Moog Minimoog Model D Analog Synthesizer
For the first time since 1981, Moog Music has officially resumed production of Minimoog Model D, which was the world's first portable synthesizer and served as the archetype for all electronic keyboards that followed. First released in the early 1970s, the instrument gained worldwide acclaim for combining the colossal sound of Moog's large-format modular synthesizers with the accessibility of pre-wired modules. Over the last 40 years, some of the world's most influential artists — including Trent Reznor, Gary Numan, Dr. Dre, Keith Emerson and Herbie Hancock, among many others — have shaped their unique sounds and forged new musical genres using the Minimoog Model D. This valuable sonic tool is now made available both to veteran synthesists and to the next generation of electronic pioneers.
Each Model D is lovingly handcrafted by the employee-owners at the Moog Factory in Asheville, NC. This three-oscillator monophonic analog synthesizer is securely housed in a locally-sourced Appalachian hardwood enclosure and hand-finished aluminum chassis. The circuit boards retain the exact component placement and through-hole design of a beloved 1970s-era Model D.
Though no changes have been made to the original sound engine or audio signal path, Minimoog Model D now includes several functional upgrades that expand its sonic capabilities. These modifications include a premium Fatar keybed with velocity sensitivity and after pressure available via top panel CV jacks, a dedicated analog LFO with triangle and square waveshapes, CV outputs for pitch, gate, velocity and after pressure, basic MIDI integration, and a mixer overload modification, which when engaged allows Model D to conjure even thicker and more overdriven sounds.
- 3 vintage Moog oscillators
- Classic Moog low pass ladder filter with resonance
- Analog circuit boards recreated using original designs and component placement
- Custom reissued transistors critical to sound quality and character
- Military spec precision resistors
- Precision Linear System matched JFETs in oscillators
- Classic thermoset gnarled pitch and mod wheels
- CV outputs added for pitch, aftertouch, velocity and gate (aftertouch and velocity have dedicated output level attenuators)
- Dedicated analog triangle/square wave LFO and filter envelope added as modulation sources, as well as an external modulation CV input
- Mixer overload modification: the output of the Minimoog Model D is automatically scaled and fed back to the external audio input for instantly available overdrive
- Improved circuit board connectors for touring reliability
- Fatar TP-9 keybed with velocity and aftertouch
- MIDI in, out and thru
|Mfg. Included Accessories||Power Supply|
|Number of Keys||44|
|Key Action||Synth action with velocity sensitivity and after pressure|
|Voices of Polyphony||Monphonic w/three oscillators|
|Oscillators per Voice||3|
|Effects||Classic Moog low pass ladder filter with resonance|
|Internal Storage Capacity||No|
|Audio File Playback||No|
|MIDI||In, Out, Thru|
|USB Port (to Host)||N/A|
|USB Flash Drive Port (to Device)||N/A|
|Audio Inputs||1/4" mono external audio input|
|Audio Outputs||1/4" 'low' and 'high' mono audio outputs
1/4" CV outputs for pitch, aftertouch, velocity and gate
|Control Connections||1/4" CV inputs for loudness, filter, oscillator pitch, modulation and gate|
|Onboard Controllers||Pitch bend and modulation wheels|
|Product Weight||32 lbs.|
|Unique Features||Dedicated analog LFO with triangle and square waveshapes
Mixer overload modification
Improved circuit board connectors for touring reliability
Moog Music Inc. Limited Warranty
Moog warrants its products to be free of defects in materials or workmanship and conforming to specifications at the time of shipment. The Warranty Period is one year from the date of purchase.
If, in Moog's determination, it has been more than one year since the product shipped from its factory, Moog will determine whether or not to honor the warranty without regard to the date of the purchase.
Your new product warranty is transferrable to a new user with a proof of purchase dated less than one year prior to the current date. To initiate a warranty transfer, email Moog with a copy of the original proof of purchase, the serial number, and your personal information and Moog will update the warranty status.
During the Warranty Period, any defective products will be repaired or replaced, at Moog's option, on a return-to-factory basis. This warranty covers defects that Moog determines are no fault of the user.
The Moog Limited Warranty applies to USA purchasers only. Outside the USA the warranty policy and associated service is determined by the laws of the country of purchase and supported by the local authorized distributor. If you purchase outside of your country, you can expect to be charged for warranty as well as non-warranty service by the service center in your country.
You must obtain prior approval in the form of an RMA (Return Material Authorization) number from Moog before returning any product. Click 'Customer Service' at the Moog website to request the RMA # via email or call Moog.
All products must be packed carefully and shipped with the Moog supplied power adapter. The Voyager and Little Phatty must be returned in the original inner packing including the foam inserts. The warranty will not be honored if the product is not properly packed. Once you have received the RMA# and carefully packed your Moog, ship the product to Moog Music Inc. with transportation and insurance charges paid, and include your return shipping address.
Once received, Moog will examine the product for any obvious signs of user abuse or damage as a result of transport. If the product is abused, damaged in transit, or is out of warranty, Moog will contact you with an estimate of the repair cost. Warranty work will be performed and Moog will ship and insure your product to your United States address free of charge.
Please initiate your warranty online at the Moog Music Website by clicking 'Product Registration.' If you do not have web access, fill out all the information on the card included with your shipment and mail it to Moog.
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