Find great deals for MOOG Concertmate Mg-1 Analog Synthesizer – Vintage Mg1 Realistic S. Shop with confidence on eBay!. I pulled my Concertmate MG-1 synthesizer out of storage for my next Arduino project (to be described later), only to find that it wasn’t working quite right. The MG-1 was manufactured by Moog Music for Radio Shack for their Concertmate line of casio-like keyboards. However, the MG-1 is a true Moog, somewhere.
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Because it was originally distributed in Radio Shack stores instead of specialized music stores, it is easily found and is usually less expensive than a Rogue concertmaate actually offering more. View the discussion thread. Images from Perfect Circuit Audio. Date Produced – Therefore it is true that the Poly tones are not “faded out” by the Fall time release contour setting when a key is released.
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Sign up for a new account in our community. Pin 5 of the receives the contour signal to provide the attack and decay when you press a key. Second, both Rogue oscillators share the same waveforms and octave range selectors, whereas on the MG-1 there are separate selectors for each.
Although this keyboard is often erroneously described as having “less” features than its Moog siblings, the Liberation and the Rogue, there is a patch which only the MG-1 can do: It is a lot like the strap-on Moog Liberation in its design and architecture and also looks and sounds very much like the Moog Rogue.
For other uses, concertmwte MG1 disambiguation. This allows the creation of Saw- and Ramp- waves, as well as asymmetrical Triangle waves and unusual trapezoids, not otherwise found through modulating with the LFO alone. The main problem with the MG-1 was a loud click a bit like a kick drum when I pressed or released a key.
These are some nice synth hits and bass lines from this cheap Moog. You need to be a member in order to leave a review.
Moog Concertmate MG-1 – MOOG – Encyclotronic
Unfortunately the pitch of TG2 cannot be controlled by the envelope generator called “Contour”. When a key is released the polyphony tone for that key stops immediately.
The MG-1 did not have an external speaker. The MG-1 was produced in great quantities for distribution in the consumer market. I studied it concergmate the schematic, and my first guess was that there was a DC offset going into the CA amplifier, resulting in an amplified DC signal in the output.
All of the sound-generating features come together in a mixer allowing the levels for the two monophonic tone sources, noise, bell tone and polyphony to be adjusted independently. Sign in Already have an account?
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Radio Shack were marketing this synth to the home-keyboard crowd. It was produced without some standard Moog features, such as pitch and modulation wheels, as a cost-cutting measure aimed at achieving a lower price for the consumer market. The square wave based polyphony section is described as a “cheesy organ sound”  by some, and well-used by others.
The synthesizer also featured a pair of pass-through RCA jacks, which allowed users to mix radio or records into the final live synthesized sound output. There is also no sign of Midi or patch memory on the MG The input plugs are simply routed to the output plugs, and not to the synthesizer.
This feature makes it at least a little more versatile than the Rogue. This signal controls how much the inputs are amplified. The synthesizer’s features aren’t labelled using the usual synthesizer nomenclature, instead using more “laymen friendly” terms such as “Tone Source” for the oscillators, “Contour” for the envelope with “Rise Time” for Attack Time and “Fall Time” instead of Decay or Release Time. Realistic Moog Concertmate MG-1 oscillator problem i just received this beast several days ago and it was working obscenely well.
Keyboard – 32 keys. The square wave based polyphony section is described as a “cheesy organ sound” by some, and well-used by others. Concertmate MG-1 Production period: Since the polyphony section is independently tunable, it can function as a rudimentary third oscillator, allowing the user to create more complex tones than on similar 2-oscillator synths. In the schematic below, op-amps U10A and U10B feed the differential output signal into the amplifier.
This page was last edited on 27 Octoberat Infew electronic musical instruments had the MG-1 combination of paraphonic poly section and monophonic synthesizer in one instrument. It can produce sawtooth, square and pulse waveforms, and the oscillators are detunable and syncable.
Although there are stereo plugs, they both had the same mono output.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Also, like the Liberation, it had a simple polyphonic section much like a simple organ.
As with many analog synthesizers, the MG-1’s resale price is slowly rising as alternatives and working instruments become less common, and buyers and sellers congregate online. Against these limitations, the Polyphony is total, meaning all 32 keys can sound all at once. Polyphonic Concerhmate The Polyphonic features of this synth are of particular interest as polyphony was rare in synthesizers of the time. The colour scheme is more appealing and vibrant and helps distinguish easily between mg1- again for an easier understanding by the general public not familiar with analog synthesizers.
The Polyphonic features of this synth are of particular interest as polyphony was rare in synthesizers of the time.
Moog Concertmate MG-1
When a key is released the concert,ate tone for that key stops immediately. Additionally there is a simple Ring-Mod effect called ‘Bell’. The colour scheme is more appealing and vibrant and helps distinguish easily between sections, again for an easier understanding by the general public not familiar with analog synthesizers.