Moog

Description

More than a half century since its release in 1970, Minimoog Model D synthesizer is back in production at the Moog factory in Asheville, North Carolina. An exceptional sonic tool and one of the most beloved and iconic synthesizers ever designed, it returns to the hands of synthesists of all kinds, and serves as inspiration for the next generation of electronic musicians.

The three-oscillator, monophonic, analog synthesizer is securely housed in a locally sourced Appalachian cherry cabinet and hand-finished aluminum chassis. Sounding as vibrant and deep as ever, its legendary low-pass ladder filter, powerful oscillators and rich saturating mixer retain the exact component placement and through-hole design of a 1970s-era Minimoog Model D.

While no changes have been made to the original sound engine or audio signal path, the 2022 Minimoog Model D includes a series of popular functional modifications that expand this legendary instrument’s sonic capabilities. These modifications include a dedicated analog LFO with triangle and square wave shapes, a premium Fatar keybed with velocity and after pressure available via top panel CV jacks with onboard trimpots, MIDI integration and a mixer feedback modification—which allows the Minimoog Model D to overdrive and scream with the turn of a knob. And, for the first time in its history, the Minimoog Model D now features a spring-loaded pitch wheel with center deadband, allowing for improved playability and wild performance flourishes.
Features
In the box
  • Minimoog Model D analog synthesizer
  • Power supply
  • User's manual
  • Registration card
  • Product catalog
  • Poster newspaper
Available accessories (not included)
  • ATA road case
  • Dust cover
  • SR case
Specifications
Keyboard
  • Number of keys: 44
  • Keyboard range: F0 to C4
  • Keyboard action: Synthesizer (spring)
  • Note priority: Low, high, last; user selectable
Oscillator
  • Sound sources: 3 oscillators, noise generator and external audio input
  • Oscillator frequency range: 0.1 to 20 kHz (in six overlapping ranges)
  • Oscillator stability (short term): > 0.25 %
  • Oscillator waveforms: Triangle, Triangle-Sawtooth (Oscillator–1, Oscillator–2), Reverse Sawtooth (Oscillator–3), Sawtooth, Rectangle, Wide Pulse and Narrow Pulse
  • Noise generator: White and pink
  • LFO rate: 0.05Hz to 200Hz
  • LFO waveform: Triangle (knob down); Square (knob up)
External Modulation Input
  • Range: +10 millivolts to +2 volts
  • Impedance: 1 megaohm
Filter
  • Type: Voltage-controlled low pass (Ladder Filter)
  • Frequency range: 10Hz to 20kHz
  • Slope: 24dB per octave
  • Keyboard tracking: 1/3, 2/3, 1:1
Contour
  • Attack time: 1 millisecond to 10 seconds
  • Decay time: 4 milliseconds to > 35 seconds
  • Sustain level: 0 to 100% of contour peak
  • Filter contour width: 0 to 4 octaves
External Audio Input
  • Voltage: +10 millivolts (min); +10 volt (max.)
  • Nominal impedance: 1,000 kohms
Voltage-Controlled Amplifier
  • Loudness contour dynamic range: 80dB
High Audio Output
  • Typical voltage: 0.5 volts/maximum voltage: 4.2 volts (peak to peak)
  • Nominal impedance: 3 kohms
Low Audio Output (30dB Below High Level)
  • Typical voltage: 15 millivolts
  • Nominal impedance: 1 kohms
Headphone Output
  • Voltage: Maximum 0.3 volts
  • Impedance: 8 ohms
Other
  • Glide rate: 1 millisecond to 10 seconds
  • Pitch bend rate: (+/–) 7 semitones (minimum)
  • After pressure CV output (1/4" TS): 0 to +5 volts with user adjustable trimpot
  • Pitch CV output (1/4 " TS): –3 volts to +7 volts (C=0 volts)
  • Gate output (1/4" TS): 0 to +5 volts
  • Velocity Output (1/4" TS): Selectable 0 to +5 volts or 0 to +10 volts with user adjustable trimpot.
  • LOUDNESS INPUT (1/4" TS): 0 to +5 volts; +5 volts = Unity Gain (Works with Moog EP-3 Expression Pedal)
  • Filter cutoff input (1/4" TS): 1 volt per octave of change (works with Moog EP-3 Expression Pedal)
  • Oscillator pitch input (1/4" TRS): 1 volt per octave of change (works with Moog EP-3 Expression Pedal)
  • Modulation source input (1/4" TRS): Ring = noise send; tip = modulation receive (this jack makes a normalled connection with no cable present)
  • Trigger input (1/4" TS): +5-volt V-Trigger activates both contour generators
  • MIDI input (5-pin DIN): Note On & Note #
  • MIDI output (5-pin DIN): Note on, note #; velocity; aftertouch, mod wheel, pitch bend
  • MIDI thru (5-pin DIN): Mirror of the MIDI In signal
  • External power supply: Self-switching; 100–240 volts; 50/60Hz; < 12-watt nominal consumption (locking XLR-4 connector)
Dimensions and Weight
  • Dimensions, with panel lowered (WxDxH): 28.625" x 17.125" x 5.75"
  • Weight: 32 lb.
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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