Voyager Flashing Pitch & Mod Wheel

 

This is a custom modification which drives the pitch and mod wheel LED brightness directly from the LFO triangle wave output, giving you an accurate and dramatic visual representation of the LFO voltage level at any moment. It comes with a small internal switch which allows you to set the wheel lighting back to "always on" in case of visual over-stimulation.

This upgrade is only available for the Electric Blue and Select Series Voyagers. 

 

Voyager Retune/Recalibrate

 

MF-104Z Analog Delay Spillover Mod

 

Learn more HERE

Bypass the delay without killing existing echoes with this "must-have" modification for the MF-104Z Analog Delay. Includes a switch for enabling and disabling Spillover Mode.

Imagine playing an echo-filled chorus, then switching back to playing a dry sound for the verse, all while your echoes naturally decay, or create infinitely repeating echo soundscapes then solo over them with echo-free.

This modification is compatible with and can be performed on all versions of the MF-104.

Old School Legato Switch and Velocity Curve Modification

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This is a factory upgrade only. Field upgrades are not available.

Treat your Voyager Old School to anExpressive Expansion with the Legato Switch and Velocity Curve Modification. This modification adds a host of new features requested by top players:

Minimoog Voyager Select Series

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Minimoog Voyager

Features and Technical Specifications
The MINIMOOG' VOYAGER Synthesizer is a monophonic (one note at a time) analog performance synthesizer. It incorporates virtually all of the sound resources and functions of the original Model D Minimoog, which was produced by Moog Music, Inc. from 1970 to 1982. It has many new additional features, including a three dimensional touch surface, MIDI IN and MIDI OUT implementation, extensive patching facilities, and a large number of new panel features.

The signal path starts with a bank of three wide-range, high-stability voltage controlled oscillators, one noise source, and one audio preamplifier for externally-applied audio signals. The sound modifiers are two Moog filters and one stereo VCA (Voltage Controlled Amplifier). Modulation sources are two ADSR (Attack Decay Sustain Release) envelope generators and one multiwaveform LFO (Low Frequency Oscillator).Control devices include a 44-key keyboard with velocity and afterpressure outputs, pitch bend and modulation wheels, a three dimensional touch surface, and many control/pedal input jacks.

The MINIMOOG' VOYAGER has a hinged, multi-position panel and a solid hardwood cabinet. The power supply accepts any power voltage from 100 volts to 240 volts.

Oscillators Module
Three wide-range, high stability VCO's (Voltage Controlled Oscillators) with continuously-variable waveforms.

* FREQUENCY controls (2) vary the frequencies of Oscillators #2 and #3 over a +/-7 semitone range with respect to Oscillator #1.
* OCTAVE selectors (3) set the frequency ranges of the oscillators in six octave steps.
* WAVE controls (3) provide continuous control over the waveforms of the oscillators, from triangular, to sawtooth, to square, to narrow rectangular.
* 1-2 SYNC switch synchronizes the Oscillator #2 waveform to the frequency of Oscillator #1, for dramatic timbral effects.
* 3-1 FM switch provides linear frequency modulation of Oscillator #1 by Oscillator #3.
* 3 KB CONT switch disconnects Oscillator #3 from control by the keyboard, thereby enabling it to function as a drone.
* 3 FREQ switch lowers the frequency of Oscillator #3 into the sub-audio range, thereby enabling it to function as a low frequency audio or modulating oscillator.

Mixer Module
Five-input mixer for combining the audio sources prior to filtering.

* Input Level controls (5) adjust the relative levels of the oscillator, noise, and external audio input signals.
* Input switches (5) enable the player to quickly switch individual audio signals in and out.
* External Level LED enables the player to set the correct external audio signal level.


Filters Module
Dual mode filter module includes dual lowpass and highpass-lowpass filtering. Dual lowpass mode consists of two Moog lowpass-resonant filters in parallel, one per output channel. Highpass-lowpass mode consists of Moog lowpass filter in series with a highpass filter.

* CUTOFF control sweeps the frequencies of both filters throughout the audio range.
* SPACING control sets the spacing between the frequencies of the two filters, over a +/-3 octave range.
* RESONANCE control adjusts the resonance of both filters, from none (pure lowpass response) to filter oscillation.
* KB CONT AMOUNT control sets how much the filters open and close as the player presses different keys on the keyboard.
* Dual Lowpass/Highpass-Lowpass switch selects between dual lowpass operation or highpass-lowpass operation.


Envelopes Module
The Envelopes Module generates two wide-range ADSR (Attack Decay Sustain Release) envelopes. The Filter Envelope sweeps the filter and is available for modulation shaping. The Volume Envelope shapes the overall volume.

