Vintage Minimoog Model D Synth Porn

dlumenta has shared some nice photos of a vintage Moog Minimoog Model D:

Designed by Robert Moog in 1970, the Minimoog Model D synthesizer is still regarded as the Rolls Royce equivalent of analog keyboard-based synthesizers. Specifically designed for touring musicians, the minimoog exported electronic music experiments from university labs out to the masses – and her deep farting bass-sounds (think of Kraftwerk’s Autobahn), lead and space bleeps and sweeps have become HUGELY popular over the last 38 years.

There were originally 13,000 minimoogs produced between 1970 and 1981. After a brief hiatus during the digital-synth craze in the 1980s, the minimoog enjoyed a resurgence of interest among musicians since the 1990s…and yes, it’s becoming harder to get a hold on one.

I obtained this Mini from a studio garage sale back in 1989 for US$ 150 (in prime condition – save the crackling external input knob). After lying dormant for 7 years now, it’s time to bring life back into this 1973 model D mini. Tropical humidity heavily damaged the furnishing. It needs re-tuning of the oscillators, cleaning of the electronic board, new switches for filter modulation, and thinking about a new base panel.

Yep – that’s US $150 – read it and weap.

That was in ’89, though, when everybody had Wham! hair and was dumping their analogs for digital synths.

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