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Moog Discontinues Voyager Select Series
  21-Sep-12
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Loneraver    Said...

I always wanted one but I have never had $3000+ to spend on a monophonic synth.

21-Sep-12 12:01 PM


Gman    Said...

$3,000.00 is a great price for this quality American made instrument. That is the problem today everybody wants cheap plastic crap like the Minibrute and the Korg's little crap boxes. This is the instrument I use on stage and in the studio and I want the best professional quality made instrument I can get. The Moog is one that fits that bill.

21-Sep-12 02:01 PM


loneraver    Said...

It might be a great price for a quality American made instrument. I just never had $3000 for something like this. There are also many nice cars out there but I go with what I can afford.

21-Sep-12 09:01 PM


al_bot    Said...

$3000 is a lot of money. i think the minibrute and korg fill a specific market. i blame soft synths for causing the decline of cool hardware synths.

22-Sep-12 06:32 PM


Blake    Said...

Great price but considering the state of economies across the globe, It's just not practical. I'm sure Moog's Little Phatty and Slimphatty sales are where it's at now.

22-Sep-12 07:28 PM


Rapscallion    Said...

I can honestly say that I have never once regretted buying my Voyager select (whitewash/jade). It's the one thing I would grab if there were a fire(ok besides the hard drives). There really is no substitute for the fatness of the real mini sound with all the modern controls and connections you could hope for in a really solidly built,professional package . Once you know your way around the synth its possible to make MANY various types of sounds in a relatively short time compared to the mouse and virtual knob paradigm . It's not cheap ,but if real analog fatness with hands on tweak and patch-ability AND patch memory(and VST plug-in control)built to a high standard is what you're into ..

22-Sep-12 09:40 PM


Synth_Fan    Said...

Just to be clear to those of us not that familiar with the Voyager:

Is The Moog Voyager still available, with only the "select" range being cancelled?

Secondly, is there a difference, sonically, between them?

23-Sep-12 05:26 AM


Gman    Said...

$3,000.00 is a lot of money but Moogs last a lifetime. The last Artura product I purchased did not make it even two years.I cannot wait for the new Two Voice Oberheim coming out soon. That is another company that makes quality made instruments.

24-Sep-12 08:44 AM


A Sound Designer    Said...

Synth_Fan:

There is no difference sonically, these are just the ones with the backlit lettering on the panel and custom paint options. The regular Voyager will still be available for all your monophonic Moog needs.

I'm mostly disappointed that, without Bob at the helm, they have yet to really innovate. The Voyager at least provided some interesting ideas that were more forward thinking, but it came out a long time ago. I'm not knocking Moog products, just hope there R&D isn't going towards another remake or iteration and instead towards something to continue Bob's exploration of sonic creation and manipulation. The AniMoog is a cool step, but what about the hardware line of products?

24-Sep-12 12:54 PM


Peter K.    Said...

My Voyager OS is a BEAST!!!

I think they are innovating with the integration of MIDI and sync to their FX. That chorus pedal can do some crazy cool stuff! And how many analog delays have tap tempo?? That's pretty cool.

The Minitaur is a dynamite piece too... Their stuff isn't cheap, but I do feel you get what you pay for. I love my Moog gear for sure!

25-Sep-12 12:36 AM


Loneraver    Said...

I'd love to spend $3000 on a synth. I bet I'd love it and feel like I got my money's worth. It's just that I will NEVER have $3000 to spend of a monophonic synth. It really isn't an instrument ment for normal musicians and hobbiest musicians which is why I think their Moog Slim phatty is selling so well.

25-Sep-12 12:43 PM


   Said...

The Phattys ARE cool instruments, but when you get a Voyager, you see and hear where that extra money went. The rack version is cheaper... less than a workstation. You might want to check that out if $$ is an issue.

28-Nov-12 06:18 PM


Bob    Said...

I agree. I picked up a secondhand Voyager and its a great instrument that is built like a tank. I fully anticipate expiring before it does. Sure it has its faults and you need to love it rather than expect instant gratification. I have secondhand slim phatty and a new sub phatty too - the sub is a quality instrument as well that sounds much grittier ( maybe too much ) but its not a patch on the Voyager.

03-Oct-13 06:18 AM


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