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Moog Voyager Rack, anything lost other than keyboard?

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:36 pm
by synthmax
Other than keyboard and mod wheels, is anything control-wise or feature-wise lost in the rack version? Methinks that might be my next purchase.

Re: Moog Voyager Rack, anything lost other than keyboard?

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:40 pm
by D-rex
It's the exact same thing minus the keyboard, mod wheel, and pitch bend of course.

Re: Moog Voyager Rack, anything lost other than keyboard?

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:01 pm
by synthmax
That's good. I know, for example, that if I were to get a Supernova II, I would go for the key version. Thankfully the Voyager is the same in both version.

Re: Moog Voyager Rack, anything lost other than keyboard?

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 11:28 pm
by tunedLow
Touch screen and I'm not sure how they handle the cv in and outs.

Re: Moog Voyager Rack, anything lost other than keyboard?

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:36 am
by cl516
full voyager needs vx351 for CV outs.
RME needs vx351 for CV outs, and vx352 for CV ins.
everything else has been mentioned above but i think the most important is the overall feel of the instrument is missing from the rack.

Re: Moog Voyager Rack, anything lost other than keyboard?

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:16 am
by synthmax
I know it's an annoying question, but you could elaborate on the "lost feel"? In fact, if we are talking "feel", does it make sense to even go as far as to get Old School? RME is very tempting because of the price.

Re: Moog Voyager Rack, anything lost other than keyboard?

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:51 am
by MarkM
I would interpret "lost feel" as not having the keyboard and the controls as one. The Voyager is extremely hands on and begs to be tweaked. I think it's like that for a lot of rack gear; even with a nice knobby midi controller, there's a oneness with the instrument that seems lost (at least to me.)

As to the Old School, if you don't feel you need the preset capabilities, then it would be a good choice.

Re: Moog Voyager Rack, anything lost other than keyboard?

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:07 pm
by synthmax
Voyager keyboard is actually very large, with large sturdy knobs an lots of space between them. The rack version obviously must be quite a bit smaller. Any thoughts on the shrinking that's done to get the module to fit into a rack? Any compromises?

Re: Moog Voyager Rack, anything lost other than keyboard?

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:15 pm
by meatballfulton
synthmax wrote:Any thoughts on the shrinking that's done to get the module to fit into a rack? Any compromises?
The touch screen accounts for the shrinking, in fact that's probably why it was removed.

You don't lose any "feel" if you keep the rack unit next to the keyboard playing it, eh #-o

Re: Moog Voyager Rack, anything lost other than keyboard?

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:51 pm
by seamonkey
MarkM wrote:I would interpret "lost feel" as not having the keyboard and the controls as one. I think it's like that for a lot of rack gear; even with a nice knobby midi controller, there's a oneness with the instrument that seems lost (at least to me.)
I have always felt exactly the same way, it's good to know I'm not alone. :)