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Moog Mavis Build-It-Yourself Analog Synthesizer Kit w/ Korg SQ-1 and Cables

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Manufacturer's Description

Moog Mavis Build-It-Yourself Analog Synthesizer Kit w/ 24-Point Patch Bay

Mavis is a build-it-yourself analog synthesizer kit that delivers the huge depth of sound Moog is known for in a compact and feature-packed instrument. Assembly is extremely simple; users of any skill level can quickly assemble their own analog synthesizer with minimal tools and experience. Perfect for first time users and established synthesists alike, Mavis’ semi-modular design and 1-octave keyboard will get you started making sound immediately without the need for additional equipment (except for a speaker or headphones). 
 
As a stand-alone instrument, Mavis is a straightforward analog synthesizer with patchable modular utilities and the unmistakable Moog sound and quality. Easily remove Mavis from its case and it becomes a 24-point CV controllable module (44hp) ready to be installed into your Eurorack system or alongside Moog’s other semi-modular instruments.
 
Mixing the familiar with the exotic, Mavis features Moog’s legendary oscillator and filter circuits alongside a diode wavefolder – the first analog wavefolder to appear on a Moog instrument. Combining traditional subtractive synthesis with additive wavefolding and oozing with personality, Mavis’ clever presentation of synthesis modules and utilities ensure deep creative synergy and musical connection.  

Mavis is a powerful, fun, and low-cost Moog that makes learning synthesis or expanding an already-advanced studio setup approachable for anyone looking to explore classic analog sound in a new way.
 
Built-in keyboard with Glide and KB scaling

As a standalone instrument or as a 44HP Eurorack module, Mavis adds an expressive 1 v/o controller to any setup with the flexibility to dial in experimental new pitch relationships via the KB scale knob and explore musical intervals that go beyond the established standards.

Full Range Analog Oscillator

A Voltage Controllable Oscillator with PWM (Pulse Width Modulation), Waveform mixing, and Mod Source mixing, delivers rich harmonic character and motion.

Voltage Controlled Filter 

Sculpt your sound with the -24-dB Moog Low Pass Ladder Filter, delivering the sonic power behind the distinct sounds of Moog basslines and leads.

Audio Rate LFO and 4-Stage Envelope Generator

Mavis uses crossfaders in its modulation routing instead of switches, allowing you to blend between a variable shape LFO and four stage envelope generators for interesting and unusual modulation contours.

Wavefolding and Modular Utilities  

Mavis features Moog’s first-ever wavefolding circuit, allowing for additive synthesis to sit alongside traditional subtractive synthesis, and features a broad modular utilities section complete with attenuators, offsets, mults, and a flexible DC-coupled mixer.

Patchable Sample and Hold (S+H) circuit:

Generates a random CV pattern that can be patched to modulate other parameters, including setting Mavis into a ""random sequencing"" mode of performance.

24-Point Patch Bay 

Mavis is eager to play along with other voltage-controlled devices (especially with Moog’s other semi-modular instruments), and its useful collection of utilities and flexible control voltage routing allow for intricate dialogue between them.

Protective Cover

Mavis includes a fitted protective cover for use during studio downtime or taking your instrument on the go.
 
Build one yourself. Get closer to the circuits at the heart of Mavis and come away with a Moog analog synthesizer that is uniquely “yours”. No soldering is required and can be completed by any skill level in an afternoon. 

This compact yet mighty synthesizer with classic Moog circuitry, a built-in keyboard, 24 patch points, and an all-analog sound engine—complete with Moog’s first-ever wavefolding circuit—offers great value to any synthesist. Moog Mavis is available today at authorized Moog dealers worldwide.

Korg SQ-1 Step Sequencer

Connect any type of device and control it freely. 2 x 8 step sequencer. 

When the classic MS-20 analog synthesizer appeared in 1978, it had a trusted partner in the SQ-10 step sequencer. Now, after thirty years, the MS-20 has been reborn as the MS-20 mini, and the SQ-10 has evolved into the more modern SQ-1. 

The SQ-1 is a compact step sequencer with 2 x 8 steps. It's wealth of connection jacks allows it to be connected to the MS-20 and a variety of other synthesizers. Vintage analog synths or the latest compact synths can be controlled from this single unit. You can also switch between a variety of synthesizer modes and use the step buttons to create performances overflowing with spontaneity, just as when using a volca unit.

Liberate yourself from the numerically-bound parameter editing that's typical on a DAW; you'll enjoy truly musical inspiration as you train your ears and concentrate on what your fingertips are doing. Don't miss the experience of music that's driven by your instinct. 

  • Connect and control the MS-20 and many other types of equipment
  • A variety of sequencer modes
  • Step edit buttons inherited from the volca, providing excellent improvisatory possibilities
  • Sturdy and compact body, with battery operation

Connect and control the MS-20 and many other types of equipment

Rather than the commonly used V/Oct standard, the CV design of the MS-20 always used the Hz/V standard that provides excellent pitch stability limiting the step sequencers that are able to correctly control the MS-20. As a descendant of the SQ-10, the SQ-1 supports the Hz/V standard, enabling it to perfectly control the MS-20 or MS-20 mini. It goes without saying the V/Oct standard is also supported, and the voltage level of the CV output (*) and polarity of the GATE output can be specified as appropriate for the device you've connected. This versatility will enable you to control a wide variety of other synthesizers as well.

