Sequential Trigon-6 vs Minimoog Head-to-head Comparison

The latest synthlegends video is a head-to-head comparison of the sound of the new Sequential Trigon-6 and the classic Moog Minimoog.

While this isn’t an apples-to-apples comparison – the Trigon-6 is a polysynth that features a Moog-inspired voice architecture and the Minimoog Model D is a classic monophonic synth design – the video addresses a common question that many potential buyers have.

Video Summary:

“The TRIGON-6 has a similar architecture like a Minimoog Model D. There are 3 VCO with the same waveforms and a ladder filter.

The T-6 is polyphonic but in this video I played it in unison and tweaked some sounds to get it sounding similar to the Moog. The filter and resonance behavior are different and the oscillators in the Mini sound better IMO. In the T-6 they are a bit harsh whereas the Mini sounds more creamy. In some passages the synths sound very similar, so you can achieve moogish style sounds on the T-6.”

14 thoughts on “Sequential Trigon-6 vs Minimoog Head-to-head Comparison

  1. Somebody’s a Trekker. People act like they have the hearing of dolphins when you can get so close in these comparisons, the argument seems weak. As a former Moog and Prophet owner, my view is “For godssakes, use the filters and tweak some FX.” Its easier to smooth out a semi-harsh sound than add serious grit to a creamy one, but it’s wide open in a world where you can turn junkyard discards into a death metal drum kit.

    By the way, Trigon is also the name of a DC Comics demon. Creepy world, huh?

    1. TOS only though. the rest are tooo….. touchy feely, yucks. give me kirk, a phaser, and a landing party of red shirts. i thought Trigon was the DC character too. agreed, not interested in ‘authenticity’, I just want a good sounding synth – brands don’t matter, age doesn’t matter, cost doesn’t matter (much); just gimme a (61 note) keyboard, no need for presets, no reason to use a computer, and no RGY LEDS, and I’m happy. too much to ask? :0) half the fun is turning the knobs just to see what comes out!

  2. Actually, this isn’t even like comparing apples to apples. None of my questions about the sounds of the oscillators were even remotely addressed by this video. I’ve heard more convincing emulations of classic synths from $29 plug-ins on YouTube even though I realize that it wasn’t the really point of the video..

  3. Tony, that link to the history of the trigon was excellent. I love learning things like that, especially if there’s a weird aspect. Thanks! The synth is a serious tool, in any case.

  4. I think a more fair comparison would be to compare the Trigon to a Memorymoog. I’m fortunate to have a MM and a Model D and the MM doesn’t sound exactly like 6 Minis. With the Memorymoog being one of the most fragile and unstable synths ever made (at least in its stock form), having a modern incarnation that captures it’s girth and overall sound with greater reliability could be a valuable tool.

    1. I just pulled the trigger on a Trigon 6 (I spent an hour messing around on one in a local shop and fell in love) and have been curious to see a Memorymoog comparison. This is interesting, but it’s a comparison of a monosynth to a polysynth. Not quite the side by side comparisonI was hoping for.

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