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11Aug/150

Moog Liberation

"Moog LiberationVintage Analog Strap-on Keytar SYNTHESIZER. Black with power Interface and long power cable. I am Original Owner. Has been serviced. In good used condition. every key and function works. Black sticky foam was cleaned out 20 years ago.Ribbon control works fine. No Noisy pots, sliders are good. Long power cord has been service no shorts. This Sythn is a player. Cosmetically the original paint has started chipping from being played on a stand. Many fond memories. Comes with anvil case. The foam and lining need to be replaced." eBay Link

13May/150

Moog Liberation

"Serial #3240

This is a totally rad, vintage, non-digial musical instrument - and it's in rare RED!

Great funky sounds a la Herbie Hancock, among many others.

It is a 2 VCO synth that also has a polyphonic setting treating it like an organ.

Features LFO with three selectable waves, aftertouch, that classic/famous Moog filter, filter and amp envelopes (Attack, decay/release, sustain)

This Moog Liberation synthesizer is in great condition for its age. Normal wear for being so old - but no major damage.

All functions and keys seem to respond but this synth may need a cleaning because the sliders and switches have a bit of noise when selecting and changing them. The ribbon controller, switches and wheels on the handle all function too.

Includes:

-Power supply/ interface box

-Cable that connects the keyboard to the power supply/interface box.

-Case

-Shoulder strap

Please ask questions before placing your bid for this item is SOLD AS IS" eBay Link

15Apr/150

Moog Liberation

"The keytar to end all keytars. The Moog Liberation is a dual oscillator mono-phonic synth closely identifiable to the Moog Prodigy. Has almost the same controls with Ring Mod, Noise, and polysynth in the mixer section. This is a rare white painted one and comes with all the hookups. The brain and the cable is included. There are a few things are are not fully operational on the synth; the force control and filter control on the neck are not working properly, but other than that it is fully operational." eBay Link

14Nov/140

Moog Liberation

"first let me say these are not our area of expertise - we tested unit as best we could and all functions seem to work however all controls will need pro cleaned as some are scratchy while adjusting - there is wear to the body and either tape residue around the edges(where padding had been installed??) or it is flaking of the clear coat, looks like old glue residue but not certain - case is intact and functional but the divider panel for the power supply is damaged - unit is being sold as is needing a pro service and cleaning before use" eBay Link

9Jul/140

Moog Liberation

"This listing is for a Vintage-Used Moog Liberation Keytar Synthesizer that is being sold AS-IS for Parts or Repair. This is a $1 No Reserve Auction and this listing is only for the Moog Liberation Keytar Synthesizer and I do not have the power cable for this or the external "Brain" Console. .The Moog Liberation Synthesizer Keytar was released in 1980 and this is an older vintage unit and not one the newer re-issues. I am not sure exactly when this was made. Needless to say I have Not Tested this unit and have no idea if it works. Without the power cable I can't even turn it on. The Keytar is also is very rough used condition. As best I can tell all the knobs, switches and sliders are intact on the unit. The unit has major significant paint chipping on the unit and every time I move it more black paint chips off." eBay Link

27Jun/140

Moog Liberation

"Fully functional, complete with cable and aftermarket interface/power module. The power module was professionally made, and has an added feature to include a CV gate trigger as well as the basic Moog S-trigger. This means you can also use this keytar to play ANY CV analog synth, not just Moog. The keytar plays perfectly and in tune, everything works including aftertouch, just has cosmetic wear otherwise no issues. The power module only acts as an interface, it does not generate any sound, so the output is 100% Moog. " eBay Link

1Jun/140

Moog Liberation

" Vintage White Moog Liberation Keytar with external synthesizer interface / power supply.
Limited fading of the color as the picture shows, but still works like new... as any well taken care of Moog should!!
Includes manufacturer cable to connect between the keytar and external synth." eBay Link

30May/140

Moog Liberation

"Moog Liberation – vintage analog synthesizer, complete, functionally

condition: great to excellent for age (and it's RED!)

Sorry, I can't ship this AT ALL - LOCAL PICK UP ONLY

The Liberation is virtually identical to the Moog Prodigy, and includes all the same waveforms and functions PLUS a 44 note keyboard, ring mod, polyphonic mode, noise, and auto-triggering S&H. The oscillator synch works fine and the Moog filter sounds great. The modulation switches and wheels on the neck work for volume, filter, glide, etc.

