New from Moog!!! 'The Ladder' 500 series Filter

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New from Moog!!! 'The Ladder' 500 series Filter

Post by goldphinga » Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:30 am

Just seen this on Moog's Facebook page and it's now on the website so official!

http://moogmusic.com/news/first-500-ser ... moog-music

Wow!

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Re: New from Moog!!! 'The Ladder' 500 series Filter

Post by Benjamin AM » Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:37 am

Good, maybe this will stop people from polluting the forum with concerns that Moog is going digital.
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Re: New from Moog!!! 'The Ladder' 500 series Filter

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Re: New from Moog!!! 'The Ladder' 500 series Filter

Post by Benjamin AM » Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:48 am

So this is weird, I see no ins or outs. Then does that mean that the plugs are in the back?
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Re: New from Moog!!! 'The Ladder' 500 series Filter

Post by mhuxtable » Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:26 pm

Yeah it's a 500 series...the "lunchbox" style modules that have become popular over the last few years. I/Os in the rear

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Re: New from Moog!!! 'The Ladder' 500 series Filter

Post by EricK » Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:49 pm

WOW 840 bucks?
Eurorack?

I want to see where this goes! This is probably the most significant development since the Voyager.
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Re: New from Moog!!! 'The Ladder' 500 series Filter

Post by theglyph » Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:02 pm

EricK wrote:WOW 840 bucks?
Eurorack?

I want to see where this goes! This is probably the most significant development since the Voyager.
Sorry Erick, not Eurorack but drivel marketing garbage. BTW, has Moog ever heard of MU format?

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Re: New from Moog!!! 'The Ladder' 500 series Filter

Post by EricK » Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:09 pm

Yeah it looks like were going to have a new rack shelf designed for these the "500 rack".
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Re: New from Moog!!! 'The Ladder' 500 series Filter

Post by sunny pedaal » Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:34 pm

nice, good thing to see
( one more step towards the release of the thru modular range of moog ?)
really would like to try this one for some time in my studio..

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Re: New from Moog!!! 'The Ladder' 500 series Filter

Post by cliffman » Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:28 pm

Sigh. Somewhat meaningless to me, as the API format is another expensive backplane, plus all other modules for it are serious expensive.
Another bit of GAS to avoid, but then i'm not a Big Studio, just a synth weenie.
I imagine the profit margins in the Eurorack space are much smaller than API, plus there are plenty of moog-clone filters in that market already.
It would be nice to see an updated Moogerfooger with the bipolar Amount and hi/low pass option.

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Re: New from Moog!!! 'The Ladder' 500 series Filter

Post by Kenneth » Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:11 pm

I'm surprised and overjoyed to see that Moog is getting back into modular synthesis. It's something I don't know that I'll ever be able to afford, but it makes me happy nonetheless. 840 dollars seems a little ridiculous for a module, but hey, it's Moog and it's modular synthesis. A great pair.
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Re: New from Moog!!! 'The Ladder' 500 series Filter

Post by EricK » Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:43 pm

I sincerely hope this isn’t the beginning of yet another completely proprietary platform that requires more power supply conversions.

I think this might very well be the platform through which we can build our own truly Polyphonic Moog Synth.
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Re: New from Moog!!! 'The Ladder' 500 series Filter

Post by slabwax » Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:52 pm

I don't think this a synth product. Its studio thing like a compressor ,limiter or eq. I'm glad to see it, don't need it but it's cool anyways. Maybe a 5U is down the road some place. But this is not it.




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Re: New from Moog!!! 'The Ladder' 500 series Filter

Post by cliffman » Fri Oct 21, 2011 5:01 pm

Kenneth wrote:I'm surprised and overjoyed to see that Moog is getting back into modular synthesis. It's something I don't know that I'll ever be able to afford, but it makes me happy nonetheless. 840 dollars seems a little ridiculous for a module, but hey, it's Moog and it's modular synthesis. A great pair.
Sadly, no.
It has nothing to do with modular synths.
The API format is designed for studio gear, it's a common backplane that supplies ins/outs and lets you plug in various modules, which are
usually mike pres, compressors, and other studio tools.
Example: http://www.apiaudio.com/5006b.html
Note the small 'lunchbox' unit is $500 US, with no modules.

See: http://www.apiaudio.com/vpr_alliance.html for the rest of it.

Pro Audio, not modular.

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Re: New from Moog!!! 'The Ladder' 500 series Filter

Post by EMwhite » Fri Oct 21, 2011 6:46 pm

I was at the AES 'convention' in NYC today and saw what must have been this product. There was nobody at the Moog booth so I just passed on by without paying much mind to it. No synths or foogers setup; again, it's an Audio Engineering conference, not a musicians or synth gathering.

Spent a good 30 minutes chatting with Marc Doty in the Bob Moog Foundation booth (mostly monopolizing his time : ) but the comments above are correct, it's to appeal to Pro audio/Small studio types. Here are two other Series 500 rack vendors (notice XLR on the back of the 2nd unit)

http://www.radialeng.com/whbeta/re-workhorse.htm (this page give a pretty good visual overview and there is a link to Messe2010 when this was released, it will explain all...)
http://www.adesignsaudio.com/500hr.html

Sure "we" would rather have a bunch of 1/4" ins and outs but the other half of the community, prefer XLRs back to a big bay or into a MOTU or FocusRite rig.
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