Minimoog Voyager Old School

The MINIMOOG® VOYAGER® Old School has been discontinued but can still be found at  Armen’s Music.

The MINIMOOG® VOYAGER® Old School Synthesizer is a monophonic analog performance synthesizer. It has extensive patching facilities, and expanded modulation capabilities. The signal path starts with a bank of three wide-range, high-stability voltage controlled oscillators, one noise source and one audio preamplifier for externally-applied audio signals. The sound modifiers are two Moog filters and one stereo VCA (Voltage Controlled Amplifier).


Control devices include a 44-key keyboard with velocity and afterpressure outputs, pitch bend and modulation wheels and many control/pedal input jacks.The MINIMOOG® VOYAGER® OS has a hinged, multi-position panel and a solid hardwood cabinet. The power supply accepts any power voltage from 100 volts to 240 volts.


Oscillators Module

Three wide-range, high stability VCO’s (Voltage Controlled Oscillators) with continuously-variable waveforms. * FREQUENCY controls (2) vary the frequencies of Oscillators #2 and #3 over a +/-7 semitone range with respect to Oscillator #1.* OCTAVE selectors (3) set the frequency ranges of the oscillators in six octave steps.* WAVE controls (3) provide continuous control over the waveforms of the oscillators, from triangular, to sawtooth, to square, to narrow rectangular.* 1-2 SYNC switch synchronizes the Oscillator #2 waveform to the frequency of Oscillator #1, for dramatic timbral effects.* 3-1 FM switch provides linear frequency modulation of Oscillator #1 by Oscillator #3.* 3 KB CONT switch disconnects Oscillator #3 from control by the keyboard, thereby enabling it to function as a drone.* 3 FREQ switch lowers the frequency of Oscillator #3 into the sub-audio range, thereby enabling it to function as a low frequency audio or modulating oscillator.


Mixer Module

Five-input mixer for combining the audio sources prior to filtering. * Input Level controls (5) adjust the relative levels of the oscillator, noise, and external audio input signals.* Input switches (5) enable the player to quickly switch individual audio signals in and out.* External Level LED enables the player to set the correct external audio signal level.


Filters Module

Dual mode filter module includes dual lowpass and highpass-lowpass filtering. Dual lowpass mode consists of two Moog lowpass-resonant filters in parallel, one per output channel. Highpass-lowpass mode consists of Moog lowpass filter in series with a highpass filter.* CUTOFF control sweeps the frequencies of both filters throughout the audio range.* SPACING control sets the spacing between the frequencies of the two filters, over a +/-3 octave range.* RESONANCE control adjusts the resonance of both filters, from none (pure lowpass response) to filter oscillation.* KB CONT AMOUNT control sets how much the filters open and close as the player presses different keys on the keyboard.* Dual Lowpass/Highpass-Lowpass switch selects between dual lowpass operation or highpass-lowpass operation.


Envelopes Module

The Envelopes Module generates two wide-range ADSR (Attack Decay Sustain Release) envelopes. The Filter Envelope sweeps the filter and is available for modulation shaping. The Volume Envelope shapes the overall volume.* ATTACK controls (2) determine the attack times of the envelopes.* DECAY controls (2) determine the decay time constants of the envelopes.* SUSTAIN controls (2) determine the sustain levels of the envelopes.* RELEASE controls (2) determine the release time constants of the envelopes.* AMOUNT TO FILTER control determines how much the filter envelope will open and close the filter, from full negative (inverted envelope) to full positive (non-inverted envelope).* ENVELOPE GATE SWITCH selects whether the envelopes will be triggered by the keyboard, on , or by an externally-applied gate.


LFO Module

Low Frequency Oscillator generates triangular, square, Sample & Hold, and smoothed Sample & Hold waveforms for use as modulating signals.* RATE control sets the LFO rate over the range 0.2 Hz (one cycle every five seconds) to 50 Hz (fifty times a second).* WAVE LFO selector selects Triangle, Square or Sample & Hold (Stepped or Smooth) waveforms for use with the Mod Busses. * RATE LED provides visual indication of the LFO rate.


