Earlier today, Moog Music announced that production on the Minimoog Model D synthesizer had been resumed after more than 30 years.

Unveiled in 1970, the Minimoog Model D was the world’s first portable synthesizer, serving as a blueprint for the electronic keyboards that followed. In the wake of the clunkiness and size of 1960’s modular synths, the Minimoog’s accessibility and mobility made it a breath of fresh air for musicians looking to expand their sound palates into uncharted territory. Praised by everyone from Parliament-Funkadelic‘s Bernie Worrell to Kraftwerk, the portable instrument provided a universal canvas for an entire generation of synth pioneers. The Model D returns with the same sound engine and audio signal path that helped it earn its initial acclaim, with a number of added modifications included in-box to increase functionality.

The Model D is available in a select number of authorized retailer shops worldwide. Click here to find a location near you.