Moog Brings Back The Classic Moog Modular Synthesizer

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2015 NAMM Show: Moog Music today announced that it is reintroducing the classic Moog Modular synthesizer, including three iconic systems: the System 55, the System 35 and the Model 15.

These three modular synthesizer systems were originally created and manufactured by Moog in 1973. Moog plans limited run manufacturing of the three systems, using the same parts and techniques that were used to build the originals.

Here’s Moog’s take on why they are reintroducing the Moog Modular:

The reintroduction of these instruments is not about reliving the past – while much incredible work has been done with the Moog Modular, there is so much further yet to be explored in this relatively young instrument. Artists had only begun to grasp the vast possibilities of these large format modular synthesizers when they went out of production over thirty years ago.

Decades of electronic experimentation have enabled musicians to move on from viewing the Moog Modular as a replacement for traditional instrumentation. Now a new generation of artists, with a greater understanding and more complex tools, will have the opportunity to explore the power of these singular sonic machines.

Today, the modular synthesizer is viewed in the manner Bob Moog originally intended: to “discover endless offbeat, unconventional, and even irrational ways of working.”

Here’s their intro video for the new modular systems:

The video features electronic music pioneers such as Suzanne Ciani, Malcolm Cecil, David Borden, Dick Hyman and Herb Deutsch alongside performances by contemporary modular artists like Holy Ghost! (DFA), Gavin Russom (ECSTATIC/Entropy Trax), Max Ravitz AKA Patricia (L.I.E.S./Spectral Sound/Opal Tapes), Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith (Western Vinyl), Jacques Greene (Vase/LuckyMe) and M. Geddes Gengras (Stones Throw). Each artist played a patch live, in one take, with no overdubs on one or more of the new Moog Modular systems.

The Return Of The Moog Modular Synthesizer

Moog Modular System 35
Moog Modular System 35

The foundation for this announcement was laid last year at Moogfest 2014, when Moog released the Emerson Moog Modular system – a faithful recreation of Keith Emerson’s legendary modular instrument, which was the culmination of three years worth of research and engineering.

Moog is using the techniques learned recreating the EMMS manufacturing process to once again build these modular systems. These systems will be made entirely to their original product specifications and manufacturing techniques and processes.

Working from the 1970s schematics, each instrument will be handcrafted, as a recreation of the original. The modules are built from the original circuit board films – just as they were in 1973- by hand-stuffing and hand-soldering components to circuit boards, and using traditional wiring methods. The front panels are photo-etched aluminum, a classic process rarely still used in today’s synthesizer manufacturing, to maintain the classic look of vintage Moog modules.

Moog Model 15
Moog Model 15

The dedicated nature of the Moog modular rebuilding process is such that the units will come in extremely limited quantities. There will be 55 units of the System 55, priced at $35,000 per instrument; 35 of units of the System 35, priced at $22,000 per instrument; and 150 units of the Model 15, priced at $10,000 per instrument.

Alongside these Moog Modular Systems will be the Sequencer Complement B Expansion Cabinet, a dual 960 Sequential Controller, an accompaniment to the System 35 and System 55, that has been out of production for over 30 years– as well as an optional 5-Octave duo phonic keyboard.

See the Moog site for details.

121 thoughts on “Moog Brings Back The Classic Moog Modular Synthesizer

    1. Exactly. My first thought was all I need is Keith Emerson money and I’m in. Then again, after releasing the Keith Emerson special model, how is this such an earth-shattering revelation? Kind of like, um, oh, OK. Good. Hey, did you see those new plugins from so-and-so?

      1. In all honesty, even if I could afford one of these, I’m not really that interested.

        I know some people really like the Moog sound, and I do too, but it’s not the be all and end all for me. personally. I can think of an awful lot of things I would much rather have for that kind of money… a LOT of things. It’s all academic anyway, I don’t have this kind of cash.

        It’s a shame because a Moog Modular EuroRack would have been a very, very smart move; Moog have proved they’re not above releasing more affordable gear (Werkstatt) so I don’t quite get this at this point.

        I do get that some lucky buggers absolutely will end up with these and I hope at least some of them do something really great with them.

        How about school/college/university buying them and making them available in public spaces, they could run free workshops, events or even charge a reasonable sum for one on one hourly access and/or tuition. Imagine one of these in each of all the great cities in the world… that would make the statement “Now a new generation of artists, with a greater understanding and more complex tools, will have the opportunity to explore the power of these singular sonic machines” a lot more palatable!

