Marc Girard takes on the challenge to compare a classic synth with its emulated counterpart, background video description below:
Here’s a quick video we made testing out the differences between a real Minimoog and a virtual one from Arturia, iMini. I was quite surprised!
Moog Music will be introducing a limited edition aluminum Minimoog Voyager.
The only thing that they’ve released at this point is this teaser image of the components that make up the new synth.
Details on availability and pricing are to come at the NAMM Show later this week.
Inevitable Crafts shared this design for a Minimoog-style iPad MIDI controller.
It’s in the proof-of-concept stage, and the plan is to base it on inexpensive, readily available components, including an Akai LPK8, a Behringer 202 sounccard and various plugs and connectors and birch wood from Home Depot.
complete IO for the ipad
__symmetric audio IN/OUT
__MS20 filter, patchable IN or OUT
as this is a proof of concept, i will take the cheapest parts available
__birch instead of mahagoni at homedepot for around
__akai lpk8 instead of anything decent, so no wheels, but the only alternative would be the line6 and thats too big
__behringer 202 soundcard, unsymmetric and generally crappy and RCA …. but small and cheap
__cheap usb hub
__female MIDI plugs and around 12 mono plugs (thats expensive ^^)
__korg monotron for the filter
the controls left and right the ipad are mounted on dedicated panels to make it easier to expand and change layout.
Here is a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the Moog Minimoog being raffled by the Bob Moog Foundation. This synthesizer was modified by Rich Walborn, and signed by Gary Numan. It was purchased by the BMF as a fundraiser.
Read more about this amazing instrument and enter here to win here: http://bit.ly/19HihVg.
The Bob Moog Foundation is raffling a vintage Minimoog Model D synthesizer, serial number #4245, to raise funding for its educational initiative, Dr. Bob’s Soundschool. The raffle ends on December 31, 2013 or when all 1200 tickets are sold. Tickets are $20 or six for $100. A winner will be drawn on January 6, 2013. At the date of this video launch, less than 350 tickets remain.
Here is part 2 of a demonstration of the sound and functionality of the Moog Minimoog being raffled by the Bob Moog Foundation.
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 ;-)”