Finally, on the far right of the panel are the master
output level controls.
Although the Voyager has a wealth of 'older' CV and gate connections
for expansion, the Voyager also comes with modern amenites such
as a velocity and pressure sensitive keyboard, a full MIDI spec
and improved reliability, features we could only have dreamed of
There is much debate about whether the Voyager sounds the same
as the original MiniMoog. Many say it doesn't but whilst others
may agree, they do say that it has the same ballsy 'character' of
the original. Powerful basses, ripping lead-lines, etc. - in other
words, the Voyager retains all the qualities that have endeared
the original MiniMoog to most keyboard players' hearts for the last
30 years or more but then adds some to the experience with innovative
new features and functions!
You can judge for yourself with these sounds that have kindly been
donated by Philippe Laurent who has carefully multi-sampled a few
sounds from his own Voyager. Philippe is a producer who recently
enjoyed chart success with the band "Galleon" and the
song 'So I Begin' which got to #4 in the dance charts.
Sadly, the genius who created the Voyager left us recently when
he passed away on August 21st, 2005 but he leaves us with a heritage
that will live forever - Dr Robert Moog changed not only the way
music is made but the very music we make and he has inspired millions
of people across the world whether they be players or just lovers
of electronic or synth-based music.
Sleep gently Bob - your work will live on forever!
The Voyager is still available, of course - find out more at moogmusic.com