Vintage Synth: the Minimoog Model D
‘Modifiers’, ‘Frequency cutoff, ‘emphasis’ ‘envelope’, - a whole new vocabulary for musicians in 1970.
Designed by Robert Moog in 1970, the Minimoog Model D synthesizer is still regarded as the Rolls Royce equivalent of analog keyboard-based synthesizers. Specifically designed for touring musicians, the minimoog exported electronic music experiments from university labs out to the masses - and her deep farting bass-sounds (think of Kraftwerk’s Autobahn), lead and space bleeps and sweeps have become HUGELY popular over the last 38 years.
There were originally 13,000 minimoogs produced between 1970 and 1981. After a brief hiatus during the digital-synth craze in the 1980s, the minimoog enjoyed a resurgence of interest among musicians since the 1990s…and yes, it’s becoming harder to get a hold on one. read more