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
February 4, 2012 @ 3:01 pm
I would like to trade my rhodes 73 mk1 for one of these. Email me at if you are interested.
chris clarke
January 26, 2012 @ 10:31 pm
Had one years ago. I really miss it :(
January 7, 2012 @ 6:25 am
Gotta agree with you milouzzzz. Got a Slim Phatty earlier this year to go with my Prodigy. Does sound close.
August 25, 2011 @ 8:28 am
This is a hell of a kickin' [beep] synth.
It doesn't do a lot but it does it [beep] ing well.

I highly recomand it!

(the slim phatty is sounding pretty close to this one)
July 10, 2011 @ 1:48 pm
Alright, it's not a mini, but for it's going price this is one of the best choices for an analog mono synth. It HAS a classic moog sound. Warmer and fatter than the Phatty. Very round, very musical. The entire circuit is actually on the panel board, so should be easy to service as well. Light weighted.
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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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