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
Russ B
April 30, 2014 @ 7:32 am
a lot of comparisons with the LP but in fairnes, it is somewhere between the LP and the sub phatty. it really has its own identity and quirks. shamefully over priced? you betcha as per all analog gear now. the analog fetish has come and gone in waves. i regret not buying a few of these, a jupiter 8 or 2 and a box full of 909 as they were pretty cheap first time i came to buy them. like 500 pounds max for a 909 lol
April 20, 2014 @ 4:18 pm
Anything with the name Moog on it has gone price crazy. You can't find a Prodigy for less than $1300. Even Radio Shack MG-1s never go for less than $500 and usually a lot more. It's like finding a Chippendale dinner set or a genuine Tiffany lamp. People forget a synthesizer is an appliance, like a can opener. It isn't what it is but what it does that's important.
February 14, 2014 @ 10:06 am
Just bought a well preserved Prodigy MK1 BX version. Lovely machine, manufactured 1979 but still sounds amazing, capable of vast variety of sounds. Check my demo using it and Lexicon Reflex here
October 20, 2013 @ 12:57 pm
I second that on Dopapod. He's amazing on this synth!
Deian Mountbatten
September 6, 2013 @ 9:52 am
I got my Moog Prodigy in 1979 and I still play this wonderful synthesiser today,probably the best two Oscillators ever built.I played the lead synths on ELIZABETH'S EMPIRE in January 1982 on my Moog Prodigy when I worked with Billy Currie and Warren Cann on our ULTRAVOX!! iNTiMATE COLLECTiON album,my stage name alias was 'Dejan Djordjevic'. Listen for free on Regards,me,Mr. Deian Montbatten,Basement Flat Rear,189SandgateRoad,Folkestone,Kent,CT20 2HJ,UK
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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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