Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Minimoog Model D Discontinued


Mike Dean | Three Jewels Published on Jun 28, 2017 Moog Music Inc

Sad to see it go. There is nothing like the original Minimoog Model D except the re-issue Minimoog Model D. This marks the end of the Minimoog line, and the three oscillator Moogs for now. The Minimoog Voyager was discontinued in 2015, and the Minimoog Voyager XL in 2017. I am fortunate enough to own an original 70s Minimoog Model D and a Minimoog Voyager Signature edition. Both are beautiful synths - in sound, playability, and build quality. If you ever wanted a brand new and updated Model D, now might be the time.

via Moog Music:

"Today, we announce that after a whirlwind year back in production, our limited re-issue run of the iconic Minimoog Model D synthesizer is coming to a fast end. To commemorate the close of production of the world’s first portable synthesizer, we invited prolific producer Mike Dean to spend one day creating a new Minimoog Model D track at the Moog Factory in Asheville, NC.

Dean wrote and recorded the new track 'Three Jewels' on the Minimoog build line while Moog production engineers crafted some of the final Model D synthesizers beside him. With the track completed in just five hours, Dean walked out of the Moog factory with its employees at the end of their shift.

To get your own Minimoog Model D before they are all gone, contact your local Moog Dealer [see the dealers on the right]

'Three Jewels' Credits:
Artist - Mike Dean
Writer - Mike Dean
Publisher - Warner Chappel / Pappa George Music BMI
Recording and tech support - Trent Thompson, Kez Khou, and Jess Jackson at the Moog Music Factory, Asheville, NC
Mixed by - Mike Dean at Dean's List House Of Hits, Studio City, CA
Minimoog Model D & DFAM - Mike Dean
Art - Louise Donegan
Art Layout - Jess Jackson"


And via the Moog Newsletter:

"The Final Countdown: Minimoog Model D Production Ending

Today, we announce that after a whirlwind year back in production, our limited re-issue run of the iconic Minimoog Model D synthesizer is coming to a fast end. To commemorate the close of production of the world’s first portable synthesizer, we invited prolific producer Mike Dean to spend one day creating a new Minimoog Model D track in the Moog Factory in Asheville, NC. Dean arrived in the factory last Monday at noon, and wrote and recorded the new track Three Jewels on the build line while Moog production engineers crafted some of the final Model D synthesizers beside him. With the track completed in just five hours, Dean walked out of the Moog factory with its employees at the end of their shift--last year Dean spent a weekend at the Moog factory, crafting Grande Faucon in 48 hours. [see the video here]

The Minimoog Model D was originally introduced in 1970 and built until 1981. Then in May 2016, we resumed building the Minimoog Model D for the first time in 35 years. Orders for the synthesizer quickly outpaced our initial estimates, leading to the addition of a night-shift to meet demand for the iconic instrument. Our parts-inventory for the Minimoog Model D project was originally expected to span multiple years of manufacturing, but is being consumed at a much higher rate than anticipated. Thus, this second historical production run of the Minimoog Model D will reach completion much earlier than intended, and this marks the final opportunity to acquire a new Minimoog Model D.

The Minimoog Model D has been a part of our daily lives here at the Moog Factory for over a year now, and is woven into the fabric of our history. As we draw closer to the end of this limited production run, we reflect on this labor of love as one of the most rewarding and joyful projects we have ever undertaken.
Thank you for sharing in this creation and joining us on this magical journey.

Contact your local authorized Moog dealer or distributor to inquire about purchasing one of the final Minimoog Model D analog synthesizers."

A Brief History of the Minimoog Part I

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A Brief History of the Minimoog Part II

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Q148 VCA++ Sequencer Panning


Published on Jun 28, 2017 synthesizersdotcom

"For more information visit http://www.synthesizers.com/

Hosted by Roger Arrick of Synthesizers.com"

All parts here.

Modular Live Patch #03 (Modular Pop w/ CR-78)


Modular Live Patch #03 (Modular Pop w/ CR-78) from BendingBus on Vimeo.

"Nerdy technical talk...

The basics of the patch use a MOTM-730 Pulse Divider to ping the modules rhythmically (the left/right tones, and the center melody which plays triplets). These pings are slaved to the rhythm sequencer's clock, which is loaded up with some CR-78 samples. I ended up using a digital sine (programmed in the sequencer) for the bass, normally I don't use digi, but it's good for a clean (no harmonics) sine.

The in-your-face filtering @ 0:10 is a MOTM-410 into a Moog Cluster Flux chorus for some stereo width, then into an API 550EQ + 2500 compressor for midrange glory. The melody @ 0:36 is a MacBeth MK-1 voice, featuring some stereo spring reverb compressed thru an LA2A for a nice warm ambiance. Around half way thru @ 2:23 I turn on a sizzly MacBeth pulse wave riff which is playing an arpeggio from the MOTM-650, compressed thru an 1176 for bite. Near the end @ 4:30 you can hear the background texture more clearly which is an arpeggio thru a Moog stereo 12-stage phaser in a bath of Harmonizer echoes.

Enjoy. You can download the full resolution studio master here... https://www.bendingbus.com/downloads"

Novation Circuit Tip//006 - One Finger Chord Recording


Published on Jun 28, 2017 Enrique Martinez

"In this video I expand on the last Circuit Tip video I did, and show you how to assign a few chords, then record the action of you playing them back onto separate patterns!"

All parts here.

EMU E4X Turbo Hollywood Gold SN 049840054


I don't think I've ever heard of the Hollywood Gold edition before. This appears to be the first post out of over 154,000 to feature one.

via Reverb

"This amazing Emu sampler is essentially an E4XT with expanded RAM and a built in Hard Drive. It looks and works great. This a rare Hollywood GOLD edition. Classic EMU sound at a great price!"

Pittsburgh Modular Lifeforms Binary Filter Chords & Binary Filter: Sweeps


Published on Jun 28, 2017 Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers

"Playing chords through the Binary Filter.

Patch Notes: Keyboard pitch cv to 2 saw waves, mixed with sub output. Mod tools function as an LFO to cutoff frequency cv."

Pittsburgh Modular Lifeforms Binary Filter: Sweeps


"Filter Sweeps are important to learning the characteristic sounds of a filter module."

Jomox Sunsyn Polyphonic Analog Synth


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Suzuki OM27 Omnichord w/ Case


via Reverb

"The OM27 was released in 1981 and became an international overnight success as a truly portable electronic musical instrument. Released in three colours, brown, ivory and red (allegedly), the Omnichord has 27 chords grouped into three rows: major, minor and seventh. The ergonomics are much improved over the Tronichord/Portachord with the 27 tactile chord buttons located centrally.

The Sonic Strings are located just to the right and turned by 90 degrees. This made for a far more comfortable playing experience. The "Instant Off" touch pad is located at the top right hand side of the strumplate which silenced the Omnichord.
The built in speaker is located on the right of the Strumplate whilst the new control panel is on the left of the chord buttons. Like the Tronichord, only one sound is provided for the Stumplate (Harp) however, a new adjustable sustain means the instrument can be played percussively or like a stringed instrument.

The 6 new styles (rhythms) with automatic bass and chords completely opened up the Omnichord and gave Suzuki the much required extra features the Tronichord lacked and a complete marketing program was put into place that has lasted to the present day"

Modded FREEBASS FB383 (TB 303 CLONE) BASS SYNTH


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"Used but in good condition, and works flawlessly. No crackles or clicks on pots... and was previously customised with a cutoff frequency switch, which changes the available frequency to cutoff."

Macbeth Studio Systems M3X Synthesizer SN 1055


via eBay