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Minimoog Model D Reissue Launched By Moog Music

Posted on May 19, 2016 by Eric There have been 5 comment(s)

Update 8/30/2016: Klayton (Celldweller) was recently given a Minimoog Model D reissue to create an even more in-depth demo video. Watch the video above to hear the synthesizer's classic sound and discover more about the modern advances made to the synth's design.

With the official launch of Moogfest 2016, Moog Music has already announced some major news about the launch of the Moog Music Minimoog Model D reissue, a faithful recreation of one of the brand's most beloved synthesizers. The Moog Music Minimoog Model D reissue will be introduced in 2016, as the company is currently building the first few units on the grounds of the Power Plant Gallery throughout Moogfest 2016.

As one of the first synthesizers to be readily available to the general public, the Moog Music Minimoog was designed by Robert Moog and Bill Hemsath to be a more performance-friendly instrument than the large modular synths used in recording studios. The Minimoog Model D (the model the new production will be based on) was released in 1971 and was actually the fourth different version of the synth. This synthesizer featured hand-wired components including a 4-pole low-pass filter, three oscillators and an A-440 tone generator, which helped the Minimoog become a favorite of artists like Kraftwerk, Gary Numan, Rick Wakeman and many more.

We're working hand-in-hand with Moog Music to take pre-orders on the Minimoog Model D reissue and can offer more details when you contact us by phone or email. If you're interested in pre-ordering the Minimoog Model D from us, you can reach out to us by phone at 888.653.1184 or by contacting your Sales Team Representative.

Specs of the Moog Music Minimoog Model D Reissue

- Moog Music has not changed the sound engine from the original Minimoog Model D.

- Filter Contour and Analog LFO as modulation sources.

- Fatar TP-9 keybed w/ Velocity and Aftertouch.

- External Modulation CV Input.

- CV Outputs for Pitch, Aftertouch, Gate and Velocity.

- MIDI In, Out and Thru.

- Moog has improved circuit board connectors for more reliable live performance, especially in touring situations.

Check out more photos below, an announcement video featuring Klayton (Celldweller), and a full-on product breakdown with Synthtopia and Moog Music's Nick Montoya!









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  • mark says:

    well, its only the les paul of keyboards, the b-3 of synths, the AK-47 of sonics... its about time!!!!!

    Posted on May 19, 2016 at 4:32 pm

  • David says:

    This is MAJOR MOOG NEWS...It sounds like they are going to faithfully reproduce the Mini. Finally. (!!!)

    Posted on May 23, 2016 at 10:54 am

  • This is very good stuff. Stratocasters, Telecasters, Ibanez RG, and Les Pauls have been constantly reissued for decades. Why not reissue a Minimoog? I personally would love to have the DX7 and D-50 reissued as well. Heck, I'd even take the M1 reissue. Why? These instruments have been used so extensively and so grew on many people over the last 3 decades, that I think it would be fair to reissue these. Where is the DX7 kickstarter?

    Posted on June 2, 2016 at 1:30 am

  • adrian says:

    Thank your MOOG
    have always dreamed of playing one & owning a Model D is becoming reality!

    Posted on June 4, 2016 at 11:22 pm

  • There is a DX7 reissue by Yamaha it's called the Reface DX7. In many ways it's a much better version than the original it has internal effects and is much easier to program check it out!!

    Posted on June 5, 2016 at 8:53 am

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