Moog White Sound Source


This synthesizer component was made by R.A. Moog Company in Trumansburg, New York in 1967. It is a white sound source model 903, serial no. 1014. This unit includes one connection output jack.

This white sound source is part of a set of Moog components:

electronic keyboard, model 950 (cat. #1987.0123.04)
linear ribbon controller, model 955, serial no. 1010 (cat. #1987.0123.05)

(components in the right side unit):

fixed filter bank , model 907, serial no. 1008 (cat. #1987.0123.06)
voltage controlled amplifier, model 902, serial no. 1038 (cat. #1987.0123.19)
voltage controlled amplifier, model 902, serial no. 1115 (cat. #1987.0123.20)
envelope generator, model 911, serial no. 1037 (cat. #1987.0123.21)
envelope generator, model 911, serial no. 1036 (cat. #1987.0123.22)
white sound source, model 903, serial no. 1014 (cat. #1987.0123.07)
envelope follower, model 912, serial no. 1058 (cat. #1987.0123.08)
four channel mixer, model 984, serial no. 1006 (cat. #1987.0123.09)
electrical supply panel, model 910, serial no. 1016 (cat. #1987.0123.10)

(components in the left side unit):

voltage controlled high pass filter, model 904-B, serial no. 1017 (cat. #1987.0123.14)
coupler, model 904-C, serial no. 1013 (cat. #1987.0123.15)
voltage controlled low pass filter, model 904-A, serial no. 1019 (cat. #1987.0123.13)
reverberation unit, model 1009, serial no. 1009 (cat. #1987.0123.12)
voltage controlled oscillator, model 901, serial no. 1017 (cat. #1987.0123.16)
output stage, model 901-C, serial no. 1005 (cat. #1987.0123.17)
oscillator controller, model 901-A, serial no. 1017 (cat. #1987.0123.11)
oscillator, model 901-B, serial no. 1052 (cat. #1987.0123.25)
oscillator, model 901-B, serial no. 1053 (cat. #1987.0123.24)
oscillator, model 901-B, serial no. 1054 (cat. #1987.0123.23)
major control panel (cat. #1987.0123.18)

This Moog was previously owned and used by German-American composer Gershon Kingsley, who made several commercial recordings on the instrument. He composed the 1969 hit “Popcorn” on this Moog. Kingsley also played this instrument in several concerts in the United States and Europe.

Date Made: 1967

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, Trumansburg

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Credit Line: Gift of Ronald L. Clairmont

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1987.0123.07Accession Number: 1987.0123Catalog Number: 1987.0123.07Model Number: 903Serial Number: 1014

Object Name: synthesizer component

Physical Description: metal (overall material)plastic (overall material)wood (overall material)Measurements: overall: 24 7/8 in x 18 1/2 in x 10 1/2 in; 63.1825 cm x 46.99 cm x 26.67 cm


Record Id: nmah_609203

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