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Moog Minimoog Voyager XL  

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Designed in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Minimoog, the Minimoog Voyager XL is a sonic powerhouse that pays homage to important milestones in the Moog synthesizer legacy. It starts with t... Click To Read More About This Product

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Designed in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Minimoog, the Minimoog Voyager XL is a sonic powerhouse that pays homage to important milestones in the Moog synthesizer legacy. It starts with the heart of a Minimoog Model D. Fat oscillators and warm Moog filters give it that unmistakable Moog sound and the rugged construction and intuitive user interface design immediately tells you that you're playing a high-quality musical instrument.

From the current Voyager lineage, the XL inherits a 100% analog signal path with stable oscillators, patch storage, touch surface, pot mapping and extensive MIDI control functionality. To all this, add a ribbon controller and 61 note keyboard and you have a monster analog monosynth built on a 40-year legacy of sonic exploration.

Incorporating virtually all of the sound resources and functions of the original Minimoog Model D and Voyager, The Minimoog Voyager XL features extensive front-panel patchability that harkens back to the original ground-breaking Moog modular synthesizers. A host of features previously found only on massive modular synthesizers combined with state-of-the-art analog technology make it a sound design and control dream machine.

Features
  • Incorporates virtually all of the sound resources and functions of the original Minimoog Model D and Voyager
  • 61-note velocity sensitive keyboard with after-pressure
  • Ribbon controller with pitch and gate cv outputs
  • Touch surface controller with x, y, a and gate outputs
  • External audio input
  • Effects loop insert
  • 2 active attenuators
  • 4-input cv mixer
  • Lag processor
  • Additional LFO source with multiple MIDI-syncable waveforms
  • 3 four-way mults
  • 20 control voltage outputs
  • 3 gate outputs
  • 10 control voltage inputs
  • 4 gate inputs
  • 2 modulation busses
  • Solid oak cabinet
  • Tilting control panel
Specifications
  • 100% Analog Sound Engine
    61-note velocity sensitive keyboard with after-pressure (identical to the Voyager 44-note keyboard)
    Ribbon Controller: 500mm, it's center-point is lined up with 'middle-C' of the 61-note Keyboard. Outputs are sampled and available as CV-OUT (-5V to +5V) and GATE-OUT (0V to +5V)

    20 Control Voltage outputs:
    - Keyboard Pitch (w/ internal trim to calibrate to 1 V/Octave)
    - Keyboard Velocity
    - Keyboard Afterpressure
    - Touch Surface X
    - Touch Surface Y
    - Touch Surface A (area)
    - Pitch Bend Wheel
    - Mod Wheel
    - MOD 1 signal (signal at MOD 1 input)
    - MOD 2 signal (signal at MOD 2 input)
    - LFO triangle wave
    - LFO square wave
    - Mod Wheel Mod Buss output
    - Pedal/On Mod Buss output
    - Filter Envelope
    - Volume envelope
    - Sample and Hold Step
    - Sample and Hold Smooth
    - Noise
    - Ribbon Controller CV Output (-5V to +5V)

    3 Gate outputs:
    - Keyboard Gate
    - Touch Surface Gate
    - Ribbon Controller Gate Output

    3 x 4-way Mults (top jack is ring-powered)

    10 Control Voltage Inputs:
    - Envelope Rate CV (-5V to +5V) Ring-Powered
    - OSC Pitch CV (adj. to 1V/Octave) (-5V to +5V) Ring-Powered
    - OSC Wave CV (all three osc. affected) ( 0V to +5V) Ring-Powered
    - FILTER Cutoff CV (-5V to +5V) Ring-Powered
    - VCA Volume CV ( 0V to +5V) Ring-Powered
    - VCA Pan CV (-2.5V to +2.5V) Ring-Powered
    - LFO Rate CV (-5V to +5V) Ring-Powered
    - MOD Mod1 CV ( 0V to +5V) Ring-Powered
    - MOD Mod2 CV ( 0V to +5V) Ring-Powered
    - S&H CV (-5V to +5V) Ring-Powered

    4 Gate Inputs:
    - ENV Release ON/OFF (0V OFF, +5V ON)
    - ENV Gate Input (0V OFF, +5V ON)
    - LFO Sync ON/OFF (0V OFF, +5V ON)
    - S&H Gate Input (0V OFF, +5V ON) No footswitch input

    2 Active Attenuators: Active Attenuators are identical to the VX-352 attenuators with the following difference:

    - Channel 1 is normalled to LFO 2 output. So, if nothing is connected to the Channel 1 input jack, the output of Channel 1 will be the attenuated version of the LFO 2 output
    - Channel 2 is normalled to RIBBON output. So, if nothing is connected to the Channel 2 input jack, the output of Channel 2 will be the attenuated version of the ribbon controller
    Expression pedals can be connected to the Attenuator inputs (i.e. they are ring-powered inputs)
    AMOUNT controls gain of -1 (CCW) to 1 (CW). Thus, the attenuators can create an inverted version of the waveform
    OFFSET control allows you to add a DC voltage of -5V to +5V to the input signal. The Attenuator output will be clipped to approximately +/-10V.

