Like the original, the Moonwind Mk II is a standalone filter with immense flexibility, internal step-sequencing and MIDI support. The new version sports analogue VCFs, a touch pad at the bottom and CV inputs to interface with other pieces of gear.
Jürgen Michaelis aka Jomox brought two big new announcements to Superbooth 21. On the one hand, there is an 8-voice poly FM synth voice for Eurorack with an analog filter. As described in detail in the article before. In addition to this, a product from the past is also making a comeback.
Jomox’s standalone stereo analog filter box Moonwind is back in new MkII clothes. Michael promised new features but also an improved user interface for the Moonwind mk2. He confessed in my interview video that the operation was a bit too complicated. And there was also something to celebrate at SB 21: Jomox is celebrating 25 years, Happy Birthday.
Jomox Moonwind MkII-words from SYNTH ANATOMY
Like the predecessor, Moonwind MkII is a standalone filter box with two channels. The filters are based on discrete designs. For each filter, you have dedicated cutoff, Q, and resonance controls. So you can set the filters separately from each other and process each channel completely differently. You can also link the channels with a link function. But it’s more than just a simple filter box.
The real fun starts with the built-in sequencer with which you can modulate the three filter parameters of each channel. With this, you bring motion in the filtering process. The programming of the sequences is new. You can draw in the steps by simply moving your finger over a touch X/Y pad.
The new version also got its own sound engine with VCO, noise, and modulators. You can mix it with the audio inputs or use it alone. Plus, you turn Moonwind MkII into a multi-effects processor by using the included effects including delay, and reverb.
Also, the front panel got a refresh. It now has a better screen that displays more information. The MW Mk2 can also be integrated into modular systems thanks to the new CV ins/outs. For example, cutoff 1 & 2 as well as the VCA are now fully controllable via the three CV inputs on the front panel. In addition, there are six mappable CV inputs for modulating further parameters. Both cutoff sequence channels also output CV signals and all functions are also controllable with MIDI.