Announcing Our Fall 2019 Raffle for Vintage Memorymoog Plus Signed and Played by Dr. Fink of The Revolution

CONGRATULATIONS TO RYAN PAK OF ORANGE, CA, THE WINNER OF THE 2O19 MEMORYMOOG RAFFLE!

OUR 2019 RAFFLE for the Memorymoog Plus HAS ENDED. Many thanks to over 1,500 people from around the world who participated. The winner will be announced on Thursday, September 26th. Stay tuned!

We are excited to announce our most regal Memorymoog raffle of them all, featuring a coveted, fully restored vintage Memorymoog Plus synthesizer, formerly owned, played, and signed by Dr. Fink of The Revolution. The Memorymoog Plus was part of The Revolution’s touring rig on the Purple Rain, Around the World in a Day, and Parade tours. 

The raffle begins on August 28, 2019 at 7am ET, and ends on September 23, 2019 at 11:59pm ET, or when all 4,500 tickets sell out, whichever comes first. Tickets are $25 each or five for $100, or 12 for $200, or 35 for $500. Please read the rules and regulations before entering.

Enter to Win the Raffle HERE

Funding raised from the raffle will be used to expand the Foundation’s hallmark educational project, Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool, currently inspiring over 3,000 elementary school students per year through the science of sound. The raffle will also support the Foundation’s newest project, the Moogseum, an immersive, experiential facility that brings Bob Moog’s legacy and the science of sound and synthesis alive for people of all ages. The newly opened Moogseum is  located in downtown Asheville, NC. 

“When the Memorymoog Plus was released with MIDI capability, a sequencer, and the capability to hold 100 patches in its memory bank, I knew I had to have one in our touring rig.” commented Matt Fink, keyboardist for The Revolution. “I have so many fond memories of using this Memorymoog on tour, and of the tours themselves. I’ve loved Moog synthesizers since I bought my first Minimoog at the ages of 18  in 1976. It’s gratifying to see this Memorymoog get new life through this raffle benefiting the excellent projects of the Bob Moog Foundation.” 

Purchase your tickets HERE

The featured Memorymoog Plus was built at Moog Music’s Buffalo, NY factory, and has been fully restored by lauded synthesizer technician Wes Taggart. It is in excellent technical condition. It’s physical condition is generally excellent, but the Memorymoog Plus does have flaws consistent with vintage instruments and consistent with touring, which remain to retain the unique provenance of the synthesizer.

Particular to this instrument, the wooden end caps have been painted black to blend into the rest of Dr. Fink’s stage rig during the tours, and there are three modifications in the back of the synthesizer, including an output port allowing Fink to use the Memorymoog as a trigger for an early Linn drum, which is located in the second “o” in Memorymoog, and a strip of velcro inbetween the “m” and “o” in Memorymoog, which was used to attach a small light to illuminate the control panel on stage.

The end caps of Dr. Fink’s Memorymoog Plus have been painted black to blend in with the other keyboards on stage. We have chosen not to restore them to their original wood in an effort to retain the unique provenance of this instrument.
The end caps of the Memorymoog Plus have been painted black to blend in with the other keyboards on stage. We have chosen not to restore them to their original wood in an effort to retain the unique provenance of this instrument.
The minor flaws on the body of Dr. Fink’s Memorymoog Plus are consistent with its age, and with its years of touring. We intentionally chose not to restore these flaws in an effort to retain the unique provenance of this instrument.

The fully restored Memorymoog Plus, serial number 3527, has an estimated value of $8,000- $10,000. Given its provenance, it is truly priceless. It combines six voice polyphony to create a unique polysynth with three voltage controlled, articulated oscillators. Each voice has its own 24dB voltage controlled filter. It is often referred to architecturally as six Minimoogs, and is renowned for its rich sound. The Plus features a MIDI interface, making it among the very first electronic instruments to include a MIDI implementation, and a polyphonic and monophonic sequencer. 

“The Bob Moog Foundation makes every effort to offer something very special for our supporters with each raffle,” remarked Michelle Moog-Koussa, executive director of the Bob Moog Foundation. “This one-of-a-kind Memorymoog Plus is no exception. We are honored and excited to offer this rare piece of musical history, and we are grateful to Reverb.com, Wes Taggart, and Matt Fink for making it possible.” 

Enter to Win the Raffle HERE

17 Responses to “Announcing Our Fall 2019 Raffle for Vintage Memorymoog Plus Signed and Played by Dr. Fink of The Revolution”

  1. Ivy Told a Secret

    Beautiful instrument, good luck with your worthy cause

  2. Teresa Wright

    Talking about INSPIRATION! If Dr. Fink created on this, worked his magic on this, made sounds on this, used it as a production tool, what more can I say! That is all it takes to make this Moog Magical! Love it! and would love to enter this raffle. Thank you for posting this! I was at the Purple Rain concert Birmingham, Al in 1984. I was a hardcore fan then and I still am today! The short video cut posted by the Revolution on Instagram was unreal. Let’s Go Crazy was a perfect song for the game!!

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  4. erik

    Please please please, growing my studio slowly and trying to finish up and album and this would be incredible to add some extra magic sparkle to the tunes!!

  5. ELS

    Since when was there a tour named for Around The World In A Day? And the “Parade Tour” was actually the Hit n’ Run Tour.

  6. Peter Abbott

    Classic synth classic band together achieves great things throughout the years making moves in the industry.
    Omatix_music

  7. Teresa wright

    What an honor to be in the running to win this sheer piece of working art of which I promise to be played on my next creation and recorded for tv and film placements! I love the Doctor 4 ever! Teresa

  8. Michael Kugel

    Love moog!

  9. Asa Smith

    I love music. I love making music.

  10. Erik Augis

    Big Moog fan and Big Prince fan !

  11. Glen Bolsius

    Bob Moog influenced generations and more. Thank you Bob!

  12. Wm Burton

    I could really use that..

  13. jun fukuba

    I wan’t this!!!!

  14. JB Sapienza

    Well yes, I would like one please.

  15. Andre cage

    Just wondering who won the dr fink moog?Thanks, I dreamed I won not.

  16. Michelle Moog-Koussa

    Ryan Pack of Orange, CA won the Memorymoog!

  17. Michelle Moog-Koussa

    Our tour information comes from Matt Fink himself, and was approved by Paisley Park.

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