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Average rating: 4.3 out of 5
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Kelly a hobbyist user from Canada writes:
Not much to add but my two cents. I've owned around 30 different make and model of synth, whether they be FM, analog, PCM based or what have you. I've owned two mini's as well, one pre-temp. stabalized osc board and my current (S#111188) stable one. Very colourful tone characteristics, excellent harmonics. The filter allows for a seeming full sound to permeate even while cutting off many of the higher frequencies. The filter can be overdriven slightly by maxing the osc vol. and the 'LO' output re-routed back into the filter input for additional fuzz. The Mini's presence in the mid/bass end is punchy and solid. Nothing I've used has produced the combination of presence and character in the low end that I've achieved on a MiniMoog, not my ARP 2600, not a nice stable sine from the DX7, or emulations courtesy of K-2000S. It is head and shoulders above it's successor the Source for both modulation and sound and is second only for beefiness to larger modular systems.

My mini has also some RMS mods and the Lintronic advancement. With the stabalized osc board and MIDI advancements, it is the goto synth among the 15 or so I have on hand.

Short of carting a Moog modular to a session, the Mini is a pinnacle of power for space for those with a discerning taste in synthesisers, and lucky for it's original popularity, there were 13000 made, leaving a legacy we'll be able to enjoy for years to come.

(a brief comment on the previous post: Saying the Mini is lacklustre for not being multi-timbral, etc. Is like says Micheal Jordan actually sucks because he cannot also account or paint fences. He is the best at Basketball, whether or not he can even tie his shoes. The Mini is the premier analog mono in it's class, whether or not it can play a perfect piano sound over 16 channels and make you coffee at the same time. Your alternate opinion is respected, but perhaps the scope of your comparisons was skewed.)

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Sep-12-1999 at 14:30
Randy a hobbyist user from USA writes:
I'm hearing many negative opinions relating to the Minimoog. Seems to me many younger synth players are judging the quality of an analog synth based on newer digital standards and characteristics. 20 years ago I played a Minimoog in a college electronic music class. I was and am impressed with the mini's layout and sound making ability. It will do standard subtractive synthesis as well as FM synthesis by using oscillator 3 as a modulator tuned within audio range. Using osc. 3 as an LFO gives you several pulse,a triangle, and 2 sawtooth waves to create many vibratos, trills, warble fx... The control panel of the mini looks deceptively small for what you can make it do. The unique construction and crafted look of the mini all the more put it in a class of its own(a true classic)!!!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Jul-07-1999 at 22:41
Jeff a hobbyist user from USA writes:
It's just as great as I thought it would be. I'll never sell mine! I love it. Fat bass, sweet leads, mellow sounds to harsh sounds the minimoog does them all extremely well. Don't take my word for it. Go out and buy one for yourself.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Jan-07-1999 at 23:35
Nick Boulse a professional user from USA writes:
Nothing else touches it for monophonic analog

synthesis. Why buy a cheap alternative. They aren't that expensive.

I heard Moog in Cinncinati Ohio was

producing reasonably good Mini's.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-05-1998 at 23:46
John L. a part time user from USA writes:
What can be said of the minimoog that hasn't said yet.The zenith of all analog synths of all time!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-05-1998 at 23:46
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