Moog Music's very popular Sub 37 analog synthesizer, which featured two voices via its paraphonic circuit design, is giving way to the aptly-named Subsequent 37, which will now be the standard production model in the line going forward.
In addition to retaining all the features found in the Sub 37 Tribute Edition, Moog has improved upon the sonic specs and performance with the Subsequent 37. These efforts include:
- Double the headroom in the mixer section, for better classic "clean" tones.
- New gain-staging in the ladder filter to boost saturation and low end.
- Re-tuned "Multidrive" circuit for even more growl than the original Sub 37.
- Upgraded keyboard action.
- Upgraded headphone amp.
- Software plug-in editor for Mac and Windows.
In the video below, Snarky Puppy's Grammy-winning keyboardist Cory Henry -- considered by many synth aficionados to be the musical heir of Corea, Hancock, and Zawinul combined -- joins Moog engineer Cyril Lance. There's both shredding galore and visual confirmation of the Subsequent 37's improved sound quality via an Audio Precision oscilloscope.
The Subsequent 37 is currently shipping from Moog Music dealers worldwide, and the US price is a scant $1,499.