This month marks the two year anniversary of the Mother 32 Eurorack module release from Moog. That was a glorious moment for Eurorack enthusiasts worldwide. Moog gave us hope and insight to what their possible role would be going forward into the Eurorack modular synthesizer world. Since then we have seen other possibilities from them, with a handful of various Eurorack prototypes, mostly from their limited access Moogfest VIP engineer attendee’s course. But as time ticks by some us have started to become concerned that we will not see anymore publicly released Eurorack modules with the Moog brand on them. SO, we hope to inspire Moog with our re-panels of some of their existing line of synths and effects that we have carefully converted over and now display as a combined cohesive custom Moog Eurorack system. Since Moog has re-released previous 5U combined modular synthesizer systems, maybe they would entertain releasing a complete Eurorack modular synthesizer system similar to what other Eurorack module makers have done in years past? Maybe they have dozens of Eurorack module designs, ready in the wings, just waiting for release? We are hopeful and Christmas is just around the corner, maybe we will have a happy modular holiday season after all!
Here we show the Eurorack converted Moog MoogerFoogers, MF-101, 102, 103, 105, 107, and 108. A Moog Minitaur Bass Synth, and a Moog Werkstatt synth. A Circuit Abbey Unify mixer with expander. A 2HP mult and two Div 6 16 step sequencers to round out the system’s functionality. All of this housed in a custom 9U Goike case.
Sorry for the open mic noise. I forgot I had it on. Watch out for the Lamborghini, it’s gonna run you over! This is mostly all bottom end, so forget about output from crappy computer speakers.
Starts with the Minitaur, then the Midi Murf which is output to the Phaser, then Freqbox is fed into the Cluster Flux which is the Lamborghini!
Where would you use a custom Moog Eurorack Synthesizer like this one? How about sitting on your Rhodes piano?
This is getting exciting now! This is one of my favorites from Moog. If Moog was to only convert one of their MoogerFoogers over to the eurorack format, it should be this one. What’s not to like? Chorus, Flange and Vibrato driven with original bucket brigade device chips. Multiple waveform LFO, which you can sync multiple ways, including MIDI. And feedback that sucker till you go deaf with happiness!
The Midi Murf has taken more time to convert over than I had originally anticipated. There were several challenges in getting all of the control hardware to fit in a reasonable sized HP space. Based on the effort it took I can say with confidence that I will not be converting a lot of these over!
Ok, yes, I have converted these before, but not in the same aesthetic of Moog’s current eurorack line. I was able shave off a few HP’s too making it smaller than the original conversion. These custom conversions are leading to somewhere right? More coming soon 😀
I was really hoping that Moog would have been putting out more eurorack modules in this last year. Maybe this will inspire them! Here I am converting over their MoogerFooger guitar pedals to eurorack. Since Moog has picked a eurorack aesthetic, with the Mother 32 module, it was a ‘no brainer’ to make these follow suit. I am working on the rest of them so stay tuned for more!
Demand for Moog euro is growing. Here is a converted MoogerFooger I just finished. These Moog guitar pedals can be converted to fit into the euro format, but there is some real effort in doing so. However this has to be the creamiest filter I have ever heard, so the effort is justified:) I might do a run of these conversions. Up next, possibly the MF-103 Phaser. If it sounds as good as the filter than again the effort is justified:)
Well you knew someone was going to do it. I guess that would be me. Really wanted Moog in my eurorack for a while. When I saw the Werkstatt I knew it was my chance. Made several changes to the Werkstatt. Changed out the single turn VCO pot for a ten turn pot. Added a +/- octave button. Since removing the keyboard the Envelope had no trigger source, so I added two inputs for that. Hand carved rosewood switch caps because when I think of Moog, I think of black and wood. The VCO’s sound great, but the filter is the reason I did this. I am now a happy Moog filter tweaker:)