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Moog Grandmother?

Postby Arpangel » Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:43 am

OK, I haven't got an analogue synth at the moment, and I’m missing it for certain things.
Been looking at this Grandmother thing, and a friend is selling his, just wondering, it looks good, two oscillators, nice big sound, could be a "sort of" replacement for my Mini.
The price he’s asking I’d be a fool to turn it down, if I used it enough, any opinions on this?
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Re: Moog Grandmother?

Postby Forum Admin » Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:02 am

Arpangel wrote:The price he’s asking I’d be a fool to turn it down...

How much?

Is it worth waiting until Thursday for April cover issue of Sound On Sound to be published online and read the in-depth review of the Matriarch? Or is that too much to splash out on?
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Re: Moog Grandmother?

Postby Arpangel » Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:21 am

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Arpangel wrote:The price he’s asking I’d be a fool to turn it down...

How much?

Is it worth waiting until Thursday for April cover issue of Sound On Sound to be published online and read the in-depth review of the Matriarch? Or is that too much to splash out on?

Thanks for giving me the heads up on this, I’m not sure? I like the simplicity and size of the Grandmother and it’s got all the essential elements, and "that sound" and not having any Moog in my studio is making me miss it so much, plus, this is only £300 as opposed to nearly £2,000
I know it sounds strange but if I was in the market for a polysynth I’d probably be looking elsewhere, like a Summit.
I’m very much into expressive single line minimalist stuff these days, and the Grandmother seems to fit the bill, as only Moog can, in this respect.
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Postby Forum Admin » Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:26 am

You've answered your own question. £300 -- a steal.
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Re: Moog Grandmother?

Postby The Elf » Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:31 am

If the price is right (and that looks like a *very* 'right' price!) you probably can't go wrong. In the time I've spent with it it really doesn't grab me, but if you have no analogue synth at all it's better than nothing!
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Re: Moog Grandmother?

Postby al_diablo » Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:09 am

If you dont buy it please point your friend my way, that is a great price!
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Re: Moog Grandmother?

Postby Arpangel » Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:24 am

Forum Admin wrote:You've answered your own question. £300 -- a steal.

Yes, it seems to tick all the boxes too, twin oscillators, all modules are circuit designs from the modular systems, a really nifty arpeggiator, compact size.
But most of all, it’s the sound of the thing, it has that Moog magic in bucket loads, their synths have always been "real instruments" in sonic terms they are just like acoustic instruments in their richness.
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Re: Moog Grandmother?

Postby Forum Admin » Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:16 pm

Arpangel wrote:...it has that Moog magic in bucket loads, their synths have always been "real instruments" in sonic terms they are just like acoustic instruments in their richness.

+1 :thumbup:

Nobody arguing with that summary.

Shouldn't you therefore change your avatar name to Moogangel? :beamup:
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Re: Moog Grandmother?

Postby Arpangel » Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:44 pm

Forum Admin wrote:
Arpangel wrote:...it has that Moog magic in bucket loads, their synths have always been "real instruments" in sonic terms they are just like acoustic instruments in their richness.

+1 :thumbup:

Nobody arguing with that summary.

Shouldn't you therefore change your avatar name to Moogangel? :beamup:

:D

I’ve bought it, and it’s wonderful too, loving the arp, and the sound is just as magical as ever.
When I had my Mini, I used to put it through an Eventide Space, to make infinite melodic soundscapes, looking forward to getting back into that again.

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Re: Moog Grandmother?

Postby Forum Admin » Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:19 pm

Arpangel wrote:I’ve bought it...

Enjoy! :sick: :sick: :sick:
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Re: Moog Grandmother?

Postby The Elf » Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:42 pm

At that price you would have been crazy to not buy it! Let's hear some sounds from it - one synth challenge?
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Re: Moog Grandmother?

Postby Arpangel » Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:38 am

The Elf wrote:At that price you would have been crazy to not buy it! Let's hear some sounds from it - one synth challenge?

I’m on the case...
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Re: Moog Grandmother?

Postby Jack Ruston » Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:04 pm

I LOVE mine
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Re: Moog Grandmother?

Postby Arpangel » Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:29 am

Jack Ruston wrote:I LOVE mine

:D
Yes, it’s actually f*****g amazing, even at the RRP they made something that is very un-Moog-like, that is, something totally mind blowing for very little money!
It reminds me of my Moog Prodigy, I felt exactly the same when I bought that, the sound was so good you never worried about having loads of parameters to adjust, it just sounded wonderful as it was.
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Re: Moog Grandmother?

Postby Zukan » Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:48 am

Jack Ruston wrote:I LOVE mine

We'll make a synthhead out of you yet!
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