Bob Moog Documentary Project, ‘Electronic Voyager,’ Launched on Kickstarter

Electronic_Voyager_DocumentaryRobert Fantinatto and Jason Amm, the Director/Producer team behind the modular synthesizer documentary, “I Dream Of Wires,” are producing a new documentary, “Electronic Voyager,” in association with The Bob Moog Foundation.

Amm and Fantinatto, as Waveshaper Media, launched the documentary project today on Kickstarter.

“We aim to create a definitive and personal documentary about the life of iconic synthesizer pioneer, Bob Moog, through the eyes of Moog’s own daughter, Michelle Moog-Koussa – [who is herself] also a dedicated Moog archivist and historian…. We want to give viewers an insight into the man behind the iconic Moog brand.”

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Support The Bob Moog Foundation & You Could Win A Vintage Minimoog

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The Bob Moog Foundation has announced that they are raffling off a gorgeous vintage Moog Minimoog Model D synthesizer, with proceeds to benefit the Foundation.

The Minimoog Model D being offered, serial number 3731 was built at Moog Music’s Williamsville, NY factory on February 7, 1974. It is in excellent technical and physical condition and has been serviced by a technician with a longtime expertise in Minimoogs. The instrument has updated oscillators, as was standard during this period, making them more stable than their predecessors. Continue reading

Synthesizers.com LFO++ Prototype Auction To Benefit The Bob Moog Foundation

Q167_SynthesizersDotCom_LFO_plusplusAnalog synth module-makers Synthesizers.com are auctioning a rare prototype of their Q167 LFO++ module, with proceeds to benefit the Bob Moog Foundation.

The auction runs through 1pm (Pacific time) next Wednesday, December 30, 2015.

This one-of-a-kind module, built and signed by designer Roger Arrick, is fully functional, though it differs slightly from the final production units.

The Q167 LFO++ is a pure analog module with some unique features, including a precision LFO that operates into the audio range and tracks a 1v/octave keyboard or sequencer, and a wave shaping section that creates sine waves, anti-sine waves, curved sawtooth, gates, and more.

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Moog Foundation Intros Prints, T-Shirts Based On Vintage Bob Moog Illustration

bob-moog-art-printIn honor of Bob Moog’s 81st birthday on May 23, 2015, the Bob Moog Foundation is releasing prints and t-shirts, based on a vintage illustration of Moog.

The illustration, right, was drawn by graphic artist Jean-François Podevin as an illustration for the May 1977 issue of Synapse, ‘the electronic music magazine.’

Entitled Circuit of My Mind, the image is being made available in form of an 18? x 24? art poster and an artistic t-shirt.  Continue reading

Moog Foundation ‘Encore’ Soundbank Features Who’s Who Of Synthesis

Bob_Moog_Foundation_MOTU_Encore_SoundbankMOTU and the Bob Moog Foundation have released the Encore Soundbank, a new collection of instrument and percussion sounds, produced in commemoration of Bob Moog’s 81st Birthday, coming up on May 23rd.

Over twenty synthesists and sound designers donated original samples to assist with the creation of the sound library, which offers over 2 GB of material.

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Moog Liberation Synthesizer Video Demos

In this series of videos, Marc Doty – Archive and Education Specialist with the Bob Moog Foundation – takes a look at the classic Moog Liberation keytar synthesizer.

The Moog Liberation is being raffled off as a fundraiser for the Foundation. Details are available at the Foundation siteContinue reading

Moog Foundation Spring Raffle Features Vintage Moog Liberation Synthesizer

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The Bob Moog Foundation has announced its spring raffle, featuring a vintage Moog Liberation synthesizer.

The raffle, a fundraiser in support of the Foundation’s projects, runs through April 20, 2015 or until all 2,000 tickets are sold.

The winner will be announced on April 24, 2015. Also included in the raffle is an original owner’s manual for the Liberation, written by Rock Wehrmann in 1980. Continue reading