Moog’s beloved Voyager line is coming to an end.
Moog has announced the discontinuation of the Minimoog Voyager XL synthesizer.
The Voyager XL was launched in 2010 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Minimoog. It combines almost all the features of the classic Minimoog Model D and Voyager with patch bays inspired by Moog’s original modulars.
Moog’s decision to stop manufacturing puts an end to the beloved Voyager line, which also includes the Voyager RME and Voyager Old School. The original Voyager was the last synth to be fully designed by company founder Bob Moog before his death in 2005.
Musicians including Brian Eno, Trent Reznor, Moby and Kanye West have all made use of the Voyager XL since it was launched.
“As we bid a bittersweet farewell to the Minimoog Voyager XL, we keep the spirit of its circuits front of mind as we design the instruments in our future, acknowledging that the XL is the last of the Voyager family but not the last of its legacy,” Moog said in a press release.
While the Voyager XL is no more, the company still manufactures at least one synth designed by Bob Moog: the Minimoog Model D, which was reissued last year.
A limited number of Voyager XL units will be built while parts last, and the synth can still be purchased from selected dealers. Earlier this year, Moog announced the discontinuation its 500 Series analog effects modules.