Trent P. McDonald – Realistic MG-1 / Modular Test

Published on Apr 25, 2016 Trent P. McDonald

“My first synthesizer was a Realistic MG-1. Yes, Radio Shack, but also Moog! In the last couple of weeks I’ve been using it with my (mostly dotcom) modular. In this little test I used the sounds Oscillators and Noise source from the MG-1 through the filters, envelopes, etc of the modular. Very simple patches to sound kind of like a mini and very

MOOG Realistic Concertmate MG-1 SN 16 375

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J.S.Bach – Little Fugue in G minor – Played on a Realistic MG-1 by Moog Music

Published on Mar 24, 2019 MrCaliforniaD

“The MG-1 was built by Moog for Realistic (Radio Shack), and was designed specifically for the home market. Very basic and easy to use, this is a nice cheap way to get your hands on Moog sounds!

The MG-1 is a 2-VCO monophonic/polyphonic analog synth with a genuine 24dB/oct Moog filter, however the overall sound is thin. On the MG-1, the VCOs are referred

Realistic concertmate MG 1

Published on Mar 3, 2019 ikworgek

“Realistic concertmate MG-1 (Moog) demo track.
all sounds from the MG-1.
some reverb and delay.

Realistic Concertmate 200 (AKA Casio VL-Tone)

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“Lovely little Radio Shack rebadging of the Casio VL-Tone with programmable ADSR synth mode.

Works great. Pretty good condition for its age. Battery compartment clean as shown. Includes original soft case.

PDF’s of VL-1 manual are free online including pages on ADSR info and resetting after adding new batteries.

After adding new batteries change mode to Cal then


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Realistic version of the Casio SK-5? this is the first one (Realistic branded) to be featured on the site.

Moog Concertmate MG-1

via this auction, also on Reverb.

“1982 Realistic Concertmate MG-1 analog synthesizer. This synth was manufactured by Moog Music and sold at Radio Shack in the early 80s and is one of the coolest little synths I’ve had on my bench. Not only does it have that classic Moog dual-oscillator monosynth sound, but there is also a nifty polyphonic function consisting of a divide down circuit letting

Depeche Mode – NEW LIFE – Played on Realistic Moog MG-1 Synth

Published on Jan 10, 2019 peahix

Peahix is one of my synth heroes. His creations never cease to amaze me. He also runs

“I resurrected an old Cubase file I created originally to record a version of this track for my Yamaha CS01II synth, in order to test out this Moog MG-1 I picked up for $100 at a garage sale. All the sounds (drums too) were generated by the MG-1. I didn’t spend

Moog Realistic Concertmate MG-1 with Custom Case

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“Realistic Concertmate MG-1 Analog Synthesizer, manufactured by Moog in the early 1980s. This one – gently used – is in excellent condition. It still has the headphone jack protective cap! Also, this MG-1 comes with a few extras…


A custom-made, incredibly rugged carrying case. I was hired to record drums (my main ax) on a few songs, written by a fairly

MOOG Music Realistic Concertmate MG-1 SN 15 242 w/ Original Box

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“MOOG Music Realistic Concertmate MG-1 Professional Synthesizer. In Excellent condition. In original box. Aux cables included.”