The Bob Moog Foundation announces a raffle for a vintage Memorymoog synthesizer. This historic instrument, originally produced from 1982-1985, has been highly sought after by musicians and collectors worldwide.
The raffle, which is open internationally, closes at midnight on September 6, 2016 or when all 4,000 tickets are sold, whichever comes first. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Foundation's educational and historic preservation initiatives. Tickets to enter the raffle are $25 each, or 5 for $100 and can be purchased through the Foundation's website.
The Memorymoog being offered, serial number 2626, was built at Moog Music's Cheektowaga, NY factory and is valued in excess of $6,500. It is in excellent technical condition and has been meticulously serviced by respected vintage synth specialists Tone Tweakers, Inc.
"We are proud to be offering a synthesizer that is both coveted and in excellent condition," notes Michelle Moog-Koussa, Executive Director of the Foundation. "There is always a great excitement around our raffles based on the iconic nature of the instruments offered, and this raffle will be no exception. Calling that one lucky winner is a highlight for us each year. We are very grateful to our supporters worldwide for helping these raffles become significant fundraising events for our educational projects."
The Memorymoog is a powerhouse instrument with the following specifications:
- Six-voice polyphonic synthesizer with three oscillators per voice
- Each oscillator's waveforms can be combined
- 18 oscillators can be tuned in 5 seconds or under with the Auto Tune function
- Oscillator Sync
- Monophonic mode with user-allocated oscillator count... up to 18 oscillators!
- True Moog 24dB per octave filter (one for each voice, for a total of 6!)
- Programmable arpeggiator
- Prophet 5 Poly Mod-style polyphonic "Voice Modulation" allows routing of Oscillator 3 and the Filter Envelope to multiple, combinable destinations... Oscillator 3 can be a secondary LFO, or a source for audio-range modulation.
- 100 patch storage slots
- Multi-destination Independent LFO with a variety of waveforms, including Sample and Hold.
- ADSR envelopes for filter and amp
- Alpha numeric readout that gives controls old and new values side by side when editing existing patches so they can be returned
- 100 patch memory driven by a 0-9 a-d keypad with a massive LED patch number readout
- Interfacing including the ability to drive a monosynth from the highest note played from either CV/Gate or CV/S-Trig
"The Memorymoog truly was the culmination of a decade of performance synthesizer development, and when it was released in 1982 it represented the ultimate in functionality, coupled with the gold standard of filters, the Moog ladder filter," notes Marc Doty, Archive and Educations Specialist for the Foundation, and renowned analog synthesizer demonstrator. "This instrument represents the zenith of synthesizer luxury - polyphony, three oscillators per voice, and a Moog filter per voice, combined with high-end features like polyphonic modulation, triggering options, unique envelope options, monophony, and more. It is everything you'd want in a vintage analog synthesizer. I've played and owned a lot of vintage analog synths, and I truly envy the winner of this one."