At this year’s NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Show in Anaheim, CA, Moog has officially announced their new synth – Subsequent 25. With this new and ultra-compact synthesizer, Moog is replacing the adored Sub Phatty synth. The Subsequent 25 is a worthy alternative, being able to deliver even more powerful bass and thick leads than its predecessor.
Feel That Beefy Moog Sound in a Pint-Sized Footprint
With its 25 keys and the total length of 20-inches, the tiny synth is Moog’s most compact keyboard synthesizer so far. Its portability makes it the perfect stage addition, but it’s also an excellent fit for any studio.
The Subsequent 25 melds the hands-on analog soul of all the classic Moog instruments with the convenience and workflow of a modern sound-design machine. The Subsequent 37 and Sub Phatty new inheritor is a 2-note paraphonic analog synth; Subsequent 25 delivers all the rich sonic density that all Moog’s products are known for, regarding his small size. This is the company’s most compact keyboard synthesizer so far.
Beyond the Original Grit and Growl of the Sub Phatty
The Subsequent 25 has two oscillators along, which can be split to play different notes at the same time in Duo mode. It also comes along with a sub-oscillator, and the tree can be stacked up in the synth’s Unison mode. The Subsequent 25 also comes with a noise generator.
If you’ve been following the company’s other synths, you’d be familiar with the classic Moog ladder filter. It provides rich resonance and self-oscillation. What’s new is that it now has a reshaped gain staging. The filter’s levels have been readjusted at each point of amplifications, boosting saturation, and doling out a richer low end.
Other improvements include:
- Twice the headroom
- A more powerful headphone amplifier
- Four CV inputs
- New presets (design for the upgraded circuity)
- Upgraded keybed
- Full MIDI implementation
The only downside is that the Subsequent 25 only comes with the 16 new presets. On the bright side, it comes with Mood’s free Editor Librarian software (PC or Mac), which makes it great for creating, saving, and recalling an infinite number of sounds.