The foks at Moog are keeping us on our toes, two new products announced in a week, whatever next? The successful MiniMoog Voyager - the 21st Centuries answer to the classic Minimoog has now been rack-i-fied. At five units high it can fit in a standard rackmount, or be equipped with optional wooden sides to work as a desktop synth.
The backlit front panel includes all of the front panel controls of the Voyager (with the exception of the touch surface). Presets from the Voyager are useable in the Rack Mount Edition. Multiple RMEs can be chained together with MIDI to achieve polyphony.
The RME’s rear panel delivers all of the same extensive input/output
resources that are available on the Voyager via its MIDI IN, THRU, and OUT
connectors, four audio input and output jacks, and two accessory port
connectors. The output accessory port connects the RME’s 21 control and gate
outputs to the VX-351 Voyager CV Output Expander, while the input accessory
port connects the 18 control and gate inputs to the VX-352 Voyager CV Input
Expander (available soon).
The RME features audio outputs that are switchable between -2dBm unbalanced
(musical instrument) and +4dBm balanced 600W (professional audio)
Bob Moog states, “The Rack Mount Edition is designed for current Voyager
owners interested in expanding their setup, giggers who desire portability,
and anyone who is looking for an exceptional value in a state-of-the-art
analog synthesizer.” Pricing for the Rack Mount Edition has yet to be
determined; Moog Music expects to be shipping the new product in March.
Additional information, authorized dealer listings and specifications are