Moog is reissuing its compact Model 10 modular synth… but the price is big

Moog is returning to its roots once again with the announcement of a rebooted Model 10 modular synth.

Originally released in 1971, this compact self-contained instrument was designed with portability in mind, but contained a classic line-up of sonic building blocks.

The Model 10 contains 11 discrete analogue modules, which are as follows:

  • 1x 901 Voltage Controlled Oscillator
  • 1x 901A Oscillator driver
  • 2x 901B Oscillators
  • 1x 902 Voltage Controlled Amplifier
  • 1x 903A Random Signal Generator
  • 1x 904A Voltage Controlled Low Pass Filter
  • 1x 907 Fixed Filter Bank
  • 2x 911 Envelope Generators
  • 1x CP11 Console Panel
  • 1x 130 Watt 120 VAC Power Supply (230 VAC available upon request)

You’ll note the inclusion of the revered 907 Fixed Filter Bank, while the three 900-series oscillators replicate those used by Wendy Carlos in the creation of the seminal Switched-on Bach.

For the reissue, everything is housed in a Tolex-enclosed wood cabinet, and Moog says that this is an instrument that’s designed for “speed and simplicity” to go alongside that classic Moog sound.

This is a limited-edition reissue of the Model 10, with each one being hand-built to order to the original Moog factory specifications. As you might expect, you have to pay for this level of exclusivity and heritage - $9,950, to be precise.

Find out more and continue drooling over at the Moog (opens in new tab) website.

Moog Model 10

(Image credit: Moog Music)
Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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