CONCERTMATE MG-1 PDF

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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Therefore it is true that the Poly tones are not “faded out” by the Fall time release contour setting when a key is released.

The mixer section has sliders to adjust the volume of the VCOs, the poly section, and the noise source, with an additional slider labeled “Bell”, which mg-11 a simple ring-mod effect using the square-waves from the two VCOs.

It sounded concertnate like a DC signal being applied to a speaker.

Against these limitations, the Polyphony is total, meaning all 32 keys can sound all at once. Comcertmate MG-1 was produced in great quantities for distribution in the consumer market. Because it was originally distributed in Radio Shack stores instead of specialized music stores, it is easily found and is usually less expensive than a Rogue despite actually offering more.

Conveniently, the Service Manual is available online.

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 is also somewhat infamous in analog synth circles for having black polyurethane foncertmate insulating the interior which did not keep well over time, turning into a black sludge which clogs the various moving parts in the synth so much so that entire replacement switches and faders can be bought on mb-1, specifically for this synth.

The MG-1 did not have an external speaker. There are separate tuning knobs for the TGs and the polyphonic section. 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. Unfortunately, I didn’t get any output at all. Concertmage MG-1 User Group. View the discussion thread. You need concertmtae be a member in order to leave a review.

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It is a common misconception that the Poly tones are cobcertmate affected by the Contour settings. I returned the switches to their proper positions and all was well. The multiple notes of polyphony feed into the single filter, giving a paraphonic result.

Polk for providing information. The synthesizer’s features aren’t labelled using the usual synthesizer nomenclature, instead using more “laymen friendly” terms such 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.

When a key is released the polyphony tone for that key stops immediately.

The Realistic Moog MG Also, like the Liberation, it had a simple polyphonic section much like a simple organ. Sign In Sign Up. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. First, the MG-1 power supply is internal, whereas on the Rogue it is an external wall wart type. Although this keyboard is often erroneously described as having “less” features than its Moog siblings, the Liberation and the Rogue, there is a patch which only the MG-1 can do: I personally think it sounds pretty cool, but I’m not that familiar with mono-analog synths.

This signal controls how much the inputs are amplified.

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. The colour scheme is more appealing and vibrant and helps distinguish easily between sections, again for an easier understanding by the general public not familiar with analog synthesizers.

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MOOG Concertmate Mg-1 Analog Synthesizer – Vintage Mg1 Realistic S

I opened up the MG-1 and adjusted this, but unfortunately it made no difference at all. Unfortunately the pitch of TG2 cannot be controlled by the envelope generator called “Contour”. Second, both Rogue oscillators share the same waveforms and octave range selectors, whereas on the MG-1 there are separate selectors for each.

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They expected people to hook it up to their home stereo systems. The upper board is the sound generation, filtering, and amplification, while the lower board has the power supply, keyboard, control, and polyphonic sound. All of the sound-generating features come together in a mixer allowing the levels for the two monophonic tone sources, noise, bell tone and polyphony to be adjusted independently. Sign up for a new account in our community.

Moog synthesizers RadioShack Analog synthesizers Monophonic synthesizers. All of the sound-generating features come together in a mixer allowing the levels for the two monophonic tone sources, noise, bell tone and polyphony to be adjusted independently.

This is the benefit of not having the standard pitch- and mod-wheels. It is a lot like the strap-on Moog Liberation in its design and conccertmate and also looks and sounds very much like the Moog Rogue. The colour scheme is more appealing and vibrant and helps distinguish easily between sections, again for an concertmatee understanding by the general public not familiar with analog synthesizers.

What a cool synth. The picture below shows the two main circuit boards. Panel Layout The synthesizer’s features aren’t labelled using the usual synthesizer nomenclature, instead using more “laymen friendly” terms such 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. The input plugs are simply routed to the output plugs, and not to the synthesizer.

I pulled my Concertmate MG-1 synthesizer out of storage for my next Arduino project to be described lateronly to find that it wasn’t working quite right.

There are Mmg-1 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 most other home marketed synthesizers.

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.