        1. there is just something sortof depressing about this announcement.. maybe that’s an artist/performer perspective vs. collector.. Anyways, still love Moog products and it is a great company IMHO.

          1. This is the smart move from a business aspect. They (the company) returning to its roots makes sense. It will only be a matter of time before they will be into the eurorack side of things. That’s also a smart business move as they will find out, that the land of 5U is dead compared to the land of euro!

  1. This is probably an exciting announcement for the couple dozen people who are interested in analogue synths that can also afford this.

    1. Adjusted for inflation, the System 55 was originally priced at over $40,000 in current dollars. So it has a 5k discount when compared historically.

      These were never for “us,” – they’re the sole concern of institutions, schools, big studios, successful working professionals, wealthy amateurs, etc. They’re a dream, a Mount Everest.

      I was hoping Moog’s big news was an affordable Sub 37 rack.

        1. Well, there are plenty alternatives which are superb and cheaper. I’m thinking of the systems of GPR (Italian), MOS-Lab (French) or COTK (German). All are offering cheaper systems which sound very well.

          It’s really up to your personal taste and priorities.

  2. How dissapointing! To announce this as HUGE news is just laughing in the face of the 99,9 % people who will never be able to buy this. Good music does not have to have a HUGE cost like that. This is just decadency in my eyes.

  3. very nice for the handful of people that can afford such a staggering price tag.
    I think it’s a little patronising to announce something that’s basically out of reach for virtually everyone. You can own our new synth for the price of a flat or luxury car. Get real Moog and you’ll get more of my money. Otherwise, never gonna happen in my lifetime.
    Disappointed in Manchester.

    1. my exact thoughts! i was watching the video thinking that they would be releasing modules one by one, when I realized after looking at the price tag on each that it’s the complete units. fantastic, but yeah, sorry lady, this generation will not be seeing anything with those prices

  4. I own 2 Slim Phattys, a Minitaur, two Moogerfooger filters and am waiting for my Sub 37. Having said that I think this is a quite absurd move from Moog (we all due respect). They have made us to believe that something great was coming our way. But this is aimed at the few (one hundred) people in planet earth that can afford it (it’s Moog that is saying that there are only around one hundred, not me). Hope the money and resources needed to develop and build these monsters do not hinder Moog’s development of products that allow them to stay in bussiness.

  5. Actually, its even worse when looking at the video and hearing them talk about “giving back to the youth of now what they missed (eg modular)” and “making modular available again”. These kind of systems are not modular, these are prebuild and super expensive. Real modular is sold in “modules” which you combine yourself, and which grows or schrinks over time. Overall, i dont think its wrong to make these machines, but the marketing around it is a bit misplaced

      1. No, not only because they can’t afford something they want. It even said in the article that we should have stopped thinking of synthesizers as replacements for traditional instruments and started treating them as tools in themselves. What you suggested is that everyone buying one of these just wants to emulate an orchestra or traditional band. I think the vast majority of the Synthtopia readership would be interested in more than buying a synth to emulate a traditional band.

        1. No, my point was the opposite – synthesizers should be seen as instruments on par with traditional orchestra instruments. High-end string, brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments that are made by hand in the USA are quite pricey as well. A decent marimba for example starts at the $10k mark.

  6. IMO a very ambiguous choice of merely recreating the original modulars, my main criticism being that they simply add nothing new to the table.
    This isn’t 1965 anymore, where the synthesizer market was both oligopoly and oligopsony at the same time, with less than a handful of manufacturers providing (insanely expensive) instruments to university/radio labs and to a couple of well-heeled musicians.

    Back then, the synthesizer truly was a machine of the future (as some of the veterans pointed out in the video). Today, Moog is jst one among many (modular) synth manufacturers. Dotcom, Doepfer, Mos-Lab, you name it. And lets not forget about the myriads of different synthesizers, both in hardware and software form, that are on the market right now.

    It literally screams ‘lack of imagination’ in my face whem moog just ignores how much computers for instance are at the epicentre of almost any musician’s workflow. The Voyager deliberatley wasn’t a clone of the Minimoog. It carefully modernised the old Model D to fit into the 21st century.

    Do they look gorgeous? Of course they do. Do they sound great? Pretty sure yes. But they can’t hide the fact that they are luxurious anachronisms, even by modular standards.

