Moog Opus 3 Synthesizer Overview & Demo

This video, via Prockgnosis, takes a look at the vintage Moog Opus 3 string synthesizer.

Video Summary:

WARNING: yet another LENGTHY, “for synth geeks” focused vid, this time with the Moog Opus 3, an underrated polyphonic/paraphonic Moog synth from the early 80’s. Great for the 70’s “string machine” style chorus sounds and some punchy, synthy sounds running through that 24dB Moog filter.

Though the synth is a bit limited in capability, it makes up for it in the “how it sounds” department.

00:00 Intro
03:12 The Strings Section
08:08 The Organ Section
12:00 The Brass Section
16:35 Modulation and Running the Organ thru Filter and Chorus
25:05 The Articulator (VCA) and the Output Mix

And just in case it wasn’t clear the couple times I mentioned it in the video, the reworked ProckGnosis opening theme was done entirely with the Moog Opus 3 and some Reason drums.

If you’ve used the Moog Opus 3, leave a comment and let us know what you think of it!

5 thoughts on “Moog Opus 3 Synthesizer Overview & Demo

  1. This was my first synth in 1980 – As a jobless high school kid I spent my life savings on it (about US$800?) and I wrote a bunch of new wave songs with it. I sold it in 1984 to fund a trip to the UK, but Ive missed it ever since. Beautiful strings and futuristic sounding sweeping filter. My friend had a Van Halen cover band in ’83 and kidnapped me for a week forcing me to play “Jump” with his band

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