Moogfest 2016 opens tomorrow, May 19, and it looks as if Moog Music will have a special surprise for us—a new version of the Minimoog Model D.
Here's a photo of the instrument, on the bench for calibration and testing. Sources tell us that it has the same circuit design and parts as the original, but with an external 110/240V power brick. Modern touches include the ability to send and receive MIDI notes, but no other MIDI data. There are two new switches in the Controllers section for modulation, and the LFO rate knob has been placed next to the wheels: It is a push-pull knob for LFO waveform selection.
Here is a brief video of the synth in action during a pre-show soundcheck.
What a coincidence that it is being announced the day after Rick Wakeman's birthday!