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by drogoff
Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Keith Emerson death
Replies: 25
Views: 5733

Re: Keith Emerson death

Discovering Keith and hearing BSS at age 13 led me to getting back into playing piano and begging my father for a loan to purchase a Minimoog D more than 40 years ago. I am definitely saddened by this news. Yeah - I think I first heard BSS in '75. For some reason, my sister had a copy (not her kind...
by drogoff
Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Keith Emerson death
Replies: 25
Views: 5733

Re: Keith Emerson death

Flareless wrote:Very sad to learn this. He was the king of the modular synth and a great musician and showman.
And, as I was very fortunate to know him in person, he was a really nice and funny and generous guy!

David - feeling severely bummed...
by drogoff
Sat Oct 31, 2015 2:36 am
Forum: Moog Apps
Topic: Moog (or other) music apps supporting iPhone 6s 3D Touch?
Replies: 1
Views: 1149

Moog (or other) music apps supporting iPhone 6s 3D Touch?

Just upgraded my 6 Plus to a 6s Plus and thought the 3D Touch would be great in apps like Filtatron and Animoog. Any news on this?

Thanks
by drogoff
Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:59 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: R.A.Moog old school ring modulator clone
Replies: 14
Views: 8031

Re: R.A.Moog old school ring modulator clone

Very nice sounding! The 'scope waves show the non-linear distortion the diodes add. You wrote the transformers were 10k/10k, which sounds like 1:1 voltage. Using germanium diodes, with their lower threshold voltage, helps in the circuit but I wonder if the transformers were 1:10 and 10:1 - making th...
by drogoff
Sat Apr 26, 2014 1:24 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: The New Emerson Moog Modular System Is Real
Replies: 71
Views: 18143

Re: The New Emerson Moog Modular System Is Real

I really need to get a pass for Winter NAMM 2015!!! Actually, with Ashville not too far from Nashville, maybe they'll have it at Summer NAMM.

I know they're going for an accurate re-creation, but I hope it will be able to use regular gates instead of the weird S-trigger.

David
by drogoff
Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:46 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: New ARP Odyssey synthesizer!
Replies: 29
Views: 6142

Re: New ARP Odyssey synthesizer!

The nice thing about that DIY 2600 is that you can build the case for it any way you like. I might even go as far as to make my of own face plate, polished aluminum or something like that. Now - all they need to do is make the PCBs available again. I guess they ran out of them. Not really since the...
by drogoff
Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Emerson Lake & Palmer Tribute - Noddy's Puncture - gigs
Replies: 5
Views: 1210

Re: Emerson Lake & Palmer Tribute - Noddy's Puncture - gigs

Come and see the Show! (wish I could, but it's a bit of a drive from SoCal...)
by drogoff
Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Minimoog on a 951 keyboard...
Replies: 16
Views: 1901

Re: Minimoog on a 951 keyboard...

That makes sense. The Mini and Modular keyboards are the same constant-current resistor chain as duo-phonic keyboards like the Arp Odyssey. If you tapped the voltage at the top of the resistor chain and subtracted it from it's normal voltage (3.6 mini, 5 mod), you'd have the 2nd CV. And, whenever it...
by drogoff
Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Minimoog on a 951 keyboard...
Replies: 16
Views: 1901

Re: Minimoog on a 951 keyboard...

Good idea David... I might try that... but the "higher voltage" you mention doesn't come into it either... as I am using the Mini's keyboard circuit... which is still the 10volts it supplies to it's own contacts but now it's supplying it to the contacts of the 951 keyboard ....! Yes, but ...
by drogoff
Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:08 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Minimoog on a 951 keyboard...
Replies: 16
Views: 1901

Re: Minimoog on a 951 keyboard...

OK. But 5 octaves means 5 volts across the keyboard when it was designed for 3.5v. I don't have time to trace it all out but maybe something in the Mini doesn't like the higher voltage. You can emulate this but just using the Mini with its keyboard but inserting 170 ohms (the 17 key difference times...
by drogoff
Mon Aug 05, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Minimoog on a 951 keyboard...
Replies: 16
Views: 1901

Re: Minimoog on a 951 keyboard...

Tom, The keyboard voltage on the usual mono-synth, including the Mini, is directly affects by the power supply voltage so pretty much anything will throw it off. From this schematic http://www.fantasyjackpalance.com/fjp/sound/synth/synthdata/16-minimoog/001/907-cont-gen-key-schem.gif , it looks like...
by drogoff
Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Bob Moog's Archives moving to Cornell University
Replies: 57
Views: 13953

Re: Bob Moog's Archives moving to Cornell University

A few thoughts: From the times I've met Michelle and seen her presentations, I have no question she's put enormous effort and time - and probably money - into promoting and building the BMF to show her dad's history and work. Here's a bunch of pictures I took back in 2009 at the Moog exhibit at the ...
by drogoff
Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Rick Wakeman live from '75
Replies: 31
Views: 8974

Re: Rick Wakeman live from '75

I didn't mind some of the stuff on "Journey to the Centre of the Earth", but was disappointed with "Tales from Topographic Oceans." It was a two record set and had just one small solo part I liked. Specifically, the Mini solo here: http://www.minimoog.net/topographic_solo.mp3 Th...
by drogoff
Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Billy Joel Plays the MiniMoog
Replies: 4
Views: 1409

Re: Billy Joel Plays the MiniMoog

In the 70's He used it on almost every song. I grew up in the same town on Long Island. Local boy Kinda does good. :lol: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYLMN2PSI3E&feature=related Thanks for the link! Funny thing is that the minute I read the subject, I immediately thought of this song before c...