Trent Reznor Gets Nostalgic About the End of the Minimoog Voyager

One of the most successful synthesizers of all time was the Minimoog Voyager, the last ever keyboard designed from start to finish by Dr. Bob Moog, the inventor of what we’d consider to be the practical electronic keyboard.

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The Voyager can be heard on countless records.  Daft Punk, Bjork, Stevie Wonder, Radiohead, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Dr. Dre and Herbie Hancock were just some of the artists who used it.

More than 14,000 units were produced over 13 years, but now it’s being phased out. To commemorate the occasion, the people at Moog sat down with Trent Reznor to talk about the Voyager, which was one of his favourite machines. This is great synth porn.

Maybe this will ease the pain: Mother-32, a brand new semi-modular analogue synth.  Oooo.

 

 

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Trent Reznor Gets Nostalgic About the End of the Minimoog Voyager

  • October 1, 2015 at 3:22 pm
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    Wow… why they would discontinue one of the best loved synths of all time?

    I’ve never even had the pleasure of touching one, they don’t usually carry them at most music stores, and at $5-$10k they are far too rich for my blood. Now the prices will skyrocket on the secondary market…

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