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by BrianK
Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:52 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: New ARP Odyssey synthesizer!
Replies: 29
Views: 5272

Re: New ARP Odyssey synthesizer!

I will agree to disagree with your tech. As I said, I owned them all at the same time. Several of us all agreed, the later ones sounded the best. I've owned a few 2600s (all grey, Tonus and Arp) and every time I hear the orange/black models, they sound stronger and healthier. So, without knowing wha...
by BrianK
Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:37 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: PianoBar
Replies: 16
Views: 10483

Re: PianoBar

From what I remember when it was released (I demonstrated the PianoBar at NAMM) the sensitivity was so detailed, that it could not be used on anything but a standard 88 key piano. I suppose you could try a tricky mounting on a shorter piano, but the spacing and positioning have the be JUST RIGHT or ...
by BrianK
Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:16 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: X Y controller...
Replies: 33
Views: 8580

Re: X Y controller...

The original wedge-shaped 959 had very little circuitry inside it, but a complex system of mounting one pot to the shaft of the other. And ran on +12-6 from the power connector. They were aware of the limitations of the small axial turn but I think it compares to the output of most modules of the day.
by BrianK
Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:28 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Grey colored MiniMoog?!?!
Replies: 13
Views: 4406

Re: Grey colored MiniMoog?!?!

The factory sometimes did special things, but I've never heard of a grey one. The case of a Minimoog is easily built from scratch, really, although it is about as easy to paint up an original too. I have seen a few all black ones, even had one. And a three white ones for Beach Boys and Captain (Darr...
by BrianK
Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:23 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Ribbon controller
Replies: 2
Views: 850

Re: Ribbon controller

Might not need much at all... you could get the cables made and sent to you. The switch could be done by any electronics place, wouldn't need to be a synth specialist... Where are you located?
by BrianK
Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: X Y controller...
Replies: 33
Views: 8580

Re: X Y controller...

I'll see what I can find, I had some photos to tech the assembly of it, the box - and something to do with Bill Hemsath. I think the slanted wedge version is earlier, as it came with the CEMS system and others around 1969. Then you see the blue Minimoog-style rocker switches - and they may mean the ...
by BrianK
Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:27 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: X Y controller...
Replies: 33
Views: 8580

Re: X Y controller...

Indeed. It used the same CinchJones plug that was used for many Moog accessories (although early ones had the 3 prong version as on the early Moog systems). This voltage goes through the two resistive potentiomenters (one per axis) and then out to 1/4" plug. Fairly simple but the design of the machi...
by BrianK
Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:47 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Early Minimoog Model D for sale
Replies: 10
Views: 5176

Re: Early Minimoog Model D for sale

Dave VanKoevering was not an owner of those Minimoogs, he was selling them as a rep...
by BrianK
Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:52 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Moog Preset Synthesizer in Thomas Monticello 372 Project?
Replies: 16
Views: 6083

Re: Moog Preset Synthesizer in Thomas Monticello 372 Project

Not bad-sounding at all, for a simple oscillator and filter. Nothing like a 3-osc synth, but the Satellite (and Minitmoog) were fine, especially for the intended use, aping the sound of string bass or flute along with your combo organ or Rhodes onstage. Simple synth, simple sounds. No worse than the...
by BrianK
Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Moog Matador
Replies: 22
Views: 4420

Re: Moog Matador

Door mat?
by BrianK
Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: New ARP Odyssey synthesizer!
Replies: 29
Views: 5272

Re: New ARP Odyssey synthesizer!

Nothing really crappy about ARPs, excepting the sliders to tend to break under duress (not normal use). Having owned three versions of the Oddy (white panel, black and gold, black and orange) I'm hoping they do the later black and orange version as it sounded SO much better. The worst was the white ...
by BrianK
Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Anyone know anything recent about Mike Bucki?
Replies: 52
Views: 11305

Re: Anyone know anything recent about Mike Bucki?

Yes, Kevin is always a positive and constructive input here. I look forward to seeing him back asap!
by BrianK
Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Testing 904a...
Replies: 13
Views: 2206

Re: Testing 904a...

Just did a listening test with 8 Moog 904a modules together [borrowed from everyone In town]- and all the 1960s-era ones did not self-oscillate (actually pre-72, the R A Moog versions). What's funny, is that some of them had already been modified, with a jumper resistor to increase the gain in that ...
by BrianK
Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Moog Matador
Replies: 22
Views: 4420

Re: Moog Matador

Coffee machine.
by BrianK
Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Plugging synths into guitar pedals
Replies: 9
Views: 5731

Re: Plugging synths into guitar pedals

You MAY notice a serious loss of bass - this happens on a lot of distortion pedals. Some do it on purpose by design, others where it just happens. If low end is a needed thing, search the bass guitar forums for what they use. Bass players always have issues with pedals!