A Brief History Of The Minimoog Part II

A Brief History Of The Minimoog Part II documents the journey of the Minimoog Model D throughout the 1980s and 90s, chronicling the influential artists who used the Minimoog Model D to explore new genres and discover the sounds of tomorrow.

Follow the journey of the Minimoog Synthesizer from its inception through its prolific contributions to popular music throughout the decades in A Brief History Of The Minimoog Part I HERE
 

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The Minimoog Model D In Full Production


Moog Music Resumes Production Of The World’s First Portable Synthesizer

Minimoog Model D

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.

SOUND SOURCES (5)
Oscillators x 3
Noise Generator
External Input

OSCILLATORS
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

NOISE GENERATOR
White
Pink

LFO
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
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

Keyboard
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

Power Supply
Self-switching external supply; 100–240 volts;
50/60 Hz; <12 Watt nominal consumption.
Locking XLR-4 connector.

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.

TEMPERATURE
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

Moog Modular System Warranty

 

Moog warrants its Modular Systems to be free of defects in materials or workmanship and conforming to specifications at the time of shipment. The Warranty Period on the System 35 and 55 is two years from the date of purchase. The Warranty Period on the Model 15 is thirteen months from date of purchase. 

ALL service issues must start with either a phone or email conversation with a Moog Authorized Service Center (MASC). This will help establish the problem and the appropriate next steps. 

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