    Four-Input Mixer:
    - Inputs 1 and 2 can be attenuated via front-panel knobs
    - Inputs 1 and 3 can be controlled by Expression Pedals (i.e. ring-powered)
    - Two output CV's (+) and (-)
    - DC offset can be added to signal via OFFSET knob
    - Overall output of MIXER can be adjusted via the MASTER knob

    Lag Processor:
    RISE and FALL time constants are adjustable from 1 millisecond to 1 second (middle is 100 millisecond).

    LFO 2:
    A MIDI-syncable second LFO source has been added to the Voyager XL. The default frequency range is 0.02Hz (50 seconds) to 20Hz (0.05 seconds). This range was made to augment the current Voyager LFO which does not go slow-enough for some very slow modulations.

    Inputs: LFO 2 can be:
    - Free-running (adjusted by the RATE knob on the front panel)
    - MIDI SYNC from external MIDI clock
    - Directly CLOCKED from a GATE CV via the front panel CLOCK jack
    - Controlled via external CV or Expression Pedal via the front panel RATE CV jack

    Outputs: LFO 2 has two complementary LFO outputs labeled (+) and (-). In default mode, these are the same waveform 180 degrees out of phase.

    Available front-panel waveforms:
    - Triangle
    - Square
    - Ramp
    - Saw
    - Sample & Hold
    - Sample & Hold Smooth

    Power:
    Power input accepts a standard power cable. The Minimoog Voyager XL works from 100-250 VAC, 50-60 Hz
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
LIMITED WARRANTY
Moog music warrants each instrument to be free of defects in material and workmanship for a period of one year after delivery to the retail purchaser. The warranty is void if the instrument has been modified in any manner other than in accordance with written instructions from Moog Music, Inc., of if the defect or failure is judged by Moog Music, Inc., to be caused by normal wear, accident, neglect, or conditions of operation other than those specified in the instruction manual.

This warranty is subject to verification by Moog Music, Inc., that a defect or failure exists and that the original purchaser complies with the following:
1. Warranty Registration Card must be returned by the purchaser to Moog Music, Inc., within 10 days of retail purchase.
2. Moog Music, Inc., must be notified by telephone, or in writing, of the problem to secure authorization to return the instrument to the factory or warranty center.
3. The instrument must be shipped prepaid. It will be returned with shipping charges prepaid by Moog Music, Inc.

MOOG MUSIC, INC., MAKES NO OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTY OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER. ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, EXCEEDING THE DURATION OF THE AFORESTATED OBLIGATIONS ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED AND EXCLUDED FROM THIS WARRANTY. NORLIN SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.

Moog Music, Inc., authorizes no persons to assume for it any warranty or other liability in connection with the sale of Moog Music, Inc., instruments.

Moog Music, Inc., reserves the right to make changes in design at anytime without incurring any obligation to install same on units previously purchased.


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Minimoog Voyager XL
 
4.3

(based on 4 reviews)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Really Glad I bought this. Love it!!!

By MrRidgebackman

from Sydney, Australia

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Great sound
  • Responsive / Good Action
  • Semi Modular
  • Touch Sensitive Keys

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Electronic Music

Comments about Minimoog Voyager XL:

I simply had to get my hands on this Moog. Yes she is big, heavy and has no special features like arp's or a sequencer, but to be honest, she is a great synth to work on, compose on, mess around, great sounds..need I say more. It has that Sound, it has the heritage, it has really good build quality, Keyboard could be better, but plays well enough. Vel Sensitive and aftertouch make it a very playable Synth.

Anyone not loving or liking this synth either has never played one or just doesn't like Moog, each to their own.

Anyone interested in starting out with money to burn, then get this and add on with whatever you need. Its a great Synth.

(2 of 35 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Should've bought a used car instead.

By Eskimo Joe

from Florida

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Impressive Looking

Cons

  • Cheaply Made
  • Heavy
  • Limited Sound Selection
  • Poor Action

Best Uses

  • Nothing

Comments about Minimoog Voyager XL:

I purchased this synthesizer about 3 months ago and I was really let down by what I had received. Moog has GREAT products and this is by far the WORST one that I've encountered. I've toured with Big Chocolate, Kavinsky, Tesla Boy, Daft Punk, etc. and they all agree that this thing is a complete waste of time, material, space, electricity, and money. Please take my advice, don't buy this hunk of trash. Not only are you limited soundwise, but you are also limited space wise because of the sheer mass of this thing. Go buy a used car or something instead.
Your friend, EJ.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Astounding jaw dropping

By Fooze

from Alaska

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Responsive / Good Action
  • Touch Sensitive Keys

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Electronic Music

Comments about Minimoog Voyager XL:

Incredibly easy to create original sounds smooth work flow excellent feel
Ribbon and second lfo lend another level of expression Possibility

(20 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Moog Voyager XL

By Michael Kuk

from Louisiana

Comments about Minimoog Voyager XL:

Without question, this keyboard will not let you get bored. There is a lifetime of creation that you can muster from this instrument. It is a bit heavy, and will require a strong keyboard stand. I would also invest into a flight case, as your investment here must be protected.
This keyboard is loaded to the MAX, and this is one rig that will last you into eternity. The programming features appear to be endless.
Moog has always been known for it's "attention to detail" methods of production, and this is no exception. This is not only a powerful musical instrument, but a work of art. Pleasing to the eye, it is also well constructed and premier components are found everywhere.
Yes, it is expensive, but then again, it's American made, and the high quality cannot be matched.

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