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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42 Visitor comments
lex
November 26, 2009 @ 4:40 am
its down to personal taste...i personally think the prodigy beats any similiar priced and some more expensive priced synths hands down...i have used the yamaha and the korg...in my opinion the prodigy is far better seen them going on ebay for £700..i think its a decent price, prodigy, wakeman, howard jones, depeche mode, nin, omd, numan, bjork, they can't all be wrong.
aiden
October 9, 2009 @ 8:55 pm
great little synth. agree with joe that its not as good as yamaha cs 10 or korg ms 20. but still nice. give it a try.
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!
 
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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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