Why only go back to the 70's when the original Moog Modulars were actually created in the 60's. Here is
the Moog Modular System 1P that has a build date of August 11, 1969. Back then, man had just stepped on the Moon and returned
to earth, while Woodstock was only a couple of days away. A blast from the past!
For the BIT 4 sequences, I'll be playing a 1969 Moog Modular System 1P. The Moog simply has a very unique
tone, reminisent of many early electronic music albums from the 70's
The filters are one of the sound shaping devices that give the Moog Modular it's unique sound. To the top
left is the 907 fixed filter bank. And to the right the infamous 904A voltage controlled low pass filter.
The Moog 901 voltage controlled oscillators are yet another piece of the Moog Modular sound. The far left
is the 901A oscillator driver that controlls the next two 901B oscillator modules. Next to the right is a 903 white noise
generator. The module on the far right is the large 901 oscillator and has both a 901A and 901B behind the wide panel.
For the analog sequencer I'll be using a Synthesizers Dot Com Q-960 and Q-962 combination. An exact replica
of the Moog 960. This type sequencer allows one to add,skip different stages and rows to make changing patterns live via rotary
switches and the red momentary buttons. This module is the heart beat of the Berlin School sound.
To the bottom left is the two 902 voltag controlles amplifiers, and to the right two 911 envelope generators.
Along with the CP-3 mixers are the final pieces of the Moog Modular sound.
So, what does it sound like?
A small MP3 below
Moog Modular System 1P sequence with Synclavier lead sample MP3