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Re: Moog Grandmother - - thoughts?

Postby SecretSam » Tue May 15, 2018 2:14 pm

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SecretSam wrote:I like it a lot. '70s retro look...

Straight off an old Top Of The Pops set. :D


… which is appropriate, because with my level of keyboard skills, I will spend most of my time miming with it.
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Re: Moog Grandmother - - thoughts?

Postby SecretSam » Tue May 15, 2018 2:41 pm

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The Elf wrote:Bob would never have allowed it. I bet this ugly little critter ain't pocket money prices either.
It's $899 - I'm beginning to think that Uli Behringer's marketing approach is right after all :headbang:

You could buy TWO of his Minimoog clones for less than that! :o
To be fair to Moog, that's less than I might have imagined. But I will correct you, Martin, in that you could actually buy THREE Behringer MiniMoog clones for that money, with change over for a cup of coffee!

Now if you swap two of those Mini clones for Behringer's soon-to-be Pro-One and SH-101 clones (I'm making assumptions that Berry's prices for these will be comparable to the Model D...) you're into 'no competition' territory.

If Moog are going to ride this storm, and charge a premium price for their products, then they HAVE to give us premium features, and short keyboards, external PSUs and plastic cases aren't going to cut it. Sorry.

And I speak as one who wants Moog to prosper...

Are the (admittedly few) keys full size ?
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Re: Moog Grandmother - - thoughts?

Postby Stephen Bennett » Tue May 15, 2018 3:36 pm

I like it as well–and the EMS polysynthi!

Keyboard is a tad short though and I agree re:line lumps.

Colours are nice.

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Re: Moog Grandmother - - thoughts?

Postby SecretSam » Wed May 16, 2018 12:25 pm

Every year, The Economist publishes a tome called "The World In XXXX," where XXXX is the coming year.

The World in 2018 identified and analysed an impressively long series of economic, geopolitical and technological trends, and is generally regarded as a strong source of insight into the near future.

However, they completely failed to predict that The Elf would go on record as preferring a Behringer product to a Moog. And so did I.
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Re: Moog Grandmother - - thoughts?

Postby Martin Walker » Wed May 16, 2018 1:46 pm

SecretSam wrote:However, they completely failed to predict that The Elf would go on record as preferring a Behringer product to a Moog. And so did I.

I believe there is an obscure 2018 prediction by Nostradamus to this effect though, although like most of his, it only really makes sense after the event :ugeek:


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Re: Moog Grandmother - - thoughts?

Postby SecretSam » Wed May 16, 2018 2:58 pm

Presumably phrased thus ?

"In a year of amazement shortly after the orange-headed builder of golden casinos comes loudly to rule the world, a pointy-hatted musician with a suspiciously-accurate longbow and a girlfriend called Galadriel shall declare his preference for something traditionally scorned to that which the multitude previously thought was, you know, cool."
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Re: Moog Grandmother - - thoughts?

Postby The Elf » Wed May 16, 2018 3:10 pm

Apparently, next year I will spill tabasco sauce over a neighbour's dog...
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Re: Moog Grandmother - - thoughts?

Postby SecretSam » Thu May 17, 2018 9:29 am

Should be a YouTube sensation. Get the local vicar involved:

Vicar: "This is Holy Water. If I sprinkle it on a woman's stomach, she can pass a baby."
Elf: " This is Tabasco. If I stick it up a dog's bottom, it can pass a motorbike."
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