The Bob Moog Foundation has announced its worldwide 2020 Trifecta Raffle featuring three vintage Moog synthesizers: a Moog Rogue, a Moog Prodigy, and a Moog Source. The synthesizers being offered have been fully restored and are in excellent technical and physical condition. Together their collective worth is nearly $7,000.
The raffle will offer three separate prizes to three separate winners: first prize, Moog Source, serial number 2628 (valued at $2,800); second prize, an updated Moog Prodigy, serial number 3078 (valued at $2,500); and the Moog Rogue, serial number 3674 (valued at $1,500) as third prize.
The Moog Source and Moog Rogue were expertly restored by Tone Tweakers. The Prodigy was expertly restored by Wes Taggart, who also updated the instrument with a Synthrotek MST MIDI-to-CV Converter, which allows control of the Prodigy from a MIDI keyboard or sequencer, velocity routing, aftertouch, or mod wheel MIDI messaging directly to the cutoff frequency of the Prodigy's world-famous Moog filter.
The raffle begins at 12:01am (ET) on August 31, 2020, and ends on September 28, 2020, at 11:59pm (ET) or when all tickets are sold. Tickets are $25 each, 5 for $100, 12 for $200, and 35 for $500.
All proceeds benefit the Foundation's projects: Dr. Bob's SoundSchool, the Bob Moog Foundation Archives, and the Moogseum. Only 4,500 tickets will be sold. Tickets can be purchased here. The raffle is open internationally.
Michelle Moog-Koussa, executive director of the Bob Moog Foundation, notes:
We are thrilled to be offering three vintage Moog synthesizers in this raffle, which will allow us to spread the sonic wealth among three lucky winners. Together these three synths help trace a fascinating part of Moog history, when the company was striving to make synthesis accessible to a wider audience of musicians by offering compact instruments, while delivering the same legendary sound that helped birth an industry 15 years prior. We're proud to highlight this part of the Moog lineage, share these great synths, and raise much needed funding for our projects.
All three synthesizers share the robust Moog build and rich sound quality as well as a shared technical lineage rooted in the legendary Minimoog, which is widely known as the most iconic, archetypal analog synthesizer of all time. The Rogue and Prodigy are renowned for their deep bass and flexible modulation capabilities while the Source is lauded for its rich sound, and for its sequencers, sample and hold, arpeggiator, presets, and unique data wheel.
You can read more about the raffle here.