Enhanced Modulation Busses Module


Selects the sources, destinations, and shaping signals for the two modulation busses.* SOURCE selectors (2) selects the modulation source from the LFO, Oscillator 1, Oscillator 2, Oscillator 3, noise or the external modulation input (MOD2).* DESTINATION selectors (2) selects the modulation destination from Pitch, Oscillator 2, Oscillator 3, the filter cutoff frequencies, the oscillator waveforms, or LFO Rate.* CONTROLLER selectors (2) selects the Mod Wheel, MOD1, Velocity, Pressure, Filter Envelope or Volume Envelope to shape the modulation signal on that bus.* AMOUNT controls (2) sets the overall modulation amount for each bus.

The MINIMOOG' VOYAGER OLD SCHOOL has a hinged, multi-position panel and a solid hardwood cabinet. The power supply accepts any power voltage from 100 volts to 240 volts.

The signal path starts with a bank of three wide-range, high-stability voltage controlled oscillators, one noise source, and one audio preamplifier for externally-applied audio signals. The sound modifiers are two Moog filters and one stereo VCA (Voltage Controlled Amplifier). Modulation sources are two ADSR (Attack Decay Sustain Release) envelope generators and one multiwaveform LFO (Low Frequency Oscillator).Control devices include a 44-key keyboard with velocity and afterpressure outputs, pitch bend and modulation wheels, and many control/pedal input jacks.

Oscillators Module
Three wide-range, high stability VCO's (Voltage Controlled Oscillators) with continuously-variable waveforms.

* FREQUENCY controls (2) vary the frequencies of Oscillators #2 and #3 over a +/-7 semitone range with respect to Oscillator #1.
* OCTAVE selectors (3) set the frequency ranges of the oscillators in six octave steps.
* WAVE controls (3) provide continuous control over the waveforms of the oscillators, from triangular, to sawtooth, to square, to narrow rectangular.
* 1-2 SYNC switch synchronizes the Oscillator #2 waveform to the frequency of Oscillator #1, for dramatic timbral effects.
* 3-1 FM switch provides linear frequency modulation of Oscillator #1 by Oscillator #3.
* 3 KB CONT switch disconnects Oscillator #3 from control by the keyboard, thereby enabling it to function as a drone.
* 3 FREQ switch lowers the frequency of Oscillator #3 into the sub-audio range, thereby enabling it to function as a low frequency audio or modulating oscillator.

Mixer Module
Five-input mixer for combining the audio sources prior to filtering.

* Input Level controls (5) adjust the relative levels of the oscillator, noise, and external audio input signals.
* Input switches (5) enable the player to quickly switch individual audio signals in and out.
* External Level LED enables the player to set the correct external audio signal level.


Filters Module
Dual mode filter module includes dual lowpass and highpass-lowpass filtering. Dual lowpass mode consists of two Moog lowpass-resonant filters in parallel, one per output channel. Highpass-lowpass mode consists of Moog lowpass filter in series with a highpass filter.

* CUTOFF control sweeps the frequencies of both filters throughout the audio range.
* SPACING control sets the spacing between the frequencies of the two filters, over a +/-3 octave range.
* RESONANCE control adjusts the resonance of both filters, from none (pure lowpass response) to filter oscillation.
* KB CONT AMOUNT control sets how much the filters open and close as the player presses different keys on the keyboard.
* Dual Lowpass/Highpass-Lowpass switch selects between dual lowpass operation or highpass-lowpass operation.

Envelopes Module
The Envelopes Module generates two wide-range ADSR (Attack Decay Sustain Release) envelopes. The Filter Envelope sweeps the filter and is available for modulation shaping. The Volume Envelope shapes the overall volume.

