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by alainhubert
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: minimoog serial # 2865 or #10 000 ?
Replies: 13
Views: 6175

Re: minimoog serial # 2865 or #10 000 ?

Pascalilolo wrote: Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:12 pm I have a Minimoog serial number 3 1 9 8 I would like to know what year it is tank you!
Probably 1973.
by alainhubert
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Careful where you poke around in a new synth...
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Re: Careful where you poke around in a new synth...

...unless it's a technician who reads it. :wink:
by alainhubert
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Moog One
Topic: v.1.31 freeze
Replies: 14
Views: 1124

Re: v.1.31 freeze

I remember clearly when I bought my brand new Moog Voyager Old School, how I felt looking at the flimsy cardboard box that it came in from the Moog factory. I couldn't believe how cheap that box was considering the price of the synth. Luckily, the synth itself wasn't damaged, but only by pure luck. ...
by alainhubert
Sat May 09, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Moog Extended Warranty
Replies: 3
Views: 733

Re: Moog Extended Warranty

Sorry to hear about your troubles. But since this COVID-19 craziness, I guess Moog Music might perhaps be closed temporarily, because it's not an essential service?
by alainhubert
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: My first Moog, no sound please help!
Replies: 3
Views: 700

Re: My first Moog, no sound please help!

So Ironteeth, did you manage to get a sound out of your Moog?
by alainhubert
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Memorymoog reset
Replies: 22
Views: 1886

Re: Memorymoog reset

DiscoE, as mentionned before, it could be any number of things. Logic gates, address decoders, etc etc... At this point, only an experienced tech could possibly find the problem(s). And even then, perhaps not. Anyway, I agree with Markyboard because, indeed, it sure looks like it goes beyond what ca...
by alainhubert
Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: My first Moog, no sound please help!
Replies: 3
Views: 700

Re: My first Moog, no sound please help!

Hello and welcome. Congrats on getting a superb analog Moog synth. Make sure that the OSC1 and OSC2 lights are ON in the mixer section and that the Filter Cutoff knob is all the way up and that the Resonance knob is all the way down. Then make also sure that the SUSTAIN knobs in both Envelope Genera...
by alainhubert
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Memorymoog reset
Replies: 22
Views: 1886

Re: Memorymoog reset

I don't know about wrapping EEPROMs in aluminium foil, but a few years ago I was working on another synth (replacing keyboard felt strip on a Korg DW8000) and had the synth locking up on me for no apparent reason. I discovered that the ambient light shining on the EPROM chips was strong enough to ma...
by alainhubert
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Memorymoog reset
Replies: 22
Views: 1886

Re: Memorymoog reset

Concerning testing RAM chips, a quick and easy way is to check for hotter than normal chip casings when the power in on for a few minutes. It's not infallible, but many times a defective chip will tend to overheat. But not always. Another way is to, again, swap them for known good ones. But since th...
by alainhubert
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Moog Voyager Fault
Replies: 3
Views: 616

Re: Moog Voyager Fault

What do you mean by "the usual problem with the motherboard" exactly? Back when I had my Voyager Old School, it did become defective at one point and the main PCB had to be replaced (faulty Sample And Hold waveform in the LFO section). It was fixed under warranty. BTW, I've since replaced it with a ...
by alainhubert
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Memorymoog reset
Replies: 22
Views: 1886

Re: Memorymoog reset

Yes, if both CPUs are on a socket you could try swapping them and see. But realize that many times, peripheral chips might also fail. Logic gates, address decoders, memory chips, and not simply the CPU itself. The Memorymoog is especially susceptible to failures, because of its very complex nature, ...
by alainhubert
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Memorymoog reset
Replies: 22
Views: 1886

Re: Memorymoog reset

If the synth freezes up upon power-up, I doubt very much that simply forcing a CPU reset would resolve the issue. It's more likely that the CPU might have gone bad (it happens often with old Z80), or that some of the RAM chips, or logic gates might be failing. I would try to find a reputable tech th...
by alainhubert
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Recording Moogs
Replies: 2
Views: 700

Re: Recording Moogs

Yeah, I wrote that a while back in response to another post. So why would you create a new topic with my reply under your name? Do you have a question about it? Do you have an opinion about it? What? Oh, and welcome to the Moog Forum. :D BTW, this set-up has changed a bit since that post. I now use ...
by alainhubert
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: Moog One
Topic: The One Vocoder?
Replies: 13
Views: 2812

Re: The One Vocoder?

The Moog One might be a great analog synth, but having had a look at that video starting from 27:37 and on, I must say that this is one of the worst sounding vocoders that I've ever heard.
by alainhubert
Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Moog Vocoder
Replies: 2
Views: 626

Re: Moog Vocoder

The Norlin/Moog era Vocoder was in reality a cloned Bode Sound Co. Vocoder Model 7702.

All solid state components inside. No coils, no resonators, all integrated circuits and transistors. As seen here:

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