Up for sale, a Moog Minimoog Voyager Electric Blue Edition monophonic synthesizer in exceptional condition and in perfect working order. The Electric Blue Edition is housed in a rugged steel chassis surrounded by a fractal blue-finished solid ash cabinet. At first the cabinet appears black, but upon closer inspection the fractal blue flecks are quite eye-catching, combined with a stunning electric blue backlit panel, blue pitch/mod wheels, and blue LEDs.This limited edition synthesizer is no longer available from the manufacturer, and the Voyager offers two landmarks in the history of synthesizers: the rebirth of the Minimoog and the return of Moog Music. Dr. Robert Moog himself was central to designing this modern-day Minimoog.
The Minimoog Voyager is a true analog monophonic synthesizer, based entirely on the original classic Minimoog Model D which was produced by Moog Music, Inc. from 1970 to 1982. It introduces many new features, including a three dimensional touch pad, MIDI I/O, extensive patching facilities, patch storage, and more.
Just like the original, the Voyager has three analog wide-range voltage controlled oscillators, one noise source, as well as one audio preamplifier for externally-applied audio signals. Two resonant Moog-style filters are on-board and function in dual lowpass or lowpass/highpass modes and can be modulated by one of the two ADSR envelopes, the LFO, or external control. All knobs and switches can have their settings stored into one of 128 Program memories. Program Banks as well as the Voyager's Operating System can be uploaded/downloaded via MIDI SysEx. Centered on its front panel is the ominous, black 3-D (XYZ) Touch Surface which 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.
There's also a 44-note keyboard with velocity and aftertouch sensitivity. Also on-board are Pitch and Mod wheels, Glide/Portamento, and a series of 1/4" CV and/or Pedal jacks lining the top/rear of the front panel. The Mod Wheel can be sent to control all oscillators, or just VCO2, VCO3, the filter cutoff, or LFO rate. The Mod gets its source from the LFO (triangle/square/sample-n-hold waveforms), VCO3, or the external Mod2 input. A Mixer Module gives you a five-input mixer for combining various audio sources prior to filtering between the oscillators, noise and external audio input signals.
This Voyager is very well-kept, with all original knobs and an extremely clean control panel and bright white key caps. There are some minor scuffs and marks on the fractal blue-finished ash cabinet edges, and on the bottom of the enclosure.