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Prodigy, Analog Synth from Moog Music.


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Moog Music Prodigy tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:Moog Music
  • Model:Prodigy
  • Category:Analog Synths
  • Added in our database on: 04/08/2004

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Moog Music Prodigy user reviews

AlanForPresident07/18/2012

AlanForPresident's review"Moog"

Moog Music Prodigy
The Moog Music Prodigy is one of the more lower end versions from Moog, and it has spread widely because of how good it sounds and its very affordable and compact enough to move around with you if you need to. I use this as just a sound module and can get some really cool stuff whe messing with some of the options that I comes with. You will have to use this as a sound module like I do, there are no on board sequencers so you wont be able to make any type of patterns. So the only uses would be for a sound module or for live performance or just messing around. This came out in 1979 and people are still purchasing it today, that says a lot about Moog, and how they continue to stay relevant and dominate. There is nothing like a Moog and this is just the entry level one but still has a great sound and you will love it.


UTILIZATION

Very easy to use, with no extra knobs and no sequencing everything is just about the sound which is just how I like it. Makes it a lot easier not having to worry about the other stuff like arpeggiators or modulation. This is a very easy to use device that is 32 to keys and will give you no problems using.


SOUNDS

The sounds are great, not the best moog sounding board bu what do you expect for the price. You will still get a Moog.


OVERALL OPINION

Simple looking machine with a big sound, it’s a great way to start to understand analog sounds and vintage machines. This could be great for your if you are looking for your firt vintage piece of gear, its small enough to learn on so you can grow to some of the more complex vintage analog synths.
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moosers03/19/2009

moosers's review

Moog Music Prodigy
The Moog Music Prodigy is a vintage analog synth that has about 25 keys and covers around two and a half octaves. It also has pitch and modulation wheels as well as a 1/4 inch connection to send this to an amp. It also has a 1/4 inch outputs for sustain as well as for a number of different things. You can get a ton of different synth sounds from this, including all of the classic sounds you think of when you think of Moog. The Moog Music Prodigy is a monophonic synth.

UTILIZATION

The configuration of the Moog Music Prodigy is pretty straightforward in terms of the set up of synthesizers like this, but if you are not familiar with the settings and parameters that is has, it will take a bit of getting used to. However, if you play around with this for a little while you should be able to get a good understanding of what this does. Its capabilites are far and wide and you can get a wide array of different synth and noise sounds. I don't have a manual for this, as it is an old synth, but I never needed one. This being said, if this is your first synth, it is definitely a good idea to have a manual around if you can get one.

SOUNDS

The sounds on the Moog Music Prodigy contains a huge array of different synth sounds, ranging from traditional lead and bass Moog sounds to everything in between. The Prodigy is a powerful synth with a ton of parameters that makes it a truly versatile synth. The feel of the keys makes it easy to play, and the pitch and modulation wheels allow for further control of your timbre. I have used this in a number of different musical genres, but mostly for pop and rock. The Prodigy is suitable for any type of music that you would like to use it with.

OVERALL OPINION

I've been using the Moog Music Prodigy for about five years and it is one of my favorite synths in the Moog Music line of synths for a number of reasons. It is easy to follow and capable of getting almost an endless amount of sounds. It is a step above the Moog Rouge, but isn't as versatile as the Voyager. This makes it a good option for those looking for a real vintage analog synth from Moog, but don't want to spend thousands of (US) dollars. I'm a huge advocate of all Moog synths, and the Prodigy is one of their classics.
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revega06/27/2008

revega's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Moog Music Prodigy
As for the technical aspects I think all t say is the Moog beginning 80's.

USE

For the simplistic side, yes it is in, there's no clearer. A key / knob function, basic what. Obviously no possibility edition but it keeps your rglages the lights, so no need to start all over relighting. Otherwise it .... and everything. In short this is the most easy to access this super synth.

SONORITS

.... The sounds are quite low and very expressive characteristics leads its manufacturer.
I got it for 1 year so I had time to go around and it must be said the Prodigy is somewhat surpassed. Some will tell you that it is the master of the bass but forget to tell you that over 28 years have couls since his first placing on the market. Me, I like to believe I am sr it had its place but today it is not possible to see all the hay that is done on this machine.
Ok, ok it's Moog, a very pleasant look, a keyboard very honest and good resistance to years. The bass is deep enough and it is easy to play and move osc or filters at the same time, so 100% super easy and intuitive to play obviously.
Its architecture and the components considerably limit and it is impossible to create original sounds (nothing to do with the Mini or Voyager). In fact, the Prodigy is the largest of the pre Phaty with a little more potato (lightweight) but less than possibilities.
Probably great and revolutionary on the day of its release (1979) but a little fashion victim today at least not at the price or is proposplus 700 !! ??) that approximates the scam.

NOTICE GLOBAL

Use for 1 year and I did not gard it did not convince me of a lack of diversity. Certainly there are the low Depeche Mode Speak and Spell period and many bands Techno / cover but is it good enough? Purchased 500 I sold the same price a friend who was inflated with 2 Foogers, just to give it a little more flexibility. But if we want to use it via Midi is with Kenton and +200. In the end the Prodigy all equipped and 'expand back trs / too expensive for what it is.
Finally I would say that Prodigy is visually beautiful beast, quite poor in possibilities and become in a few months overpriced.
A test based on their tastes and do not buy more than 500/600.
A word ...
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revega10/20/2011

revega's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Moog Music Prodigy
Signed Moog synth basic, portable, lightweight and specializes in the bass.
Simplistic architecture, everything is at hand and very educational.
It is a single course and only controllable via CV / Gate.
However the keyboard is very 'cheap' just a notch above a Prophet One is to say.

UTILIZATION

Level use is fine, everything is in front of you so a = 1 function knob.
At this level we can say that the prodigy as many mono analog that time (early 80's) is very simple.

SOUNDS

So on this point as to say right now is frankly the basic Moog. We can say that the sound is to go and found the low 80's full of electro pop group but after this finding is bored. But we must remain clear on its primary function (bass) and the time when it was built. Surely a revolution at its output (a Moog keyboard light and portable!) But now a bit overwhelmed as to what is in this range and above the price offered in opportunity does not mean anything.
It has nothing to do with Prophet One example (its competitor at the time) which, in contrast, appears quite exciting in its exploration.

OVERALL OPINION

It is a synhé I like but I hate the gain made because there are marked above Moog. When I see price € 900, I think that potential buyers must have a clear idea of ​​what to expect with the Prodigy. For my part I had bought € 500 and sold the same price to a friend who was inflated with 2 moog fooger for not going in circles. Well in the end it makes a nice addition for a synth of this type.
And in all honesty a Moog Little Phatty will do the same (with less potato) with + opportunities, extension, and updated connectors midi / usb.
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