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Minimoog Model D vs reissue

Postby Cheryl823 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:54 am

Hi - are there any forum discussions (here on on other forums) where people have compared the sound of vintage Minimoog Model Ds with the reissue? Or does anyone here have / used both and have any thoughts?

I know there is all the usual "no 2 vintage synths sound the same" argument but I'm just wondering if there is any consensus on whether Moog Music totally nailed the sound or maybe not quite?

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Re: Minimoog Model D vs reissue

Postby till » Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:29 am

The reissue Minimoog is based on the second revision of Minimoogs. So it sound even better than my 1979 original Minimoog. I own also a reissue Minimoog for 2 years.

The only negative detail on the reissue Minimoog ist the way the keyboard action works: it is NOT a voltage dividing two contact one, but a modern Fatar keybed. So there is a simple D/A conversion going on in the reissue keybed. And this is, I wonder why, causing a noticeable amount of glide even with glide switched off, if you play at least a two octave jump.

The problem with the stiff center detent of the pitchwheel is easy to solve by undoing one of washer at the fixed point of the detent lever. A picture is here in the forum.
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Re: Minimoog Model D vs reissue

Postby Iaamusic » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:47 pm

Till, I’d not noticed that, I’m intrigued. Will try.
As for the sound and whether Moog nailed it I think the verdict is yes.

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Re: Minimoog Model D vs reissue

Postby MC » Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:00 pm

Iaamusic wrote:Till, I’d not noticed that, I’m intrigued. Will try.
As for the sound and whether Moog nailed it I think the verdict is yes.


I brought my RA Moog Minimoog to the Moog store and yes the reissue did nail the sound.
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Re: Minimoog Model D vs reissue

Postby ummagumma » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:06 am

I have had a couple oldschool keyboard players try mine out, and they approved

not only did Moog nail the sound, but the added LFO, MIDI, and I think some other CV options are a huge plus, over an original

you can set the keybed to mimic the old pratt-reid resistor tolerances as well

oh, and I agree with removing that nut to make the pitch wheel indent not so abrupt!! I did it to mine the other day
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