Moog Lives! 1969 R.A. Moog Modular Synthesizer Restored

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Dan () from Acoustica Software demonstrates his dream synth – a rare 1969 Moog modular:

I fulfilled a life-long dream by buying a 1969 Moog Modular system.

This system was custom-ordered by Rick Powell, a musician and friend of Bob Moog, and was used on a number of pretty bad Moog albums in the 70s.

When I got it it had been restored by one of the top technicians in the United States but had been sitting for a while. The jacks were dirty and the keyboard was entirely non-functional. I shot this video just after getting the keyboard cleaned up and working. I had just reassembled and polished the wood on the keyboard’s cabinet.

This system is a dream to play. It’s far more stable (due to factory stability mods) than I could have hoped for, and the filter is just amazing. This patch shows two 901A oscillators tracking together through the resonant low-pass filter in a typical Minimoog-style setup, with the third 901 oscillator acting as LFO for the filter.

Better yet – there’s a few slots to fill…….

via Jason


7 thoughts on “Moog Lives! 1969 R.A. Moog Modular Synthesizer Restored

  1. The dopa Banks have set up their own mould and equipment design and manufacturing and processing center, according to oneself in the bend processing, machinery processing industry nearly 10 years of experience, manufacturing production and sales bend mold, stretching mold, welding equipment.

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  2. This is a really special rig. The feeling I get from watching him play this particular instrument just proves that analogue will never disappear!

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  3. Gorgeous piece of synth history – and it’s great that it’s going to get played, instead of collecting dust.

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