- Glide function with Low Priority system, as the Mini does not retrigger the EG during Legato play.
EG decay switch with gate mode
ENVELOPE there are 2 EGs :
- EG1 VCF: 3-segments ADS + release*
- EG2 VCA: 3-segments ADS + release*
*Release can be added for both VCA and VCF simply pressing the apposite tab button, then release segment gets the same value as the decay one.
LFO VCO3 can act as a low modulator and modulates:
- VCO pitch
- VCF cutoff
The frequency rate is defined by the modulation wheel.
Note: switching VCO3 to LFO mode deactivates the VCF keytrack function.
FILTER resonant lowpass at -24 dB/ octave filter with cutoff Frequency and contour amount around the Q point for resonance emphasis.
Two other VCF functions:
- external process input
- key tracking with 2 modes
CV there are 3 inputs for external tension controls at 1V/Oct + 1 gate control:
CV VCA loudness
CV VCF filter
- CV VCO pitch
Gate system is a less-commond S-trig, a negative inverted switch trigger variant.
MOOG MODULARS -after all they are the spiritual fathers!
MINIMOOG VOYAGER- reissues from 2002 more flexible signal path, Midi, memory for patch and setup, very good filter but somehow the sound is not so close to the original probably for the new redrawn oscillators design, but the ladder filter seems to be raw power! not necessarily a bad point... but that' s a different synthesizer.
The voyager exists in dozen of limited editions, colors and wood quality.
STUDIO ELECTRONICS MIDIMINI - an original Minimoog in a rackmount box
plus some extra goodies made by Studio Electronics,
a company now producing analog rack synths.
MINIMOOG RME- rackmount edition of voayger
MINIMOOG VOYAGER XL - a kind of super voyager king size with patch controls
MINIMAX ASB (2006)- famous highquality digital clone
"Minimoog D is still a masterpiece of genius and not only a marketing product: a true musical instrument with a soul and a thundering fat sound never reached by any other monophonics. If you mean FAT sound ... you mean D "
"An electronic music synthesizer is a musical instrument whose circuitry can be interconnected and set up in a large variety of ways to produce a broad spectrum of musical sounds. " - Moog Manual