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So I have my heart set on a MM+. Love the sound but too unreliable?? Keyboard Synthesizers
Old 3rd January 2011
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JP6 can do all that stuff and more and is much cheaper and more reliable imho
Old 3rd January 2011
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JP6 can do all that stuff and more and is much cheaper and more reliable imho
And sonically not in the same league... by a several miles. imho
Old 3rd January 2011
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JP6 can do all that stuff and more and is much cheaper and more reliable imho
Not a fan of the JP-6.. Never found any use for mine.
Old 3rd January 2011
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Personally im not a fan of the MM, i found it a bit brash, heavy lumpy sounding and a bit harsh/ bright
I generally like discrete synths like the CS80 OBX and JP8 the best.
Out of the CEM based synths i find the Chroma, Xpander and Synthex quite interesting as they have really distinct personalities and i also like the MKS80 and JP6.
Personally id buy a buy a JP6 instead of a MM and put the change into some nice preamps.

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And sonically not in the same league... by a several miles. imho
Old 3rd January 2011
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As an aside - I wonder how many owners of old analogs have actually heard properly calibrated and tuned versions of their synths?
I've learned a few years ago how a non maintained synth can sound dull and have poor response (envelopes weren't properly calibrated). It was the Polysix i've bought. It just sounded boring and lifeless. Replaced all the electrolytes and did the full calibration, twice. Totally different machine! Fast, punchy, FAT! (in unison) - when compared to what it was.
Old 3rd January 2011
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Fair enough. Maybe look for a fixer-upper MM if you can, try to get it as cheap as possible and then send to a good tech for complete top to bottom face lift and tummy tuck. Saves you a few quid doing that way in my experience and you also know the synth is in gwo at the end.

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Not a fan of the JP-6.. Never found any use for mine.
Old 4th January 2011
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All Memorymoogs are fixer-uppers

Mine has been hot-rodded for better reliability (Moog used poor quality connectors in them) and I keep mine calibrated on a regular basis. Maybe you had a lemon, but mine is the beez kneez and is the fattest most characterful synth in my arsenal.
Old 4th January 2011
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No, they currently go around $3,000USD. This one looks modified with velocity and aftertouch. If that warrants a $10,000 surcharge, I'm not sure, eh.
Old 5th January 2011
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No that auction is a scam. Moog never offered velocity or aftertouch, and it can't be shoehorned without major circuitboard replacement.
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