CONCERTMATE MG-1 PDF

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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AstromanDELFHigh LlamasElton John As far as we know, he never actually used the unit, but through some arcane contractual jg-1 was obligated to have his picture taken with it. Polyphonic Sound The Polyphonic features of this synth are of particular interest as polyphony was rare in synthesizers of the time.

Therefore, it is true that the Poly tones are not “faded out” by the Fall time release contour setting when a key is mb-1.

TG1 Tone Generator 1 has available sawtooth and square waveforms, and TG2 has sawtooth and pulse waveforms. The Moog Concertmate MG-1 is the most widely owned of all vintage Moog synths, probably because it was produced in large quantities for the Tandy Corporation, and also its relatively low price. I was afraid I’d somehow destroyed my rare CA chip, but fortunately discovered that if the switches are in intermediate positions, you don’t get any signal.

Fortunately, by some bizarre twist of fate, I happened to have one in my rather small box of parts. Register a new account. Very basic and easy to use, this is a nice cheap way to get your hands on Moog sounds! By using this site, you agree to my-1 Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

In this case, it is used as a voltage-controlled amplifier, allowing kg-1 contour signal to control the output. 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 upper board is the sound generation, filtering, and amplification, while the lower board has the power supply, keyboard, control, and polyphonic sound. Why stereo phono plugs? David Luce of Moog was involved with the creation.

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I hear sometimes people say it’s not really a Moog cause Who Played This Instrument?

Realistic Concertmate MG-1 | Vintage Synth Explorer

The picture below shows the two main circuit boards. The Realistic Concertmate MG-1 is an analog synthesizer manufactured by Moog Music in and sold by Radio Shack from to under their ” Realistic ” brand name. There is a headphone output as well as a set of stereo phono rca plugs for output and “input”.

The multiple notes of polyphony feed into the single filter, giving a paraphonic result. 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. Therefore it is true that the Poly tones are not “faded out” by the Fall time release contour setting when a key is released. I personally think it sounds pretty cool, but I’m not that familiar with mono-analog synths. Realistic Radio Shack Model: Moog synthesizers RadioShack Analog synthesizers Monophonic synthesizers.

Fixing my Concertmate MG-1 Synth

A simple ASR attack, sustain, release envelope called ‘Contour’ can be applied to both the amp and the filter. The Liberation and Rogue have to route both through the Mod Wheel concertmats the same amount level. The colour scheme is more appealing and vibrant and helps distinguish easily between sections, again for an easier understanding by the general public mmg-1 familiar with analog synthesizers. Both models share exactly the same plastic casing, but are different machines in many respects.

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I removed the circuit board, soldered in the new CA, got the switches centered just right so the circuit board could be replaced, and put it back together.

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It is a common misconception that the Poly tones are not affected by the Contour settings. Second, both Rogue oscillators share the same waveforms and octave range selectors, whereas on the MG-1 there are separate selectors for each. Audio Clip 2 A few more warbly analog sounds from the MG Both models share exactly the same plastic casing, but are different machines in many respects.

Who played this instrument? The synthesizer also featured mg-11 pair of pass-through RCA jacks, which allowed users to mix radio or records into the final live synthesized sound output. Sign up for a new account in our community.

Although a picture of Elton John holding the MG-1 on his arm appears alongside the description of this synthesizer in Radio Shack’s and catalogs, he has never actually used it in any of his recordings or performances. It is a common misconception that the Poly tones are not affected by the Contour settings. The input plugs are simply routed to the output plugs, and not to the synthesizer.

Although there are stereo plugs, they both had the same mono output. The rest of the modulation, including the sample-and-hold, will kg-1 the Polyphonic Signal via the filter section.

MOOG Concertmate Mg-1 Analog Synthesizer – Vintage Mg1 Realistic S

Radio Shack were marketing this synth to the home-keyboard crowd. The rest of the modulation, including the sample-and-hold, will affect the Polyphonic Signal via the filter section.

Unfortunately the pitch of TG2 cannot be controlled by the envelope generator called “Contour”. Sounds of the MG I studied it and the schematic, and my first guess was that there was a DC offset going into the CA amplifier, resulting in concerrtmate amplified DC signal in the output.

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