The Bob Moog Foundation has announced the launch of its 2020 Trifecta Raffle featuring three vintage Moog synthesizers: a Moog Rogue, a Moog Prodigy, and a Moog Source.
The synthesizers being offered have been fully restored and are in excellent technical and physical condition. Together their collective worth is nearly $7,000 USD.
The raffle will offer three separate prizes to three separate winners: first prize, Moog Source, serial number 2628 (valued at $2,800 USD); second prize, an updated Moog Prodigy, serial number 3078 (valued at $2,500 USD); and the Moog Rogue, serial number 3674 (valued at $1,500 USD) as third prize.
The Moog Source and Moog Rogue were expertly restored by Tone Tweakers. The Prodigy was expertly restored by Wes Taggart, who also updated the instrument with a Synthrotek MST MIDI-to-CV Converter, which allows control of the Prodigy from a MIDI keyboard or sequencer, velocity routing, aftertouch, or mod wheel MIDI messaging directly to the cutoff frequency of the Prodigy’s world-famous Moog filter.
All three synthesizers share the robust Moog build and rich sound quality as well as a shared technical lineage rooted in the legendary Minimoog, which is widely known as the most iconic, archetypal analog synthesizer of all time. The Rogue and Prodigy are renowned for their deep bass and flexible modulation capabilities while the Source is lauded for its rich sound, and for its sequencers, sample and hold, arpeggiator, presets, and unique data wheel.
“We are thrilled to be offering three vintage Moog synthesizers in this raffle, which will allow us to spread the sonic wealth among three lucky winners,” noted Michelle Moog-Koussa, executive director of the Bob Moog Foundation.
“Together these three synths help trace a fascinating part of Moog history, when the company was striving to make synthesis accessible to a wider audience of musicians by offering compact instruments, while delivering the same legendary sound that helped birth an industry 15 years prior. We’re proud to highlight this part of the Moog lineage, share these great synths, and raise much needed funding for our projects.”
The raffle ends on September 28th, 2020 at 11:59pm (ET) or when all tickets are sold. Tickets are $25 USD each, 5 for $100 USD, 12 for $200 USD, and 35 for $500 USD. All proceeds benefit the Foundation’s projects: Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool, the Bob Moog Foundation Archives, and the Moogseum.
Only 4,500 tickets will be sold. The raffle is open internationally.
More information: Bob Moog Foundation