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A modern polyphonic moog?

Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:12 pm
by lushr
Will a modern polyphonic moog ever come out?

I am not a fan of the prophets because to my ears they don't sound like a synth should. But the polyphony is pretty cool and something I'd like to see from moog one day.

I know I can chain some phattys up etc, but looking at the werkstadt shows, maybe 6 of those built into a knob per function casing, maybe with a patch bay for some of the same modularity the werkstadt has....

Seems like it could be done? Ok maybe not for under $2500 as I would like... But not impossible?

Feel free to correct me, I realise six sets of patch bays for each oscillator might not be.... Practical....

Re: A modern polyphonic moog?

Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:37 pm
by thealien666
Do your homework and search this forum and you will find many, many discussions at length about this. Been there, done that.
NEXT ! :roll:

Re: A modern polyphonic moog?

Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:48 pm
by lushr
Sorry. I didn't see anything on the werkstatt side of things, only the bigger more expensive mini moog voyager side of things, which would be way out most peoples budgets.

Re: A modern polyphonic moog?

Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 2:58 am
by thealien666
Haven't you heard of daisy-chaining Little Phatties by now ?

Re: A modern polyphonic moog?

Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:07 am
by lushr
thealien666 wrote:Haven't you heard of daisy-chaining Little Phatties by now ?


Haven't you read the original post? Oh, no you haven't.

Re: A modern polyphonic moog?

Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 8:40 am
by thealien666
A modern polyphonic Moog of the quality of the Voyager will never happen,for several reasons. Case closed.

I hope I'm proven wrong one day, but I doubt it very much, unfortunately. And yes I read your OP, that was a sarcastic response about chaining LP. :wink:

But that shouldn't stop you from building your own polyphonic Moog, from several Werkstatts ? 8)

Re: A modern polyphonic moog?

Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 2:15 pm
by Vsyevolod
The OP wants a polyphonic Moog.

And the OP wants it for a certain price point.

Remind me never to go into the synth business...

Stephen




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Re: A modern polyphonic moog?

Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 4:00 pm
by megavoice
thealien666 wrote:A modern polyphonic Moog of the quality of the Voyager will never happen,for several reasons. Case closed......


Wait 'til the next year and it's very likely that your patience will be rewarded......... :D

Re: A modern polyphonic moog?

Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 5:08 pm
by thealien666
Tell that to lushr. :wink:
And don't forget that it has to be affordable, according to one of the criteria of the OP... :twisted:

Me, I've simply given up on the idea.

Re: A modern polyphonic moog?

Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 8:42 pm
by unfiltered37
There are so many options for polys, and most modern ones are compromised in some way. A poly voyager with just 4 voices would cost over 10k. Also, you can build a poly voyager with rme's and a midi processor. That said, they did build a $150,000 synth, so I don't see it as a problem technically, just that it would not make sense financially.

Re: A modern polyphonic moog?

Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 8:54 pm
by EricK
And they also built a 14k Voyager and a 6k guitar.


Just build a polyphonic modular and be done with it.

Re: A modern polyphonic moog?

Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:39 pm
by JnGd
a modern polyphonic moog ?

the "polypiano", 88 notes, no flaw flaws, just Moog piano sounds, analog of course... Yes they can !

Re: A modern polyphonic moog?

Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:18 pm
by thealien666
"Moog piano sounds, analog of course" ???

WTF is that ?

If you want analog piano sounds, buy yourself a Yamaha C3! Not a polyphonic Moog !
Anyway a polyphonic moog will probably cost as much, and certainly not sound as good for piano sounds... :twisted:

Re: A modern polyphonic moog?

Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:22 pm
by lushr
Vsyevolod wrote:The OP wants a polyphonic Moog.

And the OP wants if for a certain price point.

Remind me never to go into the synth business...

Stephen




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The OP acknowledged it probably couldn't be a "budget" synth at $2500... I can wish. But you know for a poly moog.... Well I might just sell my car.

Re: A modern polyphonic moog?

Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:26 pm
by lushr
megavoice wrote:Wait 'til the next year and it's very likely that your patience will be rewarded......... :D


Is that based in fact or fiction? And yeah are we talking another $15,000+ synth?

If the werkstatt can be pumped out at $300 and still sound great then....

I wish I worked at moog, I'd solder myself one together! It would take me about three months though :)