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  • stephanel73stephanel73

    effect experiment

    Moog Music MF-107 FreqBoxPublished on 02/19/12 at 01:01
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Moog analog effects pedal, with the quality associated with the mark. A oscilatteur that interacts with an incoming audio signal. Possibility to control the various parameters via CV in. Ability to recover the direct signal from the oscillator.

    UTILIZATION

    ; Very easy to use. Connect, turn the knobs; Please do not send audio in CV

    SOUND QUALITY

    The sound quality is great. I have not found useful on my guitar. In contrast with another analog synth as LP2 (with MOD CV out in my case) or a Doepfer Dark energy, it becomes pretty darn good as it can if it is associated, for example a volume pedal to operate as an additional adjustable tilt at his behavior through the CV in.…
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    Moog analog effects pedal, with the quality associated with the mark. A oscilatteur that interacts with an incoming audio signal. Possibility to control the various parameters via CV in. Ability to recover the direct signal from the oscillator.

    UTILIZATION

    ; Very easy to use. Connect, turn the knobs; Please do not send audio in CV

    SOUND QUALITY

    The sound quality is great. I have not found useful on my guitar. In contrast with another analog synth as LP2 (with MOD CV out in my case) or a Doepfer Dark energy, it becomes pretty darn good as it can if it is associated, for example a volume pedal to operate as an additional adjustable tilt at his behavior through the CV in.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for a year. Essentiellemnt since I replaced the LP2 by the Dark Energy. Very good quality (Moog). If I abandon analog synth (for lack of time) I would separate because I have no other useful stuff with my guitar.
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  • HarkBonesHarkBones

    Moog Music MF-107 FreqBoxPublished on 04/08/08 at 08:29
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    See SPECIFICATIONS device.

    UTILIZATION

    Like everything moog, the important thing is to want to fiddle with his machine. As always, a musical standpoint, is it really knows prcisment what you want is to say in this case if a particular TRS's, which strikes the ear and a little PForm the incoming sound into a sound more rough and hard, or we express love. So the edition of the sounds is both easy and difficult, it was a direct feedback, but it is by learning the many functions that servire achieved something really special and own self; is no longer a crative pedals that requires involvement from the user.

    SOUND QUALITY

    Obviously the quality is good trs, trs the pedals s…
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    See SPECIFICATIONS device.

    UTILIZATION

    Like everything moog, the important thing is to want to fiddle with his machine. As always, a musical standpoint, is it really knows prcisment what you want is to say in this case if a particular TRS's, which strikes the ear and a little PForm the incoming sound into a sound more rough and hard, or we express love. So the edition of the sounds is both easy and difficult, it was a direct feedback, but it is by learning the many functions that servire achieved something really special and own self; is no longer a crative pedals that requires involvement from the user.

    SOUND QUALITY

    Obviously the quality is good trs, trs the pedals sounds pro. But beware, the effect is not "beautiful" in a classical sense. With a guitar or even another device is plutt an effect that makes the sound to the white noise with the possibility of modulated noise. This is not a warm and enjoyable, it's a plutt torture and noisy. There are two possible use: gnrer a kind of distortion that would give the impression that your guitar produces the sound of old transistor radio, or produce a sound and grind buttons during his mission to make the pedals from an instrument Entire. In this case it was about the results impressive, again not trs plutt music and "noise" but can really be intresssant. I feel certain group "noise-rock" dj uses this quite original and a little Drout.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Not Rated give this machine, it is unfortunately try what I did. J'hsite personally buy it, first because of its price, and then secondly because I do not know how its use could m'tre home studio REALLY useful. Too bad, I would really like to have because it is one of the most unexpected effects and original I've heard.
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  • ReTSeJReTSeJ

    The Minimoog D is back ...

    Moog Music MF-107 FreqBoxPublished on 07/01/11 at 14:35
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    For specifications, simply go to the website of Moog Music.
    It is presented as a stombox VCO features a Moog and it is equipped with a stombox Moog VCO ... and the connectivity of PLETOR common to all MoggerFooggers.
    But this is not it ...

    UTILIZATION

    Personally I am not a guitarist. I'm more oriented keyboards. So the connections so Moog does not bother me.
    For a guitarist that is not complicated by the fact that everything is written on it.
    The English manual is understandable and relatively well done.

