Obermoog (alleged Moog / Oberheim hybrid?)

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Re: Obermoog (alleged Moog / Oberheim hybrid?)

Post by MC » Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:23 pm

Does it look like this?

This is the first appearance of one in Keyboard Magazine, announced at the 1991 Music Messe

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Re: Obermoog (alleged Moog / Oberheim hybrid?)

Post by torinkrell » Sun Oct 24, 2010 2:29 pm

I've had conversations with both members of Angelspit including a long talk with Zoog about synths. Zoog doesn't strike me as someone that would try to falsely represent his gear or anything else. He writes on his website that "Regardless of whether it’s genuine or not, the Obermoog modular sounds really awesome"
Next time I see him I'll ask him more about it.
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Re: Obermoog (alleged Moog / Oberheim hybrid?)

Post by torinkrell » Sun Oct 24, 2010 2:58 pm

Ober-Moog development chronology
from Greg Rule's Questions page in Keyboard Magazine May 1994
Malcolm Doak of Oberheim described the development process which I am condensing here.

July 1990: Gibson acquires Oberheim

July 19 1990: Product conception begins - goal is 6 month development for Winter NAMM intro
Originally planned as a quartered OB-8 with a now public domain Moog filter.

July 23 1990: Microprocessor changed from the often used Z-80 to the 80C196

Late 1990: First prototypes = SEM color/font, OB-8 controls and Moog knobs

January 1991: Winter NAMM debut - no LCD. Two weeks later LCD panel created for panel #2

Early Summer: All new internal hardware. One team member resigns, VCO problems.

January 1992: Winter NAMM = 3rd panel

1992: Other developers bail. 4th front panel. Disorganization - complicated & messy software/hardware development = product cancellation.

January 1993: New development team lead by Don Buchla and Keith McMillen redesign and create the OB-Mx as we know it.

March 1994: The OB-Mx ships

See also http://users.ece.gatech.edu/lanterma/obmx/
Akai AX-80
Korg Polysix
Roland Juno 60
Moog The Source
Yamaha e1010 BBD
Moog Parametric EQ
Sequential Prophet Pro~One
Altec AS-1600 audio oscillator (1947)
Moog Music Minimoog Model D (1973)

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