On View
Musical Crossroads Gallery
Exhibition
Musical Crossroads
Manufactured by
Moog Music Inc., American, founded 1953
Used by
J Dilla, American, 1974 - 2006
Date
2002-2005
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)
Description
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].
Place used
Los Angeles, California, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Musical Instruments
Type
synthesizers
musical instruments
Topic
Hip-hop (Music)
Musicians
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Maureen Yancy
Object number
2014.139.2a
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
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