CatSynth Pic: Moog/Realistic MG-1

This cat is showing off a great find: a Moog MG-1, which was made for the Realistic (Radio Shack) brand in the early 1980s. From Paul Cunningham via Facebook.

Found this Moog at the pawn shop. Already had the cat. Look it’s got all it’s slider knobs!

The slider knobs (and other knobs) do fit the industrial design of the time. And the colorful section borders suggest a precursor to Moog’s current Matriarch series. It is, nonetheless, a fully equipped analog subtractive synthesizer:

The MG-1 includes:

CatSynth Pic: Picasso and Realistic MG-1

Picasso the cat means business as he poses with a Realistic MG-1 synthesizer. Submitted by James Bahleda‎ via our Facebook page.

The MG-1 was built by Moog for Realistic (Radio Shack), and was designed and marketed for home/casual use. It’s no Model D, but it does still have Moog technology and sound. It remains popular with some collectors and artists. You can read more about it here.

CatSynth pic: Cat and Realistic MG-1

Cat and Realistic MG-1

A cat enjoying a snooze on a Realistic (Moog) MG-1 synthesizer. From brerruinseverything on Instagram.

CatSynth pic: Sunday on the MG-1

Submitted by Vlern on facebook.

If You can’t find that perfect setting on Your Synthesizer, try using Your Cat.

Submitted by vlern via facebook:

CatSynth pic: Sunday and Moog MG-1

Submitted by vlern via facebook:

It’s a good time for a reminder that you, too, can submit your cat-and-synthesizer or cats-and-music pictures via facebook, tweet them to us @catsynth, or use our submissions form.

Also, check out more cats on Tuesday.

CatSynth pic: Synth Cat

Via Oren, via matrixsynth:

Realistic MG-1 by Moog.