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Moog 901-A Oscillator Controller

Moog 901-A Oscillator Controller, Drawing 1100, July 2, 1969

About 16 years ago I bought a PolyMoog Synthesizer from a Pawn Shop up in Brighton.  It was in good shape and came with the PolyPedal, but didn’t have the legs or power cord.  I found a computer power cord in the shop and asked the broker if I could give it a try.  At first he was reluctant, but then allowed me to try.  It acted as if it had a stuck key; I knew this could be a much bigger issue than just a key; so I talked to him and got a really good deal on it!

I bought the schematics and operations manuals online and took it apart and looked to see if it was something mechanical or “simple”…but I was unable to figure out the issue.  I figured I’d send it out to a tech sometime; but given its weight I wanted the tech to be close to home.  Meanwhile, I found a PolyMoog Road Kit on eBay and I won that auction.  This parts kit was essential for bands who were on the road with one of these beasts, so I was told.  This came from a former employee that worked in the Moog Trumansburg Factory.  He included with this auction lot several Moog schematic blueprints and an EMU modular catalog!!!  *BONUS* 🙂

Fast forward 15+ years… I found a great tech here locally just a few months back (Chris Rowland, offbeat electronics) — who I highly recommend, btw — who has put to good use that PolyMoog Road Kit.  I hope to get my Moog back in pristine working condition here shortly.  Meanwhile, I finally took some photos of these schematics that I have framed and hanging in my man-cave.  Click on them for a larger image; and some didn’t come out as clear as I wanted; if you want higher resolution let me know and I’ll work harder to get a better shot!

Here are some more schematics and a great article.

Here is the full list of schematics:

    • 901-A Oscillator Controller (July 2, 1969 #1000)
    • 901-C Output Stage (February 14, 1967 #1126)
    • 904-A Low Pass Filter (July 27, 1967 #1149)
    • 904-B High Pass Filter (December 1966 #1118)
    • 904-C Voltage Controlled Filter Coupler (July 14, 1967 #1148)
    • 905 Reverberation (July 26, 1966 #1104)
    • 910 Power Supply (March 8, 1965 #1058)
    • 911 Envelope Generator (August 14, 1968 #1220)
    • 911-A Dual Trigger Delay (July 13, 1967 #1146)
    • 912 Envelope Follower (March 10, 1967 #1130)
    • 914 Fixed Filter Bank (June 28, 1967 #1142)
    • 961 Controller
    • 1150 Ribbon Controller
    • Synthesizer 10 (December 30, 1969 #1374)
    • Console Panel 3 (February 27, 1968 #1170)

If you have any of these, or have images or links to others, please post in the comments; I would love to see more!  These look great framed and hanging on the walls!

Moog 904-A Low Pass Filter Schematic

Moog 904-A Low Pass Filter Schematic, Drawing 1149, July 25, 1967

Moog 904-B High Pass Filter Schematic

Moog 904-B High Pass Filter Schematic, Drawing 1118, December 1966

Moog 905 Reverberation Schematic

Moog 905 Reverberation Schematic, Drawing 1104, July 26, 1966

Moog 961 Controller Schematics

Moog 961 Interface Schematics

Moog Synthesizer 10 Schematics

Moog Synthesizer 10 Schematics, Drawing 1374, December 30, 1969

 

 

Tunes I wrote years ago! 94-era

I’ve been going through a big box of random cassette tapes from my formative years and pulling out great mix tapes and every now and then I re-discover an early track that I wrote. Here are several tracks that nearly got lost in time!

Here is a compilation of oldies but goodies (especially if you like the mid-90s electronic music sound)…

First is a track that I wrote with my first band partner, Thane Barrett, who I met while working at KUCB Radio. Thane had (has?) an amazing analog synthesizer collection and we definitely utilized it for this track. The track took 4 months and 10 versions to finish and it was the last thing that we did together. I’m pretty proud of this track as it was probably my 3rd or 4th track; but definitely the first one that was produced this well! Circa-1994.

The second track here is a trance ditty I wrote in 1994. This used Drummer 2.0 software which I loved as it allowed me to create and arrange patterns and songs quickly. Probably had the Roland Juno 106, R-8 and Oberheim Matrix (6 or 1000?). Not sure of the effects…Ensoniq DP-4?

The third track here was a project we called Statik (again Thane and I) as we constructed this track in the newly acquired high-tech equipment at the KUCB radio production studio. The one and only time I ever used Protools! Recorded with an Oberheim OB-1 with the Roland TR-606 running through the external filter input. Included are samples from our sample library (NASA stuff) on the first available Technics SL-P1200 DJ CD deck. Great vintage equipment!

Another track I found lost in a long forgotten folder in the archive…title says it all. Trying the HTML5 player for Soundcloud so let me know if you have problems with it!

Fun stuff! Enjoy!