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Need help making decision on purchase of Micromoog

Post by rybestradamus » Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:23 pm

got a offer to buy a micro for $357. Everything works fine except its missing the ribbon slider and would most likely need a service. i know this will need some TLC so i will be taking this to a service shop. Its a good price, i do realize its missing the slider.

This will be my first moog. should i jump on it?.

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Re: Need help making decision on purchase of Micromoog

Post by EricK » Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:54 pm

Yes.
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Re: Need help making decision on purchase of Micromoog

Post by MC » Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:23 pm

Micromoog is a very good starter synth.
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Re: Need help making decision on purchase of Micromoog

Post by museslave » Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:37 pm

The Micromoog has analog variable waveshape. This variable waveshape is modulatable. That is AMAZING for 1975.
In addition to being able to have variable waveshape, and modulatable waveshape, it also allows for the oscillator to modulate the filter... which is NECESSARY for the Moog Sound.
The filter is overdriven, and so are the oscillators. These things are fundamental in attaining a saturated Moog sound.
The Micromoog has the ability to modulate an incredible range of frequency.
Pitch Ribbon.
Mixing a saw and a square is NOT the same thing as having variable waveshape. The Micromoog, while incapable of detuning, certainly CAN create a greater variability of waveshape than the other "discount" Moogs.

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Re: Need help making decision on purchase of Micromoog

Post by thealien666 » Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:34 pm

I agree, buy it.

BTW Marc, the OP mentionned that the ribbon controller is missing on the Micromoog he wants to buy...
But still a reasonnable price, if it's the only thing missing, and everything else is working.
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Re: Need help making decision on purchase of Micromoog

Post by fyvewytches » Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:26 am

MC wrote:Micromoog is a very good starter synth.
Drop the word "starter" and I agree. :wink:
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Re: Need help making decision on purchase of Micromoog

Post by rybestradamus » Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:16 am

Thanks guys!. i ended up taking it!. synth is working great, just needs a service. But i messed around with it for a about a hour or so and was pretty fun to mess with!.

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Re: Need help making decision on purchase of Micromoog

Post by rybestradamus » Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:21 am

i went for it!. Will send out to jareth to get a service in a few weeks. will be costly but i need it!.

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