Evergreen Voyager

A super-sampled Minimoog Voyager with a creative space theme....

The story

a solar system of sound.
unapologetically analog.

Inspired by the Voyager spacecraft and the message of music inside their golden records, I sampled every note across nearly nine octaves on a Minimoog Voyager plus three MoogerFooger effects signals to half-inch tape, before running that tape through a set of Neve preamps. I did this nine times, naming each patch after a world visited by the Voyager spacecraft and the resulting instrument is a true solar system of sound. My hope is that by meticulously capturing the soul of the synthesizer through this totally analog signal path, I can provide you with a special, lush, saturated sound right out of the box that you would not be able to get through a conventional Minimoog emulator plugin.

In addition to the trio of analog effects signals, I sampled four unique acoustic spaces for convolution reverb, including a cavernous swimming and diving complex, by blasting incredible levels of sound pressure into the space to excite it. The resulting impulse responses were captured by a Coles 4038 ribbon microphone and they sound just as grand and mysterious as the outer planets of our solar system.

Let the Evergreen Voyager be your gateway of discovery into the lush world of analog synthesizers and tape machines. Welcome to an entire solar system of sound.


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