BBD Shortage Ends Production of Moog MF-104M Analog Bucket Brigade Delay

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Effective immediately, Moog Music has suspended production of the MF -104M Analog Delay, due to the lack of availability of rare Bucket Brigade Device (BBD) chips.

Moog says that, if they are able to source more of the rare chips, they may resume limited production of the Moogerfooger analog effect pedal. Continue reading

M. Geddes Gengras Interview On Sound Design With Analog Modules

Today, Moog Music released a conversation with M. Geddes Gengras as part of their new interview series, Category 5.

The series derives its name from the cables used to enable modern digital communications. Via Skype, Gengras explores the motivations behind 3 Impressions, a three song EP (embedded below) that explores analog effects modules and process-based sound design. Continue reading

Moog Discontinuing MIDI MuRF & Freq Box Moogerfoogers

midi-murf-freq-box-moogerfoogerMoog Music has announced that they are discontinuing two of their Moogerfooger effects units – the MF-105M MIDI MuRF (est. 2009) and the MF-107 Freq Box (est. 2007).

Moog Plans to continue buidling a limited quantity of units at their factory in downtown Asheville while parts and materials last.

Both pedals were recently used extensively in the realization of 3 Impressions, a three track EP, produced by M. Geddes Gengras. 

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Roland AIRA Modular Effects & AIRA Module Customizer Overview

At Musikmesse 2015, Roland introduced not one, but three Eurorack systems:

This video, via RockoNCompany, takes a look at the new modular effects and how they can be customizes using a desktop AIRA Module Customizer app.

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Pittsburgh Modular Intros Patch Box Modular Effects Pedal Case

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Musikmesse 2015: Pittsburgh Modular has officially introduced the Patch Box modular effects pedal case.

According to the company, the Pittsburgh Modular Patch Box ‘redefines modular synthesis around the venerable stomp box’.

The Patch Box is a fully patchable, customizable effects pedal. The open architecture allows the patch box to create unique effects unattainable with standard, fixed signal path guitar pedals.

The Patch Box is available as a fully customizable, empty enclosure or as a pre-configured set of Complete and Core effects systems. Complete systems provide a fully curated modular effects system utilizing all the available space of the Patch Box Enclosure. Core systems offer a core effect and patchable modulation with room to expand and customize. Continue reading

Muse Research Intros Receptor VIP2 Hardware Plugin Host

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Muse Research and Development, makers of the Receptor line of hardware plug-in players, have introduced a new entry-level model, called the VIP2.

The VIP 2 features a 3.3GHz dual-core processor, 8GB of RAM (expandable to 16GB), and built-in compatibility with the PreSonus AudioBox 1818VSL audio interface.

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Moog Music Updates Minifooger Motif With Release of New MF Chorus, MF Flange

Today Moog Music announced the release of two new MiniFooger pedals, the MF Chorus Bucket Brigade Time Modulator and the MF Flange Bucket Brigade Harmonic Manipulator.

Moof_MF_chorusThe MF CHORUS is a 100% analog BBD-based time modulation pedal that is capable of a wide range of sonic shifting and manipulation in both mono and stereo output modes. A three-position Mix switch quickly transitions the effect from subtle shifting and swirling into analog vibrato. The wide-range Time and Feedback controls allow users to further customize each sound to their personal taste. Like all Minifooger Analog Effects, the MF Chorus features a dedicated expression pedal input on its rear panel. This input provides hands-free control over one parameter – the Rate knob.
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