Minimoog vs SE 1

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Minimoog vs SE 1

Post by SWAN » Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:40 am

How similar are these two synths? Apparently they have exactly the same circuitry.......but I wonder.

If so then the SE 1 seems like a great way to get Minimoog tone.....

Has anyone tried them both?

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Post by Soundwave » Thu Jul 19, 2007 11:00 am

I think the MidiMoog rack was closer to a Mini.

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Post by tombola » Thu Jul 19, 2007 11:47 am

Surely the MidiMoog rack WAS a mini?

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Post by SWAN » Thu Jul 19, 2007 11:58 am

Soundwave wrote:I think the MidiMoog rack was closer to a Mini.
I think he means spatially - in his dreams

;)

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Post by Soundwave » Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:12 pm

SWAN wrote:
Soundwave wrote:I think the MidiMoog rack was closer to a Mini.
I think he means spatially - in his dreams

;)
Oh yes my reoccurring Moog wet dream!
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Seriously although I haven't tried one but I doubt the SE-1 would have the same sort of unstable VCO character that's Minimaniacs crave for due to a more modern stable PSU and newer componants. The M3 comes close but its still only close.

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Post by SWAN » Thu Jul 19, 2007 2:12 pm

Soundwave wrote:
SWAN wrote:
Soundwave wrote:I think the MidiMoog rack was closer to a Mini.
I think he means spatially - in his dreams

;)
Oh yes my reoccurring Moog wet dream!
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Seriously although I haven't tried one but I doubt the SE-1 would have the same sort of unstable VCO character that's Minimaniacs crave for due to a more modern stable PSU and newer componants. The M3 comes close but its still only close.
LOL

Im saving that picture :)

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Post by minime123 » Thu Jul 19, 2007 3:25 pm

midimoog: actual rackmounted vintage minimoog

midimini: SE's clone of the mini in a rack, essentially the same as the midimoog, only the parts are a bit newer, so some may feel they're more reliable than the midimoog.

se-1: very different synth - more options, but not the same sound and not as tight. if you love the minimoog, the se1
may not float your boat....

weve got a midimini for sale if anyones interested. we may even consider selling a midimoog.

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Post by Philly Stress » Thu Jul 19, 2007 6:44 pm

minime123 wrote:midimoog: actual rackmounted vintage minimoog

midimini: SE's clone of the mini in a rack, essentially the same as the midimoog, only the parts are a bit newer, so some may feel they're more reliable than the midimoog.

se-1: very different synth - more options, but not the same sound and not as tight. if you love the minimoog, the se1
may not float your boat....

weve got a midimini for sale if anyones interested. we may even consider selling a midimoog.

thanks
mini
They say the SE 1 has better low end than the Moog.
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Post by minime123 » Thu Jul 19, 2007 6:54 pm

who are "they"? :)
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Post by Bitexion » Thu Jul 19, 2007 6:56 pm

"they" are The Man.

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Post by OriginalJambo » Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:29 pm

Bitexion wrote:"they" are The Man.
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Post by retrofreak » Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:20 pm

minime123 wrote:midimoog: actual rackmounted vintage minimoog

midimini: SE's clone of the mini in a rack, essentially the same as the midimoog, only the parts are a bit newer, so some may feel they're more reliable than the midimoog.

se-1: very different synth - more options, but not the same sound and not as tight. if you love the minimoog, the se1
may not float your boat....

weve got a midimini for sale if anyones interested. we may even consider selling a midimoog.

thanks
mini
Agreed.

I own all the above and the Midimini sounds exactly like a Model D, but with more options.

The Voyager comes close when fed back with 'the loop trick'.

The SE-1 is great for the preset memory, but the envelopes are slower and it's not as raw as the Midimini, I prefer the ATC-1 tbh.

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Re: Minimoog vs SE 1

Post by Villi » Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:35 pm

Nice bumping :lol:

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Post by meatballfulton » Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:36 pm

retrofreak wrote:The SE-1 is great for the preset memory, but the envelopes are slower
There's been numerous "upgrades" to the envelope speed from the original SE-1 through the various 1X versions. The fastest (according to SE) are the special edition models made for NovaMusik.

I think they are digital envelopes, not analog.
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Re: Minimoog vs SE 1

Post by SWAN » Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:45 pm

woah!

Its been 3 years since I asked this question!

Well I did get an SE1x in the end and didnt like it. Too slow and fat. I now have a Moog Source and love it.

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