Micromoog appreciation thread

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Re: Micromoog appreciation thread

Post by bochelli » Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:25 pm

This is the appeal of the micromoog , you are provided the basic features in a small compact size but is quite able to offer so much in return i like this concept , is it the japanese import single 7 inch Showroom Dummies that shows Karl Bartos of then Kraftwerk or rather his manequin playing a micromoog .
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Re: Micromoog appreciation thread

Post by Micke » Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:58 pm

There's some really nice use of guitar synth driven Micromoog on Synergy's 1978 album "Cords".

Here are a few examples....

The solo of "Full Moon Flyer" (first half of this audio clip) and pretty much all of "Terra Incognita" (the last half)
were done on the guitar synth/Micromoog combo:


The bass line (all the way through) as well as the end solos of "Phobos and Deimos":


The growly bass line of "Sketches Of Mythical Beasts":
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Re: Micromoog appreciation thread

Post by kushwonder » Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:46 am

I LOVE the sound of the Micromoog! ...I have entertained the idea of selling my Rogue to buy a Micro on multiple occasions...idk if I will actually do that or just keep the Rogue and buy one anyways...

Question: how well does the Micro work with a MIDI to CV converter? I have a master MIDI keyboard hooked up to my Octatrack to control all my synths & drum machines...will the Micro play well with this setup?...I know there are some funky/different things about the Micro like this person mentioned:
Henfield wrote:What someone really needs to make is some kind of "breakout box" and cables to accompany the Micro, that would increase the CV output from 0.91 to 1.0 v/oct, take the S Trig and switch to V Trig, and take the oddball 3/16" jack for the LFO and turn it into 1/4" jacks for in and out.
so, that ^ being said, if I hooked a Micromoog up to a MIDI to CV converter, would I be able to be play notes accurately from a master MIDI keyboard & have the notes sequenced with my MIDI sequencer?

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Re: Micromoog appreciation thread

Post by pflosi » Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:44 am

Even the new Moogs, Voyager etc., are not properly 1V/oct.................. I have no idea what the h**l they were thinking. :roll: :?

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Re: Micromoog appreciation thread

Post by Steve Jones » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:27 am

I would guess that synths with computer generated CV's are probably never going to be precisely 1V/oct. The Moog Source CV output is 1.035V/oct, I always assumed that the reason was to do with DAC resolution limitations. I do remember someone from Moog once telling me that they did it deliberately to allow for limitations in other keyboards, but I don't see the logic in that.
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Post by pflosi » Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:27 pm

Steve Jones wrote:I do remember someone from Moog once telling me that they did it deliberately to allow for limitations in other keyboards, but I don't see the logic in that.
Yeah, it's ridiculous. Especially continuing this with their modern synths...

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Re: Micromoog appreciation thread

Post by ColorForm2113 » Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:04 am

For the first time I linked up my voyager/vx351 and micromoog (I know i know...) and WOW did that rattle some teeth loose! Also made a very expensive four on the drum machine with some help from the cp 251 lol
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Re: Micromoog appreciation thread

Post by Scories » Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:53 am

kushwonder wrote:I LOVE the sound of the Micromoog! ...I have entertained the idea of selling my Rogue to buy a Micro on multiple occasions...idk if I will actually do that or just keep the Rogue and buy one anyways...

Question: how well does the Micro work with a MIDI to CV converter? I have a master MIDI keyboard hooked up to my Octatrack to control all my synths & drum machines...will the Micro play well with this setup?...I know there are some funky/different things about the Micro like this person mentioned:
Henfield wrote:What someone really needs to make is some kind of "breakout box" and cables to accompany the Micro, that would increase the CV output from 0.91 to 1.0 v/oct, take the S Trig and switch to V Trig, and take the oddball 3/16" jack for the LFO and turn it into 1/4" jacks for in and out.
so, that ^ being said, if I hooked a Micromoog up to a MIDI to CV converter, would I be able to be play notes accurately from a master MIDI keyboard & have the notes sequenced with my MIDI sequencer?
You'll need Cinch-Jones to 1/8 cables and a Kenton pro-solo. Then you play with the scale on your pro-solo to compensate the 0.91v/octave.
With the pro solo you get an lfo that can modulate the pitch AND the filter. That leaves the Micromoog lfo free to control the waveshape.

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Re: Micromoog appreciation thread

Post by kushwonder » Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:33 am

You'll need Cinch-Jones to 1/8 cables and a Kenton pro-solo. Then you play with the scale on your pro-solo to compensate the 0.91v/octave.
With the pro solo you get an lfo that can modulate the pitch AND the filter. That leaves the Micromoog lfo free to control the waveshape.
thank you! :)

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Re: Micromoog appreciation thread

Post by Nannerfan » Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:55 am

Easily my favorite Moog... at the moment I'm all MIDI, but if I ever go back to CV/GATE it'll be because I get another Micromoog.

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Re: Micromoog appreciation thread

Post by c-level » Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:31 am

before: a total POS. kb, case not attached. literally a pile of parts and a bag of knobs. oh and a farfisa too.

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after: a few op amps, chip sockets, rebuilt power supply board, cleaning glued up knobs that melted over into the traces. a good scrubdown and this micromoog is back in action! my first unit with CV capabilites. big ups to my dad for undertaking this restoration which would have certainly been a big bill for a tech.... tunes to come soon....

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