MATRIXSYNTH: SE Modded MOOG Minimoog Model D SN 9801 - Desktop Version Minus Keys - CV/MIDI Ready

Monday, October 05, 2015

SE Modded MOOG Minimoog Model D SN 9801 - Desktop Version Minus Keys - CV/MIDI Ready

via this auction

Interesting bit of synth history if the listing description is correct in that this is in essence the predecessor to Studio Electronics MIDIMOOG conversions:

"This listing is for a Vintage MOOG Minimoog Model D Analog Synthesizer CV/MIDI-READY Module. We are selling this Moog on behalf of producer Paul Fox. This synth was part of his personal gear collection when he was producing such artists as XTC, 10,000 Maniacs and Bjork.
This is an original Minimoog Model D that was modified by Studio Electronics c/o HI-TECH Musical Services. The keyboard was removed and it was remounted in a longer chassis, moving some of the controls on the keyboard to the top left section. It was customized to be MIDI-Ready to benefit from the full MIDI-to-CV implementation offered by units such as the Roland MPU-101. When connected properly to such a MIDI-to-CV interface the MIDI-ready Minimoog can make full use of MIDI data including: note on/off, pitch bend, modulation, dynamics/ velocity, and aftertouch.
Hi-Tech music services was one of the original "go to" synth repair and mod shops here in Los Angeles in the early 80's. They literally did hundreds of these chop mods on Minimoogs. At some point, the owner of Hi-Tech wanted to move away from doing these Moog mods, so a few of the staff started their own company to continue the mods. From that was born Studio Electronics and one of their early creations, the rack mount version of the Minimoog, the MIDIMOOG.

In essence, this synth in this listing is the predecessor to the MIDIMOOG.
Serial Number #9801"

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