Moog Island At Superbooth 16, With Mad Zach

At Superbooth 16, Moog Music did not make any new gear introductions, but they had a major presence, bringing their ‘Moog Island’ synth experience.

The original Moog Island of Electronicus was an early 70’s happening, organized by Moog marketing guru David Van Koevering. It’s been described as ‘a mind-expanding series of psychedelic events held on an island off the coast of Florida’. Continue reading

Moog Music Issues Objection To North Carolina Law That Sanctions Discrimination Against LGBT Community


Moog Music today posted a statement on their site, objecting to North Carolina HB2 (pdf), a new law that overrides local laws banning discrimination against members of the LGBT community; and limiting anti-discrimination law to ‘biological sex’, eliminating protection for transgender people: Continue reading

Composer Ty Unwin On His Moog Modular System 55

Composer Ty Unwin, who’s best known for his extensive credits composing for television documentaries and series, recently took delivery of one of the new Moog System 55 modular synthesizers.

In this video, Unwin shares his thoughts on his new synth