BRUNO ENDER LEE – “Klangspiel” – performed live, December 7. 2013
Korg MS-20 Mini (sequence with Doepfer MAQ 16/3), MiniMoog Voyager OS, Roland Juno-106, Synthesizers.com Studio-88, Analogue Solutions Vostok, Korg MS2000
Moog Music today introduced the Minimoog Model D Expansion Pack for Animoog, their software synthesizer for iOS.
“Taking timbres from a Minimoog and placing them in Animoog creates very distinctive sounds that are advanced and invigorating,” said Moog Chief Engineer Cyril Lance. “This isn’t an emulation of a Minimoog. It is actually a new way to experience it.”
The expansion pack includes 69 Timbres extracted from a vintage Minimoog Model D analog synthesizer, and 213 presets designed for Animoog’s Anisotropic Synthesis Engine.
- 68 Timbres extracted exclusively from the Minimoog Model D
- 213 Presets
- 38 Presets designed by Dom Kane
- 41 Presets designed by Sascha Dikiciyan
- 50 Presets designed by Kevin Lamb
- 41 Presets designed by Drew Neumann
- 43 Presets designed by Adam Holzman
The Minimoog Model D Expansion Pack is available now as an In-App-Purchase within Animoog for iPhone & iPad for $6.99.
Some old-school Electronica with classic machines. Played and edited live (with errors!)
This is a project for the Liine Lemur App on the iPad. It’s a control surface for the Minimoog Voyager.
So Studio Electronics Midimoog was the right answer. It is actually a real Minimoog (original Minimoog boards) in a different (19″) housing with MIDI. Fabulous machine!!!
The Midimoog is an excellent resurrection of the Minimoog by Studio Electronics, a company that has shown with its ATC-1 Tone Chameleon that they can emulate the classic synths. Remaining faithful to the original design, circuitry and components, Studio Electronics has recreated the original in a new rackmount MIDI equipped unit. Every unit has a genuine Minimoog Model D board inside. They’ve added a new dedicated LFO in addition to the Midi. Unfortunately, due to the 100% analog design of this synth, including the analog pots and switch controllers, retrofitting patch memory to the original Minimoog boards would have been a major electronic undertaking. So just like the original Minis, there is no patch memory storage.
The front panel layout of the Midimoog strongly resembles the Minimoog’s original design. Familiar to old Minimoogers and fairly easy to learn and explore for the newer users. As for the sounds… they’re the real thing. Three oscillators power this monophonic analog beast to create fat and warm synth basses, leads, blip-bleeps and sweeping sounds. The classic 24 dB/oct lowpass Moog filter is here too, and just as powerful as always. The rack-mountability and MIDI implementation alone make this an excellent choice for anyone looking for the famous warm Moog sounds in a compact yet classic MIDI-equipped module.
A live “dreamy” improvisation on Minimoog, Memorymoog, and LinnDrum.
Minimoog: synth bass
LinnDrum: drum machine
“Another, more “hypnotic” and laidback live jam on Minimoog, Memorymoog and Linndrum. My silly camera decided to stop recording the video after 10 seconds, so I placed a photo of the gear. Listen to this one in low lights ”
A little demonstration of the early RA Moog Minimoog from 1972, the italian group PREMIATA FORNERIA MARCONI. You can see plexy wheels, squared bottom case and fat sound of the old oscillator board
Vintage synthesizer demo track, details below:
bass, lead, drum, sequencer and fx sounds: Moog Minimoog with Lintronics Midi
pads, strings: Roland Juno-60
motorcycle engine: Suzuki DR-Z 400 SM
fx: reverb and delay
The Lintronics MIDI Converter (“LMC”) is a feature-rich, high-performance MIDI interface that is designed specifically to place the expressive potential of the Minimoog and certain other monophonic analog synthesizers under MIDI control. Designed by Rudi Linhard (who also designed the Lintronics Advanced Memorymoog Modification), the LMC uses state-of-the-art digital circuitry and software. It includes an internal Low Frequency Oscillator (LFO), which can be used in addition to, or in place of the host synth’s LFO. Pitch, pitch bend, filter cutoff, loudness, modulation amount, and the internal LFO’s (Low Frequency Oscillator) rate and depth, all may be controlled through MIDI in real time and with high resolution. In addition, the Glide and Decay functions may be turned on and off through MIDI. A wide range of controller assignments, keyboard modes, and similar options are accessed through MIDI Program Change commands. And the LMC includes a programmable wide range multiwaveform LFO which can be used in addition to or in place of the host synth’s LFO.
A quick information video of a new bank of sounds, inspired by the Minimoog.
It is such a classic design and sound that is still sought after today. Casio’s XW-P1 and XW-G1 while being a digital synthesizers can do a pretty remarkable job of mimicking those classic Moog sounds. The Minimoog had 3 oscillators plus a noise generator and although the XW has a 4th oscillator in its Solo Synth engine – all of these sounds were crafted with the original in mind. A set of 10 Leads and basses, the specialties of the Minimoog. Separate versions above for the XW-P1 and XW-G1.
Downloadable at www.casiomusicforums.com
A classic combination explored, details below:
This was one of the first times I’d played the Modular/Mini combination together. Getting the CV and triggers set up took a little doing. I even had to build an interface circuit for the S-trig connection before I could get it all to work properly.