Moog Minimoog Voyager Old School - Tiger Oak - UNIQUE
Please Note: This Moog Minimoog Voyager Old School in Tiger Oak is absolutely UNIQUE. As in, this is the only one in existence. Ever wanted a true Moog collectible? Here's your chance.
We teamed up with Moog to bring you a truly unique rendition of the much loved Voyager Synthesizer.
Why Quarter Sawn Tiger Oak?
Well, quarter sawn oak was a key feature of the decorative style of the American Arts and Crafts movement, particularly the work of Gustav Stickley, who is easily considered one of the finest furniture builders ever. He felt it was superior to any other wood used in furniture making. Cheaper copies of Stickley's furniture were sometimes made with the less-expensive woods stained to resemble oak, but it can be identified by its lack of "tiger striping".
Quarter Sawn oak, while somewhat expensive, has two distinct advantages:
(1) It is considerably stronger and more resistant against warping with changes in humidity, and
(2) It can produce beautiful ray flake in the grain, often called tiger stripes.
(3) It practically screams retro!
Sourcing the Wood
This wasn't exactly an easy task. Tiger Oak doesn't exactly grow on trees. Wait! Scratch that. You know what we mean... Anyway, in order to do this, we worked with Moog and their woodshop supplier. We specified the wood, and we prototyped a few finishes back and forth until it met our specs.
"One of my hobbies is collecting old tiger oak pieces of furniture, so I had a very distinct finish in mind that I wanted to see on these enclosures. I'm very happy with the outcome, and the first one is going home with me!" - Jake Langston, Head Dishwasher, Humbucker Music
Yeah, yeah. We get it. What about the Voyager Old School itself?
The MINIMOOG VOYAGER Old School Synthesizer is the new synth with the analog sound engine of the Voyager, but without the digital controls. The perfect solution for players looking for a road-worthy replacement for their venerable Minimoog Model D, a full-featured centerpiece for their modular synth rig or just craving direct, hands-on connection to their creativity!
The MINIMOOG VOYAGER Old School Synthesizer is a monophonic analog performance synthesizer. It has extensive patching facilities, and expanded modulation capabilities.The signal path starts with a bank of three wide-range, high-stability voltage controlled oscillators, one noise source and one audio preamplifier for externally-applied audio signals. The sound modifiers are two Moog filters and one stereo VCA (Voltage Controlled Amplifier).
Control devices include a 44-key keyboard with velocity and afterpressure outputs, pitch bend and modulation wheels and many control/pedal input jacks.The MINIMOOG® VOYAGER® OS has a hinged, multi-position panel, and the power supply accepts any power voltage from 100 volts to 240 volts.