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Moog announces new semi-modular filter bank, Spectravox

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Moog announces new semi-modular filter bank, Spectravox

The new device is designed for sculpting sound using a 10-band filter bank

Moog Music has announced a new semi-modular FX unit called Spectravox.

The new piece of hardware is based on Moog’s classic 907 Fixed Filter Bank from the 1960s, and designed to create “lively drones and colourful tonal sweeps on its own, and [add] resonant depth and psychedelic spectral movement to any external sound”.

The original was famous for creating vowel tones and timbral FX by modulating filter frequencies. Unlike its predecessor, Spectravox’s filter banks are not fixed, meaning you can move both the cutoff frequency and the filter frequency simultaneously. Each bank also has variable resonance, for softer sweeps to all-out ring-modulator-style FX and sounds. Having ten banks of filters also means that the Spectravox can be used as a vocoder.

The Spectravox’s combi-jack input allows you to run any audio through its 10-band analogue filter bank, each implemented with a CV input to modulate the frequency range alongside other integrated modulation options.

You can find out more about the Spectravox on Moog’s website and watch Jamie Lidell perform with the unit in the video below.

Written by: Mike Keet

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