Jim Debardi from Moog Music takes us on a tour of the Moog Factory to give us a history of the Minimoog synthesizer and to show us how they handcraft the Minimoog Voyager.
We’d like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our exceptional customers for allowing our small company to thrive while staying true to our ideals. Ten years ago Bob Moog combined modern engineering and detailed craftsmanship to realize his dream of reimagining the Minimoog. The release of the Minimoog Voyager allowed us to realize another dream: that our dedicated employees would be able to provide for their families through their work at Moog. The decade long success of the Minimoog Voyager has enabled us to continue handcrafting analog synthesizers in Asheville, NC today. To show our gratitude all registered Minimoog Voyager owners will receive a small gift for joining us on our ten year voyage. And…one very lucky Moog enthusiast will win the gift of a lifetime, the 10th Anniversary Minimoog Voyager—created with the finest materials, it stands as a testament to American craftsmanship. Thirty proud owners, one lucky winner.
To find out more about the Minimoog Voyager’s 10th Anniversary go to:
Music courtesy of Marley Carroll, composed entirely on piano and Minimoog Voyager.
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David Baron goes through keyboards one by one. Yamaha Piano, Elka Synthex, Glockenspiel, RMI Electrapiano, Roland System100, Arp Omni 2, Korg PS-3200, Celesta, Korg MS-20, Oberheim 4-Voice, Multivox MX3000, Oberheim OB8, Moog Minimoog, Synton Syrinx,Moog Vocoder.
Here’s a new video noodle session from SynthMania:
“A quick noodling session with Minimoog, Emulator, LinnDrum. Again, my audio interface is being exchanged and I’m using the computer’s internal card, so apologies for the noise floor. The Emulator going out of tune in a couple of parts is because I inadvertently moved the pitch bend wheel with my elbow :-D”
First song by I SATELLITE in over 8 years. This is a cover version of “This Heart’s Not Made of Stone” by Television Personalities. Preliminary demo vocal.
Instruments used: Minimoog (x2), Roland VP-330, Minikorg, Oberheim DX, Roland MC-4b MicroComposer, MPC-3000.
Just the name of the video make you wanna check it out 😉
It performed with this friend. ———- roland tr909 tr808 tb303 sh101 sre555 moog minimoog analogue solution vostok ems vcs3 korg sq10 sherman filterbank2 and more
Keith McMillen QuNeo controlling Arturia Minimoog V Origina in Ableton LIVE, X controlling bend on all drum pads with note, sliders controlling oscillator volumes with pressure, and filter cutoffs with slider location.
QuNeo is a different species of pad controller for electronic musicians, DJs, VJs and DIY hackers. While it covers all of the functionality of other pad controllers, QuNeo adds the power of touch recognition in other dimensions.
Tactile Pads, Sliders, Rotary Sensors and Switches
Each of the 27 pads, sliders and rotary sensors are pressure, velocity, and location sensitive. Even the 17 switches respond to how hard you press.
LED Light Feedback
A remarkable lumination scheme combines variably diffusive elastomers with 251 multi-color LEDs providing visual feedback that is immediately responsive and delightfully informative. Man and machine are coupled through light, feel and sound.
16 square pads provide 127 levels of Velocity response. And X-Y location. And continuous pressure. For each pad. Times sixteen.
2 rotary sensors allow you to scrub, trigger, stretch, pinch and play phrases and sound files, manipulate continuous controllers and more . Each rotary sensor measures angle, pressure and distance from the center.
9 touch sensitive sliders can be mapped to fader and effects controls. LEDs within each slider act as VU meters or remind you where you were. Multi-touch lets you select a length between two fingers to set stereo locations or filter resonances. Tapping a slider can mute or toggle any track or function.
The switches are located in smart groupings to select samples, fader banks, and transport controls. Each of the switches can scan up and down through files at speeds variable with your touch. Great for quickly locating that perfect fill or telling your looper you really meant it.
Herb Deutsch, the co-inventor of the first Moog synthesizer discusses the history and functions of the Mini Moog as well as its impact on the music of the time. Deutsch also plays one of his original jazz fusion pieces.
Directed by Michael Sterling
Arturia has told us that they will be giving away for free a special version of Minimoog-V on June 21st Only.
Arturia’s agreement with Moog Music to sell a Moog-branded virtual instrument is ending, so they’re going to update and rename Moog Modular V and Minimoog V as Modular V and Mini-V.
The free version of Minimoog-V Original offers 1,000 presets and features from the latest Minimoog- V update (Version 2.5), but without the additional functionality accessible behind the ‘hinged’ front panel — just like the original Minimoog.
Classic synth track by Giorgio Moroder from the film Midnight Express 1978.
“I’ve performed it using Ableton and a Launchpad to trigger the drum loop and synth midi loops. My Doepfer modular is playing the bassline using the A-105 low pass filter, and the flanged pad is a Prophet-08 going through a TC Electronics Nova Modulator pedal. Lead is on my beloved Minimoog OS through a Mad professor Tiny Orange Phaser and an Electro-Harmonic Memory Boy.”