Moog Music Reprises Moog Model 10 Synthesizer

Moog Music has announced the Model 10 Synthesizer is returning to production at the Moog Factory in Asheville, NC, the first time in almost fifty years the analog synth has been available to purchase.

The Moog Model 10, predecessor to the Moog Model 15, was the first compact modular synthesizer model created by Dr. Robert Moog. The reprised Model 10 is “faithful in every way” to its 1971 counterpart, from the hand-soldered electronic circuits on up.

The Model 10 is housed in a tolex-wrapped wood cabinet and is made up of 11 separate analog modules, including the 907 Fixed Filter Bank and three 900-Series oscillators, the sound behind Wendy Carlos’ Switched-On Bach and Isao Tomita’s Snowflakes Are Dancing.

Moog Model 10 Modules:

  • 1x 901 Voltage Controlled Oscillator
  • 1x 901A Oscillator driver
  • 2x 901B Oscillators
  • 1x 902 Voltage Controlled Amplifier
  • 1x 903A Random Signal Generator
  • 1x 904A Voltage Controlled Low Pass Filter
  • 1x 907 Fixed Filter Bank
  • 2x 911 Envelope Generators
  • 1x CP11 Console Panel
  • 1x 130 Watt 120 VAC Power Supply (230 VAC available upon request)

Each Moog Model 10 is built using the synth’s original documentation, art, and circuit board files. Each hand-crafted module is mounted into a solid wood, tolex-wrapped cabinet.

Moog Music released this “Making a Moog Synthesizer” video, featuring the Model 10, with a soundtrack by synthesist Bana Haffar (composed on a Moog Model 10):

Here’s a hands-on demo from Sweetwater synth guru Daniel Fisher:

Pricing and Availability. The limited-edition reissue of the Moog Model 10 is built to order, and is available in limited quantities for a limited time. Retail price is $9950 US.

For more information about the Model 10, including dealer information, go to the Moog Music website.

32 thoughts on “Moog Music Reprises Moog Model 10 Synthesizer

  1. Oh, the price of nostalgia. “Built to order.” Yeah, it wouldn’t make sense to have a production run at that price. Sure, the price is in line with the other reissues, and in the same ballpark as Buchla. Just, I’d rather work with what I have, which I bought for far less.

    The real question is, though, will anyone who purchases one of these use it like either Carlos or Tomita? Especially, real fingers on the keyboard, and a multitracked performance.

  2. Oh, the price of nostalgia. “Built to order.” Yeah, it wouldn’t make sense to have a production run. Too bad they don’t just make a kit or license something. I’ll just keep on with the Moogs I have.

    The real question is, will anybody who buys one of these use it like either Carlos or Tomita? Playing a performance with fingers, multitracked.

  3. I guess my reaction is like that line from Zoolander. I’m glad that they’re, like, out there doing stuff. This is exciting that Moog is bringing these machines back to life and providing studios and people with loads of extra cash the chance to have something so special. But for me, a person who never in a trillion years could afford one of these things, I’m happy just watching the occasional video of someone jamming on one.

    1. Sub37and Phatty, Grandmother and Matriarch, One, and DFAM don’t sound like anything Moog has ever made. Mother 32 produces the only recent iconic brassy Moog sound.

      1. Have to disagree. The DFAM is great for classic Moog leads, you just don’t see many people doing it.

        The Grandmother and Matriarch are based on classic Moog modular circuit designs.

        The Phatty family has a more modern sound to me, but definitely very ‘moogy’ still, and the Sub 37 is just a great modern monosynth.

        1. To me a 24dB ladder filter does not automatically equate to Moog sound, there are more Moogy Moogs out there if that’s all it takes, such as the Nyborg 24.

          GM and Mat. “based on” is also meaningless to me, they sound like themselves, and nothing else. Modern Phatty phamily is modern.

        2. DFAM can produce some nasty basslines too. I imagine (hope) the plan is to release individual 5U modules at some point after the ‘systems’ are said and done. No brainer then. The R and D is done. Hopefully, Moog has made schematics in parallel that are modern SMT. (Matriarch and Gm point to this). I was able to snag a Model 15 on a house refinance (ser. 150 of 150 and it was the last so they are honest). Was it worth it? No in money terms. Will I ever sell it? No. The sounds are just amazing and it pairs well with the 952 keyboard. I just cannot create epic bass as easily on anything else I have. I can only imagine some 901s.

  4. It Is more collective piece of gear. But this Is really good that they are make it, even if one is for Zimmer, second for Junkie XL 🙂 But how to convince wife that this Is worth selling car to afford it. Eco trend running bikes 🙂

  5. It’s funny that everyone assumes that a company should only make the two things they think they need to make for them personally.

    Moog has maybe three people building these out of the hundreds that work for them. It doesn’t sideline their other projects, especially since all the design work has been done on this model in the previous recent re-releases.

  6. on the other end of the spectrum but on the same end in quality and beauty of sound, the Erica Pico System 3 costs around 450EU. nice time to love synths for everyone in every price range. 🙂

  7. Cool for nostalgia but if you had $10K to spend on modular synth is this how you’d go or would it be modern eurorack modules?

    Would be fun to book some studio time with one.

  8. People complain…but why? We have many affordable analog options now. Having very expensive ones too is fine. Just buy what you can. If you need something like this then you will have to work hard and earn it. I have the Behringer analogs because that is what I can afford at the moment. Don’t be ashamed of that, just enjoy what you have.

    1. No, that’s what hand soldering always looks like. It’s the rosin core and flux to help clean the contact and produce a nice reliable solder joint.

  9. Would you guys make some music and stop complaining of the pricing, please?
    There are people that pay 10 for a coffee at Starbucks, 2000 for a Macbook, 30k for a Rolex, etc…
    I think it’s clear that Moog’s marketing is targeting people that can afford it, right?
    If you can’t afford, buy a second hand modular, build a modular piece-by-piece, etc… But make music ! Cheers!

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