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Moog Minimoog Model D Synthesiser

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STOP PRESS! We have a few of these beauties in stock this week!! Forty-six years after it was first released, Moog Music Inc officially announce the release of the Model D Synthesiser

£2,957.50 ex VAT £3,549.00 inc VAT

UK List Price: £3,207.50 ex VAT

UK List Price: £3,849.00 inc VAT


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STOP PRESS! We have a few of these beauties back in stock this week!!

Moog Minimoog Model D Synthesiser

This run of Minimoog Model D synthesizers is as authentic a recreation as they are able to make. They will be handcrafted just as the Minimoog Model D's produced from 1970-1981. They have had an American semi-conductor company remake the TIS97, TIS93, and TIS92 transistors to exact specs so that the filters and VCAs retain their original properties and characteristics. The intrinsic sound engine and overall form factor are maintained, however a handful of new features have been added.

The limited production run of the Minimoog Model D® is coming to a close. Units will remain in production while parts remain. Contact your authorized Moog Dealer immediately for pricing and availability.

For the first time since 1981, Moog Music has officially resumed production of the Minimoog Model D. The Minimoog Model D was the world’s first portable synthesizer and served as the archetype for all electronic keyboards that followed. First released in the early 1970’s, the instrument gained worldwide acclaim for combining the colossal sound of Moog’s large-format modular synthesizers with the accessibility of pre-wired modules. Over the last 40 years, some of the world’s most influential artists like Trent Reznor, Gary Numan, Dr. Dre, Keith Emerson and Herbie Hancock have shaped their unique sounds and forged new musical genres using the Minimoog Model D. This valuable sonic tool is now made available to veteran synthesists and the next generation of electronic pioneers.

Each newly built Minimoog Model D is lovingly handcrafted by the employee-owners at the Moog Factory in Asheville, NC. This 3-oscillator, monophonic, analog synthesizer is securely housed in a locally-sourced Appalachian hard-wood enclosure and hand-finished aluminum chassis. The circuit boards retain the exact component placement and through-hole design of a beloved 1970’s era Minimoog Model D.

Though no changes have been made to the original sound engine or audio signal path, the Minimoog Model D now includes a series of popular functional modifications that expand this legendary instrument’s sonic capabilities. These modifications include a premium Fatar keybed with velocity and after pressure available via top panel CV jacks, a dedicated analog LFO with triangle and square waveshapes, CV outputs for pitch, gate, velocity and after pressure, basic MIDI integration, and a mixer overload modification, which when engaged, allows the Minimoog Model D to conjure thicker and far more overdriven sounds than before.

Moog Minimoog Model D Synthesiser

  • 3 vintage Moog oscillators
  • Classic Moog low pass ladder filter with resonance
  • Analog circuit boards recreated using original designs and component placement
  • Custom reissued transistors critical to sound quality and character
  • Military spec precision resistors
  • Precision Linear System matched JFETs in oscillators
  • Classic thermoset, knurled pitch and mod wheels
  • CV Modifications: outputs added for Pitch, Aftertouch, Velocity and Gate (Aftertouch and Velocity have dedicated output level attenuators)
  • Modulation Modifications: analog Triangle/Square wave LFO and Filter Envelope added as modulation sources, as well as an External Modulation CV input
  • Overload Modification: the output of the Minimoog Model D is automatically scaled and fed back to the External Audio Input for instantly available overdrive
  • Improved circuit board connectors for touring reliability
  • Fatar TP-9 keybed with velocity and aftertouch
  • MIDI in, out and thru

