Full Inspection of Modular Synthesizers

Recorded on May 29th, 2016

Note to self: If you buy a modular synthesizer (or just a module to add to an existing synthesizer), make sure to immediately test every single jack to make sure it feels right and it does what it’s supposed to. I only found out after returning from MoogFest that the VCO SAW output jack (one of the 32 I/O jacks) on the Mother-32 wasn’t as grabby as it should have been. The other 31 jacks were fine, but that troubled one didn’t have enough spring in it, so the plug would pull out really easily and would lose its connection if jostled by other patch cords.

I emailed Moog and they were very cool about giving me the option of an RMA or returning it to the local Guitar Center. And Guitar Center was very cool about taking it back and re-ordering a new one on the spot. So now I’m temporarily without the Moog, but I’ll pick up a replacement one in a few days and will be back in the business of posting annoying clips from it to SoundCloud. It’s worth it in the long run to have a piece of equipment that will really last for years.

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