Monthly Archives: October 2018

OMG!!! Can you believe a 16 voice Moog One is $3000 more than a $4995 Monophonic Moog Voyager XL?

SHOCK! Per oscillator cost drops from $1665 for the Moog Voyager XL to less than $167 for the Moog One 16 voice

I’ll be the first to admit, I will probably not be able to afford the Moog One in the foreseeable future. I’m planning on picking up a poly next year, G-d willing. I’m currently looking at the Sequential Prophet X and the Waldorf Quantum, both in the $4k range. Even purchasing one of those synths will be a disciplined experience for me, but bar unforeseen changes or wishes, I’ll get there next year.

I would have been thrilled if Moog had decided to price the 16 voice in the $4k range to join my deliberations, BUT I am not surprised nor am I offended or delusional. Among my current gear, I have a Moog Subsequent 37 and a Dave Smith Pro 2. I am blessed to be able to afford gear of this caliber sometimes.

Moog owns their mojo, gained from years of business. For much of the world, Moog is synonymous with synthesizer. It would be silly to expect them not to capitalize on it.

It would be a lot easier to have rational discussions about a wide range of synthesizers in the Facebook synth groups if there wasn’t a subset of Behringer users interfering with every single post. Don’t get me wrong, I have been known to buy Behringer products on occasion. If it was all I could afford for everything else, I’d be right there. But I would know it is what it is. I would not have to delude myself and annoy everyone else that there is no difference between Behringer and higher end products or that there is no value to R&D budgets and original designs…

There is no mature reason to not be respectful of others like some Behringer users are. Everyone has their own path and resource/needs matrix. Some Behringer users need to grow up and grasp that not every post or synth is about them.


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