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Minimoog The King and The Legend Of All Synthesizers


Birth Of the Legend

The legend of all time Minimoog, a monophonic analog synthesizer, invented by Bill Hemsath and Robert Moog. It was founded in 1970 by R. A. Moog Inc. Historically, the Minimoog is the first synthesizer for musicians! Compact, affordable, simplified and based on the modular Moog Synthesizer mega, the Minimoog became the more popular time synthesizer and is still to this day.

The Minimoog was monophonic and the design of three oscillators gave its famous sound. Four prototypes were made in the years before the final design was decided to release as a commercial product. The Minimoog has changed the synthesizers industry through hard wiring the most basic components, with essential components of a compact keyboard, which allows each musician not only to play but also to make some excellent noise. Thus, the Minimoog was the first synthesizer to appear on the shelves of the world’s music stores.

Keith Emerson was the first musician to arrive at Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s Pictures with a Minimoog, 1970, at an exhibition. Many key pitch bending techniques were first demonstrated by him, and many keyboarders learned how to move by following his example. He immediately accepted it as one of his principal instruments.

The Minimoog is perhaps best known for its excellent analog sound and is certainly the best filter for the portable synthesizer. Three oscillators (one of which can be used as LFO) can be customized and offered multiple waveforms. Minimoog has a 4-pole (24 dB / Oct ) low-pass filter for cutting, resonating, ADS envelopes and keyboard tracking controls.

Four prototypes have been made in years before the final design has decided to release it as a commercial product. Minimoog-D model adapted some circuits (such as the filter section) from the former modular devices, but from the design of other circuits (such as oscillators and generators contours) from the beginning. To produce the sounds,  musicians first select the audio format from the VCO (s) and/or the type of noise (white or pink). The VCO is a choice of multiple switchable waveforms: triangle, reverse sawtooth/ramp wave, sawtooth/triangle (only in oscillators 1 and 2/sawtooth wave in oscillator 3), square wave, two different width pulse waves.


First released in the early 1970s, the instrument has become famous for the huge sound of Moog large format modulation synthesizer with combined wired access modules. Some of the most influential artists in the world for the last 4 dacades, including Trent Reznor and Gary Numan, Dr. Dre, Keith Emerson and Herbie Hancock, have formed their unique sound and forged new musical genres with the Minimoog model D.

Every Remodeled Minimoog Model D is lovingly handcrafted by employee organization owners in Moog Factory in Asheville, North Carolina. This three-oscillator monophonic analog synthesizer is securely housed in a locally-made Appalachian hardwood house and handmade aluminum chassis. The boards maintain the exact component location and through-hole design a dear 1970 time Minimoog Model D. If no changes were made to the original audio receiver or audio track contains the Minimoog Model D is now a series of popular functional modifications that extend the audio capabilities of this legendary instrument. These modifications include a premium Fater key bed with speed and emphatically available through top panel CV jacks, an analog LFO dedicated with the triangle and square waveshapes.

CV indicates step gate speed and emphatically, MIDI base integration and a modified overload mixer that by coupling Allows the Minimoog Model D to develop sound dense and more exaggerated than before.

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