Moog Music announced this morning the return of the System 55 Modular! Along with it's siblings the 35 and the portable 15. When I was in college I had the pleasure of working with some original R.A.Moog modules and I have to admit they are worth the asking price. How much are they? A year or twos tuition. Here's the down low on the System 55:
"Three years of research and design has culminated in Moog Music recommencing the manufacturing of a limited number of Moog System 55 modular synthesizers. Using all of the original documentation, as well as the original circuit board and art files, Moog engineers have hand-built true recreations of the original instruments based on their 1973 factory specifications.
Each individual module is hand-stuffed and the components are hand-soldered to circuit boards using traditional wiring methods. Each module is then finished with a photo-etched aluminum panel, and placed in its new modular instrument.
This limited reissue of the Moog System 55 modular synthesizer is built to order. Only 55 total units will be made and sold worldwide."