Minimoog Voyager synthesizer used by J Dilla

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A Minimoog Voyager, a monophonic analog synthesizer, owned by record producer and artist J Dilla. The synthesizer features a small keyboard set into a wooden frame beneath a control panel. The control board consists of black knobs, red and blue switches, and two different sized screens. The control board has hinge and stand that allows it to be propped up to better face the user. A brass plaque appears above piano keys on right side, and reads, [minimoog®/voyager™]. On the back of the control panel is a label in the bottom left corner that reads, [MOOG MUSIC, Inc./ASHEVILLE, NC/minimoog® Voyager/SERIAL NO. 263].
Topic
African American
Hip hop (Music)
Musicians
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Manufactured by
Moog Music Inc., American, founded 1953
Used by
J Dilla, American, 1974 - 2006
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Maureen Yancy
Medium
wood, plastic, metal, glass, canvas
Dimensions
Back panel flat: 4 1/2 × 30 3/4 × 17 7/8 in. (11.4 × 78.1 × 45.4 cm)
Back panel raised: 12 3/8 × 30 3/4 × 17 7/8 in. (31.4 × 78.1 × 45.4 cm)
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Musical Instruments
Exhibition
Musical Crossroads
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Place used
Los Angeles, California, United States, North and Central America
2002-2005
Type
synthesizers
musical instruments
Object number
2014.139.2a