Moog Synthesizer IIIc Legacy Modular Analog Synth

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*20 of these incredible modular synths will be made for the US, only 25 for the world. We are honored to be able to offer you one of the most influential synths in the last 50 years!* 
SPECIAL NOTE - We have a matching Moog 953 Duophonic 61 Note Keyboard in Walnut available to pair with the IIIc for $1099. Please let us know if you are interested!


*Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center will receive one (1) Moog IIIc Synth*

**Exact ship date is TBD -- We will update the listing as soon as we have a firm ship date**

CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ORIGINAL SYNTHESIZER WITH THE MOOG SYNTHESIZER IIIC LEGACY MODULAR ANALOG SYNTH

The latest model in the Moog Legacy Modular series has just been announced. The original Synthesizer IIIc is coming back in extremely limited quantities.  25 units are being built for the world and of those, 20 are headed for the U.S.  We are honored to be receiving 1 of the most influential synthesizers of the last 50 years.  Make no mistake, this "reissue" is being built exactly like the originals. If you are a true analog synth lover you will appreciate the built-in tuning instability and interference susceptibility that separates true analog synth from its modern digital counterparts. The discrete 901 series oscillators are coveted for their organic sound and were not found on the previous Legacy Modular models (Model 15, System 35 or 55).


Other key features of the Synthesizer 3c that separate it from the previous Legacy Modular models include the 905 Spring Reverb module for piano-like trails on any sound, the 984 4-Channel Matrix Mixer for parallel processing with dedicated bass and treble controls and the 100% discrete design; there are no op-amps anywhere in the 3c

Anna Montoya, the Moog Production Engineer for the Synthesizer III, had this to say regarding the Legacy Modular Series: Through archival designs, so-called obsolete electronics, and outmoded production processes, we are rediscovering the magic of our past. It’s a privilege to build instruments in this way; it lets us reimagine what future tools can be. There is so much potential in this history.�

Every Synthesizer IIIc will be built using all-original documentation, art, and circuit board files. Each instrument features thirty-six hand-stuffed, hand-soldered modules, including ten 901-Series audio oscillators, the 984 Matrix Mixer, and the 905 Spring Reverb. All modules are securely mounted into two hand-finished, solid walnut console cabinets at the Moog Factory in Asheville, NC.


The Synthesizer Concept

Throughout the 1960s, Dr. Robert Moog collaborated with over 100 composers of electroacoustic music to create the synthesizer concept, born of thousands of design decisions and countless conversations. At the time, the available method of producing electronic music was the “classical studio,� a makeshift production environment cobbled together from individual electronic sound-generators such as surplus telecommunications devices, radio equipment, and early tape machines. Moog and the musicians he worked with streamlined this classical studio technique into a system of standardized sound modules.  

In 1965, Bob Moog began taking orders for individual modules and customized modular systems. By 1967, he and a team of ten skilled technicians were hand-building production models in an unassuming brick storefront in Trumansburg, NY.  The cutting-edge musical instruments that they called “synthesizers� signaled electronic music’s maturation from an awkward and shy intruder in the realm of music to a dynamic and significant medium of musical expression.

The first models were aptly named Synthesizer I, II, and III. With the introduction of the Moog Synthesizer IIIc -- the “c� referring to the walnut “console� cabinet -- musicians could purchase a complete instrument pre-configured for logical access to a range of facilities usually associated with the largest classical studios.

Each synthesizer took weeks of patient, steady crafting to complete, but the payoff would be rich -- a tool that would change the landscape of music.

The world got turned on to the idea of the synthesizer -- and electronic music -- through the visionary works of experimental musicians like Wendy Carlos and Isao Tomita. Sonic masterpieces like Switched On Bach and Snowflakes Are Dancing were made possible by the early modular Moog Synthesizers. These original modular systems designed by Bob Moog are inimitable in sonic character and remain highly coveted for their limitless reconfigurability and vibrantly organic musicality.




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Brand New (New)
Brand
Moog
Model
MOD-SYS-3C-01
Categories
Analog Synths, Modular Synths
Made In
United States

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Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center
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Wheaton, MD, United States

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