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!