PhilAiken wrote: It is capable of so much, that you need to make it sound the way you wish.
I don't think the One is capable of sounding exactly the way I wish, no. Because it can't sound like a polyphonic Minimoog D, or at least a Memorymoog. Which, for that much money, it should have been able to.
About that you are correct. I guess "the way you wish within its given tonal scope." It does not sound like 16 Minimoogs in a box, nor a Memorymoog. Fortunately for you, there is something that does - a Memorymoog.
A CS-80 does not sound like a Memorymoog. A Steinway does not sound like a Memorymoog, and a used car does not sound like a Memorymoog. I am not sure
why one would think that everything that costs a certain amount of money should sound like a Memorymoog, but I am certain that the design goals here did not include sounding like one. It is a better and more capable instrument than a Memorymoog, and yes, I've spent time on both. It can also sound more like a Memorymoog than a Memorymoog can sound like the One. But if you are looking for that specific sound, you should find a Memorymoog in good shape, or perhaps you already own one. There is also a boutique instrument called The River that is very much going for that sound and style, with its 8 voices based on the Moog Source, and while I've never played one, the demos are fantastic. I don't know if you are or aren't familiar, nor am I trying to promote another product on Moog's forum, but that is one modern alternative. Certainly nothing from DSI, Korg, or Roland will get you anywhere near that territory.
Maybe Moog opened themselves up to that comparison by paying homage in its appearance, but they set out to make a forward looking and ambitious analog instrument. In my own estimation they succeeded in doing so. This is not a reissue nor does it purport to be one.