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Re: 10th Anniversary Minimoog Voyager Gift

Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:29 pm
by c-level
if anyone doesnt want theirs/thinks its tacky they can send it to me :D for my restoration micromoog missing its original vol knob and i think it will 'match' mine because the previous whackjob owner pasted some funkadelic gold glitter across the back of the unit :D PM me i will gladly pay postage

Re: 10th Anniversary Minimoog Voyager Gift

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:43 am
by Blue Monster 65
This ^ we have to see - post photos when done!

Re: 10th Anniversary Minimoog Voyager Gift

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:39 am
by ColorForm2113
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Got mine! i think its cool and a really nice gesture from moog :mrgreen:

Re: 10th Anniversary Minimoog Voyager Gift

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:25 am
by Black Tomorrow
So now the question is: How many Voyager knobs are going to start appearing on ebay? Either the original knob because it was taken off to be replaced by the brass one, or brass knobs that aren't wanted?

Re: 10th Anniversary Minimoog Voyager Gift

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:55 pm
by Automatic Gainsay
Kenneth wrote:Jesus, what is the matter with people? A company offers a FREE GIFT to its customers, totally, completely free, and SOMEONE thinks it looks "silly". Who the f**k cares what it looks like? It's a goddamned free gift. If you don't like it maybe you could send it back to Moog with a letter saying "gift is stupid, please send me a t-shirt. X-tra large, thanks". Company tries to show appreciation for its customers, and half of them whine that they haven't gotten theirs yet, while the other half b***h about how ugly the free gift is. Christ. Let's have less negativity and more brass knob p**n. Thanks.

Kenneth, it's not a free gift at all.

It is a very effective marketing tool. You want to keep contact with your customers, and you want your customers to be REPEAT customers. Having a customer's contact information is worth WAY more than a metal knob... its invaluable. You actually pay Moog for the knob with your contact information.

And that's totally fine... except you don't know that's what you're doing, and not only does Moog not tell you, they make it seem like they are doing YOU a favor. That's not awesome.

I personally don't dig the knob because it doesn't work with the carefully-planned design aesthetic at all. It looks garish from a design perspective. In addition to that, the filter is just one portion of the incredible functionality of the Voyager. The Voyager is a hugely powerful synthesizer, and if all you're doing is clutching at the brass knob... well, you have more money than you should. (not you, of course... just in general)

But the management at Moog knows that by focusing on a wider demographic than just the talented synthesists, they'll make more money.

Also, if you want to escape negativity, this forum isn't going to be your best bet. ;)

Re: 10th Anniversary Minimoog Voyager Gift

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:50 am
by griffin avid
You actually pay Moog for the knob with your contact information.

Except you have to register your Voyager to get one, which means you are probably already aware of everything Moog could ever be doing. Besides periphery tools in the studio, I'm pretty much following every manufacturer I've ever bought from. But that could just be me.

A better tactic would be give something free for every synth user that clocks in.
Fridge Magnet....
Sticker....
Moog Keychain...
Bottle Opener....

And you could have spent more on the end and done a collection....like a contest for a free Synth or Pedal.
If they had a contest for a single brass-knob-layden Voyager, they'd get 10X the emails and from, probably a more useful pool of people who 'like Moogs', but don't own one (hopefully) yet.

With all that they could be doing marketing wise, I'm having a hard time believing email-gathering/marketing is the primary motivation behind this.

Re: 10th Anniversary Minimoog Voyager Gift

Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 4:36 pm
by calaverasgrande
I guess it was inevitable.
Brass=hippies
prog=hippies
prog=brass


But I am sure some collector nerd will ooh and aah as they open and close the filter.
And they will crow about the "inner detail" that the brass knob reveals.

Re: 10th Anniversary Minimoog Voyager Gift

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 1:49 am
by phesago
Automatic Gainsay wrote:The Voyager is a hugely powerful synthesizer, and if all you're doing is clutching at the brass knob...

My favorite knobs are the headphone volume knob and the 3 mixer knobs. Not b/c the predetermined function is all too cool, but becasue pot mapping 8-) Those are th knobs I see to be uterly f**k useless past patch 101, and those knobs end up being the bad assery(most likely i only use two at a time, but there are four there to be messed with).

Re: 10th Anniversary Minimoog Voyager Gift

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 2:23 am
by calaverasgrande
So how long do the Taurus 3 owners have to wait for theirs?

Re: 10th Anniversary Minimoog Voyager Gift

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:38 am
by phesago
it migh tbe awkward ot take the entire thing apart to give you one giant a*s brass mod wheel :lol:

Re: 10th Anniversary Minimoog Voyager Gift

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:59 am
by CZ Rider
calaverasgrande wrote:So how long do the Taurus 3 owners have to wait for theirs?
10th anniversary of the T3 release I guess? Putting the brass knob on a T3 isn't a bad idea really. The single knob and color kind of fits the T3 look.
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Too bad the encoder shaft on the T3 is a little larger than the Voyager potentiometers. Doesn't quite fit on, but looks OK. Would be great for those deep brass patches like the Tuba. :lol:

Re: 10th Anniversary Minimoog Voyager Gift

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:06 am
by calaverasgrande
phesago wrote:it migh tbe awkward ot take the entire thing apart to give you one giant a*s brass mod wheel :lol:
yeah but Brass and "Taurus" somehow go together.
I also think a big honking brass mod/cutoff wheel would have better feel under foot.
Put the pedal to the metal and all...

ah I'm too tired, somebody else photoshop it up.

Re: 10th Anniversary Minimoog Voyager Gift

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:22 am
by phesago
calaverasgrande wrote: Put the pedal to the metal and all...
I see what you did there :lol:

Re: 10th Anniversary Minimoog Voyager Gift

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:09 am
by Automatic Gainsay
phesago wrote:
Automatic Gainsay wrote:The Voyager is a hugely powerful synthesizer, and if all you're doing is clutching at the brass knob...

My favorite knobs are the headphone volume knob and the 3 mixer knobs. Not b/c the predetermined function is all too cool, but becasue pot mapping 8-) Those are th knobs I see to be uterly f**k useless past patch 101, and those knobs end up being the bad assery(most likely i only use two at a time, but there are four there to be messed with).
The mixer knobs allow you to do interesting additive things.

Re: 10th Anniversary Minimoog Voyager Gift

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:16 am
by mute
Automatic Gainsay wrote: Kenneth, it's not a free gift at all.

It is a very effective marketing tool. You want to keep contact with your customers, and you want your customers to be REPEAT customers. Having a customer's contact information is worth WAY more than a metal knob... its invaluable. You actually pay Moog for the knob with your contact information.

And that's totally fine... except you don't know that's what you're doing, and not only does Moog not tell you, they make it seem like they are doing YOU a favor. That's not awesome.
That is an incredibly cynical (and i'm a proud cynic) way to look at it. A bit exaggerated.. but with the way Moog has treated the foundation, I totally understand.