Moog Minimoog Voyager XL (Standard Black) Reviews5.0/5.0 based on 3 customer reviews
Oh my! My initial reaction to the Moog Voyager XL has been nothing short of pure astonishment. Moog (the classic heavyweight contender of all synthesizers) have really outdone themselves. I absolutely love my original Voyager. But add to it CV patches, a ribbon controller, and another octave, and what you have is the pinnacle of all the synth ridiculousness that can be crammed into a portable analog monster!
Routing: Did anyone else notice you can patch the touchpad? The touchpad! Sure, you can do that in the Voyager by diving into some menus but this little beast lets you mult it, sample and hold, and patch it until you have scared the neighbors with your sonic glory!
A 61-key Moog Voyager with a basically a CP-251 control processor and a VX-351 control Voltage Expander built in!! This synth is a MONSTER!!! Attention Taurus, Phatty, and Minimmog owners.... BUY ONE BEFORE THEY ARE GONE!!!
from Blair, NE
October 25, 2012Music Background:
Brings back memoriesThis is it, I grew up in the era of the modular synth's and the original MiniMoog, it is still the great synth that you would expect from Moog Music Inc., but better, with great new features, If you want that great fat sound with modular routing, don't wait another day before they are gone.
from Urbana, Il
May 27, 2011Music Background:
Audio Director, Musician
Every day is like Christmas morning!!The Minimoog Voyager XL is a very high quality piece with countless extras - right down to the construction, it feels as solid as it sounds. As for the sound, what can I say? It's exactly as you expect. Pure Moog.
I've been using it in many ways and it's quickly become my master controller of choice. The feel of the Fatar keybed begs you to! All pots and switches in the traditional section transmit midi and are easily mapped to control similar/same sections of my external gear. I can also port any output of the slaved device(s) through the external in of the Minimoog - opens the door to even more expressive control. Don't even get me started on the possibilities of using it with the Moog Filtatron!
I ordered this with an extra set of colored cables and have managed to find several ways use all of them. I recommend using cold/hot color combinations on source/destination signal paths respectively to make it easier to know what can go where.
As it currently stands, this is the best sounding, most flexible monophonic analogue instrument on the planet. I challenge Moog to now make a polyphonic. My wishlist features for this instrument: Add preset storage of all control pot settings add have the ribbon transmit midi and pressure sensitivity.
Sweetwater staff was very helpful placing my order. Thanks Brian Loney and Hunter Sprenger for the many years of awesomeness. And bravo to Moog for pulling out all the stops on this one!
from Urbana Il.
May 16, 2011Music Background:
Audio Director, Instructor, Musician
Modular is back!You know something is up when Memorymoogs start showing up on eBay at a rate of about one a day.
There is something very special about the ability to reach out and literally touch an analog signal in so many interesting and creative ways and do so within one self contained instrument on the fly. In a world of digital plastic, this instrument is simply dripping with quality and is worth every penny.
Thank you Moog Music!