I would describe it as functionally excellent with all keys playing in tune and triggering as they should. It's been in storage for several years and I was initially going to retrofit this to be a stage ready midi controller for various other sound sources, which I never got around to, so its essentially being sitting in my studio ready to go since I bought it on Ebay approximately 6 years ago! Cosmetically it has a few decals on the back and usual scratches one would expect from a synth this age.

This is a complete setup, including the power supply interface module (not pictured). Ready to play and needs nothing.

The neck was purposely designed with the correct offset for it to fit in almost any keyboard stand, so aside from playing it as a keytar it’s also an easy way to add a 44 note CV / trigger keyboard to your rig!" eBay Link

7May/140

Moog Liberation

"Moog Liberation – vintage analog synthesizer, complete, functionally "great to excellent"

The Liberation is virtually identical to the Moog Prodigy, and includes all the same waveforms and functions PLUS a 44 note keyboard, ring mod, polyphonic mode, noise, and auto-triggering S&H. The oscillator synch works fine and the Moog filter sounds great. The modulation switches and wheels on the neck work for volume, filter, glide, etc. The pressure sensor does not work, therefore the wheel for pressure sensitivity doesn’t do anything; turning on the pressure sensor simply turns on the selected function 100%, which is musically useful so not a problem. This is still completely usable, you just can’t get the “expressiveness”, and I think it’s an easy fix. Other than this I would describe it as functionally excellent with all keys playing in tune and triggering as they should.

This is a complete setup, including the power supply interface module and the extra-long cable. Ready to play and needs nothing.

The neck was purposely designed with the correct offset for it to fit in almost any keyboard stand, so aside from playing it as a keytar it’s also an easy way to add a 44 note CV/trigger keyboard to your rig!

Cosmetically it’s very nice but vintage; the white finish has crazing, small chips, and imperfections as shown in the photos, but overall this Liberation shows very nice for a vintage keytar. No cracks, no damage, the keys are all perfectly straight, smooth and perfectly functioning. No signs of it ever being dropped, abused, no key misalignment, etc. The sliders and knobs all move smoothly and work fine, but they could use a cleaning because when you look inside each slider you can see some some dirt and debris. This doesn’t affect the function at all, but it’s something I would do if I were keeping it.

This one is interesting and different from most other Liberations that I’ve seen because it has the following FACTORY installed differences: a pitch bend wheel instead of a ribbon controller (I prefer the wheel over a ribbon); an extra ON/OFF switch on the neck to for sending CV/trigger to an external synthesizer (this is slick if you’re using this to control other gear on stage); there are two 1/4'’ inputs on side of the synth. These outputs are not standard and I don’t see them on most Liberations on the internet, but I believe they are a factory mod. I believe they’re inputs to modulate volume and filter using a foot pedal controller. I wasn’t able to fully test them because I don’t have the correct pedals – probably needs either a variable resistance pedal, or possibly a variable voltage pedal (like a Moog 1120 pedal). An ordinary on/off pedal does cause changes – it worked to switch the volume on/off from one of the ports, so I believe that input controls the volume and the other one controls the filter. " eBay Link

10Feb/140

Moog Liberation

" Here is a Moog Liberation in great working and fair cosmetic condition.
The power supply/interface is not not original but is an exact clone of the original. So it is a new power supply, which is a good thing! The only difference is that a v-trig gate has been added as well as the s-trig.
All the sliders and switches on the Keytar have recently been replaced. All slider knobs in tact. All functions work well.
Comes with cable to attach Keytar to power supply rack." eBay Link

3Feb/140

Moog Liberation

" I am the original owner of this beauty. I purchased Brand new in probably about 1982 and used it for some minor gigging, but mostly I used it in my song writing and recording. So it never was exposed to heavy traveling and abuse. It does have a couple of broken sliders which still work fine it's just that the little plastic sliders broke. I still have the pieces along with the little caps, and they could probably glued but I never had the desire to open up the chassis and do that since the sliders still work fine. You'll see what I'm talking about in the Contour Generator section. It's the Loudness - ATTACK & SUSTAIN sliders. They have red caps and those pieces are pushed into the the foam of the flight case. And also in the Mixer section it is missing the little green cap on the NOISE slider, which got lost along the way. Again it works completely fine without that little cap. You'll see all this in the pictures." eBay Link

12Dec/130

Moog Liberation

" Bought a few months ago from American Musical Supply. Hoped to use it on a gig but the gig has passed and I didn't get booked.

Comes with a hard shell SKB case. The synth has never left the house.

Comes with strap, power supply, keytar, case. Manual is available online.

Excellent shape." eBay Link

8Nov/130

Moog Liberation Keytar

"Up for auction is this awesome MOOG LIBERATION Synthesizer Keytar. This of course where the keytar instrument started. It is a legendary vintage Analog Monophonic Synthesizer. Made in the USA in the 1970's.

INCLUDED IS THE ORIGINAL CONTROL MODULE, CORD, AND HARD SHELL CASE.

THIS INSTRUMENT IS BEING SOLD AS IS AS A PROJECT DUE TO ITS AGE AND HEAVY USE. ALTHOUGH FUNCTIONAL, IT DEFINITELY NEEDS WORK IF YOU INTEND TO USE IT ON A REGULAR BASIS.

This one is in heavily used condition - rough and tumble, dragged around to many gigs, and has been rode hard and put up wet. It has scratches, dings, dents, cracked at the neck once but very solidly repaired, one key is currently broken off but present, and most other forms of evidence of use. Lots of use and mojo.

With all that being said, it has no major deal-breaking functional issues. Luckily it has been well-stored & protected.

Plenty of things could use repair or restoration.

It does have some typical scratchiness in the pots and a few of the sliders. Nothing completely disfunctional. The volume wheel potentiometer on the neck is very scratchy, but settles into some clean spots OK. I think this synth suffers from not being used much for many years. Needs to be played. And restored.

The broken key (with blue tape holding it on in the photos) luckily was a clean break. I think a quality 2-part epoxy will do a solid repair if done properly and not abused afterward. If you do a full restoration to prepare it for regular use, then i'm pretty sure a proper replacement can be found....

The cord between the keytar and control module sounds scratchy at the connectors at both ends. Still fine if you have the keytar sitting on a keyboard stand and not moving it aound alot.

A nice bit of history: We sold this one at our store about 20 years ago and it was in this basic condition at that time.

The tone is strong and full, with good definition and a unique character. If you a looking at this auction, you probably know what’s up with these synths – high-end quality and don’t sound like any others in your collection. " eBay Link

4Nov/130

Moog Liberation

" Its in great shape. Used only for session work." eBay Link

11Oct/130

Moog Liberation

"Unit shows signs of wear, but does not affect the operation...All functions seem to work properly, however, as with all vintage items it is being sold as is" eBay Link

29Sep/130

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24Sep/130

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23Sep/130

Moog Liberation

"1980,s Moog Liberation KEYTAR

Classic 1980 Keytar with that Phat sound.

Unit has been checked passively with a DVOM and seems to be electrically sound . (no breaks in boards or circuits )

That being said I cannot guarantee anything as I have no power supply or cable with which to test the unit.

I also have no cables or Case the unit is sold as is for parts or repair and what you see is what you get.

It appears to have been repainted in black .

the unit seems to be all there all switches and buttons seem to operate as expected ." eBay Link

14Aug/130

Moog Liberation Project Machine

"This rare and cool item from Moog was manufactured in the early 80's and was one of the first Keytars to be introduced. This item does power up but does not function as it is intended. It includes the power supply and original case, although the case is in fairly poor condition.

The item has only been evaluated to the extent that it powers up and is being sold as is - returns will be accepted but buyer is responsible for return shipping and will not be reimbursed for original shipping costs." eBay Link

6Aug/130

Moog Liberation

"Up for grabs here is a (1) Moog Liberation Keyboard in excellent cosmetic and working condition! This was the first original keytar type of keyboard. It has that classic Moog analog sound and it works perfectly. The power supply and cable from the power supply to keyboard are included. The hardshell case is also included. The case is a little rough with only 2 of the 4 latches working properly. There is also a copy of the schematics for the keyboard that will be included in the case." eBya Link