Kenton Midi fitted and freshly overhauled in-house by our head synth tech James Walker. Supplied in full working order, with our standard warranty and ongoing service support.
“The Rolls Royce of polyphonic synths” – JM Jarre.
NOTE: The overhaul of this monster is almost complete (as you can hear in the demos below). This synth will ship within 10 working days of purchase and will sound and play beautifully, and be supplied with our standard 3 month warranty.
This is a monster of a synth: like six Minimoogs in one, with separate filters for each voice, VCO sync, sample and hold… The unison mode can stack up to 18 oscillators for thunderous monophonic bass and lead sounds.
Definitely not a Moog One. Those that know, know… Jamie Cullum loves his (supplied by us) and it features on his latest album. Our very own Dr Huw’s favourite synth. Jean Michel Jarre quite likes his also.
This one has had the full in-house Soundgas service treatment courtesy of James Walker and Kenton Midi fitted.
Work Done – parts that have replaced for long term stability:
More info from the interweb:
The Memorymoog is a polyphonic electronic music synthesizer manufactured by Moog Music from 1981–85, the last polyphonic synthesizer to be released by Moog Music before the company was sold to management and renamed Moog Electronics. While comparable to other polyphonic synthesizers of the time period, such as the Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 and Oberheim OB-X, the Memorymoog distinguished itself with 3 audio oscillators per voice and greater preset storage capacity.
The 6-voice Memorymoog is considered sonically superior, and is often described architecturally as six Minimoogs in one unit. Each of the six voices of the Memorymoog is made up of 3 voltage-controlled oscillators that can be set to any combination of pulse (variable width), saw, and triangle waveforms and freely switched over a 4–octave initial range. Each voice also has its own 24dB/Octave Low Pass voltage-controlled filter.
Moog Music wisely included a discrete implementation of its famed, patented transistor ladder filter, which was first introduced in the Moog Modular systems of the 1960s and subsequently came into widespread prominence in the Minimoog. In Mono mode, the Memorymoog functions as a traditional monophonic synthesizer with 1–18 oscillators selectable in unison for powerful leads and basslines. The user may also specify any combination of Low-, Latest- or High-Note Priority keying and Single or Multiple Triggering, for an impressive degree of control.
A Chord Memory function (for single key, parallel chord “planing” effects) and an Arpeggiator are also included, while an independent LFO with 5 non-mixable waveforms allows simultaneous modulation of each VCO frequency, oscillator pulse width and filter cutoff frequency in any combination. Further, VCO-3 can also be used as a Low- or Audio-Frequency modulation source. With careful programming, audio frequency modulation using Oscillator 3 can produce convincing pseudo acoustic and FM-like timbres typically not associated with analog subtractive synthesis.
The Memorymoog uses Curtis CEM 3340 IC’s as opposed to the discrete Moog oscillators used in the Minimoog and Modular units. With 18 oscillators, 6 voices, the Moog VCF and subtle on-board overdrive via the Mixer section, the instrument has a massive sound all its own and is capable of dominating the mix in which it is used.
Shortly after its initial release of the Memorymoog, Moog Music introduced the Memorymoog Plus (or Memorymoog+) as a replacement. The Plus featured a factory installed MIDI interface – making it amongst the very first electronic instruments to include a MIDI implementation – and a basic polyphonic and monophonic sequencer, the latter of which is used to control an externally interfaced monophonic synthesizer (via rear panel CV/gate/trigger jacks). The “Plus” MIDI/Sequencer package was also available from Moog Music as a field or factory retrofit for original “non-Plus” Memorymoogs.
In excellent cosmetic condition with some wear and signs of age to the face. The metal sides of the face have some scuffing around the edges. The woodwork is very clean with the usual dings and wear around the edges. See photos for more information on cosmetic condition.
For sales in UK/EU the price will include 20% VAT. VAT-free sales are possible to businesses and individuals in the EU (outside the UK) with a valid VAT Number - please get in touch if you wish to buy this way.
Will be set up for either 120 or 240v operation before shipping.
First demo is the synth for sale, fresh from James’ bench and sounding incredible. The others are of previous examples we sold, including Jamie Cullum showing off his Soundgas Memorymoog (click the right arrow).
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- No, it's still not a Moog One. Yes, it's still incredible. Joel celebrates us getting the overhaul complete, with a helping hand from head synth wizard James to dive further into some of the power of this monster. This stunning synth is available now - you can see it on our site, or message and we can send you links. As always with these James had to dig deep, and it took a serious chunk of time to bring to perfection, but the results speak for themselves. Fresh Kenton Midi fitted. Supplied with warranty. It's Christmas. You deserve it.
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@jamiecullum has been a friend of Soundgas for quite some time now. He’s unquestionably a monumental talent, but also a lovely and generous individual who also makes an amazing cup of coffee. It’s our pleasure to have introduced him to one or two new friends, including the lovely Memorymoog he’s referring to here. Swipe to see the moment when they first met, and also him demoing his amazing #mellotron (you can just make out the sound of my jaw hitting the floor). I’ve only just got round to giving his new album, Taller, a proper listen and it’s quite simply superb. Sonically I can’t fault it (I’m not exactly easy to please) - lush, warm and detailed, with production that simultaneously evokes the golden age of jazz, soul and hiphop - an album that makes want to listen and then grab your sampler...
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Sometimes referred to as like having six Minimoogs crammed into one case, with memories, the elephantine MemoryMoog is a thing of rare wonder as @pjkat found out last week... Love the morphing of a simple organ sound into something appropriately cosmic... Korg Stage Echo adds ambience.
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