|Synth Site: Moog: The Source: User reviews Add review|
|Average rating: 4.6 out of 5|
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|kyo a professional user from NYC writes:|
a wonderful synth that was my first analog peice- i used to play heavy funk bass lines with my left hand (source) and right handed chords/rhythm on my fender rhodes. this keyboard delivers: bass almost as thick as a Taurus II and leads that can break glass, love the heavy knob- feels like led! this optical knob was revolutionary for its time. perhaps the 3rd oscillator could offer more, but the other two are impressive as it is. If your'e gonna bitch about not having alot of knobs and sliders, buy a mini or an odyssey instead. Otherwise, lotta fun.
|Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Nov-09-000 at 02:51|
|Kenneth R Joyce a hobbyist user from USA writes:|
By my standards, the Source is the classiest looking and sounding synth that Moog made. I use use mine as a slave to an MC-303 via a MIDI to CV converter, and that thing pumps out the fattest bass lines ever. Sure I'm a little upset that I can't use the LFO as an audio oscillator, but that cool data knob makes up for it plus some. If you are thinking about buying a Source, do. For, there would be no need for war if everyone had a Moog.
|Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Apr-30-000 at 14:11|
|Greenie a part-time user from USA writes:|
Eh? It's a cool synth, but come on.
The sound is good, but not as fat or squirty as my Realistic MG-1 (the generic version of the Moog Rogue). I have trouble getting satisfyingly deep bass from it.
The interface is kinda clunky. The data wheel has a great feel, and you can give it a twirl and it'll keep spinning for a few moments, which is fun. But I'd rather have a bunch of knobs. Operating the sequencer and other extended functions is kind of unwieldy, though not as arcane as, say, a 303.
If oscillator sync is on, pushing the pitch bend wheel only affects the second (synced) oscillator... schweet! Hypno-drone city...
The sequencer is kind of useless, but the arpeggiator is neat. I haven't been able to get mine to respond properly to CV signals from my Novation Bass Station Rack, though the Bass Station drives my MG-1 just fine. (If you have any insights on this, please e-mail me. I suspect they may use different types of CV.)
Aesthetically, it's a knockout - retro-futurist boxy chrome case, with wooden end panels and trim, and a crazy-wild blueorangeyellow control panel, with that wonderfully phallic MOOG logo on the back. One of the best-looking synths ever, in a deeply funky 70s kind of way.
It certainly doesn't sound *bad*, but it seems kind of limited to me. I can't get much more than plain vanilla 'bread-and-butter' analog synth blurps out of it. I'm sure I would appreciate it more if I could get the CV jacks to work properly...
|Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Mar-07-000 at 12:09|
|JACKEM a hobbyist user from USA writes:|
This synth is wonderful bought mine in @ christmas 1981 and fell in love with the source from the very start, trippy looks and the sound is Analog Heaven,Exellent bass(lines),Leads like a Mini,And also Nice features one of my favorites in my MOOG fleet.I would never sell mine!!! Everytime I get up on the source It bring me back to my time when Synths were REAL and there wasn't many of us synth players around!!!!
|Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Feb-11-000 at 23:08|
|Brian a hobbyist user from USA writes:|
The Source is one of the best and most overlooked Moog synths. It's one of the best Moog alternatives to the Mini because I think it sounds a lot like a Mini in many ways. Throw in 16 patch memories and a really cool blue, red, yellow front panel and you've got yourself a definite winner.
|Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-Sep-04-9999 at 20:11|
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