Moog Model 10 returns after almost 50 years
In Asheville, NC, Moog is producing the Model 10 again – the same model used to create Switch-On Bach – and exactly to the original specification.
Moog is no stranger to innovation – just look at its recent releases such as the Subsequent 37, DFAM and the recently released Matriarch. And yet, that doesn’t stop the brand looking back on its own illustrious history from time to time.
Now, for the first time since 1971, Moog is reissuing the Model 10 and the company is taking its manufacturing authenticity very seriously.
The compact modular synth is packed with eleven discrete analogue modules, all housed in a wooden, Tolex-wrapped cabinet. These include three 900-series oscillators, a voltage-controlled lowpass filter, the 907 fixed filter bank, two envelope generators, a random signal generator, and a VCA. These hand-tested, inter-connectable modules are responsible for the creation of the dreamy, hypnotic sounds on Wendy Carlos’ Switched-On Bach and Isao Tomita’s Snowflakes Are Dancing.
Moog stays true to its 1971 production line, creating every Model 10 by hand. Each module is attached in an aluminium panel, put into the cabinet and sent off. Learn more about how the Model 10 is made in this video: Making a Moog Synthesiser.
With each unit made to order, Moog is producing the Model 10 as a limited-edition reissue. It won’t come cheap, but it’s great news for those who have always dreamed of owning this classic modular synth.
The limited-edition Moog Model 10 is available from dealers starting at $9,950. Find out more at moogmusic.com
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