This is a used Moog “The Source” analog synthesizer. This particular example, serial number 3677, is in very excellent cosmetic condition. This beautiful example includes the original box with a matching serial number, as well as an IEC cable. This particular example is in extra fine cosmetic condition, and was recently completely serviced.
All of the membrane buttons work perfectly, as do the knobs, rotary wheels, and push buttons. The keys exhibit excellent action and the keys are all uniformly aligned. This particular example is in very excellent condition with no visible wear on the keys, membrane pad, or wood side panels!
The Source was Moog’s first synth to offer patch memory storage as well as some other new features. It boasted 16 memory locations so you could finally save and recall your synth patches. A casette-tape jack was also implemented to transfer your patches to and from an external tape and free up the on-board memory for additional new patches. In an effort to modernize with the eighties, Moog had replaced all buttons, knobs and sliders with flat-panel membrane buttons and a single data-wheel assignment format. Parameters are edited not with hands-on sliders and knobs but by assigning a selected parameter to the dedicated data wheel. This is sometimes tedious, however, those famous monophonic Moog sounds are still inside this synth which has two fat analog oscillators and the legendary 24 dB Moog filter.
The Source has been used by artists such as Depeche Mode, King Crimson, and Devo etc.