* ATTACK controls (2) determine the attack times of the envelopes.
* DECAY controls (2) determine the decay time constants of the envelopes.
* SUSTAIN controls (2) determine the sustain levels of the envelopes.
* RELEASE controls (2) determine the release time constants of the envelopes.
* AMOUNT TO FILTER control determines how much the filter envelope will open and close the filter, from full negative (inverted envelope) to full positive (non-inverted envelope).
* ENVELOPE GATE SWITCH selects whether the envelopes will be triggered by the keyboard, on , or by an externally-applied gate.

LFO Module
Low Frequency Oscillator generates triangular, square, Sample & Hold, and smoothed Sample & Hold waveforms for use as modulating signals.

* RATE control sets the LFO rate over the range 0.2 Hz (one cycle every five seconds) to 50 Hz (fifty times a second).
* WAVE selector selects the Triangle, Square, S+H Stepped, or S+H smoothed LFO Waveform for use in the Mod Busses.
* RATE LED provides visual indication of the LFO rate.


Modulation Busses Module
Selects the sources, destinations, and shaping signals for the Mod Busses.

* SOURCE selectors (2) selects the modulation source from the LFO, Oscillator# 1, Osc. #2, Oscillator #3, Noise, or the MOD2 input (normalled to +5V (ON)).
* DESTINATION selectors (2) selects the modulation destination from all the audio oscillators, just Oscillator #2, just Oscillator #3, the filter cutoff frequencies, the oscillator waveforms, or LFO Rate.
* CONTROLLER selectors (2) selects the Mod Wheel, The MOD1 input (normalled to +5V (ON)), Velocity, Afterpressure, the Filter EG, or the Volume EG to control the output level of the modulation signal on that bus.
* AMOUNT controls (2) sets the maximum overall modulation amount for each bus.

Output Module
* MASTER VOLUME control sets the overall level of the instrument's audio outputs.
* HEADPHONE VOLUME control sets the overall level of the headphone output.
* HEADPHONES jack: 1/4' tip-ring-sleeve phone jack for regular headphones.


Glide and Fine Tune Module
* GLIDE varies the speed at which the keyboard voltage changes, from instantaneous to several seconds.
* FINE TUNE adjusts the overall tuning of the instrument.


Player Control Interfaces
* 44 KEY KEYBOARD produces Pitch, Gate, Velocity, and Pressure control outputs.
* WHEELS: Pitch Wheel bends pitch over a range of up to +/-1 octave. Mod wheel controls the gain of the MOD WHEEL bus.
* GLIDE and RELEASE switches provide real-time on-off control over the glide and release functions.

Rear Jack Panel

Pedal/Control Inputs
These ten jacks have red nuts. They accept either expression pedals or control voltages, and control the following performance parameters:

* VOLUME
* PAN
* FILTER CUTOFF
* WAVEFORM
* PITCH
* MOD2 - EXTERNAL MODULATION SOURCE
* MOD1 - EXTERNAL CONTROL OF THE PEDAL MOD. BUS
* SAMPLE AND HOLD IN
* ENVELOPES RATE
* LFO RATE


LFO Sync
A footswitch or gateapplied to this input will reset the LFO waveform to the beginning of its cycle.

Envelopes Gate
A footswitch or gate applied to this input will start the envelopes.

Sample and Hold Gate
A gate signal applied to this jack will trigger a new sample and hold voltage.

Release
foot switch plugged into this jack will have the same effect as depressing the corresponding switch on the left hand controller panel.

KB CV/Gate Outputs

These jacks Output a 1V/Octave CV and a +5V gate control signals from the 44-note keyboard.


Mixer Ext In
Plug any instrument-level or line-level audio signal in this jack to combine with the oscillator and noise signals prior to filtering.

Mix Out/Filter Audio In
The output of the audio mixer appears here, before being fed to the filter. Normally, the Mixer output is bridged directly to the filter input. If you plug something into this jack, that breaks the normal connection. Using a standard insert cable (1/4" TRS plug to two 1/4" TS plugs) this jack can be used as an effects loop for external processing of the Mix before it goes to the filter.

