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by LivePsy
Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:07 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Analog synths are now craftmanship :)
Replies: 24
Views: 3931

Re: Analog synths are now craftmanship :)

Wow, interesting! Thanks for the view.

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by LivePsy
Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:17 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Analog synths are now craftmanship :)
Replies: 24
Views: 3931

Re: Analog synths are now craftmanship :)

Aren't the components, especially semiconductors, longer lasting now? There was more variability of specs and less lifetime reliability back then.

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by LivePsy
Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Analog synths are now craftmanship :)
Replies: 24
Views: 3931

Re: Analog synths are now craftmanship :)

"Army rated" sounds like sending detuned saws to the disrupt the enemy... Wondering how reliable the original modulars are. Not in tuning, but in failures. I'm asuming that modern board construction will prove longer lasting and that's why I won't buy old analog. What is the typical workin...
by LivePsy
Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:50 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Analog synths are now craftmanship :)
Replies: 24
Views: 3931

Re: Analog synths are now craftmanship :)

I wish I had that quote in 1969!
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by LivePsy
Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:59 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Analog synths are now craftmanship :)
Replies: 24
Views: 3931

Analog synths are now craftmanship :)

Ironic to see Moog over the last decade sell the craftmanship angle. We see the final assembly like its some specialist craft passed down from generation to generation. The actual clever bits are ignored - the design and the PCB. In the '60s the sound was new and completely rejected by traditional m...
by LivePsy
Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: Minimoog Forum
Topic: Getting closer to Voyager discontinued with Sub Phatty?
Replies: 4
Views: 973

Re: Getting closer to Voyager discontinued with Sub Phatty?

Are the current Voyager PCBs make in USA? That part is already contracted out, so if you want to complain about loss of manufacturing in USA, it has already happened at Moog.

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by LivePsy
Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:05 am
Forum: Minimoog Forum
Topic: Getting closer to Voyager discontinued with Sub Phatty?
Replies: 4
Views: 973

Getting closer to Voyager discontinued with Sub Phatty?

Sub Phatty is another SMT synth. The packed dip IC boards of the Voyager are looking more expensive to manufacture and less reliable compared to SMT. Are we getting closer to either the end of the Voyager or a completely redesigned equivalent?

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by LivePsy
Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:32 am
Forum: Moogerfooger Forum
Topic: Best fooger after MuRF?
Replies: 6
Views: 1081

Re: Best fooger after MuRF?

Not much high end in the delay of the 104, just understand what it does before splashing out. My suggestion is the phaser 103. I know, I know, a phaser sounds like a phaser. But when you can freeze the freq and choose the phase or inverse phase output, it is an eq and stereo widening tool. It works ...
by LivePsy
Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Predictions for new Moog Products this year
Replies: 71
Views: 7203

Re: Predictions for new Moog Products this year

Moog would do well to respond to the MacBeth Micromac with a cut down Voyager in a desktop Taurus like box. Ooh yummy. Might have been close to the mark if I do pat myself on the back. Shame I then ruined it with Actually, now I change my mind. Macbeth have done it so well, Moog shouldn't bother :(...
by LivePsy
Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:39 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: The cheapest possible 8U equipment rack
Replies: 1
Views: 416

Re: The cheapest possible 8U equipment rack

You can get a nekked 8U desktop stand for $25. But if you want that spartan Ikea look, nothing else will do :D

My ill fitting Brada laptop stands (for Elektrons) scream "cheap", yet they work...
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by LivePsy
Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:29 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Predictions for new Moog Products this year
Replies: 71
Views: 7203

Re: Predictions for new Moog Products this year

The touch surface and my finger don't get along. There's too much friction and my finger just gets stuck at some point and it doesn't feel at all comfortable. So I called it useless. Mine came pre-scratched too just so I didn't feel bad if I damaged it (thanks Moog :( ). I also don't like the feel o...
by LivePsy
Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:14 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Predictions for new Moog Products this year
Replies: 71
Views: 7203

Re: Predictions for new Moog Products this year

voyager rme? I dont think it can get any smaller than that. Voyager boards are covered in large IC's and discreet components and haven't gone SMD to reduce board size. Like the Taurus 3, a smaller Voyager is possible - minus patch storage, keyboard, that useless touch panel etc. Just like the Micro...
by LivePsy
Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Predictions for new Moog Products this year
Replies: 71
Views: 7203

Re: Predictions for new Moog Products this year

Moog would do well to respond to the MacBeth Micromac with a cut down Voyager in a desktop Taurus like box. But most of all, I want a MP-201 replacement in a desktop format, each LFO has dedicated knobs for freq and amount.

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by LivePsy
Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:12 am
Forum: Minimoog Forum
Topic: Why does the voyager not have a sine wav?
Replies: 14
Views: 5655

Re: Why does the voyager not have a sine wav?

Is the sine wave the most difficult wave to synthesize? There are several sine wave core oscillators, none of which are easily and accurately controlled by voltage. But the more common triangle or saw wave core oscillators can be very accurate and much more useful for synthesis. It is possible to s...
by LivePsy
Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: Minimoog Forum
Topic: Why does the voyager not have a sine wav?
Replies: 14
Views: 5655

Re: Why does the voyager not have a sine wav?

How dare the Voyager not have the most difficult to synthesise waveform with a rock solid 1V/oct performance oscillator. *Outrage* :lol:

HNY Moogs,
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