Arturia iMini – A Virtual Minimoog Synth For The iPad

ipad-minimoog-arturia-iminiArturia has released, iMini, a software recreation of the classic Minimoog for the iPad.

iMini is based on Arturia Mini V software, originally created in partnership with Dr. Robert Moog, back in 2003. iMini comes with a large collection of preset sounds, created by Klaus Schulze (Tangerine Dream), Geoff Downes (Asia) and other sound designers.

Arturia has also partnered with the Bob Moog Foundation so that a portion of each sale goes to support their work in music education, making available the archives of Dr. Bob Moog and funding the Moogseum. Continue reading

Gary Numan Cleans Out His Attic, Finds Cooler Stuff Than We’ve Got In Our Attic


Saturday Synth Porn: Ever clean out the attic, and find a vintage Moog Minimoog that you’d forgotten about?

Probably not – unless you’re Gary Numan:

“Clearing out my garage loft yesterday, cut away some ivy creepers & found this!” tweets Gary Numan. “Original spec MiniMoog!”

Our take on this is that, if you’ve never owned an original Minimoog, you’ve got one more reason not to clean out the attic.

If you’ve got a similar story, though, let us know!

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Open Mic: Which Synthesizers Are The New Classics?

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Open Mic: Get any group of synthesists together, and discussion eventually turns to the classic synths of past.

Synths like the original Moog modular synthesizer, the Minimoog, the Korg MS-20, the Yamaha CS-80,  the Roland Jupiter 8 and many others.

While it’s easy to recognize classic synths of the past, we sometimes take for granted the great synths of today.

The world of modular synthesizers has exploded in the last few years and there are a growing number of manufacturers making interesting keyboard synthesizers, too.

Just this year, we’ve seen a number of really interesting synths introduced, like the Schmidt Analog Synthesizer, the Korg Monotribe Analog Ribbon Station, the Roland Jupiter 80, the Yamaha MOX 6/8, the Elektrokosmos Kosmonaut and the M-Audio Venom synthesizer. Everything from inexpensive synths to boutique monster synths.

Which synthesizers that are being made today do you think are modern classics? And what do you think of the state of electronic music gear at the end of 2011?

Doctor Who Theme Tune On Minimoog

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Sunday Synth Jam: This synth jam, via hyperdust7, is a live performance of the classic Doctor Who Theme on a Minimoog Voyager Old School synthesizer.

The backing was made using Stylus for drums, Arturia Minimoog for synths and Tardis samples off the internet.

Bass-tastic Synth Jam – Velvet Voyager, By Bruno Ender Lee

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Sunday Synth Jam: The Synthtopia KRK 10 subwoofer got a workout while watching and listening to Bruno Ender Lee’s Velvet Voyager.

A 225 Watt subwoofer may seem like massive overkill for a computer primarily used for blogging. But when the earth-moving synth bass kicks in like it does on this track, it makes complete sense.

Lee’s Velvet Voyager, Parts 1 & 2, were recorded live Sept 9. Every sound was created with the Minimoog Voyager Old School, recorded on 3 stereo tracks – bass, effects and leads, with delay added.

Filming was done during the performance of the leads.

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