This is your opportunity to own a vintage Moog Source analog synthesizer. It is 100% fully functional and sounds AMAZING. It has that grit, sizzle, and bass that you just don’t get with modern synthesizers. This is a one-owner instrument that has been kept in a smoke free environment. The Source has been called “One of most gorgeous sounding and amazing looking Moog analogue synthesizers ever made.” The Source is a rare, classic, monophonic, analog synthesizer manufactured by Moog Music from 1981 to 1985. The Source was Moog’s first synthesizer to offer patch memory storage. The design was also the first (and only) Moog synthesizer to feature a flat-panel membrane keyboard to replace the standard buttons, knobs and sliders, along with multihued panel graphics that were very different from anything Moog offered at the time. In addition to the memory capable of holding 16 presets, the Source features a 37-note keyboard, and two VCOs that can be selected among three waveforms and three octaves. The unit also features a sequencer. The 16 memory locations are important. Before The Source, all kinds of knobs and sliders had to be adjusted in order to change sounds between or during songs in a live setting. But with The Source, 16 of your favorite sounds, sound effects or voices can be saved so that all that’s needed in order to change sounds is to press a single button. Great for live performances. To the left of the keyboard is the pitch bend and the modulation wheel, along with two octave-switching buttons. On the back panel are the audio out, cassette interface, a recessed pitch knob (for fine tuning), and CV and S-trigger inputs and outputs. The Moog Source has been played by ZZ Top, Depeche Mode, Devo, Phish, Tangerine Dream, Jan Hammer, and many more. “Sound on Sound” had this to say about the Moog Source: “The Source has the ‘classic’ Moog sound: a dirty, warm low-pass filter, and those rich oscillators. The sound oozes quality and class; the lead lines sear, and the bass is deep and squelchy. To my ears, when it was side by side with a Minimoog, the Source sounded identical, so long as the Mini was using only two oscillators. It is definitely a richer-sounding synthesizer than the Moog Prodigy or Moog Rogue — and it’s programmable!” Issues: 1. There is a scratch on the chrome panel on the upper right side of the instrument (as you’re looking at the keyboard). It’s not bad at all, but it’s there. 2. There is a hair-line crack on one key – the high ‘A’ key. This does not affect the playing of the instrument at all. But just in case it worries you, I will include a Source replacement key that I purchased from a company in Texas that specializes in classic synthesizer replacement parts. This key is designed specifically for the Source and I will give it to you so that you will have a replacement key should you ever need it (but I don’t think you will). I am selling the instrument with a power cord (no manual, case or stand). It plays, looks and sounds great. However, since the instrument is over 30 years old, it is sold as-is. The keyboard will be professionally packed, and shipped fully insured via UPS to the lower 48 States. If you have questions, feel free to ask. Check my feedback; you can bid with confidence!
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