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Polymoog Synthesizer

Moog Polymoog Synthesizer

Polymoog Synthesizer
(copyright 2012)

Released: 1975

MSRP: $5295US


A fully polyphonic synth (model 203A), with a dedicated brightness VCF and VCA for each key (i.e. 71 total), but two divided VCOs, a shared programmable VCF, and a bad reputation for being unreliable (and expensive to fix). Lower (two octaves) and Upper (4 octaves) have dedicated waveforms, saw volume, pulse width, and filter (on/off) settings. Architecture Class: Conventional (subtractive).

Ebay Description:

The Moog Polymoog Synthesizer is a 71 key fully polyphonic synthesizer, featuring saw and pulse oscillators, a resonant low pass analog filter, dedicated filter (ADS) and amplifier (ADSR, with shared D/R) envelopes, dedicated oscillator, PWM, and filter LFOs, glide, multiple input and outputs, ribbon controller, 3 low/band/high pass resonators, 8 presets, and CV/gate IO.


Form Factor Dimensions Weight Audio Input Audio Output Communication Port Control Input Control Output Switch Input Power
71 keys L:45.5 (116cm) W:22.25in (54cm) H:6in (16cm) 71lbs auxiliary filter resonator MIX:balanced/unbalanced PRE-MODE(fixed filter) VCF DIRECT RES(EQ) no CV(TRS) Filter:cut-off Mod-depth:pitch/PWM S-trigger pitch volume CV S-trigger glide sustain trigger-mode trigger-enable AC (0.5A)


Compatibility Multitimbral Memory Program Memory External Storage External Programming UI Input UI Output
- N/A preset:8 no no dedicated sliders/switches LED


Multitimbral Polyphony Unison Architecture
split 1 no Saw+Pulse->VCF->VCA


Effects Pan Modulator Volume Modulator Headphone
no no pedal VCA-EG no


Arpeggiator Arpeggiator External Sequencer Sequencer Memory Sequencer External Continuous Program Change
no N/A no N/A N/A ribbon no


Key Pressure Chord Memory External Control External Sustain Key Scaling Velocity Curves
no no S-trigger no no no


Name Signal Class Waveform Octave Range Amplitude Modulator Harmonics Modulator Pitch Modulator Wave Assign Modulator
Saw analog saw 4' 8' no no glide pedal ribbon Saw-LFO no
Pulse analog pulse 8'|16' no PWM:pedal/PWM-LFO glide pedal ribbon Square-LFO no


Name Signal Class IC Resonant Shape Frequency Modulator Resonance Modulator Shape Modulator
Brightness analog discrete no low pass no no no
VCF analog discrete yes low pass key glide VCF-LFO FilterContour pedal S/H no no
Resonator1 analog discrete yes low|band|high pass no no no
Resonator2 analog discrete yes low|band|high pass no no no
Resonator3 analog discrete yes low|band|high pass no no no


Name Level Rate Loop Polarity Trigger Level Modulator Rate Modulator
FilterContour sustain attack decay no no key no no
VCA-EG sustain attack decay/release no no key no no


Name Waveform Delay Polarity Sync Delay Modulator Level Modulator Rate Modulator
Saw-LFO ? no no no no pedal no
Square-LFO ? no no no no pedal no
PWM-LFO ? no no no no pedal no
VCF-LFO ? no no no no no no
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