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Moog Grandmother - - thoughts?

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 3:10 pm
by Ben Asaro
I think my MiniBrute has met its successor, this looks brilliant. :)

http://www.musicradar.com/amp/news/moog ... etro-vibe/

Re: Moog Grandmother - - thoughts?

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 3:18 pm
by Forum Admin
Dreadful name.

Re: Moog Grandmother - - thoughts?

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 3:23 pm
by Martin Walker
Dreadfully dated look too - reminds me of the ill-fated EMS Polysynthi (just 30 built in 1978)

Image


Martin

Re: Moog Grandmother - - thoughts?

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 3:30 pm
by Forum Admin
Never been a fan of Mondrian.

Re: Moog Grandmother - - thoughts?

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 3:49 pm
by Kayvon
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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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 4:04 pm
by Hugh Robjohns
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).

H

Re: Moog Grandmother - - thoughts?

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 5:05 pm
by blinddrew
Forum Admin wrote:Never been a fan of Mondrian.
:clap: :D

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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 5:29 pm
by The Elf
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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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 5:40 pm
by SecretSam
I like it a lot. '70s retro look, and very easy to see what and where the controls are.

Do I have to leave the Forum, now ?

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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 5:48 pm
by Forum Admin
SecretSam wrote:I like it a lot. '70s retro look...

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

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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 6:33 pm
by Dave B
SS - you don't have to leave the forum.

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

Summed up in a word ? Yeuch. In a smell ? Poooooh ...

:D

Re: Moog Grandmother - - thoughts?

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 6:37 pm
by Sam Spoons
Any keyboard with less than 37 notes is an abomination, and that's from a guitar player :headbang:

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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 7:08 pm
by ManFromGlass
something as cheerful as that and it uses grey patch chords? Now that's a fashion faux pas.

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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 8:45 pm
by zenguitar
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.

Andy :beamup:

Re: Moog Grandmother - - thoughts?

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 9:44 am
by Martin Walker
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


Martin

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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 10:01 am
by BigRedX
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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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 10:23 am
by The Korff
I think it looks great, and I'm also delighted at the fact that it has a built-in spring reverb.

10/10

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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 10:32 am
by The Elf
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...

Moog Grandmother..

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 10:36 am
by Zukan
I want one.

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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 12:21 pm
by Zukan
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!