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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Defective Nation
September 2, 2012 @ 10:54 pm
"hifonic" the early models didn't have any CV/Trig ins/outs, only the later ones did.

I've just bought one for a reasonable price on eBay but it made no mention of in/outs and there was only one photo. I've got my fingers crossed that it is A) as good as it looks in the photo & B) that it is one of the later versions so I can control it from my Novation Super Bass Station...
hifonic
August 26, 2012 @ 1:28 pm
some of them does not have a cv in ...? why...?
Andrew
June 12, 2012 @ 10:21 am
tote,

you'll need to play around with the knobs and sculpt another sound. play with the loudness contour section.
tote
June 9, 2012 @ 3:32 pm
Just bought a moog prodigy , hooked up to a small amp w/ guitar cord .... nothing ,no tones just a little noise (like a drum machine) .. ???
Gentry
March 15, 2012 @ 9:11 pm
Dopapod aught to be added to this list of artists. They're an awesome funk four piece that features this synth in their music. Eli really kills it on the B3 as well as the clav. An awesome band to check out.
 
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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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