Presented by Legowelt (with his own words and a picture, as well as audio demos) on his official website is the Realistic Concertmate MG-1: "Enter the Realistic Concertmate MG1, build by Moog for Radioshack in 1981. Designed as a cheap consumer synth (a “volkssynth” so to speak) to be sold at the Radioshack chain this is actually a pretty nice advanced little beast, surpassing a few of moogs own more ‘professional’ offerings at that time. This is like a supercharged Moog Rogue and Liberation with a very ‘cardboard’ feel – but adding a lot more features like a ringmodulator and a divide down polyphonic organ-esque synth section."more
The Realistic Concertmate MG-1 was used for a majority of the Smack Bunny Baby, Bonsai Superstar, and beginning of the Hissing Prigs era/s. However, around 1996, Brainiac ditched the Moog, instead opting for the obscure, cheaper *"Prig"*-brand synthesizer (as well as an Oberheim), which not only had an input jack (which would still allow Tim to manipulate his voice in live performances), but was sturdier. The photo source shows Tim playing the Realistic Moog, very likely around 1993, as Michelle Bodine was still playing with the band instead of John Schmersal.more
Thank you Bob Moog for selling out in your early stages. This little monster has some sweet spots that just scream "I AM A MOOG!!!!" I need to modify it with a midi upgrade, but for now it's chugging along using CV and is ding just fine. Still sounds great next to it's great great great grandson the Sub37.
This really is a fantastic synth. It has 2 osc and 1 filter. It's pretty limited as far as waveforms go though, but it has polyphony! It came out in the 80s. I received it as a present from a beautiful girl at university called Helen. That was back in the early 90s. Today it has spent a bit of time in storage under the stairs where it turned out to be a bit damp, and it famously has this weird foam in the synth that dies and turns into goo after a while so 2 of the keys stick down. I should really open it up and see if I can clean it.
this thing sounds incredibly cheap, in the best way possible. If youre looking for that 70s/early 80s budget film score sound, this is it. incredibly fun to play
Great little monosynth (After cleaning the infamous foam/tar under the control pannel), 2 Oscillators (1 detunable), 1 Enveloppe, Low Pass Filter, LFO (2 shapes), Noise, ''Bell Tone'' (Digital Ring mod) and.. POLYPHONIC section!! This feature makes it a 5 stars synth in my opinion, can be routed to the filter (And to the pitch with a mod).