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Moog minimoog D
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MOOG MINIMOOG D (1971)

 

The Minimoog is the most famous and classic monosynthesizer ever built, and after nearly 40 years, it is still sought-after for the powerful and fat sound.

Also called "D" as the fourth model out of a production of prototypes invented by Bill Hemsath and of course Robert Moog.

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info KEYBOARD (weight: 12,8 kg /dimensions: n/a) 44 keys with beautyful wood case. Main panel features 6 selectors, 15 switch tabs and 21 knobs- on the left side 2 wheels for modulation / pitch + 2 tabs for EG decay.

Rear panel terminal connectors:
- audio mono out (high impedance)
- audio mono out (high impedance)
- signal input (for external processing)
- VCO control CV input
- VCA control CV input
- VCF control CV input
- S trigger/gate input.




editVOICE cult monophonic synthesizer based on subtractive synthesis.
The voice structure is a simpler and portable version of the Moog modular systems with hard-wired signal routings removing previous patch cords systems, especially optimized for live performances.



STRUCTURE: the panel is split in 4main parts:
1 - VCO oscillators
2 - VCF filter
3 - VCA amplitude
4 - voice mixer.


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waves OSCILLATOR VCO voice is composed by 3 VCO oscillators + 1 noise circuit in the so-called OSCILLATOR BANK :


  VCO1 VCO2 VCO3
Level mix yes yes yes
Detune - yes yes
Octaves LO 32' 16' 8' 4' 2' same as VCO1 same as VCO1
Waveforms tri / saw/ sqr / wide pulse / narrow pulse / saw-tri same as VCO1 tri / saw/ sqr / wide pulse / narrow pulse / saw reverse


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adsr ENVELOPE EGs :
1- EG VCF: 3-segments ADS + release
2- EG VCA: 3-segments ADS + release.
TECH: a release segment can be added for both VCA and VCF simply pressing the relative tab button, then release segment gets the same value as the decay.


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filter FILTER resonant lowpass at -24 dB/ octave filter with cutoff Frequency and contour amount around the Q point for resonance emphasis.
Extra VCF functions:
1- external process input
2- key tracking with 2 modes.


filter VCF

 

 

lfo LFO VCO3 acts as a low frequency modulator "LO" , relative frequency rate is defined by the modulation wheel. The LFO has 2 destinations:
1- VCO pitch
2- VCF cutoff

NOTE: switching VCO3 to LFO mode deactivates the VCF keytrack function.


vco

 

 

lfo CV there are 3 inputs for external tension controls at 1V/Oct + 1 gate control:
1- CV VCA loudness
2- CV VCF filter
3- CV VCO pitch.
Gate system is a less-commond S-trig, a negative inverted switch trigger variant.


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PERFORMANCE:
- Glide function with low priority system, as it does not retrigger the EG during Legato play.
- EG decay switch with gate mode.



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effet VST PLUGIN / SAMPLED VERSION there are some free and commercial samples set:

  name price link demo
EFM Oddse minimooge VA free
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audio oddy arturia minimoog V $$ effet arturia video
odsay GFORCE minimonsta $$ effet gforce video


demoAUDIO DEMO
demo Back in Bach
demo PFM impressioni
demo delayed with MF104Z
demo random noises and modulations
demo Ave M.
 


cloud sound Soudcloud MINIMOOG D

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video YOUTUBE VIDEO CLIP SELECTION

History of the Minimoog Synthesizer Dr Bob Moog demonstrates the Minimoog Demonstration of the Moog Minimoog
History of the Synthesizer Bob Moog demonstration Demonstration

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mimì the synthcat playing with Minimoog :)

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Moog Minimoog D FOR SALE
Moog Minimoog D FOR SALE
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manual

- it's a Minimoog
- fat
- best filter

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- HIGH price
- no dedicated LFO


comment

"Minimoog D is still a masterpiece of genius: 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 "

 


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"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

fat like a pig

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