    As for the editing of this effect is not very complicated either, turn the knobs to get the desired effect.
    And as always in Moogerfoogers, each knob / button is ass…
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    For specifications, simply go to the website of Moog Music.
    It is presented as a stombox VCO features a Moog and it is equipped with a stombox Moog VCO ... and the connectivity of PLETOR common to all MoggerFooggers.
    But this is not it ...

    UTILIZATION

    Personally I am not a guitarist. I'm more oriented keyboards. So the connections so Moog does not bother me.
    For a guitarist that is not complicated by the fact that everything is written on it.
    The English manual is understandable and relatively well done.

    As for the editing of this effect is not very complicated either, turn the knobs to get the desired effect.
    And as always in Moogerfoogers, each knob / button is assigned a single function.

    It's analog, so no hidden menu, but in no backup preset.

    The apparent simplicity can, against confusing one who is not accustomed to the equipment Moog. Take the time to look to find ...

    SOUND QUALITY

    I did not take the MF-107 into an effects pedal, but to add a fourth VCO to my Voyager XL.
    I do not judge its effectiveness as an effects pedal.

    Some will tell me that three VCOs is good enough .. yes but why deprive yourself of good put more when you can. After all, it is marked in textbooks Moog: "Do not hesitate to experiment."

    In this case the experience is more than conclusive. When I took the Minimax (software and hardware emulation of the Minimoog D) I was surprised by the resemblance. But without finding the grain of MiniMoog D.
    When I had the Minimoog Voyager XL, I was more than happy ... but I still lacked a little something or other. The Voyager sounds good, but it seems too controlled.

    Here, we plug the 4th VCO (page 23 of the manual, the keyboard pitch on frequency of mf-107, and osc out of mf-107 in ext audio in the Voyager) is the rule and we detune ... And D MiniMoog wakes ...

    Moog warns in its manual for the MF-107, the VCO of FreqBox is not quite the same as the Voyagers, it is less precise, less controlled.

    And precisely this is what makes this pedal a "must-have" for owners of Voyager. By adjusting the frequency and gently envelope Amount of MF-107 is awakened the monster.

    Certainly in the acute tilt wins sometimes. On FX, percussion and others it has little interest (at least in the current state of my tests), but the Lead or Bass is a treat.

    The MF-107 is not limited to this. Using all the possibilities offered by its connections can be drawn much more likely. But just for this revival of the spirit Moog it's worth it.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I did that this morning, but I already know that if I were to keep only one pedal that would be it.

    Its price may be a bit high in absolute terms, but hey Moog nothing is really cheap. And personally I do not regret having purchased.

    I do not know if in other uses such enthusiasm it deserves. But hey, while we celebrate the 40th anniversary of D Minimoog, the MF-107 will reconcile the Fans of "Moog's original" with the Voyager.
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  • songboysongboy

    A truly original effect pedal

    Moog Music MF-107 FreqBoxPublished on 09/02/11 at 10:03
    This pedal is hard to characterize in terms of specific effects. According to Moog, it essentially takes your audio input and using that to control on internal oscillator. What you end up getting is some, in my opinion, completely unique distortion style effects. At least that's the best I can describe it. Like most MoogerFoogers you only have Audio and control voltage input/outputs. No you cannot edit this with a computer, just the knobs and buttons on the front (and of course the control voltages). This is purely a Analog monster. You can actually rack it with Moogs Rackmount kit designed to hold up to three moogers

    UTILIZATION

    There are 7 knobs and 1 button located on t…
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    This pedal is hard to characterize in terms of specific effects. According to Moog, it essentially takes your audio input and using that to control on internal oscillator. What you end up getting is some, in my opinion, completely unique distortion style effects. At least that's the best I can describe it. Like most MoogerFoogers you only have Audio and control voltage input/outputs. No you cannot edit this with a computer, just the knobs and buttons on the front (and of course the control voltages). This is purely a Analog monster. You can actually rack it with Moogs Rackmount kit designed to hold up to three moogers

    UTILIZATION

    There are 7 knobs and 1 button located on the face of the pedal that are very easily accessed and manipulated. I definitely recommend reading the manual as it is very informative and will give you a pretty good idea of what this baby is capable. However, I feel I had a better understanding of the device after spending an hour with it. The configuration is as simple as plugging in audio/control voltage cables and playing. Of course if you want to use CV then you need something to actually generate the control message such as Moogs CP-251.