* ATTACK controls (2) determine the attack times of the envelopes.
* DECAY controls (2) determine the decay time constants of the envelopes.
* SUSTAIN controls (2) determine the sustain levels of the envelopes.
* RELEASE controls (2) determine the release time constants of the envelopes.
* AMOUNT TO FILTER control determines how much the filter envelope will open and close the filter, from full negative (inverted envelope) to full positive (non-inverted envelope).
* ENVELOPE GATE SWITCH selects whether the envelopes will be triggered by the keyboard, on , or by an externally-applied gate.


LFO Module
Low Frequency Oscillator generates triangular, square, Sample & Hold, and smoothed Sample & Hold waveforms for use as modulating signals.

* RATE control sets the LFO rate over the range 0.2 Hz (one cycle every five seconds) to 50 Hz (fifty times a second).
* SYNC selector selects LFO synchronization source to be from the keyboard gate, external envelope gate, external gate, or off (no synchronization).
* RATE LED provides visual indication of the LFO rate.


Modulation Busses Module
Selects the sources, destinations, and shaping signals for the MOD WHEEL bus and the EXT PEDAL/ON bus.

* SOURCE selectors (2) selects the modulation source from the LFO triangle or square waveforms, Oscillator# 3, sample and hold, the external modulation input (MOD2) or noise.
* DESTINATION selectors (2) selects the modulation destination from all the audio oscillators, just Oscillator #2, just Oscillator #3, the filter cutoff frequencies, the oscillator waveforms, or LFO Rate.
* SHAPING selectors (2) selects the key pressure signal, filter envelope, note-on velocity or on to shape the modulation signal on that bus.
* AMOUNT controls (2) sets the overall modulation amount for each bus.


Output Module
* MASTER VOLUME control sets the overall level of the instrument's audio outputs.
* HEADPHONE VOLUME control sets the overall level of the headphone output.
* HEADPHONES jack: 1/4' tip-ring-sleeve phone jack for regular headphones.


Glide and Fine Tune Module
* GLIDE varies the speed at which the keyboard voltage changes, from instantaneous to several seconds.
* FINE TUNE adjusts the overall tuning of the instrument.

V 3.3 Software Capabilities
Voyager Software developed by Rudi Linhard of Lintronics.
www.lintronics.biz
* FRONT PANEL STORAGE AND RECALL: Except for the Fine Tuning control, the settings of all front panel controls, selectors, and switches are stored in the nonvolatile digital memory. A total of eight hundred ninety-six front panel presets may be stored for instant recall.
* TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION OF KEYBOARD DATA VIA MIDI: Polyphonic note-on and note-off with velocity can be transmitted (Note numbers 53-96).The Voyager responds to note-on (0-127) messages monophonically with user defineable note priority. The Voyager's Front Panel Controls transmit and respond to MIDI CCs. Please refer to the Voyager User's Manual for a list of the Front Panel Controls and their corresponding MIDI CC#s.
* UPLOADING AND DOWNLOADING OF PRESETS VIA MIDI: Individual Presets or whole Preset banks may be uploaded and downloaded via MIDI System Exclusive.
* UPDATING OF OPERATING SOFTWARE VIA MIDI: The instrument's operating software can be updated via MIDI files (.syx Sysex files) which will be available on Moog Music's web site in the Support Docs and Software section.
PANEL MODE FEATURES: Panel Mode features include Compare, Quick Mode (Preset changes with +/-1 buttons), Parameter Display (view stored paramter value, current parameter value), and enable/disable preset Master and Headphone Volume.
EDIT MODE FEATURES: Related to Preset Parameters not on Front Panel, these include: Compare tp Preset, Recall last Sound, Real Panel Control, Pitch Bend Amount, Programmable Mod Buss Sources, Destinations and Shaping, Keyboard and Trigger Modes, FIlter Pole Select, Envelope Gate Source, Touch Surface Destinations, Touch Surface Memory, Pot Mapping Mod. Matrix, LFO MIDI Clock Divider, Initialize Parameters, Preset Name, and Save Preset.
MASTER MODE FEATURES: Global Settings and functions for the Voyager include: LCD Contrast, MIDI Local Kbd. On/Off, MIDI Merge, MIDI Program Change On/Off, MIDI In/Out Channel, MIDI In/Out On/Off, Send Panel Sound, Send All Presets, Receive Presets, SysEx Device ID, Transpose In/Out, MIDI Key Order, Velocity Curve, Copyright Info, Software Version, Send System ROM, Send Boot System, Receive Update.

