Saturday Synth Porn: Moog Music has shared a collection of detailed photos of some of Bob Moog’s prototypes and development boards. The prototypes are for some of his later designs, including the Minimoog Voyager, Etherwave Pro and Little Phatty. Continue reading
Today Moog Music announced limited edition all white versions of its analog instruments:
Moog has polarized the color of their traditionally black steel and natural wood instruments to a solid white finish. Included in this limited edition white release are the Slim Phatty, Minimoog Voyager, and the Minimoog Voyager XL analog synthesizers. Moog has also included the entire line of Moogerfooger Analog Effects Modules in this all white release.
Moog has announced its plans to discontinue production of the Minimoog Voyager Select Series, described as ‘the top selling backlit analog synthesizer of all time‘.
The Select Series lets you choose from a variety of customizations, including woods and finishes and the color of backlights.
Moog will continue building the Select Series through the end of the year, with the final Select Series leaving the factory on Jan 1, 2013. During the remaining months of production, Moog has reduced the selling price on all Select Series Voyagers from $3,659 to $2,999.
?We are a small company that still builds by hand, so sometimes we have to make hard decisions about ending the life of even our most favorite products,” said Mike Adams, CEO Moog Music.
The discontinuation of the Select Series comes as Moog begins celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Minimoog Voyager. The first Minimoog Voyager introduced the world to the next generation of analog synthesizers in 2002.
See the Moog site for details.
Synthesist Erik Norlander performs his 20+ min epic prog synth suite, The Dark Water, live at RoSFest 2011 in Gettysburg, PA.
Norlander plays his 22-oscillator “Wall of Doom” Moog modular synthesizer, controlled by and supplemented with Minimoog Voyager and Alesis Andromeda keyboards.
Performed with Freddy DeMarco (g), Mark Matthews (b) and Nick LePar (d).
The video is taken from the 2012 DVD, Erik Norlander – The Galactic Collective: Live in Gettysburg.
Here’s the funkiest birthday wish we’ve heard – Stevie Wonder offering his birthday wishes to Bob Moog on his 78th birthday, with a talkbox and Minimoog Voyager.
Wonder helped pioneer the use of synthesizers in popular music with his early 70′s albums, which made extensive use of Moog synths.