Moog Mannequin 10
Moog reinsures the large-format Mannequin 10 modular mannequin. It is a trustworthy recreation of the unique 1971 modular synthesizer in a single Tolex-coated physique. Wow!
Let’s simply neglect about it for a second or two…after which let’s watch a pleasant promotional video.
Dr. Bob Moog created the Mannequin 10 in 1971. It’s a totally analog instrument, hand soldered, consisting of 11 discrete analog modules. That is easier than the later mannequin 15; The Mannequin 10 focuses on cleanliness, pace and affordability. Simply stunning.
However wait, did not Moog do that already in 2019? Sure, Moog did take a look at the restricted version water; Nonetheless, for 2022 it has been adjusted and smoothed out a bit. Moog has additionally dedicated to creating it extra accessible. Enhancements embrace an up to date PSU that works exterior the US (!) and a redesigned again panel to assist with all of that. Calibration and tuning are a lot harder, however radiation has been sorted out. So, only a few tweaks then.
Mannequin 10 consists of 11 modules. It is a 901 VCO, two 901B oscillators and a 901A oscillator driver. You’ve gotten a 902 VCA, a 903A random sign generator and two 911 envelope turbines. For filtering we have now a 904A voltage managed low move filter and a 907 mounted filter financial institution. Rounding it out is a CP11 console panel.
Moog builds each system to order. Modules are created in the identical manner as they had been 50 years in the past, by manually stuffing and soldering elements onto printed circuit boards utilizing conventional connection strategies. Engineers hand-finish every module with an aluminum entrance panel and hand-wire them right into a personalized chassis, able to ship. Many palms are concerned within the creation of the Mannequin 10.
In some press pictures, the Mannequin 10 is paired with a cupboard that homes a few serial controllers and switches, which might be perfect for working with the Mannequin 10. I’ve no info on what precisely that shall be or availability. My guess is that if you’re out there for one thing like this, it’s best to converse on to your Moog rep and they’ll take care of you.
There’s additionally no point out of a worth in the meanwhile. In 2019 the value was £9,950, however since Moog has just lately raised the costs of different synths, I imagine we’ll break the £10,000 mark.
Mannequin 10 seems to be completely nearly as good as you think about. That is one other degree of modularity that’s tough to totally perceive by means of a Eurorack lens. Will probably be costly, but additionally incomparable with anything by way of solidity and inventive worth. I’m wondering if they’re going to ship me one to evaluation?
- Moog Mannequin 10: Moog
- Moog Mannequin 10 and accompanying cupboard: Moog