New Studio Addition: Minimoog!!

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Re: New Studio Addition: Minimoog!!

Post by HideawayStudio » Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:03 am

rschnier wrote:Very nice. "It's Alive!"
Adding distortion is cool but much of the time it's not necessary with the mini - it seems to be quite capable of making it's own harmonically rich chaos!

Here is a heavy Xmod sound with OSC-3 tuned down -6 semis and the resulting effect brought in and out with the mod wheel for a sort of sync guitar effect (despite the fact that the mini has no sync mode).

Only basic delay has been added to this:
http://www.sendspace.com/file/7idgip

Here is the same effect on a bass patch triggered via the S-Trig input by a sig gen:
http://www.sendspace.com/file/ij6zz3

As you can hear, modulating the Xmod depth makes for lots of movement.

At some point it would be really interesting to post the patch sheets for these sounds as I'd love to know how similar they sound on other minis as I'm told no two sound quite the same ;)

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Re: New Studio Addition: Minimoog!!

Post by Automatic Gainsay » Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:02 am

HideawayStudio wrote:...as I'm told no two sound quite the same ;)
Yer gonna get it, Hideaway. :)
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Re: New Studio Addition: Minimoog!!

Post by c-level » Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:35 am

nice lookin tube overdrive, could you give a link to any schematic/kit/project info you used to build it?

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Re: New Studio Addition: Minimoog!!

Post by HideawayStudio » Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:14 pm

I'm still on a mission to demonstrate the surprisingly wide sonic range of this beast.

To add to my other demos... a rather nice sonar ping using a touch of white noise and random modulation:
http://www.sendspace.com/file/sc2f93

And a really curious sound which reminds me of something I once heard called "The Egg" which makes use of the HF filter modulation mode along in conjunction with unusually high frequency FM via OSC3 running at 2' at +7 ratio:
http://www.sendspace.com/file/bfy99p

I must admit I never expected to hear something like that from a classic Minimoog!

You can download the whole series of Minimoog demos here:
http://www.sendspace.com/file/imr8j9

I'm pulling 7751 apart for the timebeing in order to get her wooden cabinet restored. A very big thank you to Explorer for providing me with a replacement mod wheel.

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Re: New Studio Addition: Minimoog!!

Post by analogholic » Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:36 pm

Congrats!
VERY good and unusual sounds you´ve made!

Would be very cool to try your sounds on my Mini D if you post those charts.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: New Studio Addition: Minimoog!!

Post by Bitexion » Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:04 pm

Hehe, when I first saw the topic I read "New Studio Addiction". Once you experience real analog, you never go back.

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Re: New Studio Addition: Minimoog!!

Post by Analogic Synths » Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:26 am

Bitexion wrote:That's FM for you :) Perfected in the Yamaha DX7 that came a decade later.

The funniest thing about analog FM is when you hit those sweet spots where everything just sounds creamy instead of clangorous and disharmonic. It only happens on some keys usually.
i always wondered if the synth line on OMD's Love & Violence was done on a Minimoog. they seem to go on and off the sweet spot you mention.

anyway, once you hear it, you know, the Minimoog is the mother of all analog monosynths.
nice examples of where the sound can be taken, beyond the obvious leads and basses, are found in DEVO's finer work.

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Re: New Studio Addition: Minimoog!!

Post by HideawayStudio » Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:06 pm

analogholic wrote:
Would be very cool to try your sounds on my Mini D if you post those charts.

Thanks in advance.
I'd be very interested to hear the same patches from other owners to see how they compare.

When I have a little spare time I will post patch diagrams for several of the sounds I came up with.

The Minimoog feeding the Polymoog resonator can produce some interesting results.

I made an acoustic guitar sound this way:
http://www.sendspace.com/file/fwg0x2

Here is a second guitar patch I came up with - again the Mini into the Polymoog resonator:
http://www.sendspace.com/file/dqb6hd

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Re: New Studio Addition: Minimoog!!

Post by HideawayStudio » Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:22 pm

This one is quite a nice combo too - A Minimoog FM bass into an analog chorus pedal and then run hot into a Watkins Copicat tape delay - reminds me of Depeche Mode:

http://www.sendspace.com/file/j2zd89

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Re: New Studio Addition: Minimoog!!

Post by Bitexion » Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:11 am

Also, tune the three VCOs into some minor chord, like Am, lower filter cutoff a bit , run it through a phaser (preferably smallstone for the "washy" sound at the bottom), and you got instant-Jarre.

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Re: New Studio Addition: Minimoog!!

Post by HideawayStudio » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:32 pm

Bitexion wrote:Also, tune the three VCOs into some minor chord, like Am, lower filter cutoff a bit , run it through a phaser (preferably smallstone for the "washy" sound at the bottom), and you got instant-Jarre.
Hmm maybe but it falls a long way short of firing chords from the Eminent 310U into delay and Smallstone 8-)

That is a truly awesome combo!

That said, it's great for making crazy effects - here is the Mini doing crazy superhet type sounds all mixed up with with loads of random filter mod and white noise into overdriven tube phaser and delay!!:

This is not overdubbed - just performed live. Reminds me of Red Dwarf ;)

Minimoog: Prepare for Launch!!
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