In the latest Bob Moog Foundation raffle, you could win a lovely Memorymoog Plus for your donation signed by its previous owner, Dominic Milano.
Win a Memorymoog Plus
If you fancy owning a beautiful vintage Memorymoog Plus, here’s your chance! Valued at a cool $15,000, this unit was owned and played by Dominic Milano. That name might not be well known, but Dominic is a hugely respected member of the community with deep links to Moog. Dominic wrote the manual for the original Memorymoog. He was also a very good friend of Bob Moog himself. Furthermore, Dominic was the editorial director of Keyboard magazine.
This particular Memorymoog Plus was received by Dominic as part payment for writing the manual in the mid-1980s. It has been restored by renowned synth tech Wes Taggert. Wes has serviced and restored a number of previous BMF raffle prizes.
“After hearing Wes gush about what a great synth it was … I figured it would be perfect for the [Bob Moog] Foundation,” said Milano.
This raffle follows their last fund raising effort that saw them offer a 1974 Minimoog signed by Geddy Lee.
The Memorymoog was the first instrument to feature programmable patches saved to memory, hence the name! 100 patches can be stored and instantly recalled by the user. With three VCOs and six voices of polyphony, the Memorymoog has a legion of fans and is still revered to this day. The Plus version added MIDI along with a monophonic and polyphonic sequencer. Players could advance through patches by means of a foot pedal which was a big bonus at the time, especially for live players.
As mentioned, this Memorymoog Plus was owned by Dominic. He wrote the manual for the original. In 1975, he helped launch Keyboard magazine as assistant editor, eventually becoming its editor-in-chief. Dominic, and found editor Tom Darter, interviewed Bob Moog for their very first issue! Bob would go on to contribute a regular column for the magazine. Dominic has signed the rear of the synth.
To be in with a chance of winning this beautiful and powerful synth, just head on over to the BMF website and buy your tickets. Individual tickets are $25 each. However, if you purchase multiple tickets, you will not only increase your chances of winning, but save yourself a few quid too!
- 1 Ticket – $25
- 5 Tickets – $100
- 12 Tickets – $200
- 35 Tickets – $500
All proceeds from the raffle of the instrument, valued at $15,000, will benefit the Bob Moog Foundation, an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organisation that seeks to inspire creative thinking at the intersection of science, music, history and innovation through its three hallmark projects: Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool, the Bob Moog Foundation Archives, and the Moogseum.
Support a great cause and stand a chance of winning a true synth classic.
- Buy your tickets here
- More from the Bob Moog Foundation
- BMF Memorymoog Plus: Bob Moog Foundation
- Dominic Milano Signs The Memorymoog Plus: Bob Moog Foundation