Well, I couldn’t resist another one. I saw it sitting in a store for many months and finally said “I better grab it!!” so now I own a 1975 Micromoog!
I’ve always wanted a Multimoog and will have to get one at some point but I thought this one, although much scaled back, would probably be cool for a few things, and I was right!! It sounds fantastic!! Loads of low end, very creamy sound and for such a small synth there are a lot of cool features!
There’s only one oscillator but there is a divider so you can get an extra square wave either one or 2 octaves lower. And it’s not just an on off switch, it’s a pot so you can mix in as much as you want.
There are a bunch of simple but very useful modulation options and you can even modulate the filter to get a nice grungy sound, or when it’s feeding back you get some nice ring modulator type sounds.
You can also set the octave switch to a free state and use the frequency knob to sweep through a VERY wide range, from pretty close to zero to above what you (or at least I) can hear.
And even with the minimal 2 knobs for the envelopes you can still get a wide range of settings with the switches. So far I’ve been able to make it do everything I want so it’s not nearly as limited as I expected.
But most importantly, it has that Moog sound. I’ve heard it has the Minimoog filter in it. I don’t know if that’s true but it really does sound fantastic. Mine has a bit of crackle so I’ll have to open it up and track that down at some point but for now it’s just part of the instrument’s character.
Sooooo…. what’s next? Minimoog? Prophet 5? Maybe the Behringer Model D if that ever shows up. Maybe the Roland boutique VP-03, or the 01a. Or maybe something else that happens to become available that I find myself unable to resist! Although I’d really like a good Gibson SG too…