2015 NAMM Show: Moog Music today announced that it is reintroducing the classic Moog Modular synthesizer, including three iconic systems: the System 55, the System 35 and the Model 15.
These three modular synthesizer systems were originally created and manufactured by Moog in 1973. Moog plans limited run manufacturing of the three systems, using the same parts and techniques that were used to build the originals.
Here’s Moog’s take on why they are reintroducing the Moog Modular:
The reintroduction of these instruments is not about reliving the past – while much incredible work has been done with the Moog Modular, there is so much further yet to be explored in this relatively young instrument. Artists had only begun to grasp the vast possibilities of these large format modular synthesizers when they went out of production over thirty years ago.
Decades of electronic experimentation have enabled musicians to move on from viewing the Moog Modular as a replacement for traditional instrumentation. Now a new generation of artists, with a greater understanding and more complex tools, will have the opportunity to explore the power of these singular sonic machines.
Today, the modular synthesizer is viewed in the manner Bob Moog originally intended: to “discover endless offbeat, unconventional, and even irrational ways of working.”
Here’s their intro video for the new modular systems: Continue reading
It looks like Moog Music will be making a major introduction on Monday, ahead to the 2015 NAMM Show.
Humbucker Music’s Moog Club sent this teaser, promising ‘huge news’, and ‘some of the biggest news in Moog history’ on January 19th.
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