I am extremely excited about this instrument. It, of course, builds upon the Minimoog Voyager–Bob’sseminal synthesizer–yet adds another option to our family of synths from the small (our new SLIM Phatty) to the large (the Voyager XL). Each of these instruments have their own personality, their own voice, andexcel in different ways. But they all are direct descendants of that funky little Minimoog sitting on the oor of Bob’s workshop that I stumbled upon accidentally that day. They are all direct descendents of the passion that you, the artists, have put into making your voice heard through this incredible legacy.As with any instrument, we spend many, many hours discussing and debating features with our customers.I am extremely appreciative of the huge contributions and always-informative conversations with Moogguru Brian Kehew, as well Drew Newman, Eric Levy and Roger O’Donnell among others. This continualcollaboration with the artists who use our instruments allows us to craft tools that meet the visions andinspirations of folks like yourself.HUGE thanks to my incredibly brilliant and dedicated engineering team: Steve Dunnington, Amos Gaynes,Rich Shaich, and Eric Church. Nothing is possible without them (including my sanity!). Special thanks to RudiLinhard, Axel Hartman, David Rankin and Core Design for their expert contributions. To the terric team atMoog who are involved in building, shipping, and selling instruments around the world – you are a wonderfulbunch! Thanks to the tireless efforts of our marketing team which gets the news out to you and beyondand also continually strives to keep Bob’s vision alive. Thanks also to Greg Kist for this incredible manual – a treasure trove of knowledge and help on the instrument.To all of you who continually give us your ideas, your passions and your music – you are the bedrock of Moog Music. We appreciate you all and honor what you do with our instruments. We can’t wait to hear what you do with the XL.Finally, without Mike Adams, our president, Moog Music would not be here and especially not continue tomaintain the excellence of spirit and intention through these times. His tireless work and fortitude cannotbe understated. The fact that we are here to celebrate the 40
anniversary of the MiniMoog owes a lot tohis vision and skills.This morning I brought the rst working XL home and plunked it down in my living room. My six-year oldson’s eyes lit up and he jumped up on a little chair, turned it on, and immediately started crafting his ownsounds, plugging cables in and out, listening, adjusting and grooving –
for over an hour until I unplugged it so Icould get back to work (he was not happy about that)!
Now it’s your turn!It brings me great pleasure to present the Minimoog Voyager XL to you. I hope it brings you a lifetime of pleasure and inspiration.Sincerely, Cyril LanceSenior Engineer and Chief Technical Alchemist