A few problems with the Minimoog Model D

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A few problems with the Minimoog Model D

Post by Jasperh » Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:39 am


I bought a Model D and love it. However, I just had a few issues I'd like to check:

1) The self oscillating filter does not play all pitches and cuts on on the lows. Is this the case with all Moog ladder filters?

2) When I apply the envelope to pitch, sustain is not at 'zero' so I have to retune the synth. A bit annoying. Is this fixable?

3) Leakage from oscillators. Even when turned down, they can be heard.

Would be great to hear your thoughts please.



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Re: A few problems with the Minimoog Model D

Post by Quatschmacher » Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:32 pm

Not sure if the filter envelope to pitch is normal. I had a Behringer D and it had that problem (which is partly why I returned it. More irritating was the fact that a square wave LFO also didn’t return to zero on the “off” portion of the wave cycle). However the Moog Model D I tried in a music shop also had exactly the same envelope issue.

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