Bob Moog Foundation Is Raffling The Revolution's Vintage Memorymoog Plus

The Bob Moog Foundation announced today that it is raffling an original Moog Memorymoog Plus that belonged to Matt "Dr." Fink, who toured as part of Prince's band, The Revolution, from 1978 to 1990. The synth was part of the group's rig during the Purple Rain, Around the World in a Day, and Parade tours, and was modified with an output port that allowed Fink to use the Memorymoog to trigger a Linn drum machine.

According to a press release sent by the Foundation this morning, "Funds raised from the raffle will be used to expand the Foundation’s hallmark educational project, Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool, currently inspiring over 3,000 elementary school students per year through the science of sound. The raffle will also help support the Foundation’s newest project, the Moogseum, an immersive, experiential facility that brings Bob Moog’s legacy and the science of sound and synthesis alive for people of all ages. The newly opened Moogseum is located in downtown Asheville, NC."

The release also quotes Dr. Fink as recounting: “When the Memorymoog Plus was released with MIDI capability, a sequencer, and the capability to hold 100 patches in its memory bank, I knew I had to have one in our touring rig... I have so many fond memories of using this Memorymoog on tour, and of the tours themselves. I’ve loved Moog synthesizers since I bought my first Minimoog at the age of 18 in 1976. It’s gratifying to see this Memorymoog get new life through this raffle benefiting the excellent projects of the Bob Moog Foundation.”

To purchase tickets for the raffle and help support the Bob Moog Foundation's work, visit its website here.

Disclosure: This Memorymoog Plus used to be owned by a member of the Reverb staff.

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