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Why are moog synths popular?
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analogcontrolfreak



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2004 6:57 am    Post subject: Why are moog synths popular? Reply with quote

Why are moog synthesizers, popular?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2004 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

'Cause they're absolutely great sounding, fat, analogue, solid built, pretty reliable, and an important part of synthesizer history.

Why do you think they shouldn't ??
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2004 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh No, I was just courious as to what others thought? Besides i have a fascination for them, even though I don't own one. Working on it though.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2004 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

With the exception of a couple of the little cheap ones, Moog synthesisers have a life and warmth to them that makes them inspiring to use. The big things for me with the Minimoog for example is the sound of the oscillators when in square/pulse mode, and the fact that even with the resonance control at zero, sweeping the cutoff knob still gives a unique and rich sound, rather than just the usual EQ effect that other synths display.

Comparing Moog modulars (generally) to an ARP 2600 or a Korg PS3100 for example, the moog sound is deeper and fuller than the ARP, and livelier than the Korg.

And of course, they are so steeped in history, even when someone like Pink Floyd used EMS Synthi's on DSOTM, the average punter thought it was a Moog, an the "Moog Machine" became a household word referring to anything that made a weird sound, thanks to all those Carlos and Hugo Montenegro and "Moog Plays the Beatles" and endless Moog "Hair" cover albums.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2004 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wish I could afford to buy a moog synth, but they are usually out of my price range.

The only one that I could afford would be the Minimoog V soft synth by Arturia.
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2005 7:55 am    Post subject: Re: Why are moog synths popular? Reply with quote

analogcontrolfreak wrote:
Why are moog synthesizers, popular?



THE LOGO?!?
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analogbass



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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2005 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

-That buttery powerful sound's the best, extending throughout the Moog line, excepting maybe the Polymoog. Even the lowly Rogue, Realistic and Taurus II kick ass.
-First one on the market, thus the name's become synonymous with synthesizers the same way Stratocaster is with guitars.
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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2005 6:39 am    Post subject: the famous moog synth Reply with quote

I like them because they are really nice , handy and you can use
them always in a comfortable and easy way esp. the small beginner
models like rogue, prodigy, minimoog or source.

I tried all of these and they are quite useful if you want to learn
playing the piano or kinds like that.

Unfortunately the minimoog is hardly achieveable and
has sometimes trouble with the keys.
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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2005 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just wish they were not so expensive. I still find it hard to beleive that some of them can fetch a price eqivilent to the orignal asking price when they were first being sold.

BTW: I did not know I was still receiveing replys to this post. Whcih I had posted orginally ten months ago.
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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2005 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just wish they were not so expensive. I still find it hard to beleive that some of them can fetch a price eqivilent to the orignal asking price when they were first being sold.

BTW: I did not know I was still receiveing replys to this post. Whcih I had posted orginally ten months ago.
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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2005 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As far as expense, get a Rogue, Realistic or Prodigy. IMO in a mix they don't sound radically different than a mini, especially in the context of the weaker sounds of today's synths.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2005 6:30 am    Post subject: Why Analogs are best Reply with quote

I have a Micro Moog since 1978 and still love it ! Very Happy
I have just made a sequencer for it which gives it a new lease of life, as the keyboard part is unrliable. It still has the fat sound I like and is used
a lot in bass sounds.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a Moog 12 and 15, both purchased used during the 1980s. I wouldn't sell them for any amount of money.

I think what sets the Moog modulars apart is not only their famous "sound," but especially the pedigree of engineering that went into them. I still remember the first time an electronics geek friend of mine looked over my Moog 12. He noted the anodized aluminum module panels, the Allen-Bradley carbon composition potentiometers, the Switchcraft 1/4-inch phone jacks, the meticulously clean wiring harnesses, the wiring tie-downs used to keep the intra-modular wiring neat, the mil-spec connectors, and so forth. He then turned to me and said, "You see this, Bill? This was made back when they knew how to make things right! Nothing but top-quality components, unapologetic craftsmanship in construction, and an unswerving commitment to engineering excellence."

Those are some of the reasons the Moog modular synthesizers are such hot collectors' items. You couldn't make me part with my Moogs. In fact, I'll probably have them buried with me.
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