The Moog Minimoog

The Moog Minimoog is, arguably, the most influential synthesizer of all time. It was one of the first all-in-on synths, it was relatively affordable, and it sounds massive.

Key to the Minimoog’s massive sound are its three oscillators and 24dB/octave Moog filter. The Minimoog has been updated with the Moog Music Minimoog Voyager – but some players still prefer the 1970 design.

Here is a demonstration of a number of sounds generated by a vintage Moog Minimoog, via AutomaticGainsay. The Minimoog was recorded direct without any effects or equalization.

Just about any synth player in the seventies played the Minimoog, including the likes of Keith Emerson, Rick Wakeman, Herbie Hancock, Gary Numan, Devo, Synergy, Jan Hammer, P-Funk and more.

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