MOOG Minimoog model D (VINTAGE)

code: 220.MOG.010.INS

Historically, the Minimoog is considered the very first synthesizer for musicians! Compact, affordable, simplified and based on the mega-modular Moog synths, the Minimoog became the most popular synth of all time, even still to this day! Famous for its excellent fat analog sound and the best filters in a portable case. It featured three oscillators (one of which can be used as an LFO) that could be individually de-tuned and offered multiple waveforms. The Minimoog is monophonic (only one note can be played at a time) and its three-oscillator design gave it its famous fat sound - three de-tuned oscillators each playing a different waveform can create some pretty thick analog sounds!

You can't talk about the Minimoog without mentioning its filters. Amazingly, Dr. Moog's filter design has yet to be surpassed by a better sounding filter. It's a filter that sounds so warm and smooth that Moog rival ARP tried to copy it for their 2600 and Odyssey synths. The Minimoog has a 4-pole (24 dB/oct) low-pass with the typical cutoff, resonance, ADS envelope and keybd tracking controls. There are also some very cool modulation possibilities via LFO, and external audio can be processed. Every editable parameter is on the front panel and clearly laid out. As well as an awesome sound, the Minimoog is a great teaching tool for anyone interested in classic subtractive synthesis. It even has an A440 tone so you can manually tune the oscillators which is nice since (like mosts analog synths that heat up) the tuning of even this machine can be a little bit unstable.

The Minimoog is responsible for some of the warmest and best analog synth bass, lead and whistle sounds ever. Its control panel can lay flat or propped up perpendicular to the keyboard. It also has a great wood casing. Very rugged. A very versatile synth, useful in all styles of music and easy enough for anybody to operate! It is used by The Chemical Brothers, The Orb, Kraftwerk, Jan Hammer, Nine Inch Nails, Vince Clarke, Gary Numan, Add N To (X), Rick Wakeman, 808 State, Air, Future Sound of London, Bushflange, Chick Corea, √úberzone, Depeche Mode, Recoil, Tangerine Dream, Mouse on Mars, Apollo 440, Ultravox, Dave Holmes, Jean-Michel Jarre, George Duke, Blondie, Rush, Toto, Jimmy Edgar, Keith Emerson, Rick Wakeman, Yes, Vangelis, Joe Zawinul and Herbie Hancock.


  • Polyphony - Monophonic
  • Oscillators - 3 VCO's
  • Memory - None
  • Filter - 24dB/oct, 4-pole lowpass filter with cutoff, resonance, envelope generator, keyboard tracking
  • VCA - ADS Envelope generator
  • Keyboard - 44 keys, single-trigger, low-note priority
  • Arpeg/Seq - None
  • Control - CV /GATE

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