MOTU and the Bob Moog Foundation have released the Encore Soundbank, a new collection of instrument and percussion sounds, produced in commemoration of Bob Moog’s 81st Birthday, coming up on May 23rd.
Over twenty synthesists and sound designers donated original samples to assist with the creation of the sound library, which offers over 2 GB of material.
The following artists contributed to this project:
- Vince Clark
- Al Kooper
- Jordan Rudess
- Suzanne Ciani
- Larry Fast
- Tangerine Dream (Edgar Froese / Thorsten Quaeschning)
- Goldfrapp (Will Gregory)
- Kevin Antunes
- Adam Holzman
- Erik Norlander
- Peter Gorge
- Amin Bhatia
- CJ Vansto
- Drew Neuman
- Kevin Lamb
- Dave Spiers
- Jack Hotop
- Jerry Kovarsky
- Kent Spong
- Klaus Peter Rausch
- Taiho Yamada
- Michael Koehler
- Chris Cox
- “Magic” Dave Roberts
- Marty Cutler
- Marc Doty and
- I Monster (Dean Honer / Jerrod Gosling)
Now available for purchase from the MOTU site, the library is fully compatible with any host software on Mac or Windows that supports virtual instruments, including popular DAW software such as Ableton Live, Avid Pro Tools, Cockos Reaper, and MOTU Digital Performer.
All proceeds from the sale of the Encore Soundbank will benefit the Bob Moog Foundation.
“The Foundation is tremendously grateful to MOTU and the contributing artists who have made the Encore Soundbank an extraordinary resource for musicians across genres,” said Michelle Moog-Koussa, Executive Director of the Bob Moog Foundation. “The funding generated from this product will allow us to expand our educational project, Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool, and to inspire even more children through the intersection of science, music, and technology.”
“Bob Moog’s legacy touches each and every one of us every day,” said Jim Cooper, Director of Marketing at MOTU. “Here at MOTU, we were inspired by the milestone of his 81st birthday, to pay tribute to his lasting effect on music. What better way than with kids, and supporting the work of the Bob Moog Foundation to educate and inspire them through his life’s work.”
The library ships in the form of a UVI soundbank that can be loaded into the cross-platform, universally compatible UVI Workstation virtual instrument player, available for free download from uvi.net. The library can also be loaded into MOTU’s MachFive 3 sampler for side-by-side integration with other MachFive-compatible soundbanks.
Most of the 200+ Encore Soundbank presets are scripted to include vintage Moog-style filter and envelope controls.
Sounds included in the library were created using a variety of classic instruments, including various Moog modulars and Minimoogs, Buchla modular, EMS Synthi A and VCS3, Yamaha CS-80, Alesis Andromeda, Sequential Circuits Prophets, Hammond B3 organ, classic Korg synths, rare Russian Polivoks, multiple theremins and effects pedals, a rare and exotic Ondioline and an extremely rare Moog Apollo.
The Bob Moog Foundation Encore Soundbank is available for purchase from the MOTU web site for $99. See the site for audio demos. All proceeds will be donated to the Bob Moog Foundation.
MOTU and the Bob Moog Foundation extend special thanks and recognition to Erik Norlander, Arnaud Sicard, and the team at uvi.net for their assistance in producing this project, as well as to producer Nate Donmoyer who created the audio samples for the product.
The soundbank is also released in memory of Edgar Froese, who died on January 20, 2015. His contribution to the Encore Soundbank was one of his last musical endeavors.