This isn't remotely true. The Voyager is a completely different design from the Minimoog, using different components, with a different overall sound.madtheory wrote:The f**k Voyager IS a MiniMoog with patch memories!!! It's a beautiful instrument. It's got the feel and the sound. If you're not happy with yours I'll gladly relieve you of it.
That being said, it is a masterwork of design, functionality, and sound... no doubt about it. The people, like me, who argue against the notion that the Voyager is a Minimoog do so because:
1. It has different components and functionality.
2. It has a different sound (and how could it possibly sound the same or even similar overall when it is a completely different design with much more functionality?).
3. The name "Minimoog" was added to it for marketing purposes, late in the game.
Bob wasn't making a Minimoog, he was making a new performance synthesizer that was "done right" in his esteem... featuring aspects that he wanted to implement that he had not implemented in the past (including the touch pad, which Bob had completely invented at home, and had sold in his Synton days as a modular add-on).
So, yes... absolutely fantastic, powerful, great-sounding synth. But the same thing as a Minimoog at all.
DISCLAIMER FOR IDIOTS: Saying something isn't a Minimoog is not necessarily a bad thing, so try to keep your panties unbunched.