MATRIXSYNTH: Moog Multimoog

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Moog Multimoog

via this auction

"This multimoog recently had a full check up done by SD Machines and is fully functional and ready to play. Cosmetically, the synthesizer is in excellent condition.

The Multimoog is a highly versatile analog monophonic synthesizer. It is basically an extended version of the Micromoog, which came out 3 years before. It features a ribbon controller and a touch sensitive keyboard. It has many interesting modulation routings and has a powerful, analog sound.

The Multimoog has 2 VCOs and a suboscillator. The filter can be modulated by the oscillator B in different ways. It has oscillator sync, noise generator, sample & hold, mixable oscillator waveforms, pulse width modulation, the 24 dB Moog filter and two envelopes. It has all interfacing you would expect from a good monophonic synth: CV / Gate IN and OUT, EXTERNAL SIGNAL IN, VCF IN. Y

A versatile synth introduced by Moog Music in 1978. It was Moog's most advanced non-modular model at the time, despite the fact that it sold for less than the Minimoog. It was a two-VCO synth with a dedicatd LFO, two attack-release envelope generators, and the usual Moog transistor ladder four-pole lowpass VCF. It reused the basic case design from the Micromoog and it carried over that model's ribbon controller; however, on the Multimoog there were multiple routing options for the ribbon controller signal.

The 44-note keyboard (F to C, typical for Moog keyboards) included aftertouch, which was routable to multiple destinations, including cross modulation; it could also accept an external control voltage input. The panel layout was notable for the rows of white slider switches which selected routing options. The model remained in production until 1981, when it was replaced by the Source. The extent of the production run is unknown; a comment to the model description page at Vintage Synth Explorer indicates that less than 1000 were produced. The Multimoog is moderately valuable to collectors today. The keyboard aftertouch force sensors have failed on nearly all extant units, and there is no known repair."

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