Moog 1130 questions

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Irish Luck
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Moog 1130 questions

Post by Irish Luck » Sun Feb 14, 2016 4:54 pm

Hey everyone,
I'm new here. I'm just getting into this genre of music. I'm mainly a drummer...on a regular trap kit.

So my cousin was clearing out his studio and knows I'm a drummer and gave me an old early 1970s Moog 1130 drum controller. It's in excellent shape. He's had it stored for years and years. It seems really cool.

It has scale and sensitivity controls right on the drum, and all the neccesary cords, but aside from the two 1/4" phone plugs these jacks look like nothing I've ever seen before and don't know what I would be able to plug these into and use. I haven't been able to find much information on these, other than they are Cinch-jones connectors. I've never even heard of those, let alone have any gear with those on them. It had the two 1/4" plugs going to an old 1950s Fender volume pedal?? I don't get it???

I guess by now the 1130 drum controllers are pretty rare. So all the info I could find online was all the same. Nothing about updating them to use on newer gear.
Would that be an awful thing to do to such a cool old piece of Moog history? I certainly don't want to ruin it!

Do I have to have an older analog synth that takes these types of input jacks? Or is there any way of updating the Cinch-jones jacks to use with newer Midi controllers? I don't quite have the money right now to sink into a bunch of gear. My wife has a Midi keyboard but it's looking like that isn't going to work out for this. :(

Keep in mind, I am very new to all of this, so these might be awfully stupid questions, but I have to start somewhere. I found this site and figured this would be the absolute best place to get advice about this controller. So please go easy on my ignorance on Moog eqiupment.

Any advice is much appreciated!!
Thank you!

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Re: Moog 1130 questions

Post by Tonysal123 » Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:46 pm

Hi there, just got one of these myself. The connectors (Cinch Jones) interface with just a few vintage Moogs- Satellite, Sonic Six, Mini & Micro. The underneath of the controller shows the connections to the synths.

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