The Moog

From: Bruce Lane <>
Date: Sun Jul 26 14:30:16 1998

At 12:21 26-07-98 -0700, you wrote:

>I've recently gotten the necessary hardware and software together to
>transfer Records (16, 33, 45, and 78) to CD. As part of this I was digging
>through my parents Record collection and found a record that is Moog music.


>Anyway I was wondering if anyone knows anything about what kind of hardware
>was used for this?

        There are doubtless other electronic music experts that can tell you more,
but here's what I know (and, as a point of interest, I actually got to look
at a Moog synthesizer when they first came out -- I think it was around '68
or '69).

        A Moog synth, as I understand it, is a huge collection of oscillators that
can each be individually tuned and configured to set up about any sort of
variation on a sine wave that one could imagine. Frequency, phasing,
flanging... all could be altered at will on every single oscillator.

        Once the oscillators were set up, they were patched through a sequencer
and outputted in the desired pattern. It was pretty wild stuff; your
average patch bay looked a lot like an old-style cord-and-plug telephone

        OK, Moog folk... how did I do? Considering that this knowledge is based on
barely-remembered impressions from when I was 8 or 9.

Bruce Lane, Sysop, The Dragon's Cave BBS (Fidonet 1:343/272)
(Hamateur: WD6EOS) (E-mail:
"Our science can only describe an object, event, or living thing in our own
human terms. It cannot, in any way, define any of them..."
Received on Sun Jul 26 1998 - 14:30:16 BST

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