Have a Jupiter 6. do I need a moog?

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Have a Jupiter 6. do I need a moog?

Post by cchord59 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:36 am

I'm a producer engineer that runs a studio. I have a jupiter 6 that I use quite a bit, mainly to add synth parts to rock/indie rock songs. Mainly lead lines and pads. I really like the Jupiter 6, but I'm wondering if the Moog Little Phatty would be a good addition to the jupiter?

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Re: Have a Jupiter 6. do I need a moog?

Post by sequentialsoftshock » Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:26 am

If you gotta come on here and ask us and are unable to convince yourself, then you probably don't need a Moog. :thumbleft:

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Re: Have a Jupiter 6. do I need a moog?

Post by Alex E » Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:39 am

Probably not.
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Re: Have a Jupiter 6. do I need a moog?

Post by monolith » Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:45 am

I agree with the guys above.

If you use the Jupiter 6 'mainly to add synth parts to rock/indie rock songs. Mainly lead lines and pads' then you don't really need a moog as it seems the Jupiter 6 is covering your synth needs as it is.
It would be a good addition for sure (any synth is :D ) , but not really a necessary one, unless you NEED the moog sound - in which case, only a moog will do.

I'd say 95% of listeners dont care/notice what synth is used on a track, and then the Moog name is so synonymous with synths that a lot of people would hear a synth part and immediately think 'that moog sounds cool'...

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Re: Have a Jupiter 6. do I need a moog?

Post by crofter » Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:57 am

Just buy one, you know you want to. :)

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Re: Have a Jupiter 6. do I need a moog?

Post by cchord59 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:16 am

crofter wrote:Just buy one, you know you want to. :)
Haha, that's what I've been waiting to hear.

I suppose I will just need to go play one, and see if it does some stuff different enough from the Jupiter to make it worth it. I find myself using the jupiter lots, and it's SOO much easier to mix than when the synth sounds are from software. It may be nice to have some more options in the studio.

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Re: Have a Jupiter 6. do I need a moog?

Post by Stab Frenzy » Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:37 am

First of all, Buyer's Guide.
cchord59 wrote:I'm a producer engineer that runs a studio.
If your clients would be impressed by the LP and more likely to pay money to use your studio than another one, then yes you need a Moog. You should consider how the fact that it's a model currently available and not that expensive affects how bands think about it though, they might not be that impressed if it's something that they think they could afford. But hey, it's not a Microkorg.

If you really want to impress them though, get a modular system. Blows minds every time, and because they have no idea how to use one they'll think you're a wizard for being able to.

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Re: Have a Jupiter 6. do I need a moog?

Post by nvbrkr » Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:27 pm

No. You need a real synth.

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Re: Have a Jupiter 6. do I need a moog?

Post by drawtippy » Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:08 pm

I'm lucky enough to own a JP6 and a Voyager and here is my take: If you are using the Jup successfully for pads and unison leads, then stick with it. I hope you have the Europa mod because it just makes the beast even more functional, stable and fun.

What you're not using the Jup for is bass. An area where the Moogs excel and the Jup needs a little coaxing. I'd say go for a Phatty or Voyager only if you want that "Moog bass sound".
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Re: Have a Jupiter 6. do I need a moog?

Post by krzeppa » Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:36 pm

It is a question of do you need or do you want a Moog? You proably do not "need" a Moog unless you want that recognizable Moog Bass that everyone seems to love. I think the you more or less "want" one but just want somebody to justify your purchase so you don't feel guilty about it. I'm the same way! ;)
So what it basically boils down to is that if it something you really want, just buy it. If you don't like it or regret it, you can always sell it.

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Re: Have a Jupiter 6. do I need a moog?

Post by sequentialsoftshock » Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:15 pm

Could someone recommend me to this "Moog sound" everyone talks about?? I can't ever seem to pick it up...

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Re: Have a Jupiter 6. do I need a moog?

Post by Sir Ruff » Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:25 pm

sequentialsoftshock wrote:Could someone recommend me to this "Moog sound" everyone talks about?? I can't ever seem to pick it up...
I'm pretty sure one of these things might have it?

http://www.moog.com/products/servovalve ... al-valves/
Do you even post on vse bro?

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Re: Have a Jupiter 6. do I need a moog?

Post by sequentialsoftshock » Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:27 am

Sir Ruff wrote:
sequentialsoftshock wrote:Could someone recommend me to this "Moog sound" everyone talks about?? I can't ever seem to pick it up...
I'm pretty sure one of these things might have it?

http://www.moog.com/products/servovalve ... al-valves/
Looks like you need a space shuttle to experience it :| :P

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Re: Have a Jupiter 6. do I need a moog?

Post by Fogflip » Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:23 am

I love my jp6 and voyager and have my virus to fill in the rest. time to sell it all for a modular and a new canon 5d mkii.
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Re: Have a Jupiter 6. do I need a moog?

Post by Sir Nose » Thu Sep 23, 2010 3:04 am

Anybody that thinks they might need a Moog needs a Moog, duh!
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