Probably splitting hairs, but I disagree. AFAIK, the Mini was the first production synth to include pitch and modulation wheels (their influence on everything else synth is obvious). IMO, the wheels gave the Mini an amount of expressivity that pots and ribbons couldn't (pardon the pun) touch. Ever try to pitch bend a Mark I or II Odyssey? I don't remember if there was even a center detent. And I think PPM was a joke. George Duke was the only guy I ever heard that could really work out on an Oddy.Syn303 wrote:i knew that, but does it really matter, a moog is a moog, still basically a mono synth, modular or mini.
The Mini pitch and mod wheels actually changed the way keyboard players viewed synths. When you started seeing guys like Jan Hammer, Gary Wright, George Duke, et. al., with cut keyboards trading 4s with the guitar player, that really freed keyboardists.
I own a Moog modular and a Source, and I can tell you that the performance approach to each is light years apart.