Today, Moog Music announced the official discontinuation of the Minimoog Voyager Rack Mount Edition (Voyager RME) analog synthesizer. Moog Music calls the Minimoog Voyager “Bob Moog’s modern day re-imagining of the Minimoog Model D, the most iconic analog synthesizer of all time.”
Introduced in 2005, the 5U-format Minimoog Voyager RME has figured in the music of Daft Punk, Orbital, Deadmau5, Tycho and R&B producer Brian Michael Cox, to name a few.
“It’s always difficult for us to end the life of a product, especially one that Bob designed himself, but I am happy to know that the artists fortunate enough to own one of these expressive tools will enjoy a lifetime of rich musical experiences,” said Moog Music President Mike Adams.
To “celebrate the legacy of this powerful analog instrument,” the synth company has called on ambient electronic musician Robert Rich to compose a 3-song EP of “evolving soundscapes,” titled “Hiding In Daylight.”
Moog Music calls Rich’s work “a meditative exploration of organic analog sound, drawing on the rich tonal palette of the Minimoog Voyager RME.”
Listen to and download “Hiding In Daylight” here:
More information about Robert Rich and his music is on the Robert Rich website.