Disco Raga Pioneer Charanjit Singh Has Died

synthesizing-10-ragas-to-a-disco-beatCharanjit Singh – a Indian musician and performer, best known for his pioneering electronic album Synthesizing: Ten Ragas To A Disco Beat – died yesterday. He was 74.

Singh performed extensively as a soundtrack session musician, on guitar, violin and synthesizer. He was also active as a solo artist and released several albums of covers of popular songs and film soundtracks.

He was best known in the West, though, for his 1982 album Synthesizing: Ten Ragas To A Disco Beat. Continue reading

Moog Discontinues Rack-Mount Minimoog Voyager, Releases Robert Rich EP

Minimoog-Voyager-rack-mount-editionToday, Moog Music announced the official discontinuation of the Minimoog Voyager Rack Mount Edition (Voyager RME) analog synthesizer. Moog Music calls the Minimoog Voyager “Bob Moog’s modern day re-imagining of the Minimoog Model D, the most iconic analog synthesizer of all time.”

Introduced in 2005, the 5U-format Minimoog Voyager RME has figured in the music of Daft Punk, Orbital, Deadmau5, Tycho and R&B producer Brian Michael Cox, to name a few.

“It’s always difficult for us to end the life of a product, especially one that Bob designed himself, but I am happy to know that the artists fortunate enough to own one of these expressive tools will enjoy a lifetime of rich musical experiences,” said Moog Music President Mike Adams.
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