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|the MOOG MINIMOOG - DER SYNTHESIZER!
|Robert Arthur Moog aka Bob Moog aka Robert A.Moog - finally the inventor of the moog modular and the synthesizer concept in genr(e)al.. invented the MINI MOOG. the intention was to have a small system on stage (remember: those times: you needed to have modulars and bigger system in 1969).. so the 70ies ,thats the big time of the MINIMOOG and still it is one of the most warm and full "phatt" sounding synthesizer ever made - I compared it to my moog modular system and the result is: it is very close - it's only minimal more warmth in the modular, so imagine the first mini prototype as the 904 filter (a) LPF, 2 simplified ENVs and 3 OSCs with mixer. no lfo. use an osc as lfo.mini synthesizer
don't tell me you don't know this synthesizer?
it introduced the mod and pitch wheel, 2 envelopes, 3 VCOs, where VCO3 can also act as LFO (well, every VCO can be an lfo if switched to low..) and this philosophy has been a good one: no extra LFOs, there ARE VCOs!!.. ok, the voyager adds an lfo, now because todays synth need more than 3 VCOs/LFOs.. but the principle was the only one that wasn't taken over by other synth manufacturers. but the macbeth m3x, the ems vcs3 arp 2600 had a similar way of thinking..
OSCs, Noise 2 very fast envelopes (about 1.5ms)
use the voltage to switched trigger for use with simple midi interfaces or for use with roland or arp gear.. (see above)
the mini has a special envelope: it holds at attack runthrough for s while and then goes down, but with a big zapp.. means: it is fast and musically well. thats a thing the others or emulations and clones do not have (so far)
still remember MINIMOOG: click the pics to enlarge ;)
|Moog music Minimoog Voyager synthesizer|
| superbooth / superpatch on music fair in frankfurt
offered rudi linhards moog family to give the folks a listen:
- software synth soundthe same?? huh? ;) .. for those who never listened to moogs ..
the legendary - MINIMOOG and V'GER side by side!!
MOOG Voyager UPDATE (current is 1.5, now 2.0):
it's sound is indeed high quality, but it's price is "fan only".. rudi linhard, who does the midi implementation (well, he just got his first voyager in summer 2002 - so all will be ready later.. the "people" say, that it might need a hardware mod. so maybe all will be delayed..
there is the so called spacing filter so you can have lots of interesting filter sounds with the 904 filters from the modular (like the andromedas 904 filters, but maybe better)..
software: is very preliminary: the touchpad is hardwired to cut,resonance and spacing, and lots of thinbgs that come in later.. (mod definitions, velo curves..)
but the OS is updateable via MIDI.
you find some first sounds that really show even through mp3 that this machine simply sounds GREAT ;) (I can confirm this, listened to one / the original.. )
a good idea: the control of it all: you can integrate this nicely into modular environment..
btw: you got a LPF and a HPF that can be separated by the spacing (range is 6 octaves between the setting of cut and spacing)
so this makes hpf,bpf,lpf or better: pan lpf (you got 2 VCAs) so its parallel, the bpf is of course done by serial filters
50hz lfo, 2 filters with spacing (so it is a cutoff offset), 2 envelopes
MOOG RME (voyager: rack mount unit) find pics on the moog site
|Minimoog Voyager by Moog Music / Bob Moog
click pics to enlarge.. (most will work and are available in much larger resolution, just click them!)
the standard edition (below), the Voyager aniversary version (above)
still remember: click the pics to enlarge..
VX351 - with this box you got all CVs and Gates of all ENVs and OSCs accessible! there are SOME directly available from the v'gers rear panel. the RME (rack) needs another breakout box because it has LESS jacks.. so look for another VX351 for RME version covering all jacks that can be found on the v'ger keyboard!!
Voyager control panel - click to enlarge..
see the voyager stripped down to the bones? (warps to till koppers site)..
"emulating" or better "cloning" the (oberheim) ob8 or more? the studio electronics omega8 comes with
2 VCOs midi controllable!.. but not really "cheap"..
(the blue one 3Units, but a full sized OB-8 clone)
but maybe the ATX1 with OB module is a nice choice?
SE also did one of the most known mini rack versions, the midi mini (or mini midi), of course out of sale today..
check the studio electronics site
the ATX1 (the 2Units blue one): has a standard the atc has filter modules that can be exchanged: arp, moog,tb303.. but not knobs, anyway it sounds!
more on studio electronics on the oberheim sites..
| Minimoog clones?
creamware did a very close (digital) clone - it's based on the pulsar platform later the noah contained it, too but it did not sell well because of its terrible interface (4 knobs in a rack seemed not to be sexy enough..).
well, it's still a digital synth here.. but it has a lot of things that reminds of the mini.. it's 12 voice polyphonic and adds velocity and of course midi-controller controlled..
they also offer this kind of clone as prophet 5.. called profit 5 (not the coolest name here, right?) it's Pro12 now.. much better..
click on the pics for larger picture on the creamware section..
more on this in the creamware section..
| MOOG SERVICE & repair
there are 2 very good tech heads:
http://www.lintronics.de/ Tel. 0911-767516 Fax 0911-7670967 E-mail: email@example.com. LINTRONICS, Rudi Linhard, Ahornstr. 1c 90765 Fürth, Germany - the BEST memorymoog & minimoog doctor on earth! also does the minimoog and minimoog voyager midi implementation and is able to make the voyager really fit for europe (CE-norm!) also best for real PERFECT midi - kits for minimoog and memorymoog. incl. midi control of the panel knobs!
Italy: BASS KONZEPT STUDIOS
VIA SELVE 51
35033 BRESSEO DI TEOLO
TEL. ++39 349 6400206
FAX.++39 049 9908491
VAT N°. 03695700280
specialists for ppg and moog in italy.. in padua. non commercial atm. they restaurate, repair and build moog and ppg systems.. fabio and nicola - more soon! BKS ( Bass Konzept Studios)
Comming soon : www.basskonzept.it (not up yet)
BKS : Analogs Solutions,specialized in Moog and PPG modulars.
what they did? http://www.ppg.synth.net/300.htm
more in the ppg / moog section here: Moog & PPG
this is also a reference: moog MODULES
there are some freaky ppl out there:
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