Moog has always been in the forefront as far as appeasing people who aren't ready to commit to a $1000+ purchase but really want high quality brand name analog gear, ever since they released the foogers. bridging the gap between high end luxury and modern day affordability is really in the DNA of the Moog company. and in some ways, not really fair to compare literally to the Monotron since Korg dropped the ball with analog every since the 80's. Moog DNA has always been about making high end affordable. Korg DNA on the other hand is the opposite. there's Bentley, then Cadillac, then Honda. Korg is a Honda. forget the wood and the metal for a second, and just based on flexibility and quality, even the foogers are way ahead of the Monotrons.Hybrid88 wrote:hmm, you know the more I think about it, this really is a smart move from moog. Really other than live players, the biggest market for analog synths (which is actually a pretty limited target group to begin with) would have to be average people with laptops producing tunes - give 'em the real deal that everyone talks about (analog), with USB (plug and play), desktop format (convenient), from the big name brand (hipster following [ducks as book is thrown. ]), plus use all that preexisting R&D and sell it for chips.
This one's going to sell big time, kinda feel Korg's just been shat on. Monotron, huh? what monotron? They already missed out on the whole stocking filler timeline, now this beast is out no one's going to give a flying monkey's about the monotrons.
...Nice job moog
as far as sub-$1000 high quality analog, Moog, DSI, and Doepfer are in the lead. foogers came out in 1998, the Mopho in 2008, the Dark Energy in 2010, and the Monotron in 2010. Korg has A LOT of catching up to do. and they are in fact in a shitty position right now because of the rise of softsynths and the resurgence of analog. they're stuck in the middle basically and they have to retool half of their business to catch up with the trend, unless they can keep coming out with innovative user interfaces over software, like the Kaossilator. that's their main edge.
at this point, what they really need to do is one up the Minitaur. I totally agree with you that this is going to sell. maybe even more than the Dark Energy. big game changer. and nice job indeed, Moog.