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Moog Grandmother - - thoughts?

Postby Ben Asaro » Mon May 14, 2018 3:10 pm

I think my MiniBrute has met its successor, this looks brilliant. :)

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Postby Forum Admin » Mon May 14, 2018 3:18 pm

Dreadful name.
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Postby Martin Walker » Mon May 14, 2018 3:23 pm

Dreadfully dated look too - reminds me of the ill-fated EMS Polysynthi (just 30 built in 1978)

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Postby Forum Admin » Mon May 14, 2018 3:30 pm

Never been a fan of Mondrian.
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Postby Kayvon » Mon May 14, 2018 3:49 pm

Attack, decay and release on pots whilst the sustain is a slider - always thought that would make sense in terms of rate vs level in envelopes.

Though then again I'm probably in the few that actually likes the idea of envelope presets for players synths (as opposed to more sound designer-y ones) so my opinion worth what it cost you lol
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Postby Hugh Robjohns » Mon May 14, 2018 4:04 pm

Elf won't be happy -- it has a line-lump PSU!

I know retro styling is popular, but this doesn't appeal to me at all. Think I'll be sticking with my Subseqent 37CV (and MS20 for patching fun).

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Postby blinddrew » Mon May 14, 2018 5:05 pm

Forum Admin wrote:Never been a fan of Mondrian.
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Re: Moog Grandmother - - thoughts?

Postby The Elf » Mon May 14, 2018 5:29 pm

Looks like it fell through an ugly tree and hit every branch!

Hugh Robjohns wrote:Elf won't be happy -- it has a line-lump PSU!
Everyone used to tell me how external PSUs were a necessary evil of keeping prices low for budget gear. Then we had the re-issue MiniMoog... Kinda blows that argument. Bob would never have allowed it. I bet this ugly little critter ain't pocket money prices either.

I'm just about to get some of my gear modified with internal (and non-momentary switch) PSUs (e.g. System-8, Karp Odyssey). I'll let you know how I get on. :D
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Re: Moog Grandmother - - thoughts?

Postby SecretSam » Mon May 14, 2018 5:40 pm

I like it a lot. '70s retro look, and very easy to see what and where the controls are.

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Postby Forum Admin » Mon May 14, 2018 5:48 pm

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

Straight off an old Top Of The Pops set. :D
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Postby Dave B » Mon May 14, 2018 6:33 pm

SS - you don't have to leave the forum.

You might need either your eyes or sanity checked though ... ;)

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Postby Sam Spoons » Mon May 14, 2018 6:37 pm

Any keyboard with less than 37 notes is an abomination, and that's from a guitar player :headbang:
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Postby ManFromGlass » Mon May 14, 2018 7:08 pm

something as cheerful as that and it uses grey patch chords? Now that's a fashion faux pas.
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Postby zenguitar » Mon May 14, 2018 8:45 pm

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

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

All that's missing is the Maurice Plaquet badge.

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Re: Moog Grandmother - - thoughts?

Postby Martin Walker » Tue May 15, 2018 9:44 am

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


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Postby BigRedX » Tue May 15, 2018 10:01 am

Only one envelope generator? Yes I know it's (semi) modular so I could add one from somewhere else, but I'd still want at least two EGs built-in on a synth. And how modular is semi-modular? The limited access to the signal path on the original Korg MS20 seriously limited what could be done on it without the addition of the completely modular MS50.
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Re: Moog Grandmother - - thoughts?

Postby The Korff » Tue May 15, 2018 10:23 am

I think it looks great, and I'm also delighted at the fact that it has a built-in spring reverb.

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Re: Moog Grandmother - - thoughts?

Postby The Elf » Tue May 15, 2018 10:32 am

Martin Walker wrote:
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...
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Moog Grandmother..

Postby Zukan » Tue May 15, 2018 10:36 am

I want one.
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Re: Moog Grandmother - - thoughts?

Postby Zukan » Tue May 15, 2018 12:21 pm

It looks shit but I will still be getting one. It's a Moog ffs and no I can hang on to my last remaining organ!
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