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Manuals

Moog Sonic Six Synthesizer

  • The Moog Sonic Six Operation Manual 1972

    • Courtesy Brian Kehew - In Remembrance of David Van Koevering
      • by Thomas L. Rhea PhD, for Moog Music Inc.​

  • Meet Moog And Make Music: 8 simple lessons to help you learn to play the Moog Sonic Six

  • electronic synthesizer 1972

    • Courtesy Brian Kehew - In Remembrance of David Van Koevering

      • by Thomas L. Rhea PhD, for Moog Music Inc.

 

  • Response to comments made regarding development of the Moog Sonic Six and Minimoog by Gordon Reid

  • in his article "Moog Sonic 6 - Analogue Synthesizer (Retrozone)" in Sound on Sound  Magazine March 2002

    • by Jim Scott and Tom Rhea (2023)

  • A Remembrance of David and Becky Van Koevering 2022

  • David Van Koevering's Parents - Bob Moog and David Van Koevering - Les Trubey & David Van Koevering

  • giving clinic - Rick Powell, David Luce, Tom Rhea, and David Van Koevering boating on Tampa Bay, Florida

  • U. S. Patent 5,908,997 (1999)

    • Remembrance by Tom Rhea​

Moog Minimoog Model D Synthesizer

  • Moog Minimoog Model D Operation Manual 1974

    • by Thomas L. Rhea PhD, for Moog Music Inc.​

  • Moog Minimoog Sound Charts 1974

    • by Tom Rhea, for Moog Music Inc.​

  • Moog Minimoog Ad Concepts ca. 1975-1976

    • by Tom Rhea, for Moog Music Inc.​

  • Response to comments made regarding development of the Moog Sonic Six and Minimoog by Gordon Reid

  • in his article "Moog Sonic 6 - Analogue Synthesizer (Retrozone)" in Sound on Sound  Magazine March 2002

    • by Jim Scott and Tom Rhea (2023)

Moog Synthesizer Accessory Operation Manual

  • Moog Synthesizer Accessory Operation Manual 1974

    • by Tom Rhea, for Moog Music Inc.​

  • Synthesizer Accessories - Engineer Perspective - ca.1975

    • by Jim Scott, for Moog Music Inc.​

Moog Micromoog Synthesizer

  • Moog Micromoog Operation Manual 1976

    • by Tom Rhea, for Moog Music Inc.

Moog Multimoog Synthesizer

  • Moog Multimoog Operation Manual 1978

  • Courtesy Michelle Moog-Koussa, Bob Moog Foundation 

    • by Tom Rhea, for Norlin Music Inc.

Moog Prodigy Synthesizer

  • Moog Prodigy Owner's Manual 1979

    • by Tom Rhea, for Moog Music Inc.​

  • Moog Prodigy Multilingual Edition Owner's Manual 1981

    • by Tom Rhea, for Moog Music Inc.​

    • Thanks to Dirk Matten, Hajo Wiechers, and René Lefevre

Functional Design of Synthesizers

Development of the Moog Micromoog 1973-1975:

  • Jim Scott's Schematics for the Prototype Micromoog - Dec 1973 & 1974

  • Jim Scott, Instrument Designer - Development of the Micromoog

    • Audio interview with Tom Rhea - 21 October 2022 (excerpt) - 04'25"

  • Jim Scott - Photos of Scorched Micromoog First Prototype

    • Retrieved from David Van Koevering's home fire in Cleveland TN

  • Jim Scott, Designer - Photos with/of production Micromoog - 1975

  • Development of Micromoog Synthesizer - Memo - January 27, 1975

    • From Tom Rhea to Chuck Hendry, Chuck Schneider, and Jim Scott​

  • Norlin's Response to - T Rhea to C Hendry Memo - January 27, 1975

    • Tom's Micromoog sales and sojourns to Australia - 1974 and 1975

  • Micromoog vs ARP Axxe - Marketing Position Paper (Internal) - 1975

    • By Tom Rhea

  • The Micromoog Synthesizer: Electrical, Mechanical, and Musical Engineering

    • Marketing Position Paper (External) - 1975

      • By Thomas L. Rhea, PhD​

  • The Micromoog Synthesizer: Acetate Sound Charts Overlays  - 1975

    • S​hown against a jet black background similar to Micromoog front panel
      • By Tom Rhea

  • "Moog University" Moog Products Dealer Sales Training - Buffalo/Kenmore, NY area 

    • Micromoog Ribbon Technique - Tom Rhea, Clinician/Performer ca. 1979 - 01'58"

    Micromoog Ribbon Technique - Tom Rhea, Clinician/Performer ca. 1979 - 00'46"

  • "Moog University" Moog Products Dealer Sales Training - Buffalo/Kenmore, NY area 

    • Micromoog Keyboard Touch-Time Sensitivity Due To Inverted Filter Envelope

    • Micromoog Keyboard Technique - Tom Rhea, Clinician/Performer ca. 1979 - 01'30"

  • "Moog University" Moog Products Dealer Sales Training - Buffalo/Kenmore, NY area 

    • Micromoog Sample and Hold - Playing Keyboard/Routing/Release/etc. controls

    • Micromoog Sample and Hold - Tom Rhea, Clinician/Performer ca. 1979 - 01'14"

Development of the Moog Multimoog 1976-1977:

  • Micromoog Pro (Moog Multimoog) New Models Moog Memo 1976

    • by Tom Rhea, memo to Ed Sokolofski

  • Micromoog XL (Moog Multimoog) Prototype Design Memo 1977

    • by Tom Rhea, memo to Ed Sokolofski, et al

  • Multimoog Review - High Fidelity Magazine - July 1979

    • by Fred Miller

Development of the Moog Prodigy 1979:

  • Human Engineering the Synthesizer: A Real-World Example 1979

    • by Tom Rhea, Project Coordinator for Moog Prodigy

  • Photos -  Promotion Photos for Moog Prodigy

  • Photo - Tom Rhea creating the Prodigy Ad

  • Photo - The Prodigy Ad (first version), created by Tom Rhea

  • Tom Rhea Work Log - Prodigy development era

  • Photos - Prodigy Point Of Purchase overlays, created by Tom Rhea

Development of the Crumar Spirit 1981:

  • "Small Synth" Product Development for Crumar s.pa. Castelfidardo, Italy

    • Robert A. Moog, Project Coordinator/circuitry design

    • James Scott, Primary Circuit Designer/prototype construction

    • Tom Rhea, Functional Design Consultant/product definition

  • Tom Rhea memo 25 May 1981 re Crumar Spirit filter configuration

  • Tom Rhea early and final front panel layout facsimiles

  • Photos - Crumar Spirit Synthesizer - all angles

  • Product Retrospective in Sound on Sound  by Gordon Reid July 2001

  • Tom Rhea 2023 response to comments made regarding development of the Crumar Spirit by Gordon Reid in

  • his article "Moog Sonic 6 - Analogue Synthesizer (Retrozone)" in Sound on Sound  Magazine March 2002

Crumar Synthesizers

  • Crumar Stratus Owner's Manual 1982

    • by Tom Rhea, for Crumar s.p.a.

  • Crumar Spirit (Original) Owner's Manual  ca.1983

    • by Tom Rhea, for Crumar s.p.a.

Steiner

  • EVI (Electronic Valve Instrument) Owner's Manual 1980

    • by Tom Rhea, for Music Technology Inc.

  • Masters Touch Owner's Manual 1980

    • by Tom Rhea, for Music Technology Inc.

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