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Average rating: 4.3 out of 5
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Nick Putrid a professional user from Ca USA writes:
Anyone who dosent think the mini is the all time greatest synth needs a check up ! I 've read other's reviews stating that it sucks because of no LFO and ring modulation ! These people don't have any idea how it works! You can use the 3rd osc as an LFO and if you turn all the sound sousres off and have the rest of your settings right you can make the filter ring mod better that any ring mod I've ever heard in my life. Note: I have the moog logo tattooed on my body, so I am quite biased... I also have best of both worlds; an original model D with blue back lit pitch wheels like the voyager ! My mini knows how to get attention ( not to mention getting all the sounds todays synths can produce, only much better ang warmer !!! Long live the model D !!!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-Jun-19-2004 at 16:46
Big Ron a part-time user writes:
The thought that this thing will become even more expensive astounds me. This is a very limited and unreliable offering. Incomplete envelopes and LFO features mean that it can't be viewed as THE classic synth. THE classic synth should be one which totally defines what the future of synths will be. The Prophet 5, for example, defined the analogue polysynth. I think the ARP Odyssey, with proper envelopes, LFO and ring mod provision is the classic monosynth. It does more, sounds as good/better and is much cheaper.

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Wednesday-May-26-2004 at 02:01
Ron writes:
It is THE classic monosynth, so no discussion there. However, it is somewhat limited in nature as it can not do a hell of a lot, except for those warm, phat monophonic tones that we all know and love. Love it or leave it, it sounds great and is also a collectors item (this one was the first, remember?). If you have an early version '71-72 model in good condition, keep it that way. It's worth big $$$ already, and this will increase in time. Most minis around have taken a beating (this was, after all, a favourite live board in the seventies). I just want to mention...I actually replicated that phat minimoog-bass sound to perfection on my @Juno and it has DCO so stable tuning! What I'm saying is...there are synths out there that can replicate it's rather basic tone, the modulation abilities are limited, even if it has those 3 osc. Like I said, love it or leave it.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-May-04-2004 at 10:29
Nige a professional user from W. Sussex writes:
As time rolls on, the mm looks and sounds less and less attractive. The sounds are a cliche. Tuning is rediculas and every switch on breathes fear into you. Will it or won't it work? The feature list is limited and the 'great' keyboard and control set up look less and less great with every new synth that turns up. The mm is more about image than substance. The polymoog is going the same way. I saw one guy descibe that as legendary! Can you believe that! The mm's low pass is sweet. The envelopes lack depth to make sounds beyond the usual mm fare. I guess the one good sound is enough for most.

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Apr-27-2004 at 07:21
Steve a hobbyist user from USA writes:
I bought mine back in 1990 for $140 from a guy who was moving. I sold it last year for $1800. This synth is highly overrated. I was my first synth. It was very easy to program and sounded great with a little reverb and delay. The oscillators were very powerful, but not so as my Mono/Poly which I preferred. It is rather a little too "one trick pony" for me to justify owning.

This is one synth that I will never wish that I had back. I bought it because I loved Gary Numan and it did do that well.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Saturday-Mar-20-2004 at 17:18
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