Moogfest 2014 Kicks Off Wednesday

moogfest-2014Moogfest 2014, a five-day festival ‘dedicated to the synthesis of technology, art, science and music’, kicks off this Wed, April 23rd, in Asheville, NC.

The electronic music festival will feature a full schedule of daytime programs, evening concerts and more. Featured performers and panelists are a who’s who of electronic music, including: Kraftwerk, Giorgio Moroder, Keith Emerson, Nile Rodgers, Mark Farina, Sasha, Janelle Monae, Dorit Chrysler, Forest M. Mims, David Borden, Tom Oberheim, Joseph Paradiso, Daedulus, Roger Linn, Dave Smith, Don Buchla and many more.  Continue reading

Live MIDI Synth Jam

Sunday Synth Jam: This video, via P.ortra.it, captures a live MIDI synth jam at the Moog Sound Lab.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

This was our attempt to play, perform, and multitrack eleven midi instruments simultaneously. Every part of this song was triggered and recorded in real-time (with the exception being the kick & snare which were the back-track).

Technical details below.  Continue reading

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

What Will The Moog Matador Synthesizer Be?

moog-matadorOn Tuesday, February 04, 2014, Moog Music filed a U.S. federal trademark registration was filed for “Matador”.

The USPTO has given the Matador trademark serial number of 86184008. The current federal status of this trademark filing is NEW APPLICATION – RECORD INITIALIZED NOT ASSIGNED TO EXAMINER. Continue reading