Thursday, January 17, 2008

The New MOOG Voyager OS

via the MusicPlayer forum. via Sushi for 2 in the comments of this post. Thanks Sushi!

Update: below is the original MOOG Voyager prototype at the MOOG factory. Note the similarity with the panel layout. Thanks to pac for pointing it out in the comments.

18 comments:

  1. removing basic MIDI makes little sense to me.. perhaps omitting USB would have made it more retro.. however MIDI is pretty retro these days.

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  2. Basically, they just dropped the digital board from the design, they use the existing v-ger analog board and save production costs as both v-gers use the same board.

    As a core of a modular system like a Dotcom or a semi-modular system of Moogerfoogers, the OS makes a lot of sense.

    If someone wants a version with patch storage and MIDI, well, its already available ;)

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  3. I want to eat it for breakfast! It beautifully merges both extremes.....I cant wait to visit her at NAMM!!!
    tara
    www.analogsuicide.com

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  4. I think they had to change the analog board just like they did with the digital board. Remember the regulations for leed-free soldering. Only opening a just build Voyager would show us what they changed in the Voyager. And then they "reused" the board also for the new Voyager.
    I find the new Voyager OS very attractive. This is again a real performing synth like all those pre midi and memory free analog monosynths I used to see all over in the lates seventies/early eighties.
    But I got already a Voyager and a working Minimoog. So the gear-lust is not switched on here.

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  5. Strange, the Voyager OS doesn´t have an O.S. ;)

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  6. german synth board "sequencer.de" seems to think it is a photoshop fake still...no word on the moog site/ forum yet (contrary to when the LP came out)
    it very much looks like the voyager prototype at the moog factory

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  7. The knob layout looks identical but the wood and the top left section of the control panel are different. Here's a shot of the prototype: link.

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  8. What is the serial jack for?

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  9. I want it! 2008 is gonna be an expensive year!

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  10. @ Christine:

    The serial jack is used for the external Moog Control Processor (VX-351/352) and gives the base synth more of a modular capability, adding CV and Gate outputs, as well as other features.

    I have to say I'm very excited about this! Although the times and technology have changed, I am very wary of digital patch storage (experience with an Akai AX60 among others) and although it has no MIDI- I think it's more appealing to me that way- especially the way it can be potentially used with a modular system... looks like I need to ditch the doepfer and go DotCom :P

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  11. I think it looks beautiful!

    I'll take some close-up shots if its on display at the Moog Booth.

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  12. I like that the trendy touch pad is gone. I can live without the patch memory and I can fix the MIDI with a box.

    Now I'm glad I didnt but that Electric Blue...

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  13. i used to think the touchpad was trendy when I had the voyager rack. then i got rid of it and got the full blown voyager, and i must say, there are sounds you can make with the full instrument that just aren't possible without the touchpad.

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  15. Man it needas to get more old school from now. I wanna see a Voyager in a rack with a huge patchpanel underneath it.
    The Moog Modular Voyager !

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  16. Have just found a product video on Sonicstate.

    http://www.sonicstate.com/news/shownews.cfm?newsid=5944

    Enjoy!

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