MATRIXSYNTH: Bob Moog Letter to MMR - February 1998 - New Mini Mentioned

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Bob Moog Letter to MMR - February 1998 - New Mini Mentioned

So is this the first public mention of the Mini to become the Voyager? If you know of an earlier mention please post in the comments.

This is a xcan of an article sent to MMR by Bob Moog, published in February of 1998. I checked the AH archives and the first mention was on Monday, April 20, 1998, in reference to this interview with Bob Moog in the May 1998 issue of Sound on Sound.

The company Bob is referring to in the letter is Don Martin's as he owned the rights to the Moog name at the time. Don produced copies of the original Minimoogs and some modules. The minis were eventually referred to as the Donimoog or the Model E, as the Model D was the last of the original Minimoogs. Bob Moog took Don Martin to court and won the rights of his name back in 2002. You can find more on Moog with a mention of Don on wikipedia.


  1. Whatever happened to Don Martin anyway? What's he up to today?

  2. Good question. I was wondering the same as I was putting up this post.

  3. I bought a Don Martin Minimoog in '98. Sounds a hell of a lot better than a Voyager, but not quite as good as a Minimoog.

  4. so you have all three?


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