The CLASSic Moog Modular Synthesizer

This set of videos, via John Christopher Dobrian, explores the Moog modular synthesizer from the Classic Laboratory for Analog Sound Synthesis (“CLASSic” synthesizer studio) at UC Irvine.

About The CLASSic Moog Modular

The Gassmann Electronic Music Studio in the Claire Trevor School of the Arts has a small studio of “vintage” synthesizer equipment for students to gain hand-on experience with analog synthesizers of the late ’60s, ’70s, and early ’80s. The CLASSic Synthesizer Studio (Classic Laboratory for Analog Sound Synthesis) features a Moog modular synthesizer (circa 1970), two early Buchla synthesizers (1970s), a Roland Jupiter 6 (early 1980s), and other old synthesizers. A computer workstation is included to send control voltages to the pre-digital synthesizers, as well as to capture clean recordings of the sounds produced by those devices.

via matrixsynth

5 thoughts on “The CLASSic Moog Modular Synthesizer

  1. When I built my own modular, I made brightly-coloured panels and and bought brightly-coloured patch cords. Now I see a black-panelled Moog with black patch cords, I’m glad I did!

    Meanwhile, I love to see tens of thousands of dollars of flying-saucer noise machine.

  2. I once got to sit and fiddle with a Moog III-P, which was awe-inspiring to someone who had only a MiniMoog, a MonoPoly and some effects pedals. Being a noob, I knew just enough MiniMoog routing to get a fairly playable sound on the keyboard, with a few crazed LFO moments. It was great to sit at this legendary, warmed-up beauty for a while. Whiff the ozone, space cadet. I also felt like I was about to be strangled by an octopus after a while. I love the hell out of modern patch memory.

    1. Not sure what you mean. This modular in the hands of a capable musician is light years ahead of your Minibrute. Believe it…….or not.

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