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Moog Memorymoog

Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer

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Moog Memorymoog
Moog Memorymoog
9 000.00 street price

The manufacturer intended this synthesizer to be an instrument that would operate as six Minimoogs would do at once encased into one housing, but everything turned out quite different. The synthesizer was developed without the participation of Robert Moog, and appears to be the last model released before Moog Music went bankrupt.

Memorymoog is a full-featured polyphonic synthesizer, it can play six voices simultaneously and each voice is a mixture of three voltage-controlled generators (VCO).

Unlike Micromoog, where VCO is built on discrete elements, analog memory chip VCO CEM3340 is used in Memorymoog. This move cut the cost of each VCO (there were 18 of them in the synthesizer), but this affected the sound. The sound of 3340 is not bad, just different from the traditional Moog sound we got used to. This chip was widely used in Oberheim, Roland and Doepfer synthesizers.

Each voice has its own dedicated VCF. And there Moog decided not to economize - the key element of moog-like sound remained the same. The low-pass filter circuit which was used in the early products was put in there as well. Each of the six filters has a cutoff frequency, resonance and modulation depth adjustment.

There are also wide modulation possibilities for creating complex sounds. The built-in LFO has five different waveforms, and can be sent to modulate VCO (FM and PW), VCF cutoff frequency. In addition, one of the three oscillators of each voice can serve as a modulation source.

Memorymoog provides chord memory and arpeggiator functions. There’s a bank storing 100 presets for your settings.

Country of origin / production: USA

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Usage area
Synthesizer 
Usage Design/ Form Factor
With Keys 
Archetype
Hybrid, Digital+Analog 
Polyphony
Analog Voices6
Tone Generator / Sound Synthesis
Oscillator Type VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator)
Oscillators per voice18
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) Pulse Width Modulation (PWM)
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) Triangle
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) Saw
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) Reverse Sawtooth
Programs/ Voices/ Timbres
Patches100
Filter
Voltage Controlled Filter (VCF) 
Low-pass Filter (LPF) 
24dB 
Resonance 
Envelope Generator (EG)
Attack 
Decay 
Sustain 
Release 
Arpegiator/ Portamento
Arpegiator 
Portamento 
Keys
Type Synth Action
Size5
Number of Keys61
Built-in controllers
Pitch Bend Wheel 
Modulation Wheel 
Audio out
Mono 
Analogue: 1/4" (6.35mm)1
Analogue: XLR1
Power
Voltage 230V
Voltage 120V
Voltage 50-60Hz
Power Supply Built-in, internal
Dimensions
Height16.5
Width101.6
Depth46.7
Weight17 kg
Case/ body
Metal&wood 
Color
Black 
Production start1981
Production end1982
Production ended

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