Player Control Interfaces
* 44 KEY KEYBOARD produces Pitch, Gate, Velocity, and Pressure control outputs.
* WHEELS: Pitch Wheel bends pitch over a range of up to +/-1 octave. Mod wheel controls the gain of the MOD WHEEL bus.
* GLIDE and RELEASE switches provide real-time on-off control over the glide and release functions.
* THREE DIMENSIONALTOUCH SURFACE provides three continuously-variable control signals which are derived from the up-down and left-right position of the player's finger, and the amount of area with which the player makes contact to the surface.

Rear Jack Panel
Pedal/Control Inputs
These ten jacks have red nuts. They accept either expression pedals or control voltages, and control the following performance parameters:

* VOLUME
* PAN
* FILTER CUTOFF
* WAVEFORM
* PITCH
* MOD2 - EXTERNAL MODULATION SOURCE
* MOD1 - EXTERNAL CONTROL OF THE PEDAL MOD. BUS
* SAMPLE AND HOLD IN
* ENVELOPES RATE
* LFO RATE

Accessory Port
The Accessory port delivers the Control Voltage and gate signals generated inside the Voyager to a standard DB-25
connector. This is designed for use with the VX-351 Voyager CV Expander.

LFO Sync
A footswitch or gateapplied to this input will reset the LFO waveform to the beginning of its cycle.

Envelopes Gate
A footswitch or gate applied to this input will start the envelopes.

Sample and Hold Gate
A gate signal applied to this jack will trigger a new sample and hold voltage.


Release
foot switch plugged into this jack will have the same effect as depressing the corresponding switch on the left hand controller panel.


Mixer Ext In
Plug any instrument-level or line-level audio signal in this jack to combine with the oscillator and noise signals prior to filtering.


Mix Out/Filter Audio In
The output of the audio mixer appears here, before being fed to the filter. Normally, the Mixer output is bridged directly to the filter input. If you plug something into this jack, that breaks the normal connection. Using a standard insert cable (1/4" TRS plug to two 1/4" TS plugs) this jack can be used as an effects loop for external processing of the Mix before it goes to the filter.


Left(Mono) and Right Audio Outputs
The audio outputs are 1/4 " unbalanced outputs. The two output channels are summed to mono when only the left(mono) output is used.


12V Lamp
The TNC Lamp Socket provides 12VDC for a gooseneck lamp.


MIDI In, Thru, and Out Connectors
Standard MIDI connectors for interfacing with other MIDI gear.

Power Input
The Voyager's power input accepts a standard power cable. The Voyager works from 100-250 VAC, 50-60 Hz.


Dimensions and Weight
30 1/2" Wide X 18" Deep X 3" High (when flat) 12" High when fully upright.

40 lbs.

MF-104Z Analog Delay Spillover Mod

Bypass the delay without killing existing echoes with this "must-have" modification for the MF-104Z Analog Delay. Includes a switch for enabling and disabling Spillover Mode.

Imagine playing an echo-filled chorus, then switching back to playing a dry sound for the verse, all while your echoes naturally decay, or create infinitely repeating echo soundscapes then solo over them with echo-free.

This modification is compatible with and can be performed on all versions of the MF-104.

 

 

 

CLOTHING

Our synths are a labor of love that we hand build in Asheville, NC. Now Moog tee shirts are made with the same care thanks to a partnership with Spiritex, an Asheville based clothing manufacturer. Our new tees are 100% domestically grown organic combed cotton. They are cut, sewn and printed down the street from the Moog Factory in the heart of downtown Asheville, NC.

CONTROLLERS

There are two kinds of signals in a modular analog synthesizer: audio and control. As audio signals go through a system of synthesizer modules, they are shaped into the sounds that you hear. Control signals, on the other hand, correspond to the variations in the sound that are imparted by the synthesizer modules, like invisible hands that turn the knobs of the modules. The concept of “Control Voltage” is one of the basic principles Bob Moog used to control sound and create his groundbreaking electronic instruments.

MINIMOOG VOYAGERS

Since its introduction forty years ago, musicians have used the Minimoog, the world’s first portable synthesizer to express their creative muse in live performance and recordings. The Minimoog Voyager, designed by Bob Moog himself and released in 2002, is an updated version of the original Minimoog with 21st century advantages to carry the archetype into the future. The Voyager is the definitive American synthesizer, a lovingly hand-crafted, monophonic, monotimbral high performance instrument with enormous sonic range and possibilities.

MOOGERFOOGERS

Welcome to the world of Moogerfooger Analog Effects Modules. Moogerfoogers are a direct descendent of the original modular Moog synthesizers. Housed in a rugged steel and hardwood enclosure, the Moogerfooger’s timeless good looks, versatility, and exceptional sound quality is designed to be equally at home on stage or in the studio. Their expansive functionality combined with warm, analog sound come from their state-of-the-art all-analog circuitry, designed and built under Bob Moog's personal direction.

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