The First Moog Synthesizer
Built for, and in collaboration with Herbert Deutsch, July-September 1964
Donated to the Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village, Dearborn, Michigan, 1982

From the Collections of Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village

Remarks from Henry Ford Museum Research Center:

Moog Electronic music synthesizer. Unit A: two-manual keyboard. Unit B: dual tone generator and amplifier. Unit C: a power supply, envelope generator, filter and white noise generator.

Unit A measures 93 cm. deep by 21 cm. high. Unit B measures 25.5 cm. wide by 15 cm. deep by 45.5 cm. high. Unit C measures 25.5 cm. wide by 23.5 cm. deep by 48 cm. high.

Early electronics has two sets of controls for scale, range, sustain, height, attack height, attack duration. Patch points for two (2) pitch control, two (2) envelope control and two (2) sets of wiring harness with three (3) pin jack connectors each. Both manuals conain five (5) octaves.

"This Moog synthesizer is one of two prototypes built by Robert Moog from July-September 1964, with additional modules added in 1964 and 1965. One was taken to Toronto University in 1965, while this one was kept by the inventor and his colleague, Herbert Deutsch. It was used in live public performance for the first time in a concert at Town Hall in New York City on September 25, 1965.
[Source: Herbert A. Deutsch, "The Moog's First Decade, 1965-1975," New York State Museum, NAHO, Fall 1981.]

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