Moog release new System 55, System 35 and Model 15 Modular Synthesizers

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Bound to cause a stir with pretty much any release news, even at NAMM 2015 with the huge amounts of gear being announced – Moog have really stepped it up a gear this year with the re-release of 3 of their legendary large-format modular synthesizers from the golden era of the ‘70s. Years of research and development have gone into the limited production of the System 55, System 35 and Model 15 synths.

 

Moog System 55 shown with optional keyboard

The Moog System 55 sits atop of these modular units, a total of 36 hand built modules plus the inclusion of the renowned 960 sequential controller, result in an awe inspiring recreation, delivering ultimate sonic possibilities, vast and complex rhythmic potential and inspiration in the shed load. 2 hand finished solid walnut cabinets add the finishing touches to this beautiful machine.

System 55 Modules:
5x 902 Voltage Controlled Amplifiers
1x 903A Random Signal Generator
1x 904A Voltage Controlled Low Pass Filter
1x 904B Voltage Controlled High Pass Filter
5x 911 Envelope Generators
1x 911A Dual Trigger Delay
1x 914 Fixed Filter Bank
1x 921 Voltage Controlled Oscillator
2x 921A Oscillator Drivers
6x 921B Oscillators
1x 960 Sequential Controller
1x 961 Interface
1x 962 Sequential Switch
1x 992 Control Voltage Panel
1x 993 Trigger and Envelope Voltages Panel
1x 994 Dual Multiples Panel
1x 995 Attenuator
1x CP2 Console Panel
3x CP3A Console Panels
1x CP8 Console Panel
1x 350 Watt 120 VAC or 230 VAC Switch Selectable Power Supply

 

Moog System 35 shown with keyboard and sequencer complement B

The Moog System 35 offers 5 oscillators, 22 handmade fully anolog modules and solid walnut cabinet construction. Again the sonic range and potential of this unit is daunting, but incredibly exciting.

System 35 Modules:
3x 902 Voltage Controlled Amplifiers
1x 904A Voltage Controlled Low Pass Filter
1x 904B Voltage Controlled High Pass Filter
1x 907A Fixed Filter Bank:
3x 911 Envelope Generators:
1x 921 Voltage Controlled Oscillator:
2x 921A Oscillator drivers:
4x 921B Oscillators:
1x 923 Random Noise/Filter:
2x CP3A Console Panels:
1x CP4A Console Panel:
1x CP8A Console Panel:
1x CP35 Console Panel:
1x 180 Watt 120 VAC or 230 VAC Switch Selectable Power Supply

 

Moog System 15

The Moog Model 15 is perhaps a the road crews best friend, a much more compact unit featuring tolex covered cabinet construction ideal for life on the road. A super-fast work flow, with the 907 Fixed Filter Bank section can be configured to personal choice and is bound to be an attractive prospective for many touring musicians.

Model 15 Modules:
2x 902 Voltage Controlled Amplifiers
1x 904A Voltage Controlled Low Pass Filter
1x 907A Fixed Filter Bank
2x 911 Envelope Generators
1x 921 Voltage Controlled Oscillator
1x 921A Oscillator driver
2x 921B Oscillators
1x 923 Random Noise/Filter
1x 995 Attenuator
1x CP15 Console Panel
1x 130 Watt 120 VAC Power Supply(230 VAC available upon request)

 

The meticulous attention to such a faithful reproduction is just as impressive as the sheer visual glory these three analog beasts provoke, and although given the price tag these are probably going to be admired by far more than they are going to be played by, you have got to hand it to Moog for such a dedication to heritage. All units are hand built and crafted, hand soldered and hand fitted, so you really would be touching something utterly unique if you ever managed to get your hands on one!

 

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