    1. *blink* well, that was a surprise. I figured they’d announce modular – but I didn’t see them sticking to the old designs. I’m not sure what the point of that is, and it seems like a limited market (although they are self-limiting production, too).

      I guess overall I’m disappointed, I was expecting modules that kept the best of the original while also embracing the many advances in technology since the 1960s. This like if Dodge decided to recreate it’s 1968 catalog of cars. With no airbags or crumple zones or clocks that can keep accurate time. I’m sure people will buy them, but more for nostalgia than for making new music.

      On the bright side: there’s nothing keeping Moog from also releasing a line of Moog2000 (or whatever) modules.

  7. IF I was that interested in owning a huge modular, and IF I had the money, I still think I would rather build a system that incorporates innovative new modules. I suppose these systems will be for the wealthy retro-purists. Whatever.

  8. I applaud Moog on this. Designed in America, made in America, and employing Americans. Yes it’s gonna be expensive, and I cannot afford one either…but that does not detract from the fact that these will be awesome systems. Having said that, Moog may be also coming out wit a more affordable modular for those with less cashola.

    If I had that cash to spend I’d go after a Buchla….btw is very expensive to…oh well!!!!

  9. I can’t wait to hear all the incredible music that’s going be made with the 55.

    crickets….. crickets…. crick – oh look! Deadmau5 is using it! *

    * not that he doesn’t make excellent music (when he’s not dicking around with a stupid-money car)

  10. Retro is nice. S-trigger not so much. I was thinking they were going to pluck the Sub 37 modules into Euro format. Now that would have made sense. And if you watch the video they’re acting like there haven’t been any choices in modular since they stopped making them. Like NOW we can finally go modular! Oh well. Bottom line is they can’t make 37’s quickly enough to keep up with demand. And that little beauty sounds every bit as good as the 15. And it includes a sequencer and interfacing to the rest of the world.

  11. I wish they would sell the individual modules to a larger market – I wonder if production could be licensed? I think of Moog as being like Morgan cars.

  12. To be honest I got bored 6min into watching the video. I think it’s great that they are reissuing what many synth experts consider ” the greatest modular of all time” , but can you imagine all the cool eurorack you could buy for that price tag! And honestly, I think Moog doesn’t quite get the young generation of sound designers, they don’t want to make tired old wankie Keith Emerson sounds, they want to make weird, caustic sequences, thumping chaotic bass lines and otherworldly soundscapes and twisted shit…you know Richard Devine shit. Anyway, this is not for me.

    1. i don’t think you know what the “young people want ” either. they want to be original not make some richard devine shit. i agree with you that they need to do eurorack but please don’t speak for everyone on what kind of music they want to make. i make my own stuff

  13. “Moog Music today announced that it is reintroducing the classic Moog Modular synthesizer” this is what I was hoping the announcement today would be…
    “The modules are built from the original circuit board films – just as they were in 1973- by hand-stuffing and hand-soldering components to circuit boards, and using traditional wiring methods.” this is not. Yet more museum pieces!
    Using modern components and manufacturing methods, they could get it to a sensible, affordable price. This would mean they would be able to easily sell plenty, and easily pay for the research needed…

  14. I don’t think abandoning all these years of innovation is a plus, e.g., digital control of oscillators and auto-calibration. Looking at the environment we have now in the modular space, it is mostly euro-rack format. Why not take ideas from the past, mix with knowledge of the various Moog products (LP, sub37, moogerfoggers), and put out in a popular format (Euro-rack) that could be consumed by the masses. Even if the price was high, you could pick and choose modules. With regard to finding the cracks and crevices in the musical space: I think that a Make Noise shared system has the innovation that they spoke of in the video.

  15. But if they announce this today.. Wouldn’t they have something else up their sleeve as well?
    I mean, they just could have this as a teaser (because only 100 are made and nobody is going to be able to afford this anyway.. ) and unveil something for ‘normal people’ next week?

    Honestly, this is more a side dish right? This can’t be their only (not even new) product for 2015!

    1. This is what I was thinking. If this is their only thing, I’d be really disappointed, but if this was a gesture signaling entering the modular environment, that’d be great news in the synth world.

  16. Werkstatt, Foogers and even the smaller Foogers pedals are almost a no-brainer to transfer to Euro format – this is a little surprising. Euro is exploding with so many innovative modules that the temptation of a Moog voice would have been hard to resist for me. Something different because it was somehow familiar. If this is the only Moog news at this years NAMM, I fear they have misguaged the temprature and just completely missed the point.

