-black color scheme that invokes the timeless look of Moog's classic modular control panels. Matriarch is a patchable 4-note paraphonic analog synthesizer with a built-in sequencer, arpeggiator, stereo modulation effects and more. The Matriarch is the latest in Moog’s semi-modular design, and allows you to create rich textures, evolving chord patterns, and fresh new sounds with no patching required.

Step It Up

The Matriarch is capable of creating mono, duo, and 4-note paraphonic soundscapes using oscillators based on the Minimoog. With an array of synthesis modules inspired by Bob Moog’s original circuit designs, the sonic possibilities are limitless.

Create intricate melodies using a 256 step sequencer with up to four notes per step. Save up to 12 patterns for live playback on stage or in the studio. Create driving bass lines, dynamic melodies and evolving arpeggios with the versatile arpeggiator.

To Patch or Not to Patch

The Matriarch uses an intuitive semi-modular design to create complex synth sounds with no patching required. However, 90 modular patch points allow for endless experimentation. Quickly patch in additional modules through the easy-access panel via the included 3.5mm patch cables.

Deliver the perfect performance using an expressive 49-note Fatar keyboard, or use the patchable velocity and aftertouch to modulate your sound. Bring your melodies to life with the pitch bend, mod wheel and glide controls—or plug in your favorite expression and sustain pedals for authentic grand piano realism.

A Collection of Classic Modules

Create everything from overdriven monophonic bass to washed-out paraphonic plucks using four analog oscillators and a dedicated full-range analog LFO with six selectable waveshapes. Transform your sound using dual analog filters based on the 904A module, ADSR envelopes based on the 911 module, and VCAs based on the 902 module.

Morph static synth patches using three bipolar voltage controlled attenuators with ring mod capability. Or take your tracks to a whole new dimension with an infinite wash of delay trails using an analog delay based on the Moog MF-104M. Put it all together with the on-board mixer based on the classic CP3 module.


  • Mono, duo, and 4-note paraphonic playability
  • Stereo analog delay with up to 700ms of MIDI sync-able stereo or ping/pong style repeats
  • 256 step sequencer with up to 4 notes per step and 12 stored patterns (Can be decoupled from Matriarch to independently sequence external gear)
  • Arpeggiator with selectable modes (Order, Forward/Backward, Random)
  • Semi-modular analog synthesizer - no patching required
  • 90 modular patch points for endless exploration
  • Expressive 49-note Fatar keyboard with patchable velocity and aftertouch
  • 4 analog oscillators with selectable waveshape and hard sync per-oscillator
  • Full-range analog LFO with 6 selectable waveshapes
  • Dual analog filters with parallel (HP/LP), stereo (LP/LP), and series (HP/LP) modes available
  • Dual analog ADSR envelopes
  • Dual analog VCAs
  • 3x bipolar voltage controlled attenuators with ring mod capability
  • 2x4 parallel wired unbuffered mults
  • Additional simple analog LFO useful for adding modulation to delay, filters and VCAs
  • 1/4“ external audio input for processing guitars, drum machines, and more through Matriarch’s analog circuits
  • Stereo ¼” and 3.5 mm Eurorack level audio outputs

Product Specifications

Condition New
Width 32 in
Height 5.5 in
Depth 14.2 in
Unit Weight 24 lb
Computer Connection USB
MIDI Connections In, Out, Through
Analog or Digital Analog
Key Type Velocity-Sensitive
Number of Keys 49
Synthesizer Format Keyboard
Polyphony Mono, Duo, 4 note Paraphonic
Connector Type 3.5 mm

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