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Moog The Source

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The Source is a monophonic analog synthesizer with 2 oscillators and noise generator, filter and 2 envelope generators. One for the amplifier and one for the filter. 37-note keyboard with modulation and pitch wheels.

Each oscillator offers saw, triangle, and, square waves.The square weave can be adjusted for pulse-wave.They were still the familiar Moog oscillators but under digital control offering more solid stability.

The sound of the Moog Source is said to be "fat" as any of their analog gear before it. The newer, cleaner interface points to Moog's insight at knowing where the market was headed for synthesizers.

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THE SOURCE is a microprocessor-controlled, programmable monophonic synthesizer from Moog Music.

A unique touch panel and a master incremental control are used to store the setting of each section of the synthesizer in memory. where up to 16 presets may be instantly recalled.

Sound sources consist of two audio oscillators and a noise source. The oscillators range from 32' to 1' and can produce sawtooth, triangular, and variable rectangular waveforms. Oscillator 2 may be synchronized to Oscillator 1, producing additional waveforms.

The Moog • filter and voltage controlled amplifier are controlled by individual microprocessor-generated four-part contour generators. The oscillators and filter may be controlled by a low-frequency oscillator which produces triangular and square waves.

Performance controls consist of pitch and modulation wheels and single or multiple triggering controls. Interface ports allow input and output of control voltages and triggers.

The microprocessor allows saving and loading preset sounds with a standard audio tape recorder. The microprocessor controls a software-generated sequencer (two reel-time sequences of up to 64 notes), an arpeggiator with timing discrimination, automatic triggering, and soft-ware-generated sample + hold, routed to the oscillators and/ or filter. These controls are accessed by a second-level entry system.

Technical Specifications
Type: Analog
Synthesis: Subtractive
Oscillators: 2
Waveforms: Pulse, Saw Down, Saw Up, Square, Triangle
Osc Modulation: Envelope, Glide / Portamento, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Mod Wheel, Oscillator, Pedal, Pitch Wheel, Sequencer, Sync Hard
Envelopes: 2
Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
Filters: 1
Types: 24dB Slope (4-pole), Low Pass, Resonance
Filter Modulation: Envelope, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Oscillator, Pitch Wheel, Sequencer
LFO: 1
LFO Parameters: Square, Triangle
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 1
Tuning: Standard
Modes: Mono, Polyphonic
Patches RAM: 16
Patches ROM: 16
Storage: Internal
Editing: DIN
24 note arpeggiator. Make any pattern up to 24 notes.
2 88 note sequencers with real time recording only. Two tracks of 24 notes each as Rec 1 and Rec 2.
Case: Keyboard
Keyboard: 37 keys, Wood
Controls: Buttons, Mod - Wheel, Pitch -Wheel, Pedal - Volume, Tempo Knob
Display Notes: Alphanumerical
Dimensions (WxDxH): 26 x12 x3
Weight: 22lbs.
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Mono Out, Stereo Headphone
Audio Output Count: 2
CV Ports: CV IN, CV OUT, Gate In, Gate Out
Power: 30 watts
Year Released: 1981
Manuals & Documents

Product Links
Company Product Sites:
[+] www.retrosynth.com
Used Price: $2,200 - $3,000 - convert

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