Moog Micromoog

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How cute! It's a tiny Moog. But don't underestimate it. Sure, it's just a single-oscillator mono-synth, designed as a budget performance Moog. But it's an inexpensive alternative to the Minimoog. In fact, it is often used as just a stand-alone filter processor since it has a filter that is virtually identical to the one found in the Minimoog, and it accepts external sounds for processing through itself (all at a fraction of the price for a Mini)! It also employs a ribbon controller (which was a cool new feature) for pitch bending. Notice that there are still plenty of knobs to give you access to the shape of your sounds! Unfortunately the construction feels kind of cheap.

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The Micromoog has been used by Apollo 440, Kraftwerk, Richard Barbieri, Chik Corea, Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Edgar, and Add N To (X).

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C.B.
December 9, 2008 @ 10:33 pm
I was lucky enough to pick one of these up for an incredibly cheap price, and I must say it is certainly a very effective synthesizer. The basses on this bad boy are very thick and hypnotizing, despite it's having only one oscillator. This is my first synth, and even so, I'm already realizing it's limitations. The sound possibilities aren't endless, but the quality surpasses that fact.
Gazdatronik
October 27, 2008 @ 1:37 am
Hello friends-The urban myth that the Micromoog hasn't as much bass as the Mini is purely psychological. After recently obtaining a mini, I realized how silly and false the premise is. True, the "extra bass" mod does make the Micro louder- but the bass does not change. I have simplified the guts of mine, omitting capacitors and resistors from signal paths, and while my micro may sound a touch hotter and boomier than a stock model, it is only a touch.
ed van son
October 15, 2008 @ 2:25 pm
anyone who's had one of these will know its a powerful synth, more modern achitecture and routing than the mini and equally funky-even with just one osc+doubler. the external audio feed brings out unheard of filtration. this played back to back against a modern4osc synth just took the party recently with its fatness and richness and downright dirtiness. i have had repeated maintenance problems with this synth, but always something simple and easy to replace by good tech. of course the mini has more oscs and incredible beauty, but this is very tactile and i hope to sync two together one day soon.
nphoria63
October 11, 2008 @ 7:38 pm
There is a modification that you can do on a Micromoog to make it have better sound.

Go search: http://www.emusic-diy.org/MoogManuals/MicroMoog
Colorform2113
September 29, 2008 @ 7:50 pm
This was my first synth and I dont think i could ever part with it. Great Moog bass and leads the CV jacks add TONS of options if you have other CV gear, works great with moogerfoogers. the only problem i have with it is that instead of the standard 1v/oct its .95v/oct. this can skrew you up if your using the keyboard to get another oscillator to track perfectly. Some of the micros have attenuators on the keyboard output (mine does) but i think its needs inverted attenuation (a la the new CP-251) to beable to track a 1v/oct vco properly. but other than that its is a fantastic synth that you will never get tired of tweeking.
 
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - Monophonic
  • Oscillators - 1 VCO
  • Memory - None
  • Filter - 24 dB/oct lowpass (w/ ring modulation)
  • VCA - 1 VCA w/ attack, decay, sustain, release
  • Keyboard - 32 keys
  • Arpeg/Seq - Sample & Hold
  • Control - Moog 'Open System'
  • Date Produced - 1975
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