    Here is hoping I’m completely wrong!

  17. The waste of time and money spent on this dinosaur could so easily have been spent on making a working and stable MemoryMoog. Think they might have sold more than a couple of dozen of these.
    Who runs this company?

  18. I almost had a panic attack as I am getting my MOS-Lab System 1P this February. When I saw that Moog’s system 15 was $10,000 and had the 921 oscillators and not the 901 I relaxed. I enjoy 5U, so hopefully Moog sells individual modules someday that I can add to my MOS-Lab system.

  19. so expensive its insane i was so excited when i got this on my email and now that i know the prices and the fact that is limited and u cant buy piece by piece is so disappointing. Its so fun to try new modules and build the synthesiszer u want the way u want. I mean looks and sounds awesome but its not designed for mortals only the rich will have access to it so i dont think it will change that many people perception of sound as they try to sell it on the video. Anyways back to doepfer…..

  20. I love Moog to death, but there is nothing in these systems that cannot be done with a DotCom system at a fraction of the price. The DotCom system that could be had for $10,000 would be massive!

  21. self-aggrandizing, non-progressive Moog rhetoric strikes again. I LOVE Moog, but this…..why? Eurorack would have been a step forward. Or even a line of individual modules in Modcan or something. Im sad that im not excited for this, and it looks like im not alone from this thread.

  22. love moog, love the announcement,
    now would love if after this they make a few eurorack modules.
    it doesn’t have to be a war euro verse 5u
    they can all live together in peace and harmony
    and would be very cool to have.

  23. I own a Voyager XL, a Macbeth synth, a wiard synth, a shared system, synth.com entry synth, most of the electron boxes, and a bunch of other relatively expensive synths.

    I still don’t get it.

    Modular has gone so above and beyond what any of the new moog modulars will do, for less than half the price. EXACT clones have flooded the market since Moog stopped making modulars, and all of them are built well and sound identical. I own one of Roger’s Synthesizer.com modulars, and I would recommend them to ANYONE who wants something similar but more powerful for much less money.

    This news is of zero value to anyone but collectors. Even the insanely wealthy are out of the loop, as they probably have money for an original moog modular should they choose.

    These products don’t have any effect on the average or even pro musician. It’s just gear porn.

  24. Wow, what a let down. This is huge news for whom? Anyone who wanted something like this and has the big bucks to afford it already has a dot.com system or some other modular system for a fraction of the price.

    As others have already speculated, huge news would have been:
    1) A new poly synth (like an updated Memorymoog)
    2) An exact recreation of the Minimoog D
    3) An updated cost effective version of something like the Source, Multimoog, or Opus 3.

    This is the biggest dud “huge news” of all times for synth enthusiasts. Unless of course by “huge” they meant the literal size of the modular systems.

  25. Everybody who was on the fence just happily ordered a ton of DotCom gear and is now gutting their home office with a sledgehammer.

    1. After sitting and watching the video I get the feeling they’re trying to make me believe that modular synthesizers haven’t been in production for 30 years and that this limited release is going to put them back into the hands of the new generation allowing new exploration when, in fact, they have almost always been around in various forms and have been much more accessible from a price point than what Moog is about to do. I don’t doubt it costs them a shit-ton of money to make these. I do doubt they are starting some kind of new sonic revolution.

      Oh, and BTW, as long as anyone is listening to a modular analog on YouTube they are not actually hearing what one sounds like (digital, compression, etc). In person they are amazing but how could I possibly know that before this is released?

  26. What on earth could make these worth 15k+? The Model 15 has a fairly normal collection of modules, that I imagine you could build a eurorack version for way, way less and probably sound about the same.

    It seems silly to me that anyone would spend this much money on this.

  27. I actually woke up early this morning to catch this announcement! I can’t help but feel that this is hardly news though, as someone aptly pointed out, for us mere mortals. I imagine that public reception to the reissued modulars would have been more positive if the announcement had come unexpectedly. With all the hype that the newsletter was designed to stir up, how could such mass disappointment not be expected, and even warranted? It’s cool and all, little question about that. But that’s all it is, this is hardly news.

    1. Missing the point here a bit. Modulars were hardly mass produced or cheap back in the 70s either, its just that over time and within the current analog trend, every hobbyist in the world thinks they suddenly have the right to own one. Sorry kids, its for the elite and always was.

