Moog Vocoder

Hope this isn’t tmi, but I have gas


That vocoder sounds like it only has a limited number of bands or something. It doesn’t sound as impressive to me as the one on the Behringer VC340.

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Be a lot cooler if they actually released these dope builds they keep having! Still waiting for the subharmonicon…gas is strong esp when you can’t buy one lol


The guy in the video never touches the sliders. I guess they are for frequency bands, though it could be part of a sequencer or something. Hmm, i wonder.

I agree with Prints the vocoder sounds a little “primitive” which is cool if you want primitive. 1930’s Bell labs sort of thing. (I like the vocoder on the Waldorf STVC which also acts like it will never get released!)

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Exactly what I need to replace my dreadful VP-03

note that there’s four modules in there, and none of them are the Mother32…

bottom: vocoder.
2nd up: Subharmonicon
3rd up: DFAM
top: ???

It’s a BFAM – the predecessor to the DFAM that never made it into production either.
(BFAM - Brother From Another Mother)


Neat. I would also love to see the subharmonium thingy released.

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good call! yeah I knew the BFAM became the DFAM, but didn’t realize they looked so different from one another!

Really nice track by the way. Interesting machine as well.

the 1979 Moog Vocoder which was pretty identical to the Bode 7702 vocoder.

nice to see analog vocoders are still a thing! the real decision…to build or not to build?

This sounds really clean. Incredibly corny rhymes too.

ADDED: WARNING EAR WORM! From NYC Peech Boy BIG hit “Come on, Come on” which uses the same vocoder. Oh god why can’t they still make music like that! What’s that snare hit? I need that.


i need a subharmonicon


Could this be the Moog Matriarch? (It seems to small?)

I notice that part of the trademark filing says:
multiple resonant filter array and animating those frequencies using a built-in pattern generator

So if you could sequence or “animate” the frequency bands in something like this thing at the Engineering Workshop that would be neat.

I can’t seem to make the video link work… :thinking:
There’s an underscore (_) before DBc and after, the forum puts it in italics… :smile:

FYI that’s the same video as was in the IG post, linked from the first post in this thread. better quality though!


Matriarch vs Spectravox

Here’s the two trademark applications if anyone is interested.

The Matriarch name was filed a month before the Spectravox one which was filed a couple weeks back. While there are similarities in the descriptions it would seem they are two different products, not Moog trademarking “Matriarch” and then changing their mind and filing a different name instead.

Perhaps the product of this thread, the Spectravox is an experiment along the path to the Matriarch.

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So now that we know a little more about the Matriarch; and now that MoogFest has started what more is there on the Spectravox?

Loopop of course. Damn the Spectravox is wicked in ambient sound.

Moog better not hide this away like they did with the Subharmonicon !


Two new videos in this beside the Loopop one. It includes one done from a guy’s car. (At least he’s in the drivers seat?) And the other one without putting all the plastic parts on the sliders and pots for the synth. I guess it doesn’t matter – i like this thing and it sounds wild.

OK next year i’m going to pay the freight and go Moogfest engineering session.


Really good video from Loopop, as usual, that explains and demonstrates multiple features of the Spectravox. Note – the keyboard he used here is the Sensel Morph. This is the one video to watch on Spectravox.

BTW: The reason i am modifying this post rather than posting a new one is because you get locked out from posting more than three in a row consecutively; hope i’m not breaking the rules too severely here.

I doubt that i’m not the only person that finds this multi-function synth interesting.
I like the Matriarch very much, but the Spectravox is getting more of my attention.

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isn’t it $1500? sure it’s worth it…? I mean both of these are cool but yikes.