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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27 Visitor comments
May 16, 2012 @ 7:05 am
Also used by Thomas Dolby, Tuxedomoon, Larry Fast (Synergy), Frontline Assembly, Our daughters wedding, Cosmic overdose, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Patrick Moraz, You, Flavio Premoli (P.F.M.), Steve Roach, The Moog Cookbook, Klaus Schulze, Dave Lawson etc.
February 20, 2012 @ 9:00 am
Klaus Schulze used it for background effects, see "WDR Köln 1977" on youtube.
I've been repairing the keyboard on mine and could agree that the build quality is amusing at best. I think it has plenty of Moog character though, and I discovered it to be even more flexible than I'd hoped prior to finding/buying one. It's very fragile, so be careful with the pots, and in the event of becoming frustrated with it resort to foul language rather than physical violence as it's a bit of a wimp. I love it to bits though.
November 20, 2011 @ 12:04 am
i used to have one, i forget the year, it had a few problems but i was able to fix them... then i was broke and needed to sell it. really really really wish i hadn't sold it. probably why i'll never sell another instrument of mine again.

matt, how can i contact you?
Matt Abell
November 15, 2011 @ 4:55 pm
I have a 1976 Micromoog and always loved it for that vintage vibe. The ribbon controller doesn't work but everything else is perfect. Would be willing to part with it if anyone is interested.
February 25, 2011 @ 12:17 am
He should have used Velcro. It would have been more space age-ier. Er.

I already have an Alisa 1387 and an Estradin 314, but I wouldn't mind having a Moog with a ribbon controller because it growls so well. I prefer the Russian synths for their clean and pure tone. A Moog would compliment that with its earthy undercurrent.
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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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