Polymoog should I buy one

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Polymoog should I buy one

Post by gearfixer » Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:03 pm

I have a chance to buy a polymoog should I get it. Is there a good reason to have one?
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Re: Polymoog should I buy one

Post by nvbrkr » Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:11 pm

You could probably sell it to the next victim relatively easily. ;-)

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Post by cgren72 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:18 pm

nvbrkr wrote:You could probably sell it to the next victim relatively easily. ;-)

Haha yeah... Ive personally never played one but you should buy it, try it, and if you don't like it try to profit on it.

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Re: Polymoog should I buy one

Post by rhino » Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:40 pm

To filp for profit = maybe

To hold as a 'classic' = yes

to hone your repair skills = yes

To sit and play with never a thought of problems = NO

To drag on tour = FUGGETABOUDIT

To rip apart and circut bend = which method of death do you perfer ????
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Post by radek tymecki » Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:42 pm

unpredictable synth... depends on price

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Re: Polymoog should I buy one

Post by theglyph » Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:01 pm

I hear they make great coffee tables.
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Re: Polymoog should I buy one

Post by gearfixer » Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:10 pm

Well he sold it but he did offer to sell me a CS-50 for the same price $800.

rhino wrote:to hone your repair skills = yes
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Re: Polymoog should I buy one

Post by Automatic Gainsay » Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:15 am

I have always wanted one, but since I wouldn't possibly buy one on eBay and there's never been one for sale near me, it just hasn't happened.
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Re: Polymoog should I buy one

Post by AnalogKid » Sat May 01, 2010 6:16 pm

It (obviously) depends on what you want to do with it. What sounds can it create that would make it worth the risk? What can it do that more recent and reliable synths can't do? Nothing in my book. Do you want it for the classic Polymoog vox humana sound (think Cars by Gary Numan)? Would you spend money on a risky and unreliable old synth for one classic sound? I can get make my Alesis Ion to sound very much like the Polymoog's vox humana. Unless you can get it for a good price (personally, I wouldn't pay more than 100 bucks for a working Polymoog), don't bother, unless of course your hobby is collecting vintage synths.

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Re: Polymoog should I buy one

Post by hfinn » Sun May 02, 2010 2:14 am

AnalogKid wrote:I can get make my Alesis Ion to sound very much like the Polymoog's vox humana.
I'd be curious to hear that...

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Re: Polymoog should I buy one

Post by AnalogKid » Sun May 02, 2010 2:59 pm

Here's the Polymoog's vox humana sound done on an Alesis Fusion:



Vox humana on a Roland Fantom:



These are close enough for me not to spend $$$ on an old, unreliable, and potentially expensive to repair (if you can find the parts) vintage Polymoog.

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Re: Polymoog should I buy one

Post by hfinn » Sun May 02, 2010 7:13 pm

Those are great, but neither one is an Alesis Ion... ;)

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Re: Polymoog should I buy one

Post by hfinn » Sun May 02, 2010 7:14 pm

For a reference, here is an actual Polymoog with a MXR phase 100 and a little delay.


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Post by sequentialsoftshock » Sun May 02, 2010 9:23 pm

hfinn wrote:For a reference, here is an actual Polymoog with a MXR phase 100 and a little delay.

I know it isn't what you're playing, but were these similar effects in the first 5 or so seconds of Gary Numans "Cars"?
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Re: Polymoog should I buy one

Post by hfinn » Sun May 02, 2010 10:19 pm

Exactly. Same effect with the MXR phasor as used in cars...

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