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Re: New Moog

Post by Blue Monster 65 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:33 pm

Yep - inputs. My mistake. Sorry!
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Re: New Moog

Post by ronP » Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:22 pm

jeffrey1121 wrote:gotta say the two octave KB is an octave too small IMHO.
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Yeah, why did manufacturers abandon the great two-and-a-HALF octave monosynth keyboards of the past!?!

Well, at least there is the DSI MoPho!

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Re: New Moog

Post by SSquirrel » Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:38 pm

Synthacon wrote:It makes me smile... A lot complain it is unplayable due to the size of keyboard and then others want CV and Gate out to obviously play something else!!

I don't mind the keyboard size, my MiniBrute is fine.

I would just have a lot of fun chaining CVs together between several synths and seeing what happened. As it stands, the Sub-Phatty and Minitaur can both be controlled, but can't pass along on the chain. I'm fine w/the size of the keyboard, but I'm also not trained on piano or anything :)
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Re: New Moog

Post by haj » Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:41 pm

only it had a wider keyboard!!

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Re: New Moog

Post by pflosi » Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:46 pm

ronP wrote:
jeffrey1121 wrote:gotta say the two octave KB is an octave too small IMHO.
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Yeah, why did manufacturers abandon the great two-and-a-HALF octave monosynth keyboards of the past!?!

Well, at least there is the DSI MoPho!

;)

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To me, the additional half an octave on the Mopho Kbd makes all the difference to simple 2 octaves... That's where it starts to be "sufficient keys" IMO (I'd include "E" though if I could choose to, since I enjoy E minor a lot)... YMMV...

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Re: New Moog

Post by nvbrkr » Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:04 pm

Yeah, I agree about the keyboard being sort of pointless. Too small for any serious playing and the pitch /mod wheels take up so much space that there could have been an additional half an octave included.

If you're going to be playing it using another MIDI keyboard then the keyboard is simply in the way for reaching the controls. I don't have terribly good experiences with placing my Voyager RME behind a MIDI keyboard (like the CME UF50 I have) and trying to reach the controls conveniently that way (I've always placed the RME to the left of me instead).

I don't quite get designs like these, to be honest. Maybe it could be useful for gigs, but then I'd just favour a VA if it's all about convenience. I don't doubt it sounds nice, but so do many other synths.

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Re: New Moog

Post by chimney chop » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:40 pm

is there aftertouch?

seen no mention of it.

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Re: New Moog

Post by burnsjed » Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:18 am



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Re: New Moog

Post by Blue Monster 65 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:20 am

Yay, Amos!

Always good to see him online. :D
Muhahahahahahahahaha!

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Re: New Moog

Post by Carey M » Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:00 am

Blue Monster 65 wrote:Yay, Amos!

Always good to see him online. :D
His excitement is infectious :D

Some nice and unexpected features under the hood. And a proper LFO, nice! And the different multidrive characteristics sound promising. I likes!

But why god why that two octave keyboard? :cry:

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Re: New Moog

Post by Stab Frenzy » Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:06 am

Wow, that demo of Amos' made me want a moog more than I ever have before. Sounds really nice.

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Re: New Moog

Post by Sir Nose » Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:20 am

Stab Frenzy wrote:
tekkentool wrote:
lotus-eater wrote:Totally agree about the tiny keyboard. When the panel surrounding the Pitch and Mod wheels is nearly as wide as the keyboard, what the h**l is the point? This thing would be so much more playable and aesthetically pleasing with even another half octave, like the Prodigy. Obviously you can control it from a larger board, but then I'd prefer to just have a desktop module.

I still really want to like this thing because it sounds great, but I just don't think I could get used to using the octave switches in the middle of a bassline.
Your basslines sprawl across more than two octaves, you sure they're still basslines?
There's only two octaves if you're playing in C, any other key you've got one octave and need to use the transpose buttons to get two. :thumbright:
I am hoping the fine tune knob has at least an octave range. Not ideal but without the extra 1/2 octave I will adjust the key with it.
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Re: New Moog

Post by Black Tomorrow » Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:55 am

ronP wrote:Yeah, why did manufacturers abandon the great two-and-a-HALF octave monosynth keyboards of the past!?!
:o I think you have have just uncovered a conspiracy! Synth manufacturers are slowly forcing us to accept smaller and smaller keyboards. Within ten years, I predict all synths will have a single key. If you want to play anything other than C4, you will need to use a transpose dial/octave select switch. Five years after that, the dial/switch will be removed, and all music will be one monotonous drone! :shock:

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Re: New Moog

Post by FX23 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:12 am

Sounds like the little phatty

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Re: New Moog

Post by bochelli » Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:12 pm

I do question if these filter options were not around at the launch of the LP, why not put them on back then, that keyboard looks too short , it will be interesting to see the next new product should be in the line of this new one but with slight changes, the only moog synth i know to try to look years ahead was the Source way back in the 80s , but back then they too made a mistake keeping wood sides, thats what makes the JP8 even today looking modern . As to a moog new polysynth cant see that coming, i think they will keep to this easy line.
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