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Average rating: 4.6 out of 5
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writes:
just got the source,it's quite good on the bass side,but not as good as ppl said,anyway,u still can taste the moog sounds...tho the UI is worse than any moog,even the mg-1...mine got broken wood under the neys and the highest c key's spring broken but still in good working order,i paid a not so good price about $950...

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Sunday-Dec-01-2002 at 04:16
Keith Middlemass from Hawick, Scotland writes:
Bought mines for £50 and it was buggered. Required 3 years to get the relevant parts and a joiner to replace the wood. Well worth it though because its got a fabulous sound. I use it with the Kenton Prosolo and a filter mod in my midi setup. Love the outrages use of colour in the facia. Looks more like ARP but still one of the most distinctive mono sizers ever built. Shame most budding musicians will never experience a Moog due to the investors. Maybe not as good sonically as the Mini but still the classic Moog filter. Will never sell it unless you offer me a humungus amount of cash....

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Aug-12-2002 at 15:54
VAST a hobbyist user from CT,USA writes:
Trippy looks,Sounds great,Ballsy bassy baby,I love this little bugger.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-May-20-2002 at 16:37
DoctorModular a hobbyist user from USA writes:
Wow, I just got my second Moog Source the other day. The first one I had 5 years ago when I was a little too wet behind the ears to appreciate what a monster it is. It is my favorite non-patchable mono synth of all time. Yes, I've owned the minimoog but I like the source better. It's way more portable too. Excellent synth. 5 out of 5. Getting Encore midi put in it soon :-)

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Apr-03-2002 at 19:12
MC a professional user from USA writes:
Very underrated synth because it doesn't have the knobs like the good old Minimoog but the SOUND is there, ballsy and thick. I've had mine since 1985 and it has held up VERY well in the studio and onstage. I tried out the SE-1 in a store but the Source still beats it for balls.

The only Moog synth that can come close to the Taurus pedal sound (I know, I have six other Moogs including the Minimoog), and it can cop the Minimoog lead sound very nicely. Don't expect much in special FX, it is very limited in the modulation department; triangle or square to VCF and/or VCO and the LFO only goes to 100hz. But that great Moog sound is there, it only has two VCOs but they sound BIG. The filter sounds REALLY good, only problem is there's no external input.

I use a set of Taurus II controller pedals to trigger the Source when I'm playing bass guitar; Moog Music had a modification for the pedals that make it a remote keyboard for the Source. This works a lot better than using the CV/trigger inputs. Why? Because the CV input isn't processed by the glide circuit, it's single trigger only, and the VCF keyboard tracking is fixed at full only. With the "remote keyboard mod" in the pedals, these problems go away. Mike Rutherford of Genesis uses the same setup for his bass pedal, it's all over the live album "The Way We Walk", especially the CD with "The Longs". I didn't know this until I bought the concert video a year ago.

I got an Encore MIDI interface for mine. Even if you don't use MIDI, there is a good reason to have one; it expands the patch memory from 16 to 256. I've had the Encore kit for ten years and I have YET to fill up all 256 patches.

This is the perfect live gigging analog synth; it stays in tune, sounds great, compact, and it's programmable.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Oct-03-2001 at 14:42
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