Congratulations Brian and many, many thanks to all of you who entered and help inspire our work! You help keep us strong and thriving! During his extensive touring and travels, Rick had the opportunity to meet and spend time with Bob Moog and the two became close friends.
To properly celebrate this year's Moogfest, the synth maker is giving synth collectors the chance to own a piece of history. The company set up a temporary "pop-up factory" during this weekend's event where the iconic Minimoog Model D is going back into what Moog is calling pilot production. The Model D, the first Minimoog instrument made available to the public A through C were prototypeswas built between andserving as the precursor to the popular Minimoog Voyager synthesizer that was discontinued last year.
The Model D also set standards that were imitated by most other manufacturers that came after — The left-to-right layout of oscillator, filter and envelope controls, the idea of pitch bend and modulation control wheels to the left of the keyboard and the basic signal and control paths along with some of the front panel terminology. If there is one impression that describes the physical experience of the Minimoog it is that it is solid and substantial. The knowledge and experience that Moog had accumulated from building their modular systems translated very well into the Minimoog.
Sonically, you can't beat an early Minimoog in our opinion - the original oscillator boards may be less stable so not so good for live use, but the sound is spectacular - rich and creamy - one of our customers referred to his early Mini as sounding like it'd been recorded to tape and needed no furth… read more. Lucky to find the 73rd ever made R. Minimoog model D. Minimoogs are great, arguably one of the most important and influential instruments ever created in the history of mankind.
I have owned a vintage model D since I will never sell it, because it is alive. These things have a quality to them that I have never heard duplicated.
Versatile midi controller in very good condition. Comes with a power adapter not included in original as well as a custom made dust cover. Please don't ask me if it's available.
Record price for a Mini Moog. Is that a record? Seems crazy to me, has the world gone completely mad?
Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Foundation's educational and historical preservation projects. The raffle, which is open internationally, closes at midnight on September 30, Only 2, tickets will be sold.
The Minimoog is an analog synthesizer first manufactured by Moog Music between and In the s, synthesizers—in the form of large, expensive, and complex modular synthesizers —were inaccessible to most musicians. The Minimoog was designed as an affordable, portable, simplified instrument which combined the most useful components in a single device.