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Moog System 55

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    Description
    In 1964, Robert Moog created one of the first modular voltage-controlled music synthesizers, and demonstrated the Moog 55 at the AES convention the same year. The Moog System 55 featured a piano-style keyboard interface and has a logarithmic one volt-per-octave pitch control and a separate pulse triggering signal. The Moog modular synthesizer is considered by enthusiasts to be the original and definitive synthesizer.
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    Architecture
    Type: Analog
    Synthesis: Subtractive
    Oscillators
    Oscillators: 12
    Waveforms: Pink Noise, Pulse, Pulse Variable, Saw Down, Saw Up, Sine, Square, Triangle, White Noise
    Osc Modulation: Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Oscillator, Pedal, Pitch Wheel, Ring Modulation, Sequencer
    Oscillator Notes:
    Typical systems were fitted with 3 but sometimes up to 10 oscillators.
    Envelopes
    Envelopes: 5
    Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release, Monophonic
    Filters
    Filters: 3
    Types: 24dB Slope (4-pole), High Pass, Low Pass, Resonance
    Filter Modulation: Knob, LFO, Oscillator, Pitch Wheel, Portamento
    Filter Notes:
    Additionally sometimes a Parametric EQ also known as a "Fixed Filter Bank"
    LFO
    LFO: 1
    LFO Parameters: Sample & Hold, Saw Up, Saw Down, Triangle
    LFO Notes::
    1 VCO (model 901 or 921) can be used as an LFO. Range from 0.1 Hz to 15 KHz
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 1
    Tuning: Standard
    Modes: Mono
    Patches
    Patches RAM: 1
    Case
    Case: Keyboard, Module, Rack
    Case Details: , X-Y Joystick Controller.
    Keyboard: 49 keys, 61 keys, Non-weighted, Wood
    Controls: Modulation - Audio Input, Mod - Wheel, Pitch - Lever, Pitch -Wheel, Sequencer, Pedal - Volume
    Connections
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main
    Audio Output Count: 2
    Inputs: 1/4"
    CV Ports: CV IN, CV OUT, Gate In, Gate Out, Trigger In, Trigger Out
    Production
    Year Released: 1964
    Year Discontinued: 1977
    Manuals & Documents

    Product Links
    Company Product Sites:
    [+] www.moogmusic.com
    Pricing
    Retail Street Price: $35,000 - convert
    Used Price: $15,000-$35,000 - convert
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