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by BrianK
Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:16 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Moog CE String Filter
Replies: 23
Views: 12907

Re: Moog CE String Filter

It's probably NOT what you're expecting, when you hear it. The String Filtercreates a set of resonant "bumps and dips" in the spectrum as you play up/down the keyboard. Which is what a wooden, resonant body of a violin or cello does. It has a much better sound when used with a super-simple tone - li...
by BrianK
Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:08 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: FYI...
Replies: 17
Views: 4201

Re: FYI...

Seriously, it's rare to see someone SO helpful and with serious experience able to share... thanks from all of us!
by BrianK
Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:22 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: 907 fixed filter bank question...
Replies: 11
Views: 1548

Re: 907 fixed filter bank question...

Here's a photo of the Chris Swansen system from NMC (formerly Cantos Museum) in Canada. His 907 also had the bypass switch and dymos from the factory. Oops "board attachment quota has been reached!" No pics today.... sorry.
by BrianK
Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: 907 fixed filter bank question...
Replies: 11
Views: 1548

Re: 907 fixed filter bank question...

That system with the organ tabs is from Emerson Myers of Catholic University, one of the very first big system orders Moog ever fulfilled, supposedly late 1967. I'm not sure how much was factory-done, but certainly much of this could have been modifications (even the knobs) easily done by anyone at ...
by BrianK
Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Moog FFB Clones with inductors
Replies: 2
Views: 710

Re: Moog FFB Clones with inductors

ALL people using inductors are having them done by the same guy - who custom-wound a set for a hobbyist building a replica module. He's by far the cheapest, anyone doing small runs (or one-off's) wants more than that. I think he found a willing market in the small builders, so they got a good price ...
by BrianK
Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Modular slide/light switches
Replies: 28
Views: 7801

Re: Modular slide/light switches

All these lighted options (toggle/slide) turn up now and then. Just never when you want them! There are variations on each type as well, different poles, colors, etc, so be careful - or work with what you get. I found some of the lighted toggles online but with no colored lenses, easy enough to fit ...
by BrianK
Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Ladies and Gentlemen start your speculations!
Replies: 10
Views: 1569

Re: Ladies and Gentlemen start your speculations!

MC is right, it's just the connections for the poly oscillator bank - a set of oscillators that could be run through a filter (like Polymoog or Opus 3 later one) but not a fully polyphonic synthesizer. They made a few of these, used for harpsichord-like continuo passages on older Wendy Carlos record...
by BrianK
Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:48 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Build and Sell a modern version of the Moog "Constellation"
Replies: 32
Views: 3107

Re: Build and Sell a modern version of the Moog "Constellati

a) I don't see why Moog should "package" something that would be SO expensive and unwieldy. The Constellation was never made or sold (even Emerson used only 2 parts of it), and WHO do we know that has skills to play not only two keyboards but bass pedals as well? That's theater organ stuff!! b) The ...
by BrianK
Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:18 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Just got Model D #547x and need advice.
Replies: 8
Views: 1026

Re: Just got Model D #547x and need advice.

As the serial number is under #6000 - doesn't it need an octave buffer installed? That modification is factory-done on Minimoogs above #6000 as I recall, and can be seen on the top edge as two small screws behind the upper wood strip. I know Kevin Lightner has some of these kits, and they don't ruin...
by BrianK
Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Polymoog Keyboard: A Plea For More Respect
Replies: 15
Views: 3778

Re: Polymoog Keyboard: A Plea For More Respect

I love the polymoog - those versions that are programmable. I had three different ones, each better shape than the one before. I found the presets and preset-only version of the Keyboard to be rather dull-sounding. However, with the controls, one can do some wonderful sounds. It IS very different th...
by BrianK
Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:16 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Just got Model D #547x and need advice.
Replies: 8
Views: 1026

Re: Just got Model D #547x and need advice.

With the serial number under #6000, doesn't it need a buffer board added, just for general use? A factory mod that I find very worthwhile on any older Minimoog....
by BrianK
Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:16 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: 907 fixed filter bank question...
Replies: 11
Views: 1548

Re: 907 fixed filter bank question...

One Moog employee designed a 914 bank to have controls over each band, and the sequencer would turn them on/off in patterns. Another great concept! We need some schematics for this. Sorry - none available, it was MUCH more complex than I described (more options and features, but that's the basic id...
by BrianK
Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Found info on the 901D and a modular patch book
Replies: 18
Views: 6883

Re: Found info on the 901D and a modular patch book

Aha! Mystery solved - I pulled out the old 1967 catalog itself (which I think it one of the coolest Moog items ever made!) and it's not clear but fairly obvious the top of the panel has a small number followed by one word. Five letter word - almost certainly just MIXER. The three knobs have the same...
by BrianK
Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:58 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: New product to replace LP?
Replies: 35
Views: 3757

Re: New product to replace LP?

Medium Phatty?
by BrianK
Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:56 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Found info on the 901D and a modular patch book
Replies: 18
Views: 6883

Re: Found info on the 901D and a modular patch book

Thinking on it being a 962 two-channel mixer; there's not much point in it being in that system (one osc) or the Manny Ghent rig (which is the Moog factory synth in a early stage) as he has too many oscillators to "handle". I do love the sound of the 984 mixer as a general tone shaper, those tone co...