Nothing but praise for the Moog Source
Old 27th November 2010
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Nothing but praise for the Moog Source

I bought a Moog Source for about $1200 six months ago, and it's one of the best purchases I've ever made. It took me a few months to really appreciate it. The breakthrough came when I plugged it into a Boss V-wah pedal, MXR carbon copy analog delay, then into the distorted channel of a Mesa Boogie F50 combo amp.

The sound is simply stunning. I'm using a patch with osc sync and modulating it with the pitch wheel while manipulating the wah. It's glorious.

I wanted to post this for those thinking about a Source. I couldn't afford a Model D, so for me this is the next best thing. I thought about a Little Phatty, but I just prefer the vintage Moog tone. I will probably pick up a Slim Phatty eventually because I'm a slut.
Old 27th November 2010
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Yeah I saw a demo of one on YouTube a while back and I was pretty impressed too. Prior to that it was a synth I would never have even given a second glance to.
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People have shunned the Source for years because it didn't have a panel full of knobs. I remember when they were selling for $200 on the 'bay. It is only recently getting its due as people are discovering that it puts out that vintage Moog sheen and phat bass. I have been a happy owner since 1985.

Encore Electronics makes an excellent MIDI retrofit that expands patch memory to 256 and adds MIDI clock control of the arpeggiator.
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People have shunned the Source for years because it didn't have a panel full of knobs. I remember when they were selling for $200 on the 'bay. It is only recently getting its due as people are discovering that it puts out that vintage Moog sheen and phat bass. I have been a happy owner since 1985.

Encore Electronics makes an excellent MIDI retrofit that expands patch memory to 256 and adds MIDI clock control of the arpeggiator.
MC - Encore is currently out of stock of the Source MIDI retrofit. I contacted them. They're doing another batch this winter. Can't wait for this. MIDI will truly make this board a beast.
Old 28th November 2010
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The sound is simply stunning.
what sound?...post some audio or it never happened!!

Moog+Mesa/Boogie....yurmmmmmmm. sounds potentially delicious - i'd like to hear that.
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what sound?...post some audio or it never happened!!

Moog+Mesa/Boogie....yurmmmmmmm. sounds potentially delicious - i'd like to hear that.
Shaft9000, you are right!

Here's an excerpt of a song that uses the Source/Mesa Boogie tone. It sounds similar to a distorted lead guitar. The pad type sound is my Juno 60.

Let me know what you think of the sound.
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Old 28th November 2010
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Shaft9000, you are right!

Here's an excerpt of a song that uses the Source/Mesa Boogie tone. It sounds similar to a distorted lead guitar. The pad type sound is my Juno 60.

Let me know what you think of the sound.

Wow thats pretty cool, I have a Moog Source it sits around collecting dust, maybe it's time to dig it and see what I can do with it.
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Shaft9000, you are right!

Here's an excerpt of a song that uses the Source/Mesa Boogie tone. It sounds similar to a distorted lead guitar. The pad type sound is my Juno 60.

Let me know what you think of the sound.
Wow, really cool! Reminds me of Clan of Xymox for some reason...
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