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|Moog Minimoog Voyager Electric Blue
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Gorgeous solid ash fractal blue cabinet flashes
blue flecks when you get close and looks fabulous with the electric
blue backlit panel. The original was produced from 1971 to 1984 and was
featured in some of the greatest recordings of all time. 3 ultra-stable
oscillators, dual Moog filters, 4-stage analog envelope generators,
flexible modulation buses, and much much more. The Voyager won a "Key
Buy" award from Keyboard magazine, a "Platinum Award" from Future Music magazine, an "Excellence Award" from Music Tech magazine, a TEC award from Mix magazine, and the "2003 Editor's Choice award" from Electronic Musician magazine.
touch-surface controller with assignable parameters for each direction.
This monophonic performance instrument has gutsy vintage sound and
features a 44-note keyboard with pitch and mod wheels, MIDI I/O, and a
buffer that holds 2 presets at a time. CV and gate inputs for
additional modulation options with expression pedals or other voltage
sources. Audio input and effects insert allow you to interface with
other gear. Stereo analog outs and headphone outs plus BNC connector
for optional gooseneck lamp. 128 easily modified presets modeled after
sounds used by Rick Wakeman, Tony Banks, Keith Emerson, and others give
you instant access to classic Moog tone plus modern bass and lead
The signal path starts with a bank of 3 wide-range,
high-stability, voltage-controlled oscillators, one noise source, and
one audio preamplifier for externally applied audio signals. The sound
modifiers are 2 'Moog-style' low-pass filters and one VCA (Voltage
Controlled Amplifier). Modulation sources are 2 ADSR (Attack Decay
Sustain Release) envelope generators and one multi-waveform LFO (Low
Frequency Oscillator). Frequency, octave, and wave controls are married
with a switch that syncs oscillators 1 and 2, frequency modulation of
oscillator 1 by oscillator 3, drone function for oscillator 3, and a
switch to lower oscillator 3 to the sub-audio range. Mixer module
features 5 input level controls, 5 input switches, and external level
LED. Filters module features choice of 2-pole or 4-pole response,
cutoff control, spacing control, resonance control, and control of how
much the filters open and close as you press different keys on the
keyboard. Envelopes module features amount to filter control and
envelope gate switch. LFO features rate control, sync selector, and
rate LED. Modulation buses feature source, destination, and shaping
selectors plus amount controls. MIDI capabilities include front panel
storage and recall, control of front panel through MIDI, transmission
of front-panel settings via MIDI, transmission and reception of
keyboard data via MIDI, up- and downloading of banks of settings via
MIDI, and updating of software via MIDI. The power supply accepts any
power voltage from 100V to 240V.
- Fantastic looks
- Bold tone
- 128 modifiable presets
- 3 ultra-stable oscillators
- Dual Moog filters
- 4-stage analog envelope generators
- Flexible modulation busses
- MIDI I/O
- Pitch and mod wheels
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
* 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
* 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
* AMOUNT controls (2) sets the overall modulation amount for each bus.
* 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.
* 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
* UPLOADING AND DOWNLOADING OF PRESETS VIA MIDI: Individual Presets or
whole Preset banks may be uploaded and downloaded via MIDI System
* 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
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
jacks have red nuts. They accept either expression pedals or control
voltages, and control the following performance parameters:
* FILTER CUTOFF
* MOD2 - EXTERNAL MODULATION SOURCE
* MOD1 - EXTERNAL CONTROL OF THE PEDAL MOD. BUS
* SAMPLE AND HOLD IN
* ENVELOPES RATE
* LFO RATE
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.
A footswitch or gateapplied to this input will reset the LFO waveform to the beginning of its cycle.
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.
plugged into this jack will have the same effect as depressing the
corresponding switch on the left hand controller panel.
Mixer Ext In
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
outputs are 1/4 " unbalanced outputs. The two output channels are
summed to mono when only the left(mono) output is used.
The BNC Lamp Socket provides 12VDC for a gooseneck lamp.
MIDI In, Thru, and Out Connectors
Standard MIDI connectors for interfacing with other MIDI gear.
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.
I have been recording forever and used many of the old Moog products including the MicroMoog, MultiMoog and many others. This has all the features and quality of the old product line but with all the new bells and whistles you need today.
In this day an age of mas produced junk it's so cool to know that each and everyone of these is still made by hand in the good old USA. From the minute you touch this you know it is well constructed. I know some people seem to fell the oscillators can seem weak compared to the old time product but I have never found that to be the case. I love this Moog as much as my old gear. The consistency in the product mfg has never changed.
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