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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Maikel Yeremy
January 29, 2011 @ 12:10 am
Come to think of it, I think Thomas Dolby said he also took it to his first gigging venues - actually 'duct taped' it to the top of a Rhodes '73.
Maikel Yeremy
January 29, 2011 @ 12:07 am
I believe this synth was also used heavily by Thomas Dolby - this was before his 'Foreigner IV' gig he did in 1981 and definitely before he received the refridgerator-sized PPG sequencer. In an interview it was his first synth - he used it in coincidence with a two-track analog reel.
Jim
May 5, 2010 @ 2:27 pm
I bought one for my cover band in 1986, sold it in 1988, wish I had it back in 2010. It did nice leads, not super-rich but when I ran it through my MXR flanger it sounded great. We did one song that ended with an explosion sound which I programmed onto the MicroMoog, I'd turn it up really loud and it would shake the walls! The ribbon controller was also fun because I could bounce my fingertips up and down the thing and sound like Eddie VanHalen.
OMMSYNTH
November 25, 2009 @ 5:36 pm
I have this one from 1991
Micro - very nice synth
with very operable system
some fat sound with modulate options
like mini
and very good ring modulation
Great machine
Elliott
April 4, 2009 @ 3:03 pm
Of all the keyboards I've played, this one was one of the most fun. Probably learned more about sound synthesis and general electronics from this than any book I've ever read.
 
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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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