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  • Moog goes back to modular!

    Check it out: http://moogmusic.com/products/500-series/500-series-ladder-filter
    Hurrr. Derp, derp, derp.

  • #2
    C'mon man, that is old news! jk.

    It is great news! I do my daily check on synth websites and on moogmusic it was. I just wonder what Type of case that is needed.
    Rob

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    • #3
      Yeah, it's weird, did I overlook that part? I don't see what the panel format is.
      Hurrr. Derp, derp, derp.

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      • #4
        one thing I noticed i think, is that I cannot see any jack inputs/outputs on that thing, I thinkthere are leds, those yellow holes. Maby moog plan their own unique standard.
        Rob

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        • #5
          it's API 500 series! the 'lunchbox' standard.

          definitely not really intended for 'modular' use in the conventional existing synth-sense, but can certainly be used with a lot of flexibility within a recording studio environment.


          so basically it's a moogerfooger in a lunchbox. but with no c/v. yipyipypip yipyip yip
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          • #6
            Ohhhhhh so this isn't really meant to be a general-purpose CV-controlled thingy? I am disappoint.
            Hurrr. Derp, derp, derp.

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            • #7
              it's API 500 series! the 'lunchbox' standard.

              definitely not really intended for 'modular' use in the conventional existing synth-sense, but can certainly be used with a lot of flexibility within a recording studio environment.


              so basically it's a moogerfooger in a lunchbox. but with no c/v. yipyipypip yipyip yip


              is that the same as synthesizers.com modules?
              Rob

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              • #8
                no. it's API's own stupid proprietary standard for the way modular pro audio gear should work. this standard implements additional shielding for the modules to protect against noise, higher voltages for the units to run on and balanced I/O. but that's about all. just a rack box turned sideways, and mildly cheaper for 3rd party startups to manufacture because you won't need to engineer a power supply/enclosure for it.

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                • #9
                  I might be wrong, but it sounds like moog made their priorities go in the wrong directions. Wouldn't it be easier to sell a Eurorack module?
                  Rob

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                  • #10
                    $849. For a ladder filter. I can buy the most excellent sounding MOTM ladder filter for a quarter of that.
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                    • #11
                      I guess because it's aimed at the lunchbox crowd that they can justify the price?

                      Is the 500-series stuff basically just a way to create a modular channel strip?
                      Hurrr. Derp, derp, derp.

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                      • #12
                        I've seen it and it does indeed look groovy, but unfortunately it doesn't look like a "real" return to Moog modulars (yet.. )

                        However, as far as "modular systems" go I've already picked my choice and I'm not changing from Roger Arrick's excellent product. He sells a fantastic-sounding Q150 module that's a clone of the original Moog transistor ladder filter.

                        The 500 format has gained so much popularity in the past few years, and so many manufacturers produce 500-format modules, that even mainstream music stores like Sweetwater now carry them, but they are mainly for compressors, pre-amps, effects etc - not for "modular synths" (that's the "Euro" format which is similarly-sized)

                        I wouldn't mind getting a rack mounted 500 box and get those Neve 1073LB 500 format preamps, though!!
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                        • #13
                          So no inputs, no CV's? How does it work?

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                          • #14
                            So no inputs, no CV's? How does it work?


                            The Input and Output are in the back of the cabinet that hosts the 500 series modules, i.e.:

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                            • #15
                              The Input and Output are in the back of the cabinet that hosts the 500 series modules, i.e.:



                              WOW, that looks pretty cool and it is Moog. May have an edge over other similar type systems out right now.

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