At Moogfest 2016, there were several rare synths and synth prototypes on display at the Moog ‘pop-up store’.
This rare Moog Synthesizer 1c modular, aka the ‘Mystery Moog’, was on loan from Duke University, where it was recently restored by student Jeffrey Wubbenhorst.
Here’s Duke University’s take on the story of their rare modular:
Wubbenhorst is an undergraduate student in Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering, where he studies electrical engineering, computer science and music. He aspires to start an analog synth lab on campus.
The Moog Synthesizer 1c modular was cutting edge in 1968, but like many vintage analogs, had been decommissioned over the years and stored. In the video, Wubbenhorst shares the story of how he got involved in restoring the synth and why he thinks it can still be a great tool for not just teaching music, but for teaching everything from calculus to psychoacoustics.