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Moog Music MF-102 Moogerfooger Ring Modulator Pedal

Get three modular effects in one pedal, including a ring modulator, a voltage-controlled carrier oscillator, and a voltage-controlled dual-waveform LFO. (33) Read 4 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

The moogerfooger Ring Modulator multiplies an audio input and a carrier oscillator to produce sum and difference frequencies. The unit has a wide-range carrier oscillator (2 Hz to 4 kHz in 2 ranges) and a dual-waveform LFO (0.1 Hz to 25 Hz, sine and square waveforms). The control parameters are signal mix, carrier frequency, LFO rate, and LFO amount, all of which may be voltage-controlled as well as panel-knob-controlled. Panel switches select carrier oscillator range and LFO waveform. Moog provides 1/4 in. TRS jacks for pedal/control inputs, auxiliary audio input, and LFO and carrier oscillator outputs.

Front Panel Features:

- Frequency rotary control, which varies the carrier frequency over a 6-octave range
- Rate rotary control, which varies the LFO's frequency from 0.1 Hz to 25 Hz.
- LFO Amount rotary control, which adjusts the amount that the LFO output sweeps the carrier oscillator
- Mix rotary control, which crossfades continuously from unmodulated to modulated audio
- Drive rotary control, which adjusts the gain of the audio input
- Square-Sine rocker switch, which chooses the LFO waveform
- Lo-Hi rocker switch, which chooses between the low frequency carrier range (2 Hz to 130 Hz) and the high frequency carrier range (60 Hz to 4,000 Hz)
- Level, a 3-color LED that is used to set the Drive control
- LFO, a LED that indicates the LFO rate
- Bypass, a 2-color indicator LED that tells whether the filter is on or bypassed
- On/Bypass, a rugged, smooth-acting 'stomp switch'

Jack Panel Features:

- Audio In 1/4 in. phone jack: accepts any instrument-level or line-level audio signal from -16 dBm to +4 dbm
- Audio Out 1/4 in. phone jack: -4 dBm nominal output level
- Frequency, Rate, LFO Amount, Mix, all of which are stereo 1/4 in. jacks that accept moogerfooger EP1 (or equivalent) expression pedals, or control voltages from 2-circuit or 3-circuit 1/4 in. jacks.
- Aux Audio In: provides a means of applying an external signal to the ring mdulator, in place of the carrier oscillator
- LFO Out jack: delivers the LFO voltage for use by other voltage-controlled devices.
- Carrier Out jack: delivers the carrier signal for use by other devices
- +9V Power Input jack: accepts standard 9 volt power adapters (power adapter included)

About Moog Music

Moog Music is an Asheville, NC based company bearing the name of owner and Chief Technical Officer, Robert Moog. The current incarnation of Moog Music started as Big Briar, the company founded by Dr. Moog in 1978. Big Briar became Moog Music in 2002 after Dr. Moog reacquired the Moog Music trademark. The name reflects the legacy of Dr. Moog and his many years designing synthesizers, theremins, and other electronic music products. Moog Music will continue to support products with the Big Briar moniker.

Moog Music is a company made up of musicians, business professionals, and technicians who work together to bring you some of the finest electronic music gear on today's market. Moog draws on a long tradition of analog design to build instruments with great sound, musician-friendly user interfaces, and rugged, good-looking classic-style enclosures. Current product lines include Etherwave and Ethervox theremins, Moogerfooger Analog Effects, and Minimoog Voyager Analog Synthesizers. All Moog Music products carry a full one-year warranty against faulty parts or workmanship, in the absence of obvious neglect or abuse. Take care of them, and they'll take care of you!

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Moog Music products.
- Case: Black panel with hardwood sides - classic analog appearance.
- Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 2-1/2 in.
- Net Weight: 2 lbs.
- Shipping Weight: 4 lbs., including power adapter and instruction manual
- Power Requirements: 105-125 volt, 5W
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 4 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 14 x 7 x 5 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 828-251-0090
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful. "Moogerfooger Ring Modulator: best thing ever, or something..."
Sound: If you know what a ring modulator does, you won't be disappointed. Moog's attention to detail is just beautiful. And the LFO (what i mainly use the pedal for) is one of the best-sounding effects ever. Feature: As with all of the Moogerfooger pedals, the inclusion of modular jacks take it beyond a mere pedal. It's very powerful this way. And while expression pedals are extra, you can get them and are able to control each knob with your foot, which is very nice. But the fact that you can treat a group of pedals as modular components, possible to connect together in a number of ways as opposed to merely a series of individual stompboxes is revolutionary. It gives the guitar (or whatever you run through them) the power of a modular synthesizer. It's not merely an effect that does one thing. You can actually use your imagination and take its functions to completely new levels. Quality: This is a quality piece of machinery. Once again, following the fine tradition of Moog products. It's sturdy, they use quality components. Many of Bob Moog's original modular synths function to this day. It's due to the same quality and care as he's always put into his products. I know I'm sounding like a commercial, but this is really well-made gear. Value: Okay, I almost put a lower score on this one because it is really expensive. But I still must give it a 10 because it is worth every penny. It's expensive, but there's a reason. The quality in sound and in the way it's built is unmatched! Not to mention the modular expressiveness that these pedals have not found from other companies. So the price is high, but so is the value. This is really the top of the line. Manufacturer Support: Perhaps the fact that I haven't had the need for support or service says something. I'm pretty sure they have good customer support, but I'm not the one you should really listen to on that since I don't really know myself. The Wow Factor: If you've heard this you'd know it's one of the coolest sounding things ever! On the issue of "color" and all that, i don't really think that's much of an issue, but I'll address it anyway. I love the way these pedals look. They have that Moog look, which is nice. But if you've read the rest of what I wrote, I think I've covered most of the whole "I Want It" issue. Everything about it is sheer genius. Overall: This is not something I could replace. You CAN'T replace this. Nothing out there comes close to being like this. As well as the other 2 Moogerfooger pedals I have. They're not just individual pedals, but a system.
Style of Music: indie rock/art punk/post punk
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Sound: The sound quality on this unit is excellent. You won't believe it's coming from your amp. It sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie at times. Crystal clear. This unit is great for making insane sounds, but it can also be used as a great tremolo unit. Feature: This is loaded with features. It has a LFO (Low Frequency Oscillator) and Ring Modulator together. It also has jacks for the Moog expression pedal for each dial on the unit. You can also input your own Carrier Signal into the unit if you don't want to use the built in LFO. Quality: The unit seems like it should last long, as long as it's not banged around. The side panels are wood, but the bottum is a kind of thin sheet of aluminum or steel. Just don't drop it a bunch and it should stand up fairly well. The footswitch seems to be pretty sturdy. Value: This pedal can create an array of sound unlike anything I've ever heard. If you're interested in experimental sounds, this pedal could be of great value. The Wow Factor: It's a Moog, what else is there to say? The name speaks for itself as far as desirability. Overall: There are a few other Ring Modulators on the market, but none of the compare to this. Don't make a decision until you've heard/tried this one out. It's worth the extra money.
Style of Music: hard rock, electronic rock
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