Moog Moogerfooger MF-103 Phaser
The MF-103 12 Stage Phaser is all-analog, Bob Moog-designed. A phaser is a type of comb filter, so-called because its frequency response has several dips and peaks, like the teeth of a comb. As the phaser response sweeps back and forth across the frequency spectrum, the harmonics of the audio input signal are alternately increased and decreased. This produces the classic phaser "whooshing" sound. Each of the four performance parameters may be controlled smoothly and continuously by panel knob, expression pedal, or external control voltage. Audio input and output signals may be set to any instrument or line level.
Housed in a rugged steel and hardwood enclosure, the MF-102, like other Moogerfooger instruments, has the classic good looks, versatility, and high sound quality of the well-known vintage Moog synthesizers.
- Audio In: 1/4" phone jack - accepts any instrument-level or line-level audio signal from -16 dBm to +4 dbm. . Input impedance is one megohm.
- Audio Out: 1/4" phone jack -4 dBm nominal output level. Output impedance is 5,000 ohms.
- Aux Out: 1/4" phone jack - -4 dBm nominal output level. +8 dBm absolute maximum output level. Output impedance is 5,000 ohms.
- Rate: 1/4" TRS- accepts Moogerfooger or equivalent expression pedals or CV.
- Amount: 1/4" TRS- accepts Moogerfooger or equivalent expression pedals or CV.
- Sweep: 1/4" TRS- accepts Moogerfooger or equivalent expression pedals or CV.
- Resonance: 1/4" TRS- accepts Moogerfooger or equivalent expression pedals or CV.
- Sweep In: provides a means of applying an external +/- 2.5 volt control signal to the second 6-section phasing circuit, in place of the LFO. Input impedance is 50,000 ohms.
- LFO Out: 1/4" phone jack - delivers the LFO
- Rate: rotary control, which varies LFOs frequency over a 250:1 range.
- Amount: rotary control, which adjusts the amount by which the LFO output varies the phaser sweep.
- Sweep: rotary control, which moves the phaser frequency response over a six-octave range.
- Resonance: rotary control, which adjusts the height and sharpness of the peaks of the phaser frequency response.
- Drive: rotary control, which adjusts the gain of the audio input.
- Output Level: rotary control, which balances the phaser signals with the bypassed signal.
- Lo-Hi: rocker switch, which chooses between the low LFO range (0.01 Hz to 2.5 Hz) and the high LFO range (1.0 Hz to 250 Hz).
- Level: a three-color LED that is used to set the drive control.
- LFO, a LED that indicates the LFO rate.
- Bypass: a two-color LED that tells whether the ring modulator is on or bypassed.
- On Bypass: a rugged, smooth-acting 'stomp switch.'
The MF-103 produces two comb-filter responses. They are called 6-Stage and 12-Stage, because of the number of phase-shifting circuits that are used internally. The 6-Stage mode has three dips in its frequency response, while the 12-Stage mode has six dips. These two modes have distinctly different sound qualities. In addition, the MF-103 features a variable feedback circuit which increases the resonance, or 'depth' of the phaser sound.
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