Modular & Minimoog Combination Demo

August 8, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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.

Native Instruments Monark – Review

June 7, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Monark is Native Instruments latest Reaktor built synth aims to emulate thew classic Mini Moog Model D.

MONARK captures the pure organic sound of the undisputed king of monophonic analog synthesizers. Years of meticulous research capture every nuance of the synth at the center of four decades of popular music. The first choice for bass and lead sounds from electronic and hip hop to indie rock and beyond, no other synth comes close to this combination of power, richness, and musical tone. Delivering the true sound of a synth as famous as the artists who used it, MONARK is the holy grail of analog modeling.

Model-A Prototype – Built in 1969. This version more closely resembles the modular Moog’s but in a very compact form. In its wood case, six Moog designed modules were internally hard-wired together and connected to a small keyboard. Many labels were typed out on paper and taped on to the front panel above the knobs.

Model-B Prototype – Built in 1970. In this version, the modular look was eliminated as the components were brought together by a pupose built front panel lay out. The three identical VCO sections were stacked on top of each other on the left. The right side held the Amplitude and Filter contour controls. The middle section held the Noise, Filter (cutoff, res) and master tuning controls. There was even a power switch on the front.

Model-C Prototype – Built in 1970. This version really begins to look like a Minimoog. The familiar left-to-right layout of Controllers, Oscillator Bank, Mixer, Modifiers and Output sections and the signature pop-up front panel had come to exist. The Model-C was photographed for the original Sales Flyer introducing the Minimoog, although in that flyer it was referred to as the Model-D.

Model-D Prototype – Built in 1970 almost immediately after the Model-C. A few more cosmetic tweaks to the front panel design brought about the last few final touches before readying for commercial production of the official Model-D.

Model-D – Built in 1971. A few more design tweaks (like adding some red rocker-switches and proper pitch-bend and mod wheels) and the Model-D was the Minimoog sold to the public. Interestingly, there are three versions of the Model-D, with some very minor and mainly cosmetic variations to each. Fortunately they can be distinguished from their name-plates.

How to create the 1980s pop ballad sound

May 29, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

One of the typical keyboard-based setups that were used in the ’80s for ballads.
Moog Minimoog: synth bass
Roland TR-808: drum machine
Yamaha DX7: electric piano

Minimoog and 1125 Sample & Hold module – triggering filter

May 21, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Here ‘noddyspuncture’ is using the Sample and Hold on mainly the Filter, but the Oscillators do play a part as well… set to various intervals – unison and also a 3rd and a 5th apart.

Bruno Ender Lee playing Galaxies

May 20, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

BRUNO ENDER LEE – “Galaxies (part 2)” – studio recording May 19. 2013

-stereo-track 1: Absynth 4 – (drone)
-stereo-track 2: Korg Mono/Poly VST (arpeggio)
-stereo-track 3: MiniMoog Voyager OS (bass)
-stereo-track 4: MiniMoog Voyager OS (leads)
-stereo-track 5: Synthesizers.com Studio-88 (effects)
-stereo-track 6: ARP Odyssey (leads & effects)

composed, arranged & produced by Bruno Ender Lee
2013 Velvet Voyage Productions

Herb Deutsch on The Minimoog Voyager

May 7, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

During a recent visit to the Moog Factory, Professor Herb Deutsch, synth pioneer and collaborator of Bob Moog, gave an impromptu discussion on the evolution of the Minimoog.

http://www.moogmusic.com/legacy

Minibrute controlling a MiniMoog Model D – Ableton live

May 3, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Background video description:

Using the QMVS-48 S-Trig cable from Synthesizers.com for the Gate ( with a Mono 1/4 to mono 1/8 adapter since the minibrute uses minijacks) and a ad infinitum cable for the pitch to control a 1976 MiniMoog. Works pretty well and sequences well from Ableton.
Being able to use hardware with a DAW opens things up.

also the sequence at the end is a NIN bassline from SIN. I did not adjust for for latency.
Any comments or something i missed or are totally ignorant about please let me know

The Moog Ladder Filter

May 2, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Moog Engineer Rick Shaich discusses the Ladder Filter, the first Voltage Controlled Filter, which is the heart and soul of the Moog modular synthesizers of the 60s, the Legendary Minimoog of the 70’s, and is still the same filter topology used in all Moog Synthesizers to this day. The Ladder Filter creates the massive, thick sound for which Moog instruments are renowned.

Emulating the King – Introducing Native Instruments’ MONARK

April 24, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The Minimoog is probably the most famous hardware synthesizer of all time—and likely the most emulated in the world of software. So does the world really need another Minimoog emulation? Native Instruments thinks so: Their new REAKTOR-based synth, MONARK, is based on years of research—but how does it sound?

Arturia iMini vs Model D

March 20, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Sonic takes a look at the new Arturia iMini software realisation of the classic Moog Mini – supplied by Dan from Hideawaystudio.co.uk

Hear Gaz’s output recording tests:
https://soundcloud.com/gazgoldstar/im…
https://soundcloud.com/gazgoldstar/im…

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