  28. “The kids these day’s are finding that they just want a system that costs as much as or more than going to college in the USA.”
    Actually I was pretty mad at you first Moog, for saying such a white privileged comment on MLK day. But now I see where you are going with this. You were just stating that in the US we should stop supporting the money hungry business that is the current college system. Kids should start taking out loans for a Moog system and say here is my education right here! I support that. It’s all making sense now.

    1. How is that in any way a “white privileged comment”? I mean, it’s kind of snide and derisive, but I don’t see any racial implication in that.

  29. the prices are ridiculous …(*?_?)!!?

    you can buy MU modules with the same functionality
    as the original MOOG units for way less

    the price of modern MU modules is about the same or less than eurorack

    in my case you can just buy PCB’s and DIY the front panels and cabinets

  30. Used one of these back in college…

    While this is cool, I’d have been much happier to hear they’d licensed the design for use in a digital emulator (preferably a software-based one, at 1/20th the cost)

    As great as the System 55 was, I could never get it to stay in tune for more than a few minutes {I suppose it didn’t help that the draft old electronic music lab had two thermostat settings: Too hot and too cold)

    A digital recreation would have no such problems.

    1. As a matter of fact Bob Moog himself endorsed the Arturia System V, not the current Moog company. The Arturia V is a fantastic emulation i.m.o (and so do / did Klaus Schulze, Michel Geiss, Edgar Froese). The drawback of that system, and any emulation system, is the lack of a directly controllable hardware user interface (all the knobs), but the advantage is programmability.
      If you would like to feel and operate all the knobs in hardware you can always opt for a wall of midi controllers or a synthesizer.com system, which in that case is the best of both worlds (full software emulation on one hand or the Moog on the other hand). The synthesizer.com has the original circuits with every possible modern design and quality.

      What were you thinking, new Moog company?

  31. Well…this is a bit of a letdown!!! I mean its good that Moog are producing modulars again, and it would be great if they will sell individual modules so you can build a modular over time and spread the cost. But these all in one systems are simply unaffordable except for a very limited client base. For well paid musicians, I can see these selling well, but for the rest of us… there’s nothing really to get that excited about.

    Disappointing indeed.

    1. Except that if they are just recreations of the original modulars, then they will have all the temp and tuning issues of the originals.

      So they will sit in studios gathering dust.

  32. Really interesting that Moog is making modulars again, but holy hot damn that is so expensive, even compared to other modular manufacturers.
    If these where like, half of there price I could kind of understand(considering moog is pretty expensive), but I imagine they will be holding onto these systems for a while before they sell out.

  33. Here is what Moog need to do. Sure, go ahead and sell these modular systems as they have planned – but also announce some lower cost ‘starter systems’ for the rest of us, as well as make the individual modules available. ‘.com’ do it very well, so this would allow Moog to compete with them.

    1. Are you sure it wasnt HARD WORK that got some where there are? and are you certain it isnt LAZINESS and ENTITLEMENT that keep others from ever buying a Moog?

  34. People who wanted Moogs when they were young in the 70s now have enough money to buy what they once lusted for. That is their market. Think vintage Jaguars and Mustangs.

  35. I am certainly not surprisd, let’s face it, people crying to Moog to make euro modules seems ludicrous given that they have their own format. It’s obvious that the generel synth public really want individual modules i.e. something affordable. They made the werkstatt upgrade which somewhat appeases this but I personally won’t be getting into that as it lacks midi din which is a must for desktop modules IMO.

    Alas, I have given in to an array of moogerfoogers at the control of an EHX 8 step. It serves up a modular format that has great moog sounds and effects with midi control in some instances.

      1. Why buy another box to make it do what it should already have? Those buttons for keys are rediculous. Granted the thing was only designed to be an experimenter synth and later released to the public but ..again it is my opinion so if you like having to buy extra things that is your agenda.

        1. This is totally missing the point…

          The whole idea behind the Werkstatt was to encourage experimentation towards a deeper understanding of how synths actually work inside. In this regard it is absolute genius and has been 100% effective in my experience; I’m in the middle of building my own synth now.

          If you want something already made for you to just pick up and use, then sure – you’re right – look elsewhere!

          1. The Werkstatt was not ever designed to be a do it all synth. It is for experimenters.

            Buying a Kenton, or whatever, box would let you use midi with any other cv gear you want. That is a huge amount of flexibility.

