Bob Moog Foundation Suffers Setback

bob-moog-foundationThe Bob Moog Foundation – a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the legacy of Bob Moog – suffered a setback today as Moog’s widow announced plans to donate Moog’s personal archive to Cornell University, rather than to The Foundation.

The archive includes Bob Moog’s notes, plans, drawings and recordings – a collection that documents the origin of the synthesizer as we know it an important part of electronic music history.

walter-carlos-clockwork-orangeThe Asheville, NC Mountain Xpress reported today that Moog’s widow, Ileana Grams-Moog, plans to donate his personal archive to the Cornell University Library in Ithaca, N.Y.. This decision comes over the objections of Michelle Moog-Koussa, head of the Bob Moog Foundation and Moog’s daughter with first wife Shirleigh Moog.

“We believe firmly that Bob Moog’s archives belong in Western North Carolina,” says Moog-Koussa. “Western North Carolina was my father’s spiritual home for 25 years.” Continue reading

The Korg MS-20 Mini Mega Video Overview

Synth educator and Moog Foundation Archivist Marc Doty has wrapped up a massive 12-part video overview of the new Korg MS-20 Mini, embedded above.

Doty’s series covers the MS-20 Mini’s oscillators, filters, envelope generators, amplifiers, sample & hold, external signal processor, patch examples and more.

Doty came away impressed with the new synth. “Playing this thing is like playing the original,” he says.

The MS-20 Mini is expected to ship this month, with a street price of $600.

If you’ve used the MS-20 Mini, let us know what you think of it it!