A Short History Of The Moog Synthesizer

The latest episode of Chicago Public Radio’s Sound Opinion has an interesting look at the history of the Moog synthesizer:

Guitars, bass, drums…blah blah blah. This week it’s all about the Moog!

The Bob Moog invented synthesizer has experienced a resurgence in popularity in the past few years. New artists love the analog sound, and many are gathering at next week’s MoogFest in Bob Moog’s adopted hometown of Asheville, NC.

Jim and Greg talk to Brian Kehew, the Bob Moog Foundation’sofficial historian, about the synthesizer’s history and legacy. Kehew also co-founded an all-analog band called Moog Cookbook in the ‘90s and has worked in the studio with Fiona Apple, Aimee Mann and Moog superstars, Emerson, Lake & Palmer.

You can listen to the show below.

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The Moog section starts about 6 minutes in. See the full show notes at the Sound Opinionssite.

Image: by buschap

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