The Bob Moog Foundation has recently announced its Fall Raffle with a restored vintage Memorymoog Plus synthesizer as the prize. Known as the instrument of choice for Prince’s keyboardist Matt Fink the unit comes signed by the man himself.
Being formerly owned and played by Dr Fink this synth has been around the world and back. From 1978 – 1990 it was a part of the Revolution’s touring rig on the Purple Rain and Parade tours. The Memorymoog’s tasty tones can be heard everywhere on legendary tracks like 1999 and Let’s Go Crazy.
Dr Fink’s very own Memorymoog synth could be yours to own. The Bob Moog Foundation announced the tasty iconic instrument as their Fall Raffle prize.
“It’s gratifying to see this Memorymoog get new life through this raffle, benefiting the excellent projects of the Bob Moog Foundation”, says Fink.
The synth was built at Moog Music’s Buffalo, NY factory and has been fully restored by expert technician Wes Taggart. It combines six voice polyphony to create a unique polysynth with three voltage controlled, articulated oscillators. Moreover, each voice has a dedicated 24db filter. The Plus model features a MIDI interface, making it among the very first electronic instruments with MIDI and sequencing capabilities.
Particular to this instrument, there are three modifications in the back of the synthesizer. Located in the second “o” in Memorymoog is an output port allowing Fink to trigger an early Linndrum. Similarly, there’s a strip of velcro between the “m” and “o” to attach a small light as well as a custom black side panelling.
You can enter the raffle now with tickets at $25 each or five for $100. Proceeds will be used to expand the Foundation’s hallmark educational project, Dr Bob’s SoundSchool likewise the raffle will also help support the newly opened Moogseum in North Carolina.
To purchase a raffle ticket or simply get a closer look visit the Bog Moog Foundation.