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This Moog Prodigy Analog Synth Clone (Not From Behringer) Sounds Stunning
Rounik Sethi on Tue, June 6th | 0 comments
This new Moog Prodigy modified clone by Ensure Sound in Eurorack 42HP module format sounds really, really great. If you've got a hankering to get that Prodigy sound in your eurorack system this is it.

Interesting thought to mull over here. If the Prodigy ER-16 was a Behringer clone of the Moog Prodigy would it affect your opinion or make you want it less or more? Behringer synth clones have been making headlines over the past 6 months. But being impartial, we wanted to ensure non-Behringer led clones also got some of the synth spotlight.

The Prodigy ER-16 is a modified clone of the original famous and popular Moog Prodigy analog synthesizer. The original dual-oscialltor 32-key Prodigy was used as a bass synth by many, and became a very popular entry-level monsynth, even though apparently Bob Moog wasn’t involved in its development.

(photo: courtsey of MatrixSynth

Artists like Depeche Mode, Fatboy Slim, Prodigy, Blur, and 808 State used the original synth in their productions.

But let’s focus a little more on this modified clone of the Moog Prodigy. The Prodigy ER-16:

The maker of the Prodigy ER-16 says it sounds as good as the original. Watch the video and take a listen to the audio samples below. This synth, however, dispenses with the keyboard in favor of being a Eurorack 42HP.

This Polish-made module is being made in limited quantities by Ensure Sound and is available via eBay for approx. $650 USD plus shipping.

Prodigy ER-16 Tech Spec

Prodigy ER-16
  • Two voltage control oscillators VCO1 (SAW, TRI, PULSE) and VCO2 (SAW, TRI, SQR)
  • Two octave dividers VCO1 (32', 16', 8') and VCO2 (16', 8', 4')
  • Mixer for OSCs and NOISE
  • PITCH/SYNC for control VCOs
  • GLIDE, TUNE, INTERVAL for control VCOs
  • Classic Moog ladder VCF -24dB/oct
  • One LFO (TRI, SQR) 
  • OSC and FILTER modulation inputs
  • Two Envelope generators (A, D/R, S)
  • Black matte aluminum panel, ascetic vintage design 42HP, thickness 2mm
  • Standard MINI-JACK 3mm input/output connectors
  • Depth about 45mm
  • PSU current about 320 mA +12V (160mA +/- 5%), -12V (160mA +/- 5%)
  • 5V not required

Modification:

  • Dual and Single oscillators CV input (2 voice poly emulation in dual mode)
  • SYNC OSC2 input for external OSC2 synchronization
  • Noise generator (pink, white) with level control
  • S-TRIG input, GATE (5-12V) input with LED control
  • External audio input with level control
  • OSC2 signal outputs (SAW, TRI, SQR)
  • LFO synchronization trig with LED control, 3 band divider for LFO speed
  • Two modulation switches for OSCs and VCF with potentiometer control
  • Standard DOEPFER power connector 16 pin with internal CV/GATE
  • Jumpers for ON/OFF internal CV/GATE  

[Via: Dmitry Shentyapin]

 

 

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