Ask Video – Moog Subharmonicon 101 – Moog Subharmonicon Explored

The Subharmonicon is a very unique semi-modular desktop synthesizer from Moog. Get an in-depth understanding of this polyrhythmic analog instrument, in this course by sound designer and synthesis expert Rishabh Rajan!
If you like sonic experimentation, you’ll love the Moog Subharmonicon! Inspired by early (and very rare) electronic instruments from the 1930s and 1940s (the Trautonium and the Rhythmicon), the Subharmonicon is not your conventional subtractive synth. With its 6-tone sound engine, multiple tuning systems, patchbay, and polyrhythmic sequencer, the Subharmonicon is perfect for creating complex sequences and textures. This course goes over every aspect of the synth, from the heritage of the instrument to its novel polyrhythmic sequencer and versatile semi-modular functionalities.
Rishabh starts with a brief history lesson on the Subharmonicon’s ancestors, the Trautonium and the Rhythmicon. Next, he gives an overview of the front panel, before diving deeper and covering every feature of this powerful instrument. You learn how to use the 2 VCOs and the 4 Sub oscillators to create complex tones. You explore Pulse Width modulation, the VCA, the Moog ladder filter and the flexible patchbay. Of course, you also learn to master the powerful polyrhythmic sequencer and create your own evolving sequences…
So sit back, grab your patching cables, and join your personal trainer Rishabh Rajan in this 20-tutorial course! Endless sequencing and synthesis possibilities await!

Section 1: Introduction
1. Introduction (0:54)
Section 2: Overview
2. Heritage of the Subharmonicon (3:06)
3. Overview (3:01)
Section 3: Synthesis Elements
4. Oscillator Section (4:21)
5. SubHarmonics (4:05)
6. Oscillators Mix (3:14)
7. Filter (3:19)
8. Pulse Width Modulation (2:27)
9. VCA (1:15)
Section 4: Sequencer
10. Sequencer Range (4:06)
11. Main & Sub Oscillator Sequencing (3:55)
12. Creating Polyrhythms (5:36)
13. Creating Polyrhythms II (3:16)
Section 5: Patching Examples
14. More PWM (5:39)
15. Sine Sequence (2:52)
16. Rhythm Modulation (2:21)
17. Sequencer Modulation (2:38)
18. Sequencer Reset Modulation (3:24)
19. Audio Rate Modulation (2:48)
20. Conclusion (0:32)

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