Moog The Source (Ex-Portishead / Adrian Utley)

Fully serviced and in very good condition. This Moog Source was used on many of the Portishead tours, including the...

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Fully serviced and in very good condition. This Moog Source was used on many of the Portishead tours, including the legendary Roseland gig. A signed letter of provenance from Adrian Utley will be supplied. More information and photos below. full working order – recently serviced a top synth tech.

Photos and video of the synth in use below.

A commission sale on behalf of Adrian Utley; a signed letter of authenticity will be supplied to the buyer. He had this to say about this instrument:

I bought the Moog Source around ’97 for our live keyboard player to use. It was the only monosynth I could find that had memories which meant we could pre-program the sounds and switch quickly between songs. I really liked the Moogy sound of it. We used it on all the tours up until probably a couple of years ago. It was used on our PNYC live at Roseland show and album/DVD.
I am very fond of the sound of it. New Order had one for the bassline on Blue Monday. Very cool thing and sounds like a Moog too; great filter, and big sounding oscillators. The interface is not as odd as it first seems and it has an arpeggiator/sequencer/CV and gate in.
It doesn’t have any of our sounds in it anymore as its been totally sorted by a tech and none of the original patches were saved.

Here’s a couple of video stills from that Portishead Roseland NYC video:

John Baggott on Moog Source - Portishead live at Roseland NYC

John Baggott on keys - Portishead Roseland NYC

CONDITION: Though this synth has been toured for 15 or so years it has clearly been looked after. There is just one hole in the plastic control panel (see photo) but it does not affect operation. Metal and wooden areas have some scuffs and signs of age but they are good overall.

Set up for 240v operation.

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