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Moog Minimoog D

 



Moog monimoog D
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MOOG MINIMOOG D (1971)

 

Born to be a simpler and portable version of the Moog modular systems without any complicated patch cords floating around their feet.


Also called D as the fourth model out of a production of prototypes.

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info KEYBOARD 44 keys.
Main panel features 6 selectors, 15 switch tabs and 21 knobs.
On the left side there are 2 wheels for modulation and pitch, 2 tabs for EG decay.

Rear panel terminal connectors:
- audio outputs high and low impedance
- audio input line for external processing
- CV controls




editVOICE
monophonic synthesizer based on subtractive synthesis.
A voice is composed by 3 VCO oscillators + 1 noise circuit.

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waves OSCILLATOR here's a sum-up table:

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


adsr PERFORMANCE:
- Glide function with Low Priority system, as the Mini does not retrigger the EG during Legato play.
- EG decay switch with gate mode



adsr 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.

minimoog voyager

lfo 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 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

cutoff


lfo 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.



family RELATED FAMILY:

moog modular 55 MOOG MODULARS -after all they are the spiritual fathers!

minimoog voyager

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.

minimoog voyager

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 voyager MINIMOOG RME- rackmount edition of voayger
minimoog voyager MINIMOOG VOYAGER XL - a kind of super voyager king size with patch controls
minimoog voyager MINIMAX ASB (2006)- famous highquality digital clone


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VST PLUGIN: there are some VST EMULATION:

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demoAUDIO DEMO

fat like a pig






* with delay Moog mf-104z

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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minimoog lateral Moog minimoog behind minimoog D design


manual

- it's a Minimoog
- fat
- best filter

manual

- HIGH price
- no dedicated LFO


comment

"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

 

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