Moog Sub Phatty Behind the Scenes With Cyril Lance

This video, via SourceDistributionTV, features a behind-the-scenes look at the new Moog Sub Phatty synthesizer.

Cyril Lance, Chief Engineer at Moog Music, discusses through some of the engineering choices made in the design of the new Moog Sub Phatty. Continue reading

2012 Guthman Musical Instrument Competition Winners Challenge Your Preconceptions About Music

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Winners have been announced in the 2012 Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition – an annual event to find the world’s best new ideas in musicality, design, and engineering.

Competition finals were held February 17, 2012 at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA. Twenty-four inventors, composers and designers from nine countries were selected to compete, from more than 50 entries. Instruments were judged on musicality, design and engineering by a panel including Atau Tanaka, media artist and researcher, and Cyril Lance, chief engineer at electronic musical instrument manufacturer Moog Music.

The competition challenges preconceptions both about what is a musical instrument and what is music.

First place went to Marco Donnarumma, for Xth Sense, above. Xth Sense is a biophysical interactive system for musical and intermedia performance.

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