MEMORYMOOG PLUS THE CLASSIC ANALOG POLYSYNTH OF THE 1980S. Polyphonic synthesizer, 1015 x 450 mm, Buffalo, NY: Moog Music, Inc., c.1983,

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MEMORYMOOG PLUS
THE CLASSIC ANALOG POLYSYNTH OF THE 1980S.
Polyphonic synthesizer, 1015 x 450 mm, Buffalo, NY: Moog Music, Inc., c.1983,

US$ 7,000 - 9,000
£ 5,900 - 7,600
MEMORYMOOG PLUS
THE CLASSIC ANALOG POLYSYNTH OF THE 1980S.
Polyphonic synthesizer, 1015 x 450 mm, Buffalo, NY: Moog Music, Inc., c.1983, 61-key 6-voice synthesizer with 3 oscillators, 1 24 dB/octave low pass filter, 2 ADSR envelopes per voice, with MIDI interface, solid walnut cabinetry with bushed metal panels. Includes custom-fitted Anvil case.

The Moog Memorymoog is legendary for being the most massive-sounding analog polyphonic synthesizers of the 1980s. It employed three oscillators and one filter per voice, much like have 6 Minimoogs in one instrument, although the Memorymoog uses Curtus CEM 3340 ICs unlike the discrete circuitry of the Minimoog. Also unlike the Minimoog, the Memorymoog allowed one to save presets (hence its name) and included an onboard sequencer and arpeggiator. All of this was enabled by the use of a microprocessor: the Zilog Z-80, which was also used for numerous computers of the late '70s/early '80s as well as contemporary polysynths such as the Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 and the Oberheim OB-Xa.
Unfortunately, this was to be the last gasp of Moog Music, Inc. before they declared bankruptcy in 1987. Company founder Bob Moog received the rights to the name again in 2002. The company continued after Moog's passing in 2005 and is currently largely employee-owned.
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MEMORYMOOG PLUS THE CLASSIC ANALOG POLYSYNTH OF THE 1980S. Polyphonic synthesizer, 1015 x 450 mm, Buffalo, NY: Moog Music, Inc., c.1983,
MEMORYMOOG PLUS THE CLASSIC ANALOG POLYSYNTH OF THE 1980S. Polyphonic synthesizer, 1015 x 450 mm, Buffalo, NY: Moog Music, Inc., c.1983,
MEMORYMOOG PLUS THE CLASSIC ANALOG POLYSYNTH OF THE 1980S. Polyphonic synthesizer, 1015 x 450 mm, Buffalo, NY: Moog Music, Inc., c.1983,
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