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New product @ Musik Messe!!!

Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 2:08 pm
by theglyph
Here's the quote from James D,

"Fast approaching is Europe's premier musical merchandiser tradeshow - Musik Messe. If you are in the Frankfurt area, drop by and see your friends at Moog Music, who will be exhibiting again this year.

Expect a BIG announcement about a little addition to our product line. Until then, we will leave you guessing.

Musik Messe runs from March 29-April 2 2006."

Little Addition?

Hmmmmm....Maybe a MicroMoog! :)

Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 2:59 pm
by thewaag
Lots of specultation on another discussion board about this. Some say a Prodigy type of instrument, others say a Source like instrument.

One poster said that the flashing light to dollar ratio was high, setting off suspicions that the new unit would have a step sequencer.

Already being compared to the new DSI mono keyboard....

Lots of fun but nobody knows for sure, except those who are sworn to secrecy, so there will be no help from them.

Might as well have some of the same fun on this forum.

Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 5:04 pm
by Boeing 737-400
I think it would be cool for Moog to make a PEK style synth. Half analogue and half digital!

Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 7:35 pm
by analoghaze
My guess is another fooger.

Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 2:58 am
by electrical_engineer_gEEk
I swear to god....if it's another instrument for the guitarist i'm gunna flip so sick of moogerfoogers......(although they are cool)....I want a brand new spanking affordable simple monosynth......
I will tell your right now....if it's what I want I will do everything in my power to get it......

if not.......screw moog (though I LOVE moog) getting a new korg or something

Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 3:14 am
by monads
maybe a new tracksuit or beltbuckle.

Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 3:44 am
by Boeing 737-400
Custom Moog stand specially for the Voyager. We all want one with that sacred name on it!

Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 4:06 am
by theglyph
A new Moog Liberation 8)

Revenge of the keytarists!!!!!! :)

Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 8:47 am
by martin
- A Radiophonic synth that converts FM and VHF signals into modulation sources
- A Tablabox that plays Indian Tabla Rhythms
- Tax calculation Synth that allows you to calculate in your taxes while playing music using predefined patterns, just like on the murf.
- The Moog XC-Ski that records the sound of snow under your skis and converts it to Control Voltages which are transmitted via wireless connection to your satellite receiver and automatically creates a finished song when you're back home.
- A polyphonic car horn
- Moog 'Ringotonemoog" to make ringtones in high quality.
- A Brainwave modulator that picks up thoughts and converts it into audible frequencies
- A Speech Synthesizer that answers philosophical questions
- Software for designing custom Moog instruments along the lines of the Modular V, including all of the above.

Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 11:38 am
by endocrine
theglyph wrote:A new Moog Liberation 8)

Revenge of the keytarists!!!!!! :)
Liberate Me!!!

Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 12:49 pm
by goldphinga
I hope its a succesor to the source, that keyboard was pretty much near perfect spec apart from its slight unreliable flat panel.Ive never really needed a third osc on the source as it sounds so thick anyway.

Also maybe it could be a memorymoog voyager!!!!!!!

Either of those would be incredible.

Very exciting! :P

Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 1:29 pm
by EricK
Okay guys

Its a new analog synth that has all of the capabillities of all of the other Moog synths. Called the Ultimoog!

Here is an email that i really think was from Bob Moog that I will copy and paste for you.

I sent this to moog music and when i got my reply it said

[email protected]

Sat, 8 May 2004 03:08:43 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: New Product Info
From: [email protected] Add to Address Book Add Mobile Alert
To: Eric*******@*****.com
CC: [email protected], [email protected]

Thanks for your idea for the Ultimoog, Eric. It's not the product
direction we're going in at the moment, but we will keep it in mind.

Bob Moog

> Celeste Adams
> Moog Music Inc.
> P:828-251-0090
> F:828-254-6233
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eric*******@*****.com [mailto:Eric*******@*****.com]
> Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2004 12:37 PM
> To: [email protected]
> Subject: A message from your website.
> Hello,
> I am a current Owner of a vintage MicroMoog. I know it might sound
> Ridiculous, but I totally swear by this synth, and its not even a
> absolutely love MOOG. Ive been contemplating getting the Roland
> but my heart is too loyal to MOOG. I thought about a Synth that you
> could build that would be the best thing that ever came out of the
> factory:
> Here you would have an 88 key synth with all of the features of all
of the
> MINI, Micro,Poly, Multi, ect. Give me like 300 voices, install a
> inside it and maybe sell it for like $7,500 dollars or more and it
> be
> the best synthisizer ever created since the Modular Moog. TO hell
> roland haha.

If only i woudl have known that it was him, i woudl have told him thank you for giving me so much inspiration.
We created an album speciffically for him and I contacted Moog Music about sending it to him so he coudl listen to it, but unfortunately he passed away before I could let him hear it.

Really though, its probably the rackmount expansion box.

Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 11:06 pm
by theglyph
I've got it!

Moog should release a vintage reissue somewhat like the way Gibson does.

They should start with discrete components which can only be replaced with the componenets found in the actual vintage counterparts found on ebay. At least two of the keys will be broken but the local repair shop can take care of this. The case will have various scratches and dings and smell like bar smoke.

Want MIDI? Lintronics will make a MIDI conversion kit. Want presets? Come on, who needs them anyway?

Oh, between the back panel and the circuit board you can find some funky substances and a cool 70's style Moog iron on (Sweet!).

As for the manual, i'm sure one can be found in the far corners of the internet. It'll be a PDF with poorly scanned images of the pages, or at least most of them.

Here's the catch! The new Moog vintage reissues can only be purchased on ebay. The starting bid will be... lets say $3500. The reissue will appear to sell for $5000 ensuring that people know how much these things are worth.

What else am i forgeting?

BTW, this isn't a poke at Moog or its products but a pull on some of the prices i've been seeing on ebay.

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:06 am
by godzilla
so is the original message from James D for real?

hmm hope it is

i don't think it will the expander:
-supposed to come out in may
-"Until then, we will leave you guessing" we already know about the expander

"BIG" implies something really cool "little" could mean size or price (could mean "little" brother to the voyager)

think back to us all complaining for another delay, analog or digital,
we not only got 1 but 2!!

i think it will probably be something we've been asking for:
-cheap synth
-drum machine

there's no way to tell but that doesn't stop us from fighting over what it will be!
Not that it will make a difference but it might make waiting more bearable :)


Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 12:44 pm
by GregAE
godzilla wrote:Not that it will make a difference but it might make waiting more bearable :)
While we're all waiting to find out what Moog has in store for us, would having an additional Voyager oscillator to play with make the wait more bearable? We just posted an article on SquareWave that explains how to use the MF-102 Ring Modulator VCO as a fourth Voyager oscillator (yes, the VCO tracks the keyboard).

The article is called 'Lord of the Ring (Modulator)'. It's a PDF located in the Voyager FYI folder:

Files/Voyager FYI/Lord of the RingMod.pdf

Something cool to play with until the Music Messe announcement in late March!

- Greg