What was your first Moog?

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What was your first Moog?

Post by calaverasgrande » Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:58 pm

Everyone remembers their first Moog right?
For me it is a toss up. My first experience with a Moog was a Realistic MG1. I used to hang out at Radio Shack back in the early 80's. They had every kind of nerd fodder back then except Star Trek T shirts. They had a whole CB section, an electronics hobbyist section, hifi, computers (TRS80!), and some musical gear. The MG1 probably drew my attention because our family had a musician friend that would play the "Close Encounters" synth part on a synthesizer whenever we came over. So I knew that a synthesizer was this thing that could make neat sounds. They soon showed me how to plug headphones into it! I was there quite often.

My first Moog that I had in my studio was a loaned Minimoog. My friends dad had found it in a house he was supposed to renovate. He likes having musical equipment around but doesn't play. He eventually took it back. I later on bought some moogerfoogers and my own MG1. Currently saving up for a voyager.
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Re: What was your first Moog?

Post by Synthacon » Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:00 pm

My first Moog was a Prodigy I got from a good friend.... Bloody great little synth, still one of the best for sync sounds.
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Re: What was your first Moog?

Post by space6oy » Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:01 pm

i got to use a model D my freshman year of college. it was either owned by miami university or the prof, but it was the first i had my hands on. first i owned was an MG-1. polymoog after that, then got to check out a micromoog a guy was selling, then landed my own model D.

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Re: What was your first Moog?

Post by Automatic Gainsay » Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:14 pm

I bought a Micromoog from Chris Youdell in 2001 or so.
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Re: What was your first Moog?

Post by silikon » Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:16 pm

I have had some variation of Moog synthesizer in my life, since probably my ankle-biter stages. System15, Mod D, Taurus, racked Moog effects, even a Theremin; however none were my own. I lived vicariously through all my musically inclined family and their mates.

First wholly-owned, self purchased Moog was technically the Voyager I currently own.

Moog synths and gear still to this day many years later, evoke a sense of adventure and inspiration. :)
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Re: What was your first Moog?

Post by Esus » Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:11 pm

Source. Still have it.

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Re: What was your first Moog?

Post by Z » Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:11 pm

My first Moog synth to own was a MemoryMoog I bought a pawn shop for $200 back in '90. I remember there also being a Jupiter 6 for $300 and a CS-80 for $500, but at the time, I had no idea what the CS-80 was and it wasn't hooked up. I put the MemoryMoog in layaway and got it out about a month or so later.

A couple of years earlier, one of my buddies scored a MultiMoog, which was my first real experience with a Moog synth.

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Re: What was your first Moog?

Post by Cumulus » Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:32 pm

The first Moog I played was also an MG-1 in Radio Shack. My family would go to the mall and I'd make a bee-line for RS.

Many years later I got a hold of a Big Briar Etherwave Theremin and finally, a Mini Moog.

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Re: What was your first Moog?

Post by kuroichi » Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:35 pm

Ive never owned one.

Got some moogerfoogers though...
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Re: What was your first Moog?

Post by Rick N Boogie » Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:49 pm

First was a Little Phatty stage I, followed closely by a MoogerFooger Bass MuRF. Last year, I bought a Little Phatty Stage II, and another MoogerFooger, the MF-107 FreqBox. A Low Pass Filter and Ring Mod will follow, eventually, along with a MIDI-MuRF.
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Re: What was your first Moog?

Post by goom » Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:32 am

I had free use of a Satellite while in high school (a long time ago!).

Later, in the mid 1980s I was working for peanuts (yes, minimum wage). I went to check out a Memorymoog that I saw listed in the local newspaper classified ads. I went to the guy's house to play it, and it was mint. I couldn't afford it, so I asked the guy if he'd take payments. The answer was no, of course. It kills me that I could have owned it if I only had the $400 he was asking!

Years later, I was able to buy a Moog Source.

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Re: What was your first Moog?

Post by Sir Nose » Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:40 am

My 1st synthsizer, LP stage 1, about 3 years ago.
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Re: What was your first Moog?

Post by GuyaGuy » Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:03 am

MG1 last year. Definitely was a moment of "aha this is why people love them so much." I like modern amenities so now I have the Slim Phatty. Oh and a few Moogers.

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Re: What was your first Moog?

Post by Cybercardinal » Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:48 am

I just bought my first Moog 2 months ago, a voyager anniversary edition and I absolutely love it.

It's so smooth and the way it blends in in a mix or when jamming along to some music is fantastic.


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Re: What was your first Moog?

Post by Sir Nose » Sun Sep 11, 2011 3:00 am

That sure is purrrrdy.
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