Introducing the Minimoog Voyager. The recording studio still needed a finishing touch. After 2 months waiting patiently, the Minimoog Voyager finally arrived yesterday! All Moog instruments are lovingly handcrafted by real people. The Minimoog Voyager Performer Edition is an all-analog performance synthesizer that incorporates the features and incredible sonic range of the original Minimoog, while adding a vast number of new functional improvements to its design. Many people feel that the Minimoog is probably the best analog synth ever built. Minimoog Voyager users include: Herbie Hancock, Rick Wakeman, Chick Corea, Bernie Worrell, Brian Eno, Stevie Wonder and Mr. Bowie.

© Moog Music Inc

© Moog Music Inc

© Moog Music Inc

© Moog Music Inc

The minor issues regarding the communication between the MIDI interface and the synthesizers are almost solved. I met a specialist in a music store who probably knows how to fix a remaining problem. Meanwhile, Mr. Bowie seems to be quite enthusiastic about the new Moog synth. And the big boxes. I liked the Bob Moog quote on the box.



“To be human, to be fully human, is to need music and to derive nourishment from the music you hear. What you do with our instruments helps us to be more human too, and I want to thank you all for that.”

59 responses

  1. Very cool. I can’t wait to here some tunes. You can add Chromeo to the list of Minimoog owners. If you don’t know Chromeo, look up Old 45’s, Needy Girl, Jealous, Night by Night, etc. on Youtube. It’s pretty good music, mostly synth. Here’s the thing with Chromeo, though, the lead singer/guitarist is the doppelgänger of a young man who worked for us for years. They look so much alike, we could not convince the boss that the guy singing in Needy Girl was really not our staff member.

    • Thank you, Timothy! Love your story about the doppelgänger, so funny.
      I had never heard about Chromeo. I checked them out on Wikipedia and YouTube. They wrote some funky and catchy pop songs… I read their album ‘White Women’ was on 82 (peak chart position) last year in the Flemish part of Belgium.

      • Maybe the great musical duo of Mr. Bowie and Herman can do an album called “Gray Cats”! Wait a minute, maybe you should call your duo “Gray Cats” and name the album “Fifteen Shades of Gray Cats” (a shade of gray cat per cut) — add in some “Catabilly” to the mix of musical styles and you will surely have a hit! 😉

        BTW Do you remember the original music video of “Love Cats” by the Cure? I loved that video, but the original video is not available in the US last time I checked.

        • We could use that name but, oh my goodness… I have to write 15 songs!! Does it help if I read the Fifty Shades book first, or go to the movie next week…?? 😉
          We can see the “Love Cats” clip on YouTube.

  2. Mr. Bowie is right up there with the all-time greats! I can’t wait to hear what he comes up with on the Minimoog! Sounds like you are really enjoying your system, Herman. Good to hear! 🙂

  3. Congratulations on your recent purchase, looks like you’re in excellent company. Sounds like you might actually have to read the user guide. I seldom do but usually wish I had when I can’t find it later 😉 I think Mr Bowie can’t wait for you to hook it up so he can claim the box xo

    • Thank you, Boomdee! We all love reading those manuals, especially the ones about electronic gear… 😉
      Mr. Bowie is in heaven, a boxed heaven…

  4. Is de minimoog eindelijk aangekomen? Onvoorstelbaar dat zo`n instrument echt nog met de hand gemaakt wordt!!
    Ik ben heel benieuwd naar de geluiden die hiermee gecreëerd kunnen worden.

    • Net toen we taart aan ‘t eten waren ging de deurbel! Mijn stukje taart was snel op…!! 😉
      Het is, met al dat echte hout, een ongelooflijk mooi instrument. Maar ik kan Bowie er niet afhouden… Die wil daar per se altijd maar overlopen… Hoe kan je nu fatsoenlijk synth spelen met een poetsdoek in één hand…?? 😉

    • Thank you, Sharon. I really love the look (and sound) of this instrument. So beautiful! A dream that has come true.

    • Ha ha ha… You are so right! I’m so happy. After waiting for years, I own a Minimoog… a dream that finally has come true!

  5. Mr. Bowie looks anxious to get started helping out with the new equipment……they say “music soothes the savage beast” but there’s nothing savage about Mr. Bowie……is there???


  6. What beautiful equipment. And a box for Mr. Bowie. Will you “rock the house” or sooth the soul? I am not familiar with the term minimoog, but I am going to find out. Enjoy your purchase and, I know Mr.Bowie is happy with his new box. The cats that walked thru life with me adored a box or a paper bag.

    • Thank you, Ettel. We are all happy overhere, I got an instrument I wanted for years and Mr. Bowie got another big box… So funny that all cats like boxes!

    • Oh yes, Julie. I had an original Minimoog model D years ago but I had to sell it. I was dreaming for years to buy me a new one…

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