Ever since I got the Moog Subphatty (I know, that name has got to go! Thank goodness they're fazing it out on the new Sub37), I haven't quite been able to get to sound I wanted. It just sounded too Moogy or something. I know I know, it is a Moog synthesizer, of course it's going to sound like a Moog. But I've owned or possessed a few Moogs in the past (Prodigy, Rogue, Opus 3, Mini-Model D) and I was always able to get the clear tone I was looking for.
This new Synthesizer has that "Multidrive" so you can sort of over drive your sound after the filter -- definitely not something I'm interested in so I've always kept that firmly turned off. But what I didn't realize was that the Oscillators would overdrive before hitting the filter if you turned them up past ten! I'd just assumed that you should always have your Oscillators cranked to get the cleanest signal. But if you turn these guys up past ten, they distort, so your saw tooth or triangle waveforms all end up becoming square waves essentially.
So, I've finally discovered how to get the clear, floating, other-worldly tones of my dreams on this synthesizer. My mind is still growing! And so is yours!