WeLcOmE tO LeGoWeLT.OrG ---> Thanks to all the freaks for the supercool party in London it was awesome! I will be back in London 2 march in Fabric with Peggy Gou and more ********* Issue 7 of the Shadow Wolf ASCII Cyberzine is out, check it out below. I got a Yamaha PSS480 during the holidays check out the little blurp, hot pix and sounds below! ******* Also if you didnt check it out yet there is a new SAMPLE PACK, this time with 385 16 bit WAV samples from the Kawai K4 free for you to use in your productions or whatever ******* This week I will travel to the SMEM Swiss synthesizer museum in Fribourg to make their kickstarter reward LP using a selection of their instrument collection and on Friday I will play a live gig at at the MoutinNoir ******** Due to popular demand I will do another performance of my live soundtrack for Werner Herzog's 1979 NOSFERATU this time at the EYE film museum in Amsterdam Friday 15th of February info how to get tickets etc. will be here on monday!!!!!!!! ******* Ok thats it for today laterzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz *********

Synthstuff Moog Realistic Concertmate MG-1

Enter the Realistic Concertmate MG1, build by Moog for Radioshack in 1981.
Designed as a cheap consumer synth (a “volkssynth” so to speak) to be sold at the Radioshack chain this is actually a pretty nice advanced little beast, surpassing a few of moogs own more ‘professional’ offerings at that time. This is like a supercharged Moog Rogue and Liberation with a very ‘cardboard’ feel – but adding a lot more features like a ringmodulator and a divide down polyphonic organ-esque synth section.

Whats under the hood:
A monophonic analog synth with 2 detunable oscillators with sawtooth and rectangle waveforms, osc sync,  a noise generator, ring modulation, a juicy moog filter with resonance, glide,  an LFO with sine, square and random waves assignable to pitch and filter!

The polyphonic section is extremely simple, just one square wave which sounds kind off harsh, blocky and cheap. Cool thing is that you can filter this polyphonic section and use the LFO filter modulation on it, only the filter – no frequency modulation in this part. Another cool thing is that you can mix the monosynth with the poly synth part at the same time…you can also control the monosynth externally with cv/gate and play the polyphonic part with your hands over it.

There are no release envelopes for the poly section making it a quite stumpy affair to play…but a little delay or echo  does wonders for that most of the time. A chunky gritty synth with a lot of raw energy…like if the Forbidden Forest videogame was a synthesizer this would be it!

Sweet moog space

Squeezing Moog Fruit Juice

Melancholy and Simplicity

Arabian Nights

Random Bleeps

Majestic sparkles

Cosmi style Forbidden Forest vibe

 

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