Debuted at the Audio Engineering Society (AES) convention, this unit was the first voltage-controlled synth to use a keyboard as its primary input method.
This was the first compact and (somewhat) affordable portable synthesizer for musicians. It also laid the groundwork for the popular Minimoog Voyager line that debuted a few decades later. The Minimoog was also the first unit to hit store shelves, as most were made-to-order, custom-built affairs prior to its arrival.
Bob Moog may have built the first keyboard-wielding modular synth in '64, but the first commercially available units weren't available until a few years after. If you ask folks what a "vintage synthesizer" looks like, they're likely to give you a description of this. The larger cabinets allowed buyers the ability to tweak the instrument to suit their audio needs with patch cables and more.
While it only packed a single oscillator, this was meant to offer the performance that Moog was known for on a budget as a more affordable alternative to the Model D. Of course, its compact build made it super portable, too.
The Voyager was the first synthesizer released after Moog regained the rights to the brand and was based on the the Minimoog Model D. This time around, a touch control surface was included on the panel with a MIDI interface to boot.
A mash-up of nearly all of the sounds found in both the original Minimoog Model D and the Voyager, the larger model brought back front-panel patching from the classic modular units.
Designed to be the most affordable analog synth ever offered by Moog, the instrument offers the bare essentials for creating thick tones on its front panel.
Based on the Sub Phatty sound engine, the Sub 37 serves up a Duo Mode that allows the dual oscillators to be played independently with the iconic Moog Ladder Filter and an extended keyboard.