Moog to reissue just 40 units of iconic IIIp modular synthesizer

Moog is making an ultra-limited reissue of its IIIp modular synthesizer, with each unit costing a whopping $35,000.

Originally released in the late 1960s, each new IIIp will be handcrafted using all original documentation, art and circuit board files, according to Vintage King.

Only 40 units will be made of the IIIp, which was housed in three cabinets with carry handles, making it Moog’s first ‘portable’ system.

The synth features thirty-seven hand-stuffed, hand-soldered discrete modules, including ten 901-Series audio oscillators, the 984 Matrix Mixer, and the 905 Spring Reverb.

“The world got turned on to the idea of the synthesizer – and electronic music – through the visionary works of experimental musicians like Wendy Carlos and Isao Tomita. Sonic masterpieces like Switched On Bach and Snowflakes Are Dancing were made possible by the early modular Moog Synthesizers,” reads Moog’s press release.

“These original modular systems designed by Bob Moog are inimitable in sonic character and remain highly coveted for their limitless reconfigurability and vibrantly organic musicality. Fifty years later, Moog are proud to announce the return of the Moog Synthesizer IIIp to production for a very limited time.”


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