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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Why stereo phono plugs? Infew electronic musical instruments had the MG-1 combination of paraphonic poly section and monophonic synthesizer in one instrument. The Contour settings can only affect Polyphony while a key is pressed due to concertmatr Polyphonic gate design.
MOOG Concertmate Mg-1 Analog Synthesizer – Vintage Mg1 Realistic S
The colour scheme is more appealing and vibrant and helps distinguish easily concertmaye sections, again for an easier understanding by the general public not familiar with analog synthesizers. Keyboard – 32 keys. It was produced without some standard Moog features, such as pitch and modulation wheels, as a cost-cutting measure aimed at achieving a lower price for the consumer market. 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.
Both models share exactly the same plastic casing, but are different machines in many respects.
Therefore, it is true that the Poly tones are not “faded out” by the Fall time release contour setting when a key is released. Moog synthesizers RadioShack Analog synthesizers Monophonic synthesizers. The mixer section has sliders to adjust the volume of the VCOs, the poly section, and the noise source, with an additional slider concsrtmate “Bell”, which is a simple ring-mod effect using the square-waves from the two VCOs.
– Realistic (Radio Shack) : Concertmate MG-1
TG1 Tone Generator 1 has available sawtooth and square waveforms, and TG2 has sawtooth and pulse waveforms. First, the MG-1 power supply is internal, whereas on the Rogue it is an external wall wart type.
Against these limitations, the Polyphony is total, meaning all 32 keys can sound all at once. The square wave based polyphony section is described as a “cheesy organ sound”  by some, and well-used by others.
Realistic Concertmate MG-1 | Vintage Synth Explorer
David Luce of Moog was involved with the creation. There are RCA inputs and outputs the input is routed straight to the output for playing along with music from your stereo system but no external speakers as in gm-1 other concedtmate marketed synthesizers.
Go to synthesizers MOOG. Newer Post Older Mg1- Home. Panel Layout The synthesizer’s features aren’t labelled using the usual synthesizer nomenclature, instead using more “laymen friendly” terms conertmate as “Tone Source” for the oscillators, “Contour” for the envelope with “Rise Time” for Attack Time and “Fall Time” instead of Decay or Release Time.
Sign in Already have an account? Date Produced – The picture below shows the two main circuit boards. This page was last edited on 27 Octoberat 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.
This allows the creation of Saw- and Ramp- waves, as well as asymmetrical Triangle waves and unusual trapezoids, not otherwise found through modulating with the LFO alone. Realistic Radio Shack Room: The Realistic Concertmate MG-1 is an analog synthesizer manufactured by Moog Music in and sold by Radio Shack from to under their ” Realistic ” brand name.
I hear sometimes people say it’s not really a Moog cause 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 colour scheme is more appealing and vibrant clncertmate helps distinguish easily between sections, again for an easier understanding by the kg-1 public not familiar with analog synthesizers.
The Moog Concertmate MG-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.
Infew electronic musical cnocertmate had the MG-1 combination of paraphonic poly section and monophonic synthesizer in one instrument. 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. Polyphony – Monophonic plus fully polyphonic divide-down organ sound. When a key is released the polyphony tone for that key stops immediately. This posting briefly describes how I fixed it, in case anyone else has a similar problem.
The second problem was that when I set the contour for an attack and decay, the note got louder and softer, but as the note got softer it was replaced with a buzz at the frequency of oscillator 1. This feature makes it at least a little more versatile than the Rogue. However, the MG-1 is a true Moog, somewhere between a slimmed down Liberationand a Moog Roguewith a few extra stuff thrown in.
Sign up for a new account in our community. I returned the switches to their proper positions and all was well. The output goes into the master volume control, and concertamte to the synthesizer outputs. One thing to note however; the LFO cannot be used to modulate the pitch to create a vibrato of the Polyphony section.
Audio Clip 2 A few more warbly analog sounds from the MG Images from Perfect Circuit Audio. Second, both Rogue oscillators share the same waveforms and octave range selectors, whereas on the MG-1 there are separate selectors for each. This is the very source of cheap Moog bass! Already have an account? Views Read Edit View history. The rest of the modulation, including the sample-and-hold, will affect the Polyphonic Kg-1 via the filter section.
The Liberation and Rogue have to route both through the Mod Wheel with the same amount level.