RARE Midimoog Minimoog in a rack. Original vintage Model D. Top condition! Moog

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 Selling a rare vintage, clean Midimoog containing an complete original 70's Minimoog model D board. This is NOT a Midimini with non-original board, but a rack containing a real vintage Model D Minimoog's circuit. The rack was hand assembled in the USA by Studio Electronics and is not available anymore. Comes with original manual. Its clean and cosmetically in amazing condition for its age.

For those who know the history of when Studio Electronics in the 80's was getting vintage Minimoogs and putting them into a rack format for moving around. The sound vibe is 100% Minimoog and indistinguishable from the Vintage sought after Minimoogs that go for 7-8k !

This unit has a genuine Minimoog Model D board inside. And added a new dedicated LFO in addition to the Midi. Real vintage Midimoog sounds with added features and MIDI capability. Works with any MIDI controller.

Welcome to come try it out in my London studio.

Price is for one of them shown in picture.

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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. It has been used by Fatboy Slim, Depeche Mode, Nitzer Ebb, Jean-Michel Jarre, and Glen Ballard (Alanis Morrisette's producer). They are rare, however, and sell for thousands of dollars typically.

Probably most famous for its excellent analog sound and arguably the best filters in a portable synth. It featured three oscillators (one of which can be used as an LFO) that could be individually tuned and offered multiple waveforms. The Minimoog is monophonic (only one note can be played at a time) so the three oscillators allow for an incredibly rich sound - three de-tuned oscillators each playing a different waveform can create some pretty thick analog sounds! There are also some very cool modulation possibilities when using one of the oscillators as an LFO.

But you can't talk about the Minimoog without mentioning its filters. The Minimoog uses a 4-pole (24 dB/oct) low-pass filter with cutoff, resonance, ADS envelope, and keyboard tracking controls. Amazingly, Dr. Moog's filter design has yet to be surpassed by a better sounding filter. It's a filter that sounds so warm and smooth that Moog's rival, ARP, tried to copy it for their  and  synths.

The Minimoog's internal wiring configuration and front panel layout has defined the general synthesizer configuration for decades. Every adjustable parameter is so clearly laid out on the front panel that the Midimoog makes a great teaching tool for anyone interested in classic subtractive synthesis. It even has a built-in A-440 tone generator so you can manually tune the oscillators-which is nice since (like mosts analog synths that heat up) the tuning of even this machine can be a little bit unstable. Though input jacks allow you to run your own external audio through the Minimoog's filters, modulation and amplifier circuits too!

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Listed3 years ago
ConditionMint (Used)
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