This year’s Bob Moog Foundation raffle has 3 classic Moog synthesizers up for grabs. It’s all in aid of the new Moogseum that’s being planned for downtown Asheville, NC. But we don’t care about that – tell us about the prizes!
Last year the raffle prize was a Memorymoog Plus coming in at around $10,000. This year it’s not quite so grand but this fully restored legendary synthesizer is still estimated to be worth $7500. A powerful polyphonic synthesizer it has 6 voices for each of the 3 oscillators. This one has been retrofitted with MIDI and a sequencer making it also a Memorymoog Plus. If you want to get a sense of what this marvellous machine is about then watch the video below as three Asheville musicians ooze all over it.
An obvious inspiration for the latest Moog, The Grandmother, the Moog Source is a fruity two oscillator synthesizer that took a stab at being futuristic. Those membrane buttons, data wheel and patch memory storage gave the Source a very different feel. But it still has that unmistakable analogue Moog monophonic sound. This is valued at $2400, produced in 1981 and will be yours if you own the second ticket drawn out of the hat.
Although the video above has the Source and Rogue standing next to the Memorymoog they are not featured – which is a shame. Maybe more videos will turn up.
And prize number 3 is the cool and compact Rogue two-oscillator monophonic synthesizer. It has legendary bass sounds, a simple front panel and no MIDI, arpeggiator or sequencer. The Rogue is something of an individual. Valued at $2000 and also produced in 1981.
In order to win one of these slices of history all you have to do is buy a ticket and get it drawn out of a hat before anyone else’s – easy! The raffle begins on August 27, 2018 at 12:01am EDT and ends on September 24, 2018 at 11:59pm EDT, or when all 5500 tickets sell out, whichever comes first. Tickets are $25 or 5 for $100. It is open internationally and they will also help out with shipping costs from the USA if the winner resides abroad.
I’d like to say this is a once in a lifetime opportunity but they do it every year 🙂