Synth Site: Moog: The Rogue Synthesizer: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 3.8 out of 5
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James a part-time user from USA writes:
I've picked up a few Rogue's over the years at garage sales, flea markets, and a mint one was even given to me a few months ago by a co-worker who's parents bought it new in '82. All of them work great! The Rogue can hold its own in my studio with my vintage Moog's and Oberheim's.

I'll let you in on a secret...shhhhhhsh....don't say anything and god forbid you mention this in an open forum.... but you can get a good heaping of the classic Moog sounds on the cheap. Want to try out the real Moog sound before going all in for a Mini D or Voayger? The Rogue will give you a nice taste both of them for a fraction of the price if you look hard for a deal.

Yes, the synth is extremely limited in program parameters yet focused towards sound production and performance. The owners manual has a few pages of excellent lead, bass, and string sounds to get you started.

More importantly, the Rogue's are pretty darn reliable and stable. I tune them maybe 1-2 times a year and just play them a couple of times a week. No cap changes or bad pots yet! Wallwarts are great too since it's one less section of an old synth to fix.

One last note, I can't think of a better synth to show a a kid or someone interested in analog synthesis the ropes. Instead of complaining and constantly bickering about what synth is best, enjoy these old beasts for what they are. I certainly do.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Monday-Feb-07-2011 at 20:05
luc from usa writes:
I love my Rogue, I owned synths like nord leads, JP8000, MS2000,even a Moog Voyager and a couple of more.I like the limits on it, because whatever sound you get is amazing on quality. I like the sound better than the voyager, ofcourse you have more options on the voyager, but this is just beautifull, all the people complaining should think on the TB-303, very limited, but the sound is unique, thats the way the Rogue sounds to me.Peace.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Jul-16-2007 at 01:44
anabass a hobbyist user from usa writes:
The Rogue blows most of the new stuff out of the water. No great features, doesn't need em. Sounds GREAT.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Tuesday-May-08-2007 at 21:18
iggie a part-time user from USA writes:
Total BS I have had 2 of these blasted machines over the years, and the damn thing cost only 500 bucks new. The Rouge may be cool but it is not worth a bleeding grand now. the Korg Prophesy is a hundred times the keyboard and a shitload less the cash.... SAVE YOUR MONEY

Rating: 1 out of 5 posted Sunday-Apr-08-2007 at 18:01
neven dayvid a professional user from berlin writes:
inflated prices, maybe... but i yet have to see a contemporary synth that is as playable and warm sounding as the lowly ROGUE. me too, i own many other fine synths - and yet the rogue has a simplicity about it that is rewarding. excellent sync sounds are available.

one more word about the prices - check out the 2nd hand prices for nordleads, viruses and the current asking price for the moog little phatty - maybe that will help to put things into perspective... yes those days are over when these things were available for next to nothing, but something around 500.- euro - while serious money - is a realistic price for an excellent sounding solo synth (just go and see how many doepfer etc. modules that sum would buy you)

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Saturday-Mar-24-2007 at 14:05
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