Moog Minimoog Model D * Lintronics LMC Minimoog *
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LMC Midi Features:
No drifting of keyboard CV. All external MIDI interfaces require a key to be pressed on the Minimoog (bottom C) which starts to drift after a short time. A Sample&Hold circuit buffers the voltage so it doesn't change with long release times after the key is released. A long release time may reach one minute and during this time the keyboard CV must not change. If you want to use an external interface just for a few minutes you'll probably not experience this behaviour, however after this time the bottom C key needs to be pressed again. The internal MIDI interface doesn't suffer from this problem at all.
The Minimoog's portamento (Glide) doesn't work with external MIDI interfaces and in addition you cannot route the keyboard CV to the filter (the 1/3 and 2/3 Keyboard Control switches are non-functional). With the LMC (Lintronics MIDI Interface) there is no difference in behaviour to the Minimoog's own keyboard; Glide and keyboard control of the filter work the same as with the internal keyboard.
Pitch Bend, modulation wheel and the Decay and Glide switches are MIDI controllable.
The LMC features a built-in LFO with the same waveforms as oscillator 3 in the Minimoog; hence you can use oscillator 3 as an audio oscillator and still create vibrato or filter modulation from the modulation wheel. The LFO wave can be retriggered when a new key is pressed. By doing this the LFO can be used as a sort of "additional envelope" for the filter when using a very low LFO frequency.
The LMC can be used to route MIDI pressure from an external keyboard to the modulation wheel, filter or volume.
MIDI velocity can be used to control either the filter or the volume Key priority can be set to either high or low. For example, if key priority is set to "high" and more than one key is pressed the highest MIDI key is used (as opposed to the original Minimoog keyboard).
A MIDI pedal can be used to control the filter or the volume.
The MIDI keyboard range is larger than the Minimoog's own keyboard range (C1 to D#6). The keyboard can also be inverted so that pressing a C1 results in the D#6 sounding on the Minimoog (Josef Zawinul likes to do that).
All settings for the MIDI interface are done with Program Changes; that's why no additional holes for switches have to be drilled into the Minimoog.