I've just listened to some MicroMoog demos and it sounds good indeed. Looking forward hearing yours!
You used to have a LP, am I right?
correct! I had one of the "stage 2" units from 2008 - 2012, which I sold to fund a Voyager. In 2014, I sold the Voyager and bought a DSI Pro-2. That was a truly remarkable synth, but it was so drastically different from the Moog that it put me off badly and I began a long journey of buying and selling synths (I have owned over fifty since then). I've still got a couple of those, but I'm not a collector so mostly I would buy something, learn its secrets, make some music with it, and then pass it along if I could not make a lasting connection with it. I actually ended up making a spreadsheet of every single model I owned or borrowed, rating each one on several different criteria to determine which was the "best" (or just my favorite).
of the models I actually owned, one of my absolute favorites was surprisingly the Yamaha AN1x. I didn't think much of it before finding a good deal on one, but once I switched it on I was dumbfounded by the gorgeous, lush sound of the forgotten 90s virtual analog synth. It stands out from the others of the era because it is capable of doing audio-rate modulation without glitching out the way a JP-8000 or Nord Lead might do. The LFO will smoothly go right up into hyperdrive, and you even have four different algorithms for doing linear FM similar to the DX range. I regrettably sold that one, and regret that choice whenever I happen to think of it.
I do still have the DX7 I bought during this time, and I'm glad I do, because I ended up discovering that FM is a powerful and rich method of creating some truly otherworldly sounds that I'd never heard in my days as an analog purist. I've learned a lot about the theory behind FM, and even taught a class on programming the DX7 earlier this year (almost 30 people showed up!). I love the detailed, gritty sound of Yamaha's DX range. It's both futuristic and retro at the same time.
anyway, having a Moog in the house again feels like a homecoming. the beauty of digital technology is no longer lost on me, and I will continue to explore the world of FM soundscapes with my DX7, but there is just something about the Moog sound that is so vital and whole. nothing else can sound like that, and it took me four years to realize it. I'll post sounds as soon as I've recorded some!
I don't own anything that would make you jealous.