Left(Mono) and Right Audio Outputs
The audio outputs are 1/4 " unbalanced outputs. The two output channels are summed to mono when only the left(mono) output is used.

Accessory Port
The Accessory port delivers
the Control Voltage and gate
signals generated inside the Voyager to a standard DB-25
connector. This is designed for use with the VX-351 Voyager CV Expander.


12V Lamp
The TNC Lamp Socket provides 12VDC for a gooseneck lamp.


Power Input
The Voyager's power input accepts a standard IEC grounded power cable. The Voyager works from 100-250 VAC, 50-60 Hz. The Power consumption is 20 Watts, max.

Dimensions and Weight
30 1/2" Wide X 18" Deep X 3" High (when flat) 12" High when fully upright.

40 lbs.

Category Name Added Format Description Download Link
Manual Old School Patch Book List 2011-04-22 PDF

Here's a list of the patches available in the Old School Patch Book.

os_patch_book_list.pdf
Manual Minimoog Voyager Old School User's Manual 2011-04-22 PDF

The Minimoog Voyager Old School User's Manual is your key to getting the most out of your Old School. Click the link to download a copy.

old_school_manual_1_0.pdf
Manual Pitch Bend 2011-04-22 PDF

Here are instructions for setting the pitch bend range of a Voyager Old School.

VGR OS Pitch Bend Range.pdf
Old School at NAMM 2008
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Moog Behind the Iron Curtain - Interview & performance with Thomas Kurzhals
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1 - Voyager Instructional Videos - Introduction
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2 - Voyager Instructional Videos - Oscillators & Mixer
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3 - Voyager Instructional Videos - Envelopes
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4 - Voyager Instructional Videos - Filters
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Old School Legato Switch and Velocity Curve Modification $249.00

Treat your Voyager Old School to an Expressive Expansion with the Legato Switch and Velocity Curve Modification. This modification adds a host of new features requested by top players:

Legato On/Off Switch - Classic Moog look and feel, conveniently located near the Pitch and Mod Wheels for easy switching between single and multi envelope triggering.

Velocity Curves - Soft, Medium and Hard curves can be set by holding down specific keys during power-up. Settings are stored and will remain in effect through numerous power cycles until changed.

Retune/Recalibrate - While we have your Old School back at the Moog factory, it will be treated to a thorough retune and recalibration by the world-famous Moog Service Department.

This is a factory upgrade only. Field upgrades are not available.

Voyager Retune/Recalibrate $99.00

This upgrade brings your unit up to our current factory spec.

We're constantly making improvements on our gear. If your Voyager is a few years old, then it may not have new features like the Filter Glide Mod, improved headphone performance, better signal-to-noise, LFO, waveshaping and a re-grounded LHC.

This upgrade includes all the above enhancements and in addition, we will re-calibrate and re-tune your machine and load the latest operating system.

Your Voyager must be in good working order to receive this upgrade.

 

Purchasing Info
This is a Factory Upgrade only; Field Upgrades are not available.

You will need to ship the unit to the Moog factory.

Step one is to obtain an Return Material Authorization (RMA) number.

Use our online RMA Request. Register your Voyager. Choose "Customer Service" and click "Repair". Follow the steps from there.

Alternatively, call Moog for an RMA# and order processing prior to shipping.

Step two: If you have the original packing material, we strongly suggest that you carefully pack the unit in it and overpack that box in another shipping box.

Do not ship your equipment to Moog Music until you have received an RMA number.
This is a Factory Upgrade only; Field Upgrades are not available.

Electronic Musician: Minimoog Voyager Old School Review

"You'd be hard-pressed to find a more exciting or beautiful little monophonic performance synth. It certainly beats picking up secondhand synths, with all their age-related idiosyncrasies. The Minimoog Voyager Old School's downright cool vibe should make it a modern classic."

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