Moog Minimoog vs Polivoks Synthesizer – Forget The Cold War, It’s A Synth War!

Forget the Cold War, this video – via Marko Ettlich at Retrosound – pits the raw firepower of the US Moog Minimoog synthesizer against the military grade design of the Russian Polivoks synthesizer.

Yes – it’s a analog synth war…… Continue reading

MiniMod Brings Classic Minimoog Model D Sound To Eurorack


AJH Synth has introduced “Dark Edition” MiniMod modules – Eurorack synth modules based on the circuits of the classic Moog Minimoog Model D.

Company head Allan “J” Hall brought the new MiniMod modules to the Cymru Beats modular meet in Cardiff, Wales, and demonstrated them for Nick Batt of Sonic State: Continue reading

New DIY Synth, The Crowminius, Inspired By Minimoog & CS-80


DIY synth guru Scott Rider, aka the Old Crow, has announced a new DIY project, inspired by the circuits of the Moog Minimoog and the Yamaha CS-80.

The two main goals for the ‘Crowminius‘ project were:

  • to make a new synth in the style of a Minimoog 204D (“model D”) for a good friend, who lost his circa 1974 original Mini to hurricane Katrina; and
  • to create a synth that would fit in a compact aluminum attache case.

Here’s an audio demo of the Crowminius in action: Continue reading

Arturia iMini – A Virtual Minimoog Synth For The iPad

ipad-minimoog-arturia-iminiArturia has released, iMini, a software recreation of the classic Minimoog for the iPad.

iMini is based on Arturia Mini V software, originally created in partnership with Dr. Robert Moog, back in 2003. iMini comes with a large collection of preset sounds, created by Klaus Schulze (Tangerine Dream), Geoff Downes (Asia) and other sound designers.

Arturia has also partnered with the Bob Moog Foundation so that a portion of each sale goes to support their work in music education, making available the archives of Dr. Bob Moog and funding the Moogseum. Continue reading

Gary Numan Cleans Out His Attic, Finds Cooler Stuff Than We’ve Got In Our Attic

Saturday Synth Porn: Ever clean out the attic, and find a vintage Moog Minimoog that you’d forgotten about?

Probably not – unless you’re Gary Numan:

“Clearing out my garage loft yesterday, cut away some ivy creepers & found this!” tweets Gary Numan. “Original spec MiniMoog!”

Our take on this is that, if you’ve never owned an original Minimoog, you’ve got one more reason not to clean out the attic.

If you’ve got a similar story, though, let us know!

via Mark c Young