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by Matt Friedman
Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:20 pm
Forum: Minimoog Forum
Topic: Analog or Digital Polyphonic Synth Suggestions
Replies: 104
Views: 24762

Not to go backwards a bit, but has anyone heard the Juno 106 synth? If so, what kind of sounds can it make? It is worth looking at for about $400? I looked it up on Vintagesynth.com, and it's 6 voices with midi. Look here: http://www.synthmania.com/juno-106.htm J106s are lovely synths, and you can ...
by Matt Friedman
Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:15 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: namm 2009
Replies: 38
Views: 11097

EricK wrote:I also don't see why you can't have both versions coming out of the same factory.
You mean selling a super-premium instrument as well as a more affordable instrument with fewer bells-and-whistles? Naw, Moog'd never do that...

... Oh... waitaminnit.
by Matt Friedman
Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:37 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Moog Factory
Replies: 14
Views: 3984

the circuit boards are most likely produced in batches, because Moog does not ship hundreds of synths per week. But a pcb-board company does them by hundreds per week. And running a line at a non constant fast rate would cause a loss of money. This is interesting. SO... If Moog introduces a new lin...
by Matt Friedman
Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:17 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Moog Factory
Replies: 14
Views: 3984

Okay... I found this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d27EMQ_I6Xc But it's from a few years ago, and there's no Phatty production. There's this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkqQDM-KBq8 Which is more recent. But I'm struck by how, although there is obviously a manual "assembly line," Moog doesn't s...
by Matt Friedman
Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:07 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Moog Factory
Replies: 14
Views: 3984

Moog Factory

I just saw a very interesting video tour of the DSI factory. Does anyone know if there's anything like that for Moog?

I assume Moog does all of its manufacturing in-house. How automated is it? Is the LP line the only product that uses SMT?

Questions... questions...
by Matt Friedman
Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:00 pm
Forum: Little Phatty & Slim Phatty Forum
Topic: DSI Mopho
Replies: 14
Views: 12393

It's ironic that some of us will complain about the look of the MoPho, but not about the name of the Little Phatty. [C'mon Moog, you can do so much better than name a kick-ass synth after a 1940s cartoon character... Just sayin'...]
by Matt Friedman
Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:41 pm
Forum: Minimoog Forum
Topic: Analog or Digital Polyphonic Synth Suggestions
Replies: 104
Views: 24762

We should all just wait for the PolyPhatty. ;) (j/k)
by Matt Friedman
Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:01 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Support Your Local Mooger
Replies: 30
Views: 9308

EricK: I had a composition instructor years ago who said: "whatever idiom you compose in, always remember that a piece of music is a narrative. It has to go somewhere and do something. Think of your melodies as your characters, and your harmonies as what happens to them." Oddly enough, he was a die-...
by Matt Friedman
Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:53 pm
Forum: Minimoog Forum
Topic: Symphonic rock set-up
Replies: 2
Views: 1426

When I think of "symphonic rock," I think of the Mellotron. A real 'tron will be expensive -- not to mention a pain in the ass -- but you can load mellotron samples on pretty much any sampling keyboard.
by Matt Friedman
Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:28 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Support Your Local Mooger
Replies: 30
Views: 9308

... You forgot combo-organists... harumph. Just as Dylan Thomas noted that "a poem on a page is only half a poem," unheard music is only half-music, if that. On the other hand, there are so many opportunities today for studio-only musicians to be heard. We shouldn't be so hard on the studio rat who ...
by Matt Friedman
Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:16 am
Forum: Little Phatty & Slim Phatty Forum
Topic: Little Phatty Serial numbers
Replies: 12
Views: 4422

Voltor07 wrote:OMG, someone who actually understood that! I'm surrounded by fellow geeks! :shock:
And I just had a big belly laugh at Assar's joke.

Must... Get... A... Life...
by Matt Friedman
Mon Jan 12, 2009 12:01 am
Forum: Minimoog Forum
Topic: Analog or Digital Polyphonic Synth Suggestions
Replies: 104
Views: 24762

I had a NL2X that belonged to a friend in my studio for a couple of weeks. I played it a fair bit and liked it a lot. It's a really well-designed and laid-out board. It is a great, bright, biting synth. It does not -- to my ears -- sound like an analog synth. I prefer analog polys for most pads, tho...
by Matt Friedman
Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:46 pm
Forum: Minimoog Forum
Topic: Analog or Digital Polyphonic Synth Suggestions
Replies: 104
Views: 24762

I've never heard the JX-10. I'm sure it's pretty hard to find. I checked out the Prophet 08 the other day, and it sounded good. I didn't have a chance to check out how it sounds on pads. Did the Prophet 08 sound modern to you or like an old analog synth from the 80's? Thanks! Actually, they turn up...
by Matt Friedman
Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:08 pm
Forum: Minimoog Forum
Topic: Analog or Digital Polyphonic Synth Suggestions
Replies: 104
Views: 24762

Ypu pretty much described the DSI Prophet 08. I've only played one in the shop, but it seems ideal for deep pads. And then there's the Roland JX-10, which is a 12-voice JX-8P. I have the latter, and I am continually amazed at how deep the sound is. For $2500, you could buy eight JX10s these days.
by Matt Friedman
Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:52 pm
Forum: Little Phatty & Slim Phatty Forum
Topic: Little Phatty Serial numbers
Replies: 12
Views: 4422

So something like 4,500 have been manufactured?