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Moog Music finished producing Moog Minimoog Model D

Moog Music finished producing Moog Minimoog Model D

Despite the hopes which analogue synthesis lovers had about Moog, the company said that it is ending the release of the “second wave” of the legendary Moog Minimoog Model D. You still can purchase it for $3,749.

Minimoog Model D New

Moog Music reported that it had stopped producing its Minimoog Model D synthesizer. As many know the manufacturer announced the re-release of its iconic keyboard synthesizer in a limited series a year ago during Moogfest 2016.

The manufacturer explained this decision by the fact that the orders outstripped the original production plans quite quickly. It made the company schedule a night shift to provide the crazy demand with the sufficient offer.

The manufacturers state that this second historical production cycle of Minimoog Model D is going to end much earlier than expected, and this means that it’s the last opportunity to purchase a new model of Minimoog D.

The new synthesizer, of course, has distinctive properties which are not inherent in the original unit. In particular, as the representative of Moog Music company Nick Montoya said, the new device is more about recreating that special sound of Minimoog, a new LFO has also been installed, the keyboard has been improved, and control options have been added.

According to Moog, a limited number of synthesizers Minimoog Model D is available for purchase for $3,749. More details about the availability can be found via Moog dealers and distributors.

The new device has already been tested by producer Mike Dean, who took advantage of the opportunity and created a new track on Minimoog.

If you turn to the history, Minimoog Model D was released in 1970 and was the first portable synthesizer in the world which allowed it to be used both in the studio and on stage. Robert Moog was its designer – he made a great contribution to the development of electronic musical instruments and the history of electronic music.

The legendary device had three VCOs controlled by independent settings, the selection of six different waveforms and extensive modulation capabilities. This set of qualities allows you to create powerful bass and lead sounds.

Also there is a analog filter (VCF) which has never been replicated. The secret of the filter is protected by a patent which Robert Moog got in 1969. The famous model was produced until 1981.

Published: 10:37 30.06.2017
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