‘Bach To Moog’ Sneak Preview

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Moog Music has released a new preview video for Bach To Moog – a new album, by Craig Leon, that explores using the Moog modular synthesizer as part of a classical ensemble.

Bach to Moog, coming May 4th from Sony Classical, showcases the reissued Moog Modular Synthesizer, as well as other current Moog synthesizer, in new arrangements of the work of Johann Sebastian Bach.

Unlike the Walter/Wendy Carlos classic, Switched On Bach, the arrangements handle the synthesizer as part of a classical ensemble, rather than an alternative.

Here’s a video preview: Continue reading

Tiptop Audio Launches Record Label

Tiptop Audio has announced a new project for 2015, Tiptop Audio Records, to celebrate the rebirth of modular synths in the Euro format.

Tiptop Audio Records has selected for its first issue a selection of artists who, through their tracks, explore the landscape of dance music in a very fresh perspective. According to the company, “These are the artists who inspire the Tiptop team to make more innovative devices, which in turn make new music (a nice feedback loop).” Continue reading

WMD + SSF Spectrum Oscillator For Eurorack Modular Synthesizers

This video, via William Mathewson, is a quick demo of the WMD + SSF collaboration module, the Spectrum Oscillator.

Spectrum is a precision, saw-core VCO, with eight possible waveforms (six simultaneous outputs), an eight octave switch, LFO mode and FM mode select with attenuation. Continue reading