Year of manufacture1981
Production period5(1981 – 85)
Waveforms3+1(Saw, Variable Pulse, Triangle + Noise)
Features7(Portamento, 2 Sequencer, Arpeggiator, Pitch-, Mod-Wheel, Sample & Hold, Osc.-Sync)
Released in 1981, the Moog Source was introduced to replace the legendary Minimoog and was Moog’s first synth with internal memory storage capabilities. Most of its predecessors’ knobs and sliders were gone, replaced by flat-panel pressure-pad buttons, with a true digital 80’s aesthetic, matching the Source’s digital heart – the Z80 micro-processor. The monophonic 2-oscillator synth came with 16 presets and the option to save user-presets to an audio-casette interface. It has been famously used by bands like Depeche Mode, Casiopeia, Jamiroquai, Devo or Front 242.