As a connector, the SQ-1 provides two CV/GATE OUT channels, the standard MIDI OUT and USB MIDI, littleBits out (to connect to the littleBits synth kit by littleBits Electronics Inc.), plus the SYNC IN/OUT channel that allows you to connect to the volca series and monotribe. Compact and complete with all the functions you need, the SQ-1 is the ideal hardware sequencer. 

Versatile sequencer modes

The SQ-1 provides two channels (A and B) of 8-step sequencer that can operate consecutively, or be used in a variety of other modes. For example, you can run A and B following each other to function as a 16-step sequencer, ignore the order and make the steps play randomly, or use A and B to control different parameters as they run in parallel. From simple sequences to complex changes, you can choose from a variety of modes to suit your needs.

Step buttons inherited from the volca provide excellent improvisatory possibilities

The 2 x 8 step buttons can be used in the usual way to turn notes on/off, but you can also use the MODE button to switch their function, opening up powerful possibilities such as letting you “perform” the sequence itself, as on a volca unit.

“Active Step” lets you skip steps mid-way through a sequence, and “Step Jump” lets you instantly play just the step that you press, producing irregular rhythms or effects that are reminiscent of short loops. “Slide” produces an effect in which steps are connected smoothly; using this to control a synth bass is an easy way for anyone to generate an acid sound. 

Sturdy and compact body, with battery operation

Packed with carefully selected functionality, the SQ-1 features a compact and very sturdy sheet-metal body. Placed beside the MS-20 series, you'll notice a sense of solidity that gives the impression they were manufactured in the same era. The unit can operate on two AA batteries or on USB bus power.

Other functions

Sequence step resolution is selectable as quarter notes, eighth notes, or 16th notes.
You can specify the way in which the step knobs control the pitch. The knob values can specify the pitch directly, or they can specify the closest note in a major, minor, or chromatic scale.

  • Sequencer Mode: ALTERNATE, ORDER, PARALLEL TURN, PARALLEL ORDER, CV/DUTY, CV/SLIDE, CV/DUTY RADOM, RANDOM 
  • Step Mode: GATE ON/OFF, ACTIVE STEP, SLIDE, STEP JUMP
  • Sequence Step Resolution: quarter notes, eighth notes, sixteenth notes
  • CV OUT Pitch: Linear, Minor, Major, Chromatic
  • CV OUT Voltage: 1V, 2V, 5V (Oct) 8V (Hz/V)
  • GATE OUT Polarity: + (positive polarity), - (negative polarity)
  • SYNC IN/OUT Polarity: + (rise), - (fall)
  • Connectors: 
    • littleBits OUT jack (mini monaural phone jack) 
    • OUT (MIDI OUT) jack (mini stereo phone jack) 
    • CV - A OUT - GATE jack (mini monaural phone jack, CV OUT : Output Level 1V, 2V, 5V, 8[Hz/V], GATE OUT: output level 10V) 
    • CV - B OUT - GATE jack (mini monaural phone jack, CV OUT : Output Level 1V, 2V, 5V, 8[Hz/V], GATE OUT: Output Level 10V) 
  • IN – SYNC – OUT jack (mini monaural phone jack, SYNC IN: Max Input Level 20V, SYNC OUT: Output Level 5V) 
  • USB jack (type B, USB MIDI)
  • Power Supply: Two AA batteries (alkaline batteries recommended), or USB power 
  • Battery Life: approximately 5 hours (when using alkaline batteries) 
  • Dimension (W x D x H): 93 x 84 x 63 mm/7.60"" x 3.31"" × 2.48""
  • Weight: 641 g/1.41 lbs.
  • Included Items: Two AA batteries for checking operation, mini plug – DIN cable 
  • Options: Patch cable MS-CABLE-18

Moog Mother-32 12"" cables

Contains 5 high quality Moog modular patch cables for use with Mother-32 and all 3.5mm equipped instruments.

Specifications

Moog Mavis Build-It-Yourself Analog Synthesizer Kit w/ 24-Point Patch Bay

  • Operate standalone or as 44hp Eurorack module
  • Analog Voltage Controlled Oscillator (Mixable Saw/Square) 
  • Analog –24dB Moog Low Pass Ladder Filter 
  • 4-stage Analog EG (Envelope Generator) 
  • Diode Wavefolder 
  • Analog LFO (Mixable Triangle / Square) 
  • Pulse Width Modulation 
  • Modular Utilities (Attenuators, Offsets, Mults, and a flexible DC-Coupled Mixer)  
  • Sample & Hold 
  • Analog Voltage Controlled Amplifier 
  • 24-Point Patch Bay (3.5 mm) 
  • 1 Octave Keyboard w/ Glide and Scaling
  • Protective Cover Included 
  • Patch Cables Included 
  • 3.5mm Output 

IN THE BOX 

  • Mavis PCB
  • Front Panel
  • Bottom Enclosure
  • Protective Cover
  • Calibration Tool 
  • Nut Driver
  • Fastener Kit
  • Power Supply  
  • Package of 3.5mm cables (6” x5)
  • Assembly Instructions / Quickstart Guide  
  • Patch Overlays
  • Product Catalog
  • Registration Card

WEIGHTS & DIMENSIONS 

PRODUCT ONLY 

  • Weight (lbs): .94 lbs 
  • Weight (kg): .43 kg 
  • Imperial (in): 9” x 5 ¼” x 1 ½”
  • Metric (cm): 22.86cm x 13.34cm x 3.81cm