moog prodigy rescued from neglective guitarist

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moog prodigy rescued from neglective guitarist

Post by whiteyhouston » Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:26 pm

so.. I got a decent deal on this here moog prodigy..
$300 cdn..

not too shabby..

anyway..
after playing it for 5 minutes, I was done. I had finished it.

pretty limited and not worth the current inflated ebay values
even the venerable moog filter seemed pretty wimpy and completely dropped the low end once opened up

the prodigy has the same 24db ladder filter as the mini right??
hmmmm

that's my 2 cents.. (1.7 cents US)



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Post by th0mas » Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:48 pm

nice to see some rational thoughts during times of crazed prices. Also, nice deal you scored.

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Post by xpander » Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:55 pm

you can say that about ebay prices in general. great little monosynth i've always thought, mine is solid & fun to use.

old pic of mine:
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although it's been largely sidelined due to this:
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Post by Synthaholic » Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:58 pm

X2. Nice deal.

Since you're "finished" with it, you want to sell it?

I'd say give it time, play with it some more. Moogs can sound wonderful if programmed right. Is this your first mono (well, other than the Mono/Poly, which is a bit more capable than a typical mono)?

Xpander, 2 Minis? :shock: Me jealous. ;)
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Post by whiteyhouston » Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:18 pm

xpander! whoaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa..
nice rack!
am I crazy about the filter on the prodigy sounding weaker? dropping bass like a hot potata



synthaholic.. don't get me wrong here, I still enjoyed my 5 minutes. Prodigy still does the punchy round timbred bass amazingly well and I will be using it shortly on some recordings I'm doing.

I guess I would feel completely ripped off if I had paid $1000 for this synth..




and.. to be fair.. osc2 on mine has issues so I'm not really getting to hear it's full spectrum

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Post by premieklovn » Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:38 pm

I had the same feeling about the Moog Rogue. It just wasn't all that jazz. Though the sync is very nice.

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Post by ColorForm2113 » Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:16 pm

Xpander: Holy Jebus!


whiteyhouston: the prodigy doesnt have the modulation or patching capabilities of most other Moogs does it?

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Post by xpander » Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:21 pm

whiteyhouston wrote:xpander! whoaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa..
nice rack!
am I crazy about the filter on the prodigy sounding weaker? dropping bass like a hot potata
you know, let me setup my prodigy again to answer that. definitely have the prodigy fixed up, the osc problem will sour your experience. i don't think $1k for a prodigy is outrageous in terms of money down the drain, i certainly don't think its value is going anywhere but up... i would expect $600-$800 these days. but from a musical perspective, you can obviously get a much more capable analog synth that sounds as good as or better for that kind of money.
Synthaholic wrote:X2. Nice deal.Xpander, 2 Minis? :shock: Me jealous. ;)
they do a pretty convincing emulation of moog-style bass! --> :happy7:

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Post by CZ Rider » Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:09 am

I was quite impressed with my first experience with the Prodigy. First sound I got was this Jan Hammer type lead sound. I couldn't believe how good it sounded, kind of like a mini-Minimoog.
There were two versions though, with the early ones having only an audio out. The latter versions featured an improved CV in\out with CV inputs to the VCO, VCF, sync, a keyboard in/out and S-trig. With the additional inputs one could expand on the simple stock mod routings.
I wasn't happy with mine stock so I added an extra mod input and audio input so I could interface it with a Taurus II unit. The two extra oscillators and noise really made a difference.I guess you could call it a progue? :)


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Re: moog prodigy rescued from neglective guitarist

Post by Mooger5 » Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:16 am

whiteyhouston wrote: even the venerable moog filter seemed pretty wimpy and completely dropped the low end once opened up
With low resonance settings that shouldn´t happen...
Herrare umanum est.

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Post by system777 » Thu Jul 17, 2008 1:51 am

Was the guitarist in Millwoods?

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Post by Synthaholic » Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:14 am

CZ Rider wrote:I wasn't happy with mine stock so I added an extra mod input and audio input so I could interface it with a Taurus II unit. The two extra oscillators and noise really made a difference.I guess you could call it a progue? :)
More like a Taudigy... or a Prorus... or something like that. :lol:
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Post by crystalmsc » Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:27 am

great set up Xpander, glad to see the Ultraproteus is standing there with those super synths. I love my Morpheus sound, to me the early z plane synth are one of the best ever. tasty moog collection you got there, what a powerful and organized set-up.
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Post by whiteyhouston » Thu Jul 17, 2008 5:12 pm

system777 wrote:Was the guitarist in Millwoods?
heh.. hey joe!

I don't know the guy personally.. the synth was at Tranny and Franny's schtudio.

the best part was, Tranny said to me.. "well, we tried for 2 hours to program it, and we couldn't get a good tinkly sound"..
2 hours! woooohoooo

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Post by xpander » Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:21 pm

crystalmsc wrote:great set up Xpander, glad to see the Ultraproteus is standing there with those super synths.
ha- nice catch! the UltraProteus is my favorite digital synthesizer, i use it extensively on nearly everything. it's so powerful, 288 preset z-plane filters with documentation is hard to pass up. like the Xpander, FS1R and perhaps even the Prophet VS, they're pretty much infinitely programmable for new sounds.

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