AJH Synth have announced the release of the MiniMod Keyz, their new modular monosynth. The synth combines the Durham-based Eurorack module designers’ acclaimed MiniMod System modules, inspired by the classic Minimoog Model D, with additional features for expanded functionality. The instrument comes housed in a customised Cre8audio NiftyKEYZ keyboard controller/case, complete with vintage American walnut end cheeks.
The MiniMod Keyz is equipped with three discrete transistor core VCOs, two shaped sine sub-bass generators, a classic 24dB vintage ladder filter, high-pass filters, a cascaded VCA, dual contour generators, glide noise module, ring modulator and a tap-tempo VC-LFO for modulation. These modules have been assembled to faithfully recreate the vintage circuitry and sound of the early RA Moog Model D.
Boasting a full-size 49-note keybed, the MiniMod Keyz keyboard outputs pitch CVs, gate CVs, velocity, and aftertouch CVs. The controller also includes a versatile five-mode arpeggiator with swing control, a pitch bend range selector, octave switch, transpose function, clock input/output, multiple outputs, sustain pedal input, expression pedal input, and MIDI connectivity.
The MiniMod Keyz can function as a standalone keyboard synthesizer or seamlessly integrate into a Eurorack modular system. It allows for patching with other Eurorack modules and can be connected to a DAW or other MIDI instruments.
AJH Synth say the MiniMod Keyz is expected to be available soon, with more details yet to be announced.