Moog Prodigy

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The Prodigy was an entry-level monosynth from Moog, which has since become a very popular and widely used Bass-synth in techno and electronic music. It was designed as an affordable dual-oscillator synth. It was, however, designed without any help from Bob Moog himself. But that didn't stop the Prodigy from becoming an excellent analog synth!

Its simple yet effective design employs two voltage controlled oscillators (VCOs) with saw, triangle and pulse waveforms...all classic analog stuff! There's also a genuine Moog 24dB / octave lowpass filter (emphasis), A/D/S envelope generator, and LFO with square or triangle waveforms and routing to the VCF, VCO or both! Even Portamento, Pitch and Mod wheels. To save money there are no highly flexible modulation routings, no on-board sequencers or arpeggiators, and a simple 32 note keyboard.

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If you can't afford a Minimoog, look into the Prodigy! It's a simple design with strikingly good sound, and it's perfect for learning analog synthesis with. Love the wood casing! Simple, sweet, Moog. It is used by Überzone, Cirrus, Astral Projection, Fatboy Slim, Depeche Mode, 808 State, Prodigy, Howard Jones, Blur, The New Deal, Solaris, Jimmy Edgar, and the Hippos.

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40 Visitor comments
JOE
September 22, 2009 @ 9:23 am
great synth by moog.lots of good sounds to be had. not as good on bass as the yamaha cs 10. like that filter sound. recommended
JOHN/TUEN
July 13, 2009 @ 4:21 am
JUST ADDED THIS ONE TO MY MOOG COLLECTION.GREAT SYNTH!
WELL CONSTRUCTED.NOT THAT I WOULD DO THIS BUT IF ONE DECIDED TO TOSS IT DOWN THE STAIRS,I'M POSSITIVE IT WOULD STILL WORK.MANY OPTIONS & SPAZZY SOUNDS AT YOUR FINGER TIPS WITH THIS ONE IF YOU CAN AFFORD IT.
stu roland
May 1, 2009 @ 5:06 am
i played on this synth when i was very young, i have recently got it on loan from the same guy and i gotta say, its unique and an awesome analogue synth!
Crux
April 6, 2009 @ 5:13 am
Fun fact: The Prodigy is named after this synth.
MartinL
April 2, 2009 @ 4:07 am
I try this moog prodigy !
Very simple & moog sound !
I want buy but my friend keep prodigy !
No comment !
Sorry for my bad english ! bye !
 
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - Monophonic
  • Oscillators - 2 VCO's with sawtooth, triangle, and pulse (narrow/square) waveforms
  • LFO - Square or Triangle
  • Filter - 24 dB/oct lowpass w/ cutoff, emphasis, A/D/S envelope
  • VCA - Attack, Decay, Sustain
  • Keyboard - 32 keys (no velocity & aftertouch)
  • Arpeg/Seq - None
  • Control - CV / Gate
  • Date Produced - 1979 - 1984

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