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Moog Synthesizer IIIp Modular System Reissued For $35,000

Moog Music has introduced the Synthesizer IIIp modular system, a meticulous reissue of the original 1960’s modular system.

The system, housed in three tolex cabinets, includes thirty-seven hand-stuffed, hand-soldered discrete modules, created using the original documentation, art and circuit board files. Available modules include: ten 901-Series audio oscillators, the 984 Matrix Mixer, and the 905 Spring Reverb.

Here’s what Moog has to say about the system:

In 1965, Bob Moog began taking orders for individual modules and customized modular systems. By 1967, he and a team of ten skilled technicians were hand-building production models in an unassuming brick storefront in Trumansburg, NY.

The cutting-edge musical instruments that they called “synthesizers” signaled electronic music’s maturation from an awkward and shy intruder in the realm of music to a dynamic and significant medium of musical expression.

The first models were aptly named Synthesizer I, II, and III. With the introduction of the Moog Synthesizer IIIc — the “c” referring to the walnut “console” cabinet — musicians could purchase a complete instrument pre-configured for logical access to a range of facilities usually associated with the largest classical studios.

This was followed by the availability of the Moog Synthesizer IIIp – a fully portable 3-cabinet iteration of the venerable Moog Synthesizer IIIc. Each synthesizer took weeks of patient, steady crafting to complete, but the payoff would be rich — a tool that would change the landscape of music.

Here’s Moog’s promo for the Synthesizer IIIp, featuring Anthony Gonzalez and Joe Berry of M83:

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Pricing and Availability

The Moog Synthesizer IIIp is available to order now for US $35,000