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Moog Minimoog Voyager running Midi
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Moog Minimoog Voyager running Midi

Hey, kind of a newbie question but I have been using a Komplete Kontrol S88 Controller to run software instruments in Logic Pro X for about 2 years now and it’s been working great, the only problem is it takes up a lot of space in my control room. So, i’m wondering can i use my Moog Minimoog Voyager as a midi controller for Logic’s software instruments somehow? i have a iconnectivity iconnectmidi2+ midi interface, which goes into the latest Macbook Pro then into Logic. also should the output go through the midi interface or out of my Apollo 8px? i’ve never ever used midi (even though i own lots of hardware synths) i’ve always pretty much just used a usb keyboard, so keep that in mind. Thanks for reading!

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Old 3 weeks ago
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The Minimoog Voyager has a reasonable MIDI implementation so it'll be possible to get some level of control out of it. Any MIDI interface should be fine. Beware midi loops if you have the Voyager connected by MIDI IN and OUT, but you should be able to break that loop in the device and/or in the DAW.

It's never going to be simple as a dedicated controller since it's not specialised in that role, so it might need a bit of learning and tweaking to get the most out of it. And there's bound to be the occasional compromise or shortfall compared to a good controller - but your call on whether the tradeoffs are worth it.

The Minimoog Voyager manual has a whole section in the back on MIDI by the way. You'll want to study its MIDI implementation charts too.

Maybe just tinker, try it and see how you like it?
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Almost all of the front panel controlls send MIDI, so it can be a fairly comprehensive controller if you want to spend time setting it up.
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Plus, the Voyager responds and sends CV along with MIDI. With its classic knobby Moog panel and high quality Fatar keys, it makes for an excellent mono synth controller. I’d want at least 4 octaves for a poly synth controller, but the V would still work well. Omnisphere also supports it as a HW controller, which extends it even more.
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