The Bob Moog Foundation has launched the 2020 Trifecta Raffle, the latest of their raffles to support the Foundation’s mission.
The Bob Moog Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the legacy of synth pioneer Dr Bob Moog. Their projects include: Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool, the preservation of the Bob Moog Foundation Archives, and the new interactive Moogseum, located in downtown Asheville, NC.
This time, they are raffling three vintage Moog synthesizers: a Moog Rogue, a Moog Prodigy, and a Moog Source. Each of the synthesizers being offered have been fully restored and are in excellent technical and physical condition. Together their collective worth is nearly $7,000.
The raffle will offer three separate prizes to three separate winners:
- First prize, Moog Source, serial number 2628 (valued at $2,800);
- Second prize, an updated Moog Prodigy, serial number 3078 (valued at $2,500); and
- Third prize, the Moog Rogue, serial number 3674 (valued at $1,500).
“We are thrilled to be offering three vintage Moog synthesizers in this raffle, which will allow us to spread the sonic wealth among three lucky winners,” noted Michelle Moog-Koussa, executive director of the Bob Moog Foundation. “Together these three synths help trace a fascinating part of Moog history, when the company was striving to make synthesis accessible to a wider audience of musicians by offering compact instruments, while delivering the same legendary sound that helped birth an industry 15 years prior. We’re proud to highlight this part of the Moog lineage, share these great synths, and raise much needed funding for our projects.”
The Moog Source and Moog Rogue were restored by Tone Tweakers. The Prodigy was restored by Wes Taggart, who also updated the instrument with a Synthrotek MST MIDI-to-CV Converter. This allows control of the Prodigy from a MIDI keyboard or sequencer, with velocity routing, aftertouch, or mod wheel MIDI messaging directly to the cutoff frequency of the Prodigy’s Moog filter.
Here’s a preview of the prizes:
The raffle begins at 12:01am (ET) on August 31, 2020 and ends on September 28, 2020 at 11:59pm (ET) or when all tickets are sold. Tickets are available for $25 each, 5 for $100, 12 for $200, and 35 for $500.
All proceeds benefit the Foundation’s projects: Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool, the Bob Moog Foundation Archives, and the Moogseum. Only 4,500 tickets will be sold. The raffle is open internationally.