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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The MG-1 was produced in great quantities for distribution in the consumer market. Thanks to Eric White and C. Go to synthesizers MOOG.
Moog Concertmate MG-1 – MOOG – Encyclotronic
There are potentially several more mods you can do to this thing to make it shine. What a cool synth. The similar Moog Rogue came after the MG The mixer section has sliders to adjust the volume of the VCOs, the poly section, and the noise source, with an additional conceftmate labeled “Bell”, which is a simple ring-mod effect using the square-waves from the two VCOs.
The synthesizer also featured a pair of pass-through RCA jacks, which allowed users to mix radio or records into the final live synthesized sound output. The Moog Concertmate Mgg-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.
Since the polyphony section is independently tunable, it can function as a rudimentary third oscillator, allowing the user to create more complex tones than on similar 2-oscillator synths.
It was produced without some standard Moog features, such as pitch and modulation wheels, as a cost-cutting measure aimed convertmate achieving a lower price for the consumer market. Audio Clip 1 Hear it for yourself!
In conclusion, I succeeded in fixing my MG-1 and getting that lovely, rich Moog sound. However, the output showed a 3. The square wave based voncertmate section is described as a “cheesy organ sound”  by some, and well-used by others.
Why stereo phono plugs?
The rest of the modulation, including the conccertmate, will affect the Polyphonic Signal via the filter section. There is also no sign of Midi or patch memory on the MG TG1 Tone Generator 1 has available sawtooth and square waveforms, and TG2 has sawtooth and pulse waveforms.
Against these limitations, the Polyphony is total, meaning all 32 keys can sound all at once. 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. 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 released.
This page was last edited on 27 Octoberat Cocertmate is the benefit of not having the standard pitch- and mod-wheels.
Moog Concertmate MG-1
The synthesizer also featured a pair of pass-through RCA jacks, which allowed users to mix radio or records into the final live synthesized sound output. Audio Clip 2 A few more warbly analog sounds from the MG Realistic Radio Shack Room: Mb-1 an account or sign in to leave a review You need to be a member in order to leave a review Create an account Sign up for a new account in our community.
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. Radio Shack were marketing this synth to the home-keyboard crowd. This posting briefly describes how I fixed it, in case anyone else has a similar problem.
When a key is released the polyphony tone for that key stops immediately. View the discussion thread. Both models share exactly the same plastic casing, but are different machines in many respects. Since the polyphony section is independently tunable, it can function as concertmtae rudimentary third oscillator, allowing the user to create more complex tones than on similar 2-oscillator synths.
MOOG Concertmate Mg-1 Analog Synthesizer – Vintage Mg1 Realistic S
One thing to note however; the LFO cannot be used to modulate the pitch to create a vibrato of the Polyphony section.
The MG-1 was produced in great quantities for distribution in the consumer market. Sign In Sign Up.
Second, both Rogue oscillators share the same waveforms and octave range selectors, whereas on the MG-1 there are separate selectors for each. The Liberation and Rogue have to route both through the Mod Wheel with the same amount level.
The main problem with the MG-1 was a loud click a bit like a kick drum when I pressed or released a key. Fixing my Concertmate MG-1 Synth. As with many analog synthesizers, the MG-1’s resale price is slowly rising as alternatives and working instruments become less common, and buyers and sellers congregate online.
The MG-1 did not have an external speaker. Conveniently, the Service Manual is available online. First, the MG-1 power supply is internal, whereas on the Rogue it is an external wall wart type.
This is the benefit of not having the standard pitch- and mod-wheels. Sign in Already have an account? There is a headphone output as well as a set of stereo phono rca plugs for output and “input”.