MATRIXSYNTH: Ultra Rare Welsh Minimoog Model 204E SN F13VX10035



Saturday, May 21, 2016

Ultra Rare Welsh Minimoog Model 204E SN F13VX10035


via this auction

Note the different style rocker switches.

Update: see this Sound on Sound article for a review and the story behind the 204E.

"Ultra rare Minimoog Model 204E made by Welsh company Moog Music Limited. There are only 5 or 6 units that have ever been made, which makes this synth an ultra rare piece in the history of the most famous synth of all time - the Minimoog.

The Model 204E introduces several enhancements over the Model D, namely independent PWM for OSC 1 and 2, MIDI implementation (no retrofit), and octave transpose button and multiple envelope triggering (as opposed to the original single triggering) - all of which greatly expand the sonic possibilities of the Mini.

Cosmetically, this particular unit is in super mint condition - the wood is flawless, the panel does not have a single scratch - this is a true collector's item.

It was only used at my smoke-free home studio, has been tested, professionally serviced and is fully operational.
Sonically, I will say this: I had two Model D Minimoogs and I played them side-by-side with this unit. Over the years I ended up selling the two Model Ds and I kept this one as I found this particular synth to have the fattest sound of them all."

1 comment:

  1. About 10 years ago there was une of these unused in "daiam", a music store in buenos aires. They got that far...

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