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Modding moog sonic 6

Postby dancinggods » Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:32 am

I love my sonic 6, among many mods i would love to do, I would REALLY like to be able to have an external trigger. Is there any way to do this? This is a great synth for sequencing, but drives me crazy that I can't trigger and do ext. gate control.

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Re: Modding moog sonic 6

Postby Automatic Gainsay » Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:08 am

Do not mod your Moog Sonic Six.

P.S. It's "six."
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Re: Modding moog sonic 6

Postby dancinggods » Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:30 am

I don't feel like it would be worth any less with gate control. That mod would make it my most used synth. It already has a volume control input, couldn't gate be tapped into the keyboard gate and wired through that plug? No new holes, and reversible.

Unless you know how to trick it into responding to gate control?

Or perhaps I'm crazy?
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Re: Modding moog sonic 6

Postby dancinggods » Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:38 am

Also, a main reason this is an issue is that the s6 is my only synth that can keyboard transpose sequences... Which very possibly this mod would disengage, not unlike my odyssey.
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Re: Modding moog sonic 6

Postby Sir Ruff » Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:56 am

Do you realize that the accessory jack has pitch-CV and gate points? All you need is one of the appropriate connectors (still available), which you can then wire appropriately.
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Re: Modding moog sonic 6

Postby dancinggods » Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:14 am

Sir ruff, do you know where I can find one of these plugs so I can wire it up with a 1/4" input in to the trigger circuit? This would be perfect, with no actual modding of the machine.
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Re: Modding moog sonic 6

Postby Romannis1972 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:26 am

Looks to be some sort of 6pin adapter. Maybe contact Moog. Cool cats to deal with!!
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Re: Modding moog sonic 6

Postby dancinggods » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:10 am

Got it all figured out. It's called a cinch jones plug. I can get one on eBay for $5 to $10, then wire it up to connect through the right pin, put a 1/4" cable on it and I'm ready to go.

Thanks for your help all.
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Re: Modding moog sonic 6

Postby Esus » Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:27 pm

Romannis1972 wrote:Looks to be some sort of 6pin adapter. Maybe contact Moog. Cool cats to deal with!!



P.S. It's "six". ;)
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Re: Modding moog sonic 6

Postby Sir Ruff » Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:58 pm

dancinggods wrote:Got it all figured out. It's called a cinch jones plug. I can get one on eBay for $5 to $10, then wire it up to connect through the right pin, put a 1/4" cable on it and I'm ready to go.

Thanks for your help all.


Great, glad you found them. (Feel like making me one too? :lol: )

p.s. it's "sicks" :P
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Re: Modding moog sonic 6

Postby Romannis1972 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:19 pm

Esus wrote:
Romannis1972 wrote:Looks to be some sort of 6pin adapter. Maybe contact Moog. Cool cats to deal with!!



P.S. It's "six". ;)

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Re: Modding moog sonic 6

Postby condit79 » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:43 am

Ps six and 6 are the same thing. 8-)
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Re: Modding moog sonic 6

Postby Automatic Gainsay » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:46 am

condit79 wrote:Ps six and 6 are the same thing. 8-)


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Re: Modding moog sonic 6

Postby Esus » Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:21 am

Automatic Gainsay wrote:
condit79 wrote:Ps six and 6 are the same thing. 8-)


P.S. No they ain't.


Then is it "3C" or "IIIc"?
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Re: Modding moog sonic 6

Postby Automatic Gainsay » Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:23 am

Esus wrote:
Automatic Gainsay wrote:
condit79 wrote:Ps six and 6 are the same thing. 8-)


P.S. No they ain't.


Then is it "3C" or "IIIc"?


I think you know the answer to that.
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