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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Soundtrack Loops Releases ‘Analog House’ Pack

Soundtrak_Loops_Analog_HouseSoundtrack Loops has released a new sample pack, Analog House, which includes MIDI, Kontakt instruments, One-shots, Battery kits, and loops, among other things.

A sample pack created exclusively with two Moog synthesizers, Analog House is made up of sounds and MIDI files meant for producing the “analog synth-driven electro” side of House music. Soundtrack Loops used the Minimoog Voyager Electric Blue, and Minimoog Model D (vintage deluxe) to create all the sounds in Analog House (including the drum sounds).

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The GOASTT Covers Their Own “Devil You Know,” Moog Style

In the newest performance vid from the Moog Sound Lab, The Ghost of a Saber Tooth TIger (The GOASTT) covers their own song, “Devil You Know.”

Normally performed on guitars and other acoustical instruments, this Moog-y cover features Sean Lennon on a Moog Sub 37, with Charlotte Kemp Muhl playing the bassline on a Moog Sub Phatty. The singers’ voices are run through a pair of Moog 500 Series Analog Delays. In addition, Tim Kuhl does percussion with electronic drum triggers controlling 6x Minimoog Voyager RMEs, Robbie Mangano performs with an Electric Blue Minimoog Voyager, and finally, Jared Samuel rounds out the track with a second Sub 37.

Watch more Moog Sound Lab performances here, and hear more from The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger here.

This Is What It Was Like To Pick Up A Minimoog Voyager In 2002

In October of 2002, Ken Soper made a road trip to Asheville, NC, to pick up his Minimoog Voyager Signature Edition, Model #131, right from the source.

He made a home video of the visit, that not only documents his trip, but offers a historical view of the Moog Music of 2002. Continue reading

Bob Moog Prototype Photos


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