'69 Moog Modular --Not dead yet!

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'69 Moog Modular --Not dead yet!

Post by CZ Rider » Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:50 pm

Just resurected an old Moog Modular System 1P, built in August 1969. I aquired this Moog last month from a person that stored it in his attic for the past 17 years. After ordering the parts I needed to first rescue the 38 year old power supply, the final part arrived this past Tuesday. So I wasted no time installing the fresh caps and wire-wound trimmers. Got a nice steady +12 and -6 VDC, and I was ready to fire it up!
I still have to calibrate and clean the individual modules, but was able to coax some sound out of the old guy. Here is a small sample of the first music this machine has made in years. Using a Dotcom 960 clone to run a sequence, the old Moog started churning out what sounded very old school Berlin style rythm. Recorded live as I played a Synclavier II (violin) and my 2 dollar soundblaster (flute) over top.
http://mysite.verizon.net/vze6s1hi/site ... odular.mp3

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Post by Vxster » Wed Dec 12, 2007 1:00 pm

Nice job and it sounds great!

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Post by Bitexion » Wed Dec 12, 2007 1:01 pm

Silly question, but how did you make the sequence change in the middle several times? I noticed the sequence isn't the same all the time, sometimes the notes go up and sometimes down.

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Post by JJQ » Wed Dec 12, 2007 2:51 pm

Did you get that on ebay...it looks similar to one that i bid on.


So beautiful, congrats.... :!:
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Post by rjd2 » Wed Dec 12, 2007 2:58 pm

well done champ! sounds and looks beautiful. still pretty damn in tune as well. enjoy your many years to come...

indulge us with a little more backstory, eh? i think we all wouldnt mind hearing another "nieghbors attic" tale.

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Post by Bitexion » Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:39 pm

I'm assuming this thread will be just gushing over the Moog, but please try to answer my question aswell :) I have a similar sequencer to yours. Dunno how to do that, though.

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Post by clubbedtodeath » Wed Dec 12, 2007 4:00 pm

Bitexion wrote:I'm assuming this thread will be just gushing over the Moog, but please try to answer my question aswell :)
Wanker.

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Post by Johnny Lenin » Wed Dec 12, 2007 4:06 pm

Well... allow me to gush. It sounds amazing. I really enjoyed the track. I am continually amazed by the strange combination of creative musical talent and technologically savvy that I see on these forums.

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Post by Micke » Wed Dec 12, 2007 4:35 pm

Congrats on the Moog IP, CZ Rider

Them old Moog modulars sound amazing!

It'd be great to hear a cover of John Carpenter's main theme to Assault on precinct 13 done on the "real thing".
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Post by antilles » Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:08 pm

Wow. That's cool. And it sounds amazing. How much did you pay for it?

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Post by OriginalJambo » Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:33 pm

Man - that sure was a treat...it sounds fantastic!

Even though it needed some work they don't make 'em like they used to eh? Having a wee discussion at my Uni with someone about how old stuff is way more reliable than it's often made out to be. I think you just proved this more than I ever could.

Anyway, enjoy the Moog...after the successful restoration job you just pulled off you certainly deserve it.

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Post by whiteyhouston » Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:21 pm

this is great! sounds wonderful..
and.. seeing old gear like this, lovingly restored, gives me a little electric shock of joy....

now, answer bit's question!
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Post by WDW » Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:43 pm

Neat find! And lovely sound.

I'm glad to see such a beauty in the hands of someone who obviously appreciates and cares for it.

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Post by neandrewthal » Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:18 pm

Beautiful! I want more. What's the module you put on the right of the two blank panels?
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Post by Bitexion » Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:37 pm

Ah now I get it, you're switching between the 3 rows with a sequential switch :) I have that too. Had to listen closely to realize it.

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