This Is How Moog Sold Synthesizers In 1971 – ‘The Sound Of Moog’

This YouTube video, via Adrian Täckman, captures the audio from a vintage 1971 Moog Music demonstration record, The Sound Of Moog.

The 40+ year-old disc captures how Moog demonstrated their modular studio synthesizer for potential buyers and offers a contemporary perspective on how they positioned the synth.

 

 

7 thoughts on “This Is How Moog Sold Synthesizers In 1971 – ‘The Sound Of Moog’

  1. Now THIS is professional radio-voice narration.

    Not sure when this style died out (1980-ish, when these 50’s voiceover guys had mostly retired?), but we’re now left only with youthy marketing bros that speak in a fake-humble ironic tone, who always kick things off with a “hey,” and then find themselves saying, “listen to this phat supersaw. Nice.”

    Everyone used to be 47 years old, it was great.

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  2. It is telling that they had to convince customers that the synthesizer was an actual instrument. They really stress the performance aspect in this.

    Pretty cool. And I can tell it’s vintage just like the Roland 1m video because of the vinyl noise.

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    1. I find it hard to listen to vinyl, it is all noise, crackle and pop over an overly compressed sound – a media invented for people that like noise. We found a bunch of vinyl the other day, good quality early 70’s discs – I was enjoying the sound but the noise was awful coming from the system – in the end I found the tracks online and played them from there.

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