Moog Minimoog Model D Synthesiser Specs

  • Oscillators x 3
  • Noise Generator
  • External Input
  • Frequency Range: 0.1 to 20 kHz (In Six Overlapping Ranges)
  • Oscillator Stability (short term) > 0.25 %
  • Waveforms:
  • Triangle
  • Triangle-Sawtooth (Oscillator–1, Oscillator–2)
  • Reverse Sawtooth (Oscillator–3)
  • Sawtooth
  • Rectangle
  • Wide Pulse
  • Narrow Pulse
  • White
  • Pink
  • Rate: 0.05Hz to 200 Hz
  • Waveform: Triangle (knob down); Square (knob up)
External Input
  • Input Range: +10 millivolts to +2 volts
  • Input Impedance: 1MEG Ohms
  • Filter Type: Voltage Controlled Low Pass (Moog Ladder Filter)
  • Cutoff Frequency Range: 10 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Filter Slope: 24 dB per Octave
  • Filter Resonance: At Cutoff Frequency
Contour Generators
  • 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
Voltage Controlled Amplifiers (VCA)
  • Loudness Contour Dynamic Range: 80 dB
Audio Input Levels
  • 1/4” External Signal Input
  • Voltage : +10 millivolts (min); +10 volt (max.)
  • Nominal Input Impedance: 1000K Ohms
Audio Output Levels
  • High Level Output
  • Typical Voltage: 0.5 volts
  • Maximum Voltage: 4.2 volts (peak-to-peak)
  • Nominal Output Impedance: 3K Ohms
  • Low Level Output (30 dB below High level)
  • Typical Voltage: 15 millivolts
  • Nominal Output Impedance: 1K Ohms
Headphone Output (stereo)
  • Maximum Voltage: 0.3 volts
  • Output Impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Key Action: Synthesizer (Spring)
  • Number of Keys: 44
  • Key Range: F0 to C4
  • Priority (Low, High, Last): User Selectable
  • Hardwired Connections:
  • Oscillator–1 (Pitch)
  • Oscillator–2 (Pitch)
  • Filter Contour (Trigger)
  • Loudness Contour (Trigger)
  • Switchable Connections:
  • Oscillator–3 (Pitch)
  • Filter (Keyboard Tracking 1/3)
  • Filter (Keyboard Tracking 2/3)
  • Typical Voltage: 0.5 volts
  • Maximum Voltage: 4.2 volts (peak-to-peak)
  • Nominal Output Impedance: 3K Ohms
  • Glide Rate (octave): 1 millisecond to 10 seconds
  • Pitch Bend Range: (+/-) 5 semitones (minimum)
Control Voltage Outputs
  • After Pressure (aftertouch): 1/4” TS
  • 0 to +5 volts with user adjustable trimpot
  • Pitch: 1/4” TS
  • -3 volts to +7 volts. C=0 volts
  • Gate: 1/4” TS
  • 0 to +5 volts
  • Velocity: 1/4” TS
  • Selectable 0 to +5 volts or 0 to +10 volts with user adjustable trimpot
Control Voltage Inputs
  • Loudness: 1/4” TRS
  • 0 to +5 volts; +5 volts = Unity Gain
  • Ring connector allows pedal control via Moog EP-3 Expression Pedal
  • Filter (Cutoff Frequency): 1/4” TRS
  • 1 volt per octave of change
  • Ring connector allows pedal control via Moog EP-3 Expression Pedal Oscillators (Pitch): 1/4” TRS
  • 1 volt per octave of change
  • Ring connector allows pedal control via Moog EP-3 Expression Pedal Modulation Source: 1/4” TRS
  • Ring=Noise Send; Tip=Modulation Receive (This jack makes a normalled connection with no cable present.)
  • Trigger: +5 volt V-Trigger; 1/4” TS
  • Activates both Contour Generators
MIDI Jacks (5-pin din style)
  • MIDI In
  • Note On (Trigger), Note #
  • MIDI Out
  • Note On (Trigger); Note #; Pitch CV; Velocity; Aftertouch
  • MIDI Thru Mirror of the MIDI In signal
  • Dimensions (with panel fully lowered)
  • Width: 28.625” / 727 mm
  • Depth: 17.125” / 435 mm
  • Height: 5.75” / 146 mm
  • Net Weight: 32 lbs. / 14.5 kg.
  • Storage Temperature: 5F to 140F (2C to 60C)
  • Nominal Operating Temperature: 10 – 35 C (50 – 95 F)
  • Operational Temperature: 10 – 50 C (50 – 122 F)
Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice

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