Demo details – Werkstatt-01 with Moogerfooger MF-104M Delay & Electro Harmonix Cathedral Reverb. Continue reading
The Realistic Concertmate MG-1 is an oddity among vintage synths.
It designed by MOTM’s Paul Schreiber, who worked at Tandy at the time, with the goal of creating an affordable consumer synth. And, while it was a consumer design, it was “Custom manufactured by Moog Music in U.S.A. for Radio-Shack.” Continue reading
In this set of videos for the Bob Moog Foundation, synthesist Marc Doty offers his take on the history of the rare Moog Apollo synthesizer.
Along the way, he explains the convoluted relationships of the Apollo to the Polymoog Synthesizer, the Polymoog Keyboard and even the Moog Constellation of synthesizers. Continue reading
Moog Music has announced a limited-production release of the MF-104M Super Delay, based on Moog’s analog delay, the MF-104M.
“In 2005, we released the MF-104SD, of which only 250 units were ever produced,” said Cyril Lance, Moog Music Chief Engineer. “The new MF-104M Super Delay utilizes the identical vintage Bucket Brigade chips found in the classic MF-104SD, faithfully delivering a vintage grittiness that’s extremely musical.” Continue reading
Moog Music today announced that it is releasing the Moog Werkstatt – originally designed for a hands-on workshop during Moogfest 2014 – as a limited edition hackable synthesizer.
During Moogfest, the comppany facilitated a two-day workshop, in which Moog engineers assisted 125 participants in building Werkstatt, an educational, patchable analog synthesizer designed specifically for the event. It was Moog’s first workshop since 1997, when Bob Moog held a theremin workshop in Portland, Maine.
The Moogfest synth building workshop received overwhelmingly positive feedback from participants. There was substantial interest in a wider release for the Werkstatt at Synthtopia and elsewhere. The challenge, though, was that the Werkstatt was originally designed for assembly at synth-building sessions at Moogfest 2014, with the help of Moog’s product engineers & technicians.
Moog has responded to interest by creating a no-soldering-required version of Werkstatt, the Werkstatt-Ø1 Moogfest 2014 Analog Synthesizer. They are releasing it in limited quantities to a small number of US dealers only. Here’s Moog’s official intro video for the Werkstatt-Ø1: Continue reading
Moog Music today announced the official release of the Theremini – a ‘re-imagining’ of the theremin that offers traditional analog control, synthesis options based on Animoog, control voltage out for controlling other analog gear, MIDI In/Out and built-in effects.
In the official overview video, above, thereminist Dorit Chrysler introduces and demos the Theremini. Continue reading
This video captures an interview, via Nick Batt and sonicstate, with industrial designer Axel Hartmann.
If you’ve played a synthesizer, there’s a good chance you’ve played one designed by Axel Hartmann. Hartmann is responsible for the industrial design of: