A monophonic analog synthesizer
with a 37-note keyboard
Designed and manufactured by Thomas Organ Company
, in production between 1974
. Also known as the Model 5330
The Satellite is said to be Moog's response to the ARP Pro-Soloist, and it is very similar to the MinitMoog.
2 VCOs are included. VCO1 features pulse and sawtooth waveforms while VCO2 is a saw-only oscillator.* The filter is a 2-pole (12dB/octave) resonant low-pass VCF with an AD envelope generator. A single LFO with triangle and square modes is available, and there is a CV/gate interface for external sync.
The user doesn't get much out of these features, since the Satellite offers no programmability and only 12 preset instruments. The few editable parameters include modulation, pitch bend and filter cut-off.
* Some sources claim there is only one VCO, but the people saying otherwise are more reliable. If you have 100% certain information on this detail, /msg me.
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