The Bob Moog Foundation, in collaboration with Moog Music, is excited to announce its raffle for serial #1 of the latest version of the Minimoog Model D, released in 2022. Moog Music generously donated this one-of-a-kind coveted synthesizer, worth in excess of $5,000, to support the Foundation’s mission of carrying Bob Moog’s legacy forward by inspiring people of all ages through the intersection a science, music, technology, and innovation.
The raffle is open Internationally and runs from May 23, 2023 to June 23, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
The brand new serial #1 Minimoog Model D being offered was produced at the Moog Music factory in Asheville, North Carolina. Built by hand to last a lifetime, the new Minimoog Model D delivers the revered quality, undefinable feel, and authentic sound of a pristine vintage Moog. The three-oscillator, monophonic, analog synthesizer is housed in a locally sourced Appalachian cherry cabinet and hand-finished aluminum chassis. Sounding as vibrant and deep as ever, its legendary low-pass ladder filter, powerful oscillators, and rich saturating mixer retain the exact component placement and through-hole design of a 1970s-era Minimoog Model D.
While no changes have been made to the original sound engine or audio signal path, the 2022 Minimoog Model D includes a series of popular functional modifications that expand this legendary instrument’s sonic capabilities, including:
- Dedicated analog LFO with triangle and square waveshapes
- Premium Fatar keybed with velocity and after pressure available via top panel CV jacks with onboard trimpots
- MIDI integration including updates to the MIDI functionality allowing for improved modern studio integration
- A mixer feedback modification allowing the Minimoog Model D to overdrive and scream with the turn of a knob
- For the first time in its history, the Minimoog Model D now features a spring-loaded pitch wheel with center deadband, allowing for improved playability and wild performance flourishes
All proceeds from the raffle benefit the Bob Moog Foundation’s educational project, Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool, serving nearly 3,000 elementary school students a year; as well as the preservation of the vast and growing Bob Moog Foundation Archives, and our Moogseum in downtown Asheville, NC, USA.
Want to know more – go to the Bob Moog foundation website.