Moog Reissues Bob Moog’s First Compact Modular Synthesizer, The Model 10

Moog Model 10 is back and is a faithful recreation of the first compact modular Synthesizer created by Dr. Robert (Bob) Moog in 1971

48 years ago, Dr. Robert Moog aka Bob Moog released the Model 10, the first compact analog modular Synthesizer. It included three oscillators, a voltage-controlled lowpass filter (ladder filter), a fixed filter bank, two envelope generators, a random signal generator, and a VCA. These modules formed the Model 10 and made it very versatile, although it offered relatively few features compared to other systems.

For all who dream of this modular synth and have the right change, there is now good news. Moog brings back the Model 10 in a limited edition. It’s a faithful recreation of the original instrument and is hand-built at the Moog Factory in Asheville.

Moog Model 10

Overview

The Model 10 is a faithful recreation of the first compact modular synthesizer created by Dr. Robert Moog in 1971. Designed for portability, the Model 10 is housed in a rugged Tolex-enclosed wood cabinet and comprised of 11 discrete analog modules, including the 907 Fixed Filter Bank, revered for its vast sound shaping and timbral possibilities, and three 900-series oscillators, the foundational sound behind Wendy Carlos’s Switched-On Bach and Isao Tomita’s Snowflakes Are Dancing.

The predecessor to the Model 15, the Model 10 design focuses on purity of sound, speed, and simplicity while providing the enormous sonic depth and dimension found only in a vintage Moog modular synthesizer.

Each unit is hand-built to its original 1971 Moog factory specifications and is a true recreation of the original. Individual modules are brought to life just as they were nearly 50 years ago: by hand-stuffing and hand-soldering components to circuit boards, and using traditional wiring methods. Each module is then tested, finished with an aluminum panel, and placed in its new hand-wired modular instrument.

 Features

  • 1x 901 Voltage Controlled Oscillator
  • 1x 901A Oscillator driver
  • 2x 901B Oscillators
  • 1x 902 Voltage Controlled Amplifier
  • 1x 903A Random Signal Generator
  • 1x 904A Voltage Controlled Lowpass Filter
  • 1x 907 Fixed Filter Bank
  • 2x 911 Envelope Generators
  • 1x CP11 Console Panel
  • 1x 130 Wat 120 VAC Power Supply (230 VAC available upon request)

This limited-edition reissue of the Moog Model 10 is built to order and is available in limited quantities for a limited time for $9,950 USD

More information here: Moog Music

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