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Soon-to-be Voyager owner

Post by Kenneth » Wed May 16, 2012 9:46 am

Hi everyone. I've been around on the Moog forums for a long time now, but I've been a Little Phatty owner so I haven't had a reason to be in the Voyagr threads. Until now.

I just purchased a Voyager Old School on eBay... Should be here within two weeks. I'm not going to be able to sleep at all! :D
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Re: Soon-to-be Voyager owner

Post by thealien666 » Wed May 16, 2012 10:23 am

Oh man, are you in for a treat !

You won't have enough of two hands now with all those fantastic knobs!

Congrats on taking the plunge, and lightening your wallet too... :mrgreen:
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Post by Kenneth » Wed May 16, 2012 10:39 am

thealien666 wrote:Congrats on taking the plunge, and lightening your wallet too... :mrgreen:


I looked at my online bank statement a few minutes after the transaction went through. Didn't feel bad at all. :lol:
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Post by thealien666 » Wed May 16, 2012 10:51 am

I've had an Old School for about a year, and only sold it so I could get my hands on both a Minimoog D and a Korg Mono/Poly.

For the time I've had it though, it was great.

Is yours a brand new, unsold unit or a second hand one ?
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Post by Kenneth » Wed May 16, 2012 11:34 am

Mine's a secondhand unit that I bought from Armen's Music in New York City. The item description said it is in mint condition, having been used only a handful of times, and from the photos I saw it looks to be immaculate. Oh, and they are including the Moog molded ATA case! :)
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Post by thealien666 » Wed May 16, 2012 1:51 pm

Kenneth wrote: Oh, and they are including the Moog molded ATA case! :)


That's great. That means that it can't very much be damaged during shipping. :D

You're lucky that they don't ship it in the original Moog cheap flimsy cardboard box that comes with it... You'd think Moog could spend more than a couple of bucks on a proper shipping enclosure for such valuable synths ? :roll:
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Post by Kenneth » Wed May 16, 2012 2:32 pm

thealien666 wrote:
Kenneth wrote: Oh, and they are including the Moog molded ATA case! :)
You'd think Moog could spend more than a couple of bucks on a proper shipping enclosure for such valuable synths ? :roll:


I couldn't agree more. When I recieved my (undamaged) Little Phatty all those years ago, I was both shocked and relieved that it had made the journey without being hurt in any way. The only packaging Moog put it in was a cardboard box and two blocks of styrofoam!

The fact that they included the ATA case was actually the biggest selling point for me- I could have bought a brand new Old School for a couple hundred more, but there was no way I was going to risk not recieving it in one piece. Especially when UPS is handling it!
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Post by fyvewytches » Wed May 16, 2012 2:35 pm

Kenneth wrote:I just purchased a Voyager Old School on eBay... Should be here within two weeks. I'm not going to be able to sleep at all! :D


I know the feeling.... But don't expect to get any slep when it arrives either :lol:
Congrats by the way, it a beautiful instrument !

A question I've always asked myself about the old school... Why does it have those grey markings around the knobs ?
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Post by analoghaze » Wed May 16, 2012 2:59 pm

Red Bull..... the weekend/day off drink of Voyager owners. :mrgreen:

Congrats on the new synth.
If you have the time, please post a pic or two. (I love looking at synthesizer pictures.)
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Post by Kenneth » Wed May 16, 2012 3:07 pm

fyvewytches wrote:
Kenneth wrote:I just purchased a Voyager Old School on eBay... Should be here within two weeks. I'm not going to be able to sleep at all! :D


I know the feeling.... But don't expect to get any slep when it arrives either :lol:
Congrats by the way, it a beautiful instrument !

A question I've always asked myself about the old school... Why does it have those grey markings around the knobs ?


I just got through reading a review that Sound On Sound did for the Old School: Apparently those "grey markings" are for inexperienced synthesists to get back to a "default patch" if they get too lost tweaking knobs. I think it's useless, but I'm not complaining either. Those marks seemed to really bother the reviewer though.
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Post by Kenneth » Wed May 16, 2012 3:11 pm

analoghaze wrote:Red Bull..... the weekend/day off drink of Voyager owners. :mrgreen:

Congrats on the new synth.
If you have the time, please post a pic or two. (I love looking at synthesizer pictures.)


I will be sure to post plenty of pics. I share your love of looking at pictures of synthesizers. There's something about those knobs I just find so... Attractive.
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Post by thealien666 » Wed May 16, 2012 3:56 pm

Kenneth wrote: When I recieved my (undamaged) Little Phatty all those years ago, I was both shocked and relieved that it had made the journey without being hurt in any way. The only packaging Moog put it in was a cardboard box and two blocks of styrofoam!


When I bought my Alesis Ion, which cost much less than a Moog Voyager but is still a very interesting virtual analog, it was packed in bubble wrap, and held in place by 4 big styrofoam braces, in a double-wall, heavy-duty cardboard box. I could literally stand on that box, and nothing would get damaged inside that box.

And I'm sure that this robust packaging still doesn't cost more than $15 at the most... Moog's packing must be worth no more than 2$. :roll:
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Re: Soon-to-be Voyager owner

Post by filtered » Thu May 17, 2012 12:16 pm

that's awesome! enjoy! while you await arrival, go get a stereo 1/4 inch -> 2 mono 1/4 inch "Y" cable, and a 2 mono port in/one stereo plug out adaptor!
you'll plug the Y cable stereo plug into the mixin/out port, and its 2 mono plugs into the adaptor, plugged into the ext in port- then turn your ext in knob on the mixer up to around 75%- makes the overall tone perfecto! I haven't played a show or recorded anything without doing this first- here's photo proof from last weekend!: Image
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Post by EricK » Thu May 17, 2012 2:17 pm

Congrats! You'll be in Moog heaven pretty soon.
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Post by Kenneth » Thu May 17, 2012 4:22 pm

filtered wrote:that's awesome! enjoy! while you await arrival, go get a stereo 1/4 inch -> 2 mono 1/4 inch "Y" cable, and a 2 mono port in/one stereo plug out adaptor!
you'll plug the Y cable stereo plug into the mixin/out port, and its 2 mono plugs into the adaptor, plugged into the ext in port- then turn your ext in knob on the mixer up to around 75%- makes the overall tone perfecto! I haven't played a show or recorded anything without doing this first


Hey, thanks for the tip! I'm probably going to hold off on this until it arrives- so I can actually see what I'm doing before I run an errand.

What exactly does this trick do to the tone?
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