Moog 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.
You can listen to it below: Continue reading
This video features DJ/Producer Nick Hook & Moog engineer Gene Stopp discussing synthesis and modular synths at the Moog Factory, in Asheville, NC. Continue reading
Synth module makers WMD and SSF recently announced that their Eurorack modular synthesizer keyboard system, The Monolith, is now shipping.
The developers are positioning the Monolith synth as a pro level monosynth that also serves as a bridge for newer users to learn modular synthesis.
In this video demo, cuckoo tries out the Monolith, exploring the modular keyboard with some FM patches: Continue reading
Metasonix has introduced the D-2000 Vacuum Tube Drum Machine – a new design that they say ‘will blow your ass off’.
“It’s rude and immoral. It’s not completely dead-silent and distortionless, and cannot be made so,” notes Metasonix.
“The owner’s manual is full of warnings for the idiots who often purchase our products, and claim they’re ‘broken’ when they’re working perfectly,” they add. “If you’re one of those idiots, buy a nice Machinedrum or something and go away. We do not want you as a customer.” Continue reading
Chris Stack, aka Experimental Synth, has been working on a series of videos exploring possibilities with the new LittleBits MIDI and CV modules.
Stack says, “[In this video series] I was able to hook LittleBits into my DSI Pro 2, Moog Voyager, Ableton and Koushion in some really interesting ways, and the results were surprisingly musical, especially in this Koushion + Ableton video. This was a lot of fun… I wish they’d had these when I was a kid.”
Matia Simovich, from the band INHALT, is one of the sound designers for the factory bank of the Dave Smith Sequential Prophet 6, a 6-Voice Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer. Semovich shared this long-form demo video of some of the upcoming Prophet 6’s sounds.
Simovich related some additional information about the sounds you hear in the demo:
This video takes a look at a look at the early BBC Radiophonic Workshop and the creation of the iconic Doctor Who theme. Continue reading