Originally Posted by markmaurice
That's very interesting about the sync sound! Are there any other features that you would site for the Prodigy's uniqueness and reasons why it is "leagues ahead" of the other Moogs? I know that for many that the Minimoog, short of a modular, and that the Minimoog is a 3 oscillator synthesizer. But I could tell the with only 2 oscillators that the Prodigy seemed to have some great sounds that I did not hear on any of the youtube demos I listened to that showcased the Rogue, and some of models that came after the Minimoog. I agree that the Source is amazing. But I believe I would be easily frustrated by its interface, the number of patches, and the reliability of the touch pads. Also, my friend's source was a bear to keep in tune, especially after it heated up during a gig. I recall once or twice when he spent nearly 20 minutes after the gig supposedly had started trying to get his Source in tune or loaded with the correct patch. Besides, dials and knobs seem much more classic and fun to play with! I think I can understand them better intuitively! Thanks for your response!
The sync is the only thing that the prodigy is truly remarkable for above other synths in higher price ranges. If you like its tone apart from that, then great! It isn't extremely diverse and doesn't have many modulation capabilities, but that sync is incredible, and it does have a nice tone to it as well, but that's just my opinion
Of course minimoog excels in many areas.. I'm not saying that the Prodigy is leagues ahead of it at all, but its sync sound sure is
Sources are great too. More diverse, and a great little synth. There are quite a few mono synths in the price range that would come before a source though. I got my prodigy (later version with CV/Gate) all beat up for $400 and replaced a few keys + fixed some faulty tuning issues and filthy contacts. Plays perfectly now, and didn't cost me anything to fix. Not sure what the average price is for these now, but I'm not sure that it would be my first pick in its top $ price range. just my .02
I'm also a die-hard Liam Howlett fan, and it was my first analog synth.. If it wasn't for this fact, selling it to make room for an MS20 has crossed my mind many times.. Don't tell the moog :(