            If you want a cheap Moog that has midi then buy a Minitaur. They are 500 bucks now.

  36. It is my understanding that, as told to me from someone who claims to be in the know, that this is the “second salvo.” Later this year there will be a line of “new” modules based on modern components and circuit designs that will be more in line with Dot.com, Moon, and Club of Knobs, according to the source. He’s been right so far so, I am inclined to believe him.

  37. Great news if you’re one of the 55 or 35; apart from ending up in the odd pro studio, or god forbid a DJ’s studio, they will be snapped up by middle-aged collectors for the lounge or the type of hobbyist that blew his last bonus on a speedboat.
    I will definitely by joining the queue for the Studio 15 though, and will gig it to death.

  38. Do not worry it will cost you a home or your relationship. Hey you can buy one, become homeless and sleep next to your moog. Hey Moog learn from the past make the price good for all and NOT for Millionaire babies!

    How come no African Americans in the video?
    Moog gotta learn from the past. I think Dr. Moog would not like this video, why because it is not in the true sprite of Dr. Moog!

  39. I just spoke to the bank and they said I can not put my Ford up for collateral for a Moog. I was like don’t you know who Moog is…. like WTF! So I was thinking of other ways to get this Moog. Humm…. Well I could sell my house for it, but then I would have no where to put it. Crap. Well I guess I can find someone who has one, touch it and take a picture with it and pretend I could one day afford it. Looks like I’ll just stick with the Eurorack, I am lucky I could afford that. (though it took me 5 months to buy the modules to get it started)

  40. Beautiful machine, glad moog are making them, but difficult to get excitedd about something I will probably never see let alone own.

  41. Interesting thing about modular videos on You Tube, and on sites like this. Whenever they are demonstrating a modular, its ALWAYS the synth being driven by the sequencer, rather than someone actually playing the keyboard. The sequencer is an important part of any modular (indeed, any good synth), but I do get a bit tired of just seeing someone occasionally adjusting a filter or an ADSR or an LFO whilst the sequencer plays a sequence of random notes. I’d love to see how these instruments – particularly something like a Moog System 55 – is actually like to play music. Whether its Bach or Beatles or EDM, it does not matter.. just something with melody rather than random voltage.

    1. Are modular’s even for playing melodies? As soon as musicians could get away from modulars and grab Minimoogs instead, they did. Even for Emerson, the modular seemed to end up being just one of the stage props while he played a Minimoog or a Korg or whatever.

      Nowadays modulars are for making bubbling, gurgling noises, and space whistles. Nothing wrong with that, but they seem better soundscape makers that performance instruments, or at least that’s what most of the modular enthusiasts in the I Dream Of Wires documentary seem to be doing.

      Put a keyboard on a modular and you expose its weaknesses.

        1. This is exactly what they need to do more of when demonstrating modular synths. We all know the sequencer can play random notes, and its then a case of setting the sequencer and hitting ‘start’. But the music in this video is much more appealing and to me shows the creative aspect of modular synthesis. Excellent composition – (nb…a sequence is not music composition).

  42. I think it is great that Moog decided to do this. If someone has the money and the inclination these instruments will be available. If you want the same sounds and functionality for less there are other people making equivalents to all of this Moog stuff for far, far less. But the more the merrier I say.

    This will put more eyeballs on working with man sized modular synths. That is a good thing.

  43. 10 years ago, my wife and I bought a Grotrian piano — it cost about 40K USD. All four of us (2 kids) play it every single day. I drive a 1996 Honda Accord that has 250K+ miles on it. Since I bought that car (used, 1998, about 20K) most of my peers have had 2-3 different cars.

    I’m pretty happy with the investment we chose.

    I’m not suggesting that one should sell everything to buy a Buchla or Moog. Just pointing out that the prices of such systems are entirely within the “normal” price range of professional musical instruments, and also, that a typical middle class North American can indeed afford such a thing at the cost of foregoing other things (cable TV, etc). And also, I didn’t get upset, as a poor university student, about the fact that buying expensive pianos or synthesizers were not a desire that could be gratified immediately. I read magazines, dreamed, messed around with tapes, did what I could.

    So get off my lawn, kids that are upset about the price of a System 55 or whatever. Seriously.

  44. oh tight!! so nice to see Max Ravits (Patricia) in this video… i saw him do a live PA in San Francisco with his modular set up that was absolutely mind blowing… one of the best live pas ive ever seen

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