Rackmountable Minimoog Performer!
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The MiniMoog Voyager is available in a 19" Rack Mount Edition! The Rack Mount Edition (RME) is five units high and, with optional wood sides, doubles as a tabletop synth. Its backlit front panel includes all of the front panel controls of the Voyager (with the exception of the touch surface). All presets from the Voyager are useable in the Rack Mount Edition.
We install a new operating rig and sounds
All of us here are completely excited about the current and future possibilities offered by this the Voyager. To help get you started we have included GearNuts's Voyager 3.5 CD-ROM with the updating software, bonus presets, updated manuals, and Demo versions of the Mac & PC Voyager Editor/Librarian.
The GearNuts Service team has already updated your Moog Voyager to the newest 3.5 Operating System, which optimizes the user interface, adds new sounds, and programs, plus:
- MIDI Panic Function - Allows the user to select whether or not to send a MIDI All Notes Off message when the MASTER switch is pressed.
- Mode 8: Legato Glide toggling (for legato playing, glide is on for two notes, then off for two notes)
- Mode 2: Legato Glide (glide is only on when you play legato)
- Mode 6: Mode 4+5 combined (this is Glide mode 4 and 5 combined)
- Mode 7: Legato back to first = glide off (Glide is On when not playing legato, and when playing legato but is turned off when returning to the first held note of a legato phrase)
- Storage Mode - This sets the behavior after a preset is stored. The user is prompted: Go to stored Preset after Saving? If YES is chosen in this screen, then after a preset is stored to a new location the UI goes to the new location. If NO, then after a preset is stored the current location is maintained in the UI.
- Mode 4: Legato Glide back to First only (glide is off when not legato, when the first note of a legato phrase is played, and when subsequent notes are legato, glide is on when returning to the first held note of a legato phrase)
- Mode 1: Normal Glide (glide is always on)
- Mode 3: Legato Glide to 2nd Only (glide is off when not legato, when the first note of a legato phrase is played, and when returning to the first held note of a legato phrase. Glide is on for the 2nd + notes of a legato phrase.)
- Sound Category Browse - If Enter is pressed, the Preset advances to the next available sound in the bank or in the subsequent bank with the same sound category - this is useful for searching for all lead sounds, bass sounds, percussion sounds etc... pressing Enter AND Cursor goes backwards in the progression of the sounds in that category.
- Glide Modes - There are now 8 glide modes. 1 of 8 is stored in a preset.
- Quick Save - If a preset has been edited, pressing the Master switch twice saves the preset to the present location.
- Mode 5: Legato 1st Note (Glide is on if not playing legato and is Off when playing legato)
Moog Voyager RME at a Glance:
- The ultimate analog synth, now in a rack!
- Classic Moog oscillators, filters, and amplifiers
- MIDI I/O plus control voltage connectors
- New features and 7 banks of 128 presents (896) in v3.0
The ultimate analog synth, now in a rack!
The Minimoog Voyager RME is perhaps the ultimate monophonic analog performance synth. It incorporates virtually all of the sound resources and functions of the original Model D Minimoog, which was produced by Moog Music, Inc. from 1970 to 1982. The Voyager Rack has many more features, including MIDI IN and MIDI OUT implementation, lots of patching facilities, and a large number of new panel features.
Classic Moog oscillators, filters, and amplifiers
The Voyager RME's signal path starts with a bank of three wide-range, high-stability voltage controlled oscillators, one noise source, and one audio preamplifier for externally-applied audio signals. The sound modifiers are two 'Moog-style' lowpass filters and one VCA (Voltage Controlled Amplifier). Modulation sources are two ADSR (Attack Decay Sustain Release) envelope generators and one multi-waveform LFO (Low Frequency Oscillator).
MIDI I/O plus control voltage connectors
The Voyager RME's rear panel delivers all of the same input/output resources that are available on the Voyager via its MIDI IN, THRU, and OUT connectors, four audio in and Output jacks, and two accessory port connectors. The output accessory port connects the RME's 21 control and gate outputs to the forthcoming VX-351 Voyager CV Output Expander, while the Input accessory port connects the 18 control and gate ins to the VX-352 Voyager CV Input Expander.
V3.0 adds even more capability to the Voyager:
V3.0 extends the current single Bank of 128 Presets to 7 Banks of 128 Presets for a total of 896 user accessible presets. Of the 896 user accessible presets, 704 come pre-loaded with patches from Nigel Hopkins, Brian Kehew, Will Alexander, Bernie Worrell, Drew Newmann, Amos Gaynes, Steve Dunnington, Aron Magner, Chad Hugo, Darrell Diaz, Frank Lucas, Fred Wreck, Gabrial McNair, Geoffrey Keezer, Herbie Hancock, Khari Simmons, James Lumb, Jamie Muhoberac, Joseph Rivers, Neil Palmer, Printz Board, Randy Cantor, Rick Wakeman, Mark Kline, Zon Vern Pyles, Thomas Wolf.
The External Mixer knob (just right of the display panel) has a dual function that lets you rapidly change presets as opposed to continuously punching the cursor buttons.
- Lets you send either 7 or 14 bit resolution from the Mod Wheel.
- Optionally reduces the amount of MIDI data being sent from the Touch Surface.
These changes enable the Voyager to work better with older MIDI gear.
Moog Voyager RME Features:
- Three wide-range, high stability VCOs with continuously-variable waveforms.
- Two "Moog-style" lowpass-resonant filters with choice of two-pole or four-pole response
- Five-input mixer for combining the audio sources prior to filtering
- Two wide-range ADSR (Attack Decay Sustain Release) envelopes
- Filter Envelope sweeps the filter and is available for modulation shaping
- Volume Envelope shapes the overall volume
- Low Frequency Oscillator generates triangular, square, Sample & Hold, and smoothed Sample & Hold waveforms for use as modulating signals
- Modulation Busses Module selects sources, destinations, and shaping signals for the MOD WHEEL bus and the EXT PEDAL bus
- GLIDE varies the speed at which the keyboard voltage changes, from instantaneous to several seconds
- Lots of MIDI implementation capabilities