    SOUND QUALITY

    I use this effect mainly with synths and guitar and occasionally my vocals. It is really a gritty intense effect that can be a little to much for a traditional keyboard. A friend of mine actually uses it for his Trumpet, and that is probably my favorite use of it so far. Due to its high quality components and true analog signal path, all the audio sent in retains all of its warmth and character. The effect itself however drastically changes that signal, which of course is it's intent.

    OVERALL OPINION

    What I like most about this unit is kind of hard to explain, only because it might not sound like a tone you would want, but trust me, you do. Basically, I find that this plugin reminds me of "Digital Clipping." Usually that is a tone avoided at all costs but imagine you get the grit and character of Digital clipping with the warmth and smooth control you expect with moog. For me, its AMAZING for any sort of music you want to sound "Dirty" which I happen to really want. The only complaint I have about all of the Mooger Foogers is they are all Mono. If they made stereo versions, I would own all of them in a heart beat. I actually don't own this one but spent a lot of time testing it at the Moog warehouse. It is one I will own soon but I spent enough money there this last quarter and have to exercise some restraint :) If you want some crazy, original style Hard Syncing distortion, then it is worth every penny. This is honestly a unique effect so I have not seen nor heard other similar effect units.
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  • wwhhhaattwwhhhaatt

    Classic synth sweeps for guitar players

    Moog Music MF-107 FreqBoxPublished on 04/15/11 at 07:05
    This box is a noise maker's analog dream. It is a Voltage controlled oscillator that can latch onto your guitars frequency (note) and add a layer of synthy goodness. Think of the synth sweeps in classic songs like Rush's Tom Sawyer ( the "bwaaaahh" sound during the verses) or any Pink Floyd song and imagine being able to cop that sound with your guitar.

    Controls:
    Freq.- controls the frequency of the oscillator
    waveform- allows you to use sawtooth,square,tiangle, skinny pulse waves and inbetween sounds
    envelope amount- changes how much the freq. is raised when the pedal gets a signal.
    fm amount- sets the frequency modulation dependent on the audio signal
    mix- blends your dry soun…
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    This box is a noise maker's analog dream. It is a Voltage controlled oscillator that can latch onto your guitars frequency (note) and add a layer of synthy goodness. Think of the synth sweeps in classic songs like Rush's Tom Sawyer ( the "bwaaaahh" sound during the verses) or any Pink Floyd song and imagine being able to cop that sound with your guitar.

    Controls:
    Freq.- controls the frequency of the oscillator
    waveform- allows you to use sawtooth,square,tiangle, skinny pulse waves and inbetween sounds
    envelope amount- changes how much the freq. is raised when the pedal gets a signal.
    fm amount- sets the frequency modulation dependent on the audio signal
    mix- blends your dry sound and the sound of the oscillator
    sync- on allows the oscillator to track to your note and off mixes in whatever freq. you choose on the freq. knob
    Input- adjusts the gain at input allowing you to achieve distortion before the vco. very useful
    output- adjusts the gain after the VCO and mix knob



    In typical MOOG fashion it has more inputs and outputs than most people will even understand how to utilize until they dive into the manual. You get a jack for each knob, except input and output, that allows you to plug in an expression pedal or voltage control device such as the MOOG cp-251. This gives you real-time hands free operation of every parameter on the pedal. In addition you get your standard 1/4" inputs and outputs plus an output to hook the envelope into other devices that support control voltages.
    Previous MOOG pedals had an always active preamp that many guitar players complained about. MOOG wised up on this model and gave the unit a clearer bypass that does not overly color your signal. I say overly because there is a slight change but nothing that a quick amp EQ adjustment won't fix. There is also a rack kit (sold separately) that allows you to rack three separate Moogerfoogers together.

    UTILIZATION

    Getting a classic synth sweep is very easy to accomplish. Right out of the box you can start making some serious noise and once you tire from that you can get into the manual and start exploring the even wilder sounds. The manual gives you a quick and painless explanation of VCOs (voltage controller oscillators) and how to utilize the controls and rear jacks. This is not the type of manual that you want to throw away. Being analog there are no hidden features so everything is right in front of you for quick changes.

