Moog Satellite

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A rinky dink version of the Minitmoog for budding synthesists from the early seventies. The Satellite is shaped after the organ-type synthesizers from its era. Although cased in a nice looking wood case the Satellite boasts little features. It's a single-vco monophonic preset synthesizer. Preset sounds include brass, reeds, strings, bell, and the far-out new lunar sound. The 37-note keyboard is slim and presets are selected from the clunky flip-switches just below the keyboard. Left hand performance controls offer modulation, pitch bend and filter sweeps. You won't find much use for a synth like the Satellite these days but it would make a nice collector's item. It has been used by Vangelis.

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13 Visitor comments
May 25, 2013 @ 5:26 am
tina can i contact you in pvt about the synth?
May 7, 2013 @ 2:03 pm
I have one for sale good condition if anyone is interested.
Pat S
August 30, 2012 @ 1:17 pm
I bought one in the early seventies. It had some good sounds considering it has one oscillator. I still have it. I remember that if you had all the sound toggle switches up and moved one of them in between up and down you would get a nice mellow tone that wasn't one of the sounds that was switched. Wish it had a pitch bend wheel, at the time I learned how to pitch bend using the portamento slider in conjunction with playing a note a step up or down. What a [beep] . Long story short is : there's no such thing as a bad analog synth. They all have their place and so does the lil' Satty.
July 18, 2012 @ 12:24 am
im so happy i won this. genius if u know how to use it.perfect for experimental muzak and too no surprise has a industrial niche due to its unique and crazy fast modulation. it seems to have a constant sample and hold but if u fool with it u can calm it down and get subtle tones but no promises.bob moog thank you i think this was put out 4 ppl like me.AAAH! i cant get away from this planet of vampires!
June 25, 2012 @ 9:39 pm
My 1st non-casio keyboard. Came with a 2 manual organ. The CDX. I was able to do a very powerful, aggressive tune with this, a drum machine, and a guitar. The Satellite portion really shined when played above a "roman" trumpet drone, using sparse hints of repeating bits for the intro. DEFINETLY capable of fat pleasing sounds if you "make it work for you", not "let it do the talking". Small but handy!!!
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - Monophonic
  • Oscillators - 1 VCO
  • LFO - Yes
  • Filter - Yes
  • VCA - Yes
  • Keyboard - 37 keys
  • Memory - None, except for preset sounds
  • Control - CV/Gate
  • Date Produced - 1973-79

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