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
Homer
April 24, 2011 @ 10:11 am
This synth has change my composer life. Before I've buy it, I just use virtual synth on my computer. Now I can really enjoy this large sound. He can be very warm. Every keys can deliver impressive sound. Magical. Thanks to the genius Mr. Moog
0=0
December 21, 2010 @ 9:17 pm
My first exposure to an analog synth. A really fun board to cut your teeth on. I really enjoy the sync function. and you can get some really nice special effects with this synth architecture...very playable too (like every moog monosynth i've used).

It's definitely not a luxury item like a minimoog though. (Cheaper feeling knobs etc) but sounds good enough!
alessandro_
October 7, 2010 @ 6:32 pm
Classic! Warm and powerful. a must have
Calvin
April 4, 2010 @ 2:52 pm
Audio Demos of Moog Prodigy:
http://cl516.blogspot.com/2009/09/moog-prodigy.html
Karl
November 30, 2009 @ 1:37 pm
It can do a stunningly accurate Rhodes E.P. bass impersonation that is very funky, perhaps better than the original. I find it great for pads (using overdubs) and other mid-register sounds. Very musical compared to modern virtual analog synths; I find myself actually playing the keyboard more than I tweak the knobs.
 
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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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