    SOUND QUALITY

    I mainly use this with my guitar. I have dabbled with synths but really I just end up zoning out and making sounds that will cause most animals to scream and cry. My rat terrier in particular. I always loved the sound of synths and tried for years to emulate that sound using many different distortion pedals, wahs, ring mods, etc... I was lucky enough to be in Asheville ,NC and took a tour of the MOOG factory just before this pedal was announced. I got a rather lengthy demo there and put in a pre-order as soon as I got home.

    One thing I will say is that you honestly cannot get too much use out of this pedal without having some control devices to go along with it. At least an expression pedal will get you many more sounds and make the pedal much easier to work into something musical. I personally own almost all of the MoogerFooger line along with 3 exp. pedals and the CP-251. Some people would probably find this to be a specialty effect that can only be used once in a set. Using the mix knob makes it so you can add subtle textures that can liven up many sounds without being overpowered. It can also be used as a wild wah sound by plugging an EXP. pedal in to the frequency jack and manually sweeping through it. I would say that is probably the sound I use the most with it.

    OVERALL OPINION

    This pedal is surely not for everyone but for me it's perfect. The price may seem steep but after touring the factory and seeing how the workers are treated I would say the price is perfect. This is not built in a massive plant like other manufacturers. All of the people I met at MOOG were musicians and seemed to really care about what they were doing. Open up the lil guy and it looks like a tiny city inside.

    There aren't many devices like it out there and the closest I've had was the electro harmonix micro synth. I can't really say which is better but I will say I still own both.
    The MOOG line is a slippery slope though and could put a dent in your wallet. I started with the phaser in 06' then went on to buy the delay, murf, freq., and the cp251. If I had to I would do it all again in a heartbeat. Even without making any conventional music you can get hours of entertaining noise out of these boxes and it increases exponentially with each Moogerfooger added to the chain.
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  • moosersmoosers

    Moog Music MF-107 FreqBoxPublished on 10/18/09 at 18:18
    The Moog Music MF-107 Freqbox is a unique effects pedal that is compatible with any electronic instrument.  It has 1/4 inch connections and has the same look and shape as all of the Moogerfooger pedals.  It is an analog pedal and isn't rack mountable.

    UTILIZATION

    Using the Moog Music MF-107 Freqbox is fairly easy as there isn't anything too mind blowing going on in terms of parameters.  The pedal has a main section for a VCO that has parameters for frequency and waveform and a switch for synching and then has parameters outside of the VCO for envelope amount, FM amount, mix, drive, and output level.  You basically have a little synth right in a single pedal that will manipulate the…
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    The Moog Music MF-107 Freqbox is a unique effects pedal that is compatible with any electronic instrument.  It has 1/4 inch connections and has the same look and shape as all of the Moogerfooger pedals.  It is an analog pedal and isn't rack mountable.

    UTILIZATION

    Using the Moog Music MF-107 Freqbox is fairly easy as there isn't anything too mind blowing going on in terms of parameters.  The pedal has a main section for a VCO that has parameters for frequency and waveform and a switch for synching and then has parameters outside of the VCO for envelope amount, FM amount, mix, drive, and output level.  You basically have a little synth right in a single pedal that will manipulate the signal that you put into it, resulting in some pretty incredible sounds!  I haven't seen the manual so I don't know if it would be helpful or not.


    SOUND QUALITY

    The sounds that are possible with the Moog Music MF-107 Freqbox are outstanding, varied, and extremely unique for an effects pedal.  Since it uses a VCO it makes it possible to get some real synth sounds even while using a guitar, which is a feature that I haven't seen in any other pedals out there, making this extremely powerful.  It has a warm analog tone to go along with this versatility and is made with the best parts as is the case with all of Moog's products.  I've only used this pedal a single time and when I did I believe I used a Fender Strat with a '65 Fender Deluxe Reverb amp.


    OVERALL OPINION

    While I've only used the Moog Music MF-107 Freqbox a single time, I got a good feel for it and only has made me want to come back for more.  I played around with it for a bit prior to the recording session and was really impressed with the sound quality and versatility of tones that I could get.  Its really awesome to be able to get such crazy sounds with a guitar and this is the only pedal that I have ever used that is like this.  The price isn't cheap but definitely is reasonable considering the great pedal that you are getting.  If you love synth sounds but are a guitar player, the Moog Music MF-107 Freqbox is a must have.
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