MATRIXSYNTH: Thomas Synti 1055 (Moog Satellite). Rare Vintage Analogue Synth

Sunday, March 03, 2019

Thomas Synti 1055 (Moog Satellite). Rare Vintage Analogue Synth

via this auction

"Incredibly rare Thomas Synti 1055 Monophonic Analogue Synthesizer. For those that don't know, this is basically an improved version of the Moog Satellite. The Thomas Organ Company acquired the rights from Moog for the Satellite in 1973 and this was the result - it uses the same internal boards as the original Moog version. Thomas moved the position of the paddle switches, and lengthened the keyboard - which meant deeper bass.

I have to say this is by far one of the best sounding vintage analogue synths that i've ever owned. It can sound really creamy and fluid, but also really edgy and fractured when you engage both modulation and emphasis. It's very playable AND very useable.

This is a definite rarity so you are unlikely to see another one for sale anytime soon, if at all. It has been fully serviced by my regular tech for sale, so you can bid and buy in confidence that you are getting your hands on a rare analogue that is technically sound."

1 comment:

  1. They have an interesting dual BPF to LPF filter architecture. I have looked at the motherboards of several Thomases, and the difference is they don't have the Moog ladder filter for the LPF.


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