The Moog Multimoog Analog Synthesizer (1978)

This video takes a look at the Moog Multimoog – a vintage monophonic synthesizer that offers dual-oscillator architecture.

It also offers some fairly unique features for a monosynth, including a ribbon controller, sample and hold and aftertouch.

If you’ve used the Multimoog, leave a comment and let us know what you think of this vintage monosynth!

via AnalogAudio:

I played the Multimoog with reverb effects from a Lexicon MPX-500 and delay effects from a Roland DEP-5.

The Multimoog is a highly versatile analog monophonic synthesizer. It is basically an extended version of the Micromoog, which came out 3 years before. It features a ribbon controller and a touch sensitive keyboard. It has many interesting modulation routings and has a powerful, analog sound.

The Multimoog has 2 VCOs and a suboscillator. The filter can be modulated by the oscillator B in different ways. It has oscillator sync, noise generator, sample & hold, mixable oscillator waveforms, pulse width modulation, the 24 dB Moog filter and two envelopes. It has all interfacing you would expect from a good monophonic synth: CV / Gate IN and OUT, EXTERNAL SIGNAL IN, VCF IN. You can even play a Moog modular system from the Micromoog keyboard.

3 thoughts on “The Moog Multimoog Analog Synthesizer (1978)

  1. Wanted one of these from the age of 15 back in 1986. I had no idea what it sounded like, but to me it was the most beautiful looking synth.

    I got one around a year and a half ago by complete fluke. A guy knew I was a synth collector and contacted me to say he had one for sale. Got it for well under a thousand euro, which is about half it’s value.

    Tricky enough to use, that’s why the previous owner sold it, couldn’t get a good sound from it, but I find it brilliant. Sounds like nothing else I own, and the after touch is astonishing.

  2. I have owned three multimoogs at once and then sold one, had the second resurrected from non working and sold it and I stil have the third. It is in near new condition. Works perfectly. A couple more notes to add anout this synth… the micro and multi moogs are meant to useable as pseudo modular synths. The idea was to provide the ins and outs on each synth to allow stacking and linking for much bigger sounds and abilities. I owned the mini model D for a few years before my multimoogs. It was great but I LOVE the multimoog. Also, the multimoog was the last synth under the original Moog Music company that Bob Moog designed and built. It was during the time after selling to Norlin when he agreed to stay on for a few years. After the multimoog project he left.
    And also important, while there are a bunch of mini’s out there, only 1000 multimoogs were ever made. There are not that many even around now as they get parted out by repairmen and sellers. So they are especially rare. And just as great as the minimoog in my opinion. One of tje few true proponents of the multi was steve winwood. A lot of his synth solos are played on a multimoog. Valerie, The Finer Things, etc.

    Multimoogs are fantastic synths!

    Best regards,


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