“Up for sale, a 1983 Moog Prodigy model 336A monophonic synthesizer in excellent condition and in perfect working order, fully serviced and featuring the external control section for CV/Gate and MIDI/CV interfacing. Produced from 1979-84, this short-lived synthesizer has become very popular as a bass synth in techno and electronic music; used by artists including Fatboy Slim, Depeche Mode, and The Prodigy (who even named themselves after it). Only 11,000 were ever made, and this example dates to ’83.
The Prodigy features a dual voltage-controlled oscillator design, and this versatile synth delivers classic analog sounds with controls that are both user-friendly and versatile. Oscillator 1 has sawtooth, triangle, and pulse waveforms, and Oscillator 2 has sawtooth, triangle, and square waveforms. The waveforms can be detuned up or down by more than a fifth for thick pads and atonal sounds, and the oscillators can also be synchronized; in sync mode, the pitch wheel alters the tonality of the pitch as opposed to the pitch itself, enabling roaring synth leads.
There are Oscillator Mod, Mixer, Filter, Filter Contour, and Loudness Contour control sections, as well as Tune and Slide Wheels. The Prodigy features a genuine Moog four-pole 24dB/octave lowpass filter (the Emphasis knob), A/D/S envelope generator, and LFO with square or triangle waveforms and routing to the VCF, VCO, or both. The synth features both Pitch and Mod wheels. The back panel has a notably expanded range of controls compared to early examples of the Prodigy, and the external control section includes S Trigger in/out, Keyboard in/out, Oscillator in, VCF in, Sync in and Hi Level audio out. These additional features are essential for interfacing with CV/Gate or MIDI/CV devices.
The synth has been recently serviced, with new electrolytic caps as needed and a couple new op-amps (TL072 and 4558) and ICs (CD4007 Logic IC and 4036 Marched Transistor Array IC). Oscillators have been calibrated, and all features and functions operate as intended. The original wooden end caps show only minor edge wear, and all graphics are in excellent shape. All of the stock knobs and switches are intact too.” Click here to visit listing on eBay