Moog brings back its famed 1973 modular synthesizers


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Cool $59 pocket synthesizers from Teenage Engineering
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I wonder how much my liver would go for in the black market today.


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I wanted one so bad when I was a kid.

Yea, I was a geek.


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Sheesh, I still want one.

Yeah, you can digitally emulate all of this… but… blech.

#SHOW ME THE PATCH CORDS, JERRY!

Some day, if I save my pennies (and convince the wife that the kids would be better off without college), I want one of these:

Meet TONTO


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Hey the Model 15 is a mere $10,000, and will pay for itself in some way! Also, how many great people of history actually went to college? None of them, I swear!


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Don’t get me wrong, I like the whole retro tech thing…But as a practical matter, my understanding is that “duophonic keyboard” means that after $35k you still can’t play three finger chords on it…This is a great illustration of how far we’ve gone.


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Two be frank, you only get two notes, but they are really fucking great.


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Got this in my email yesterday. Cool news! I used two of the original Model 15’s (plus a Buchla, PDP 11, & D to A converter) in a class on electronic music back in 1976, taught by composer Larry Austin (http://cemi.music.unt.edu/larry_austin/). I still have the (well, rather awful) piece I put together as a final project, converted from 1/2" tape to 1/4" tape to mp3.

Now I have a copy of Arturia’s virtual Moog Modular to fiddle around with, which only cost a couple of hundred bucks.

It’s interesting to see history repeat itself! If only Bob Moog was still alive to see it.


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Does it still drift out of tune? I’m not paying that kind of money if it isn’t going to drift out of tune like the original.


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I played a Model 15 at the New England Synthesizer Museum years ago, it was kewl but In wouldn’t buy one. It just didn’t suit my style,

Also, Tonto - while largely Moog - was named after the Serge NTO, or New Timbral Oscillator.


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We had one of those, almost unused, at Mass Art in 1984. Almost unused. A couple of successful producers spent some serious time in the lab. Tim and Wally, I’m looking at you.


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Old equipment seems to be a solid investment. 35,000 might seem like a lot but it is limited addition so I don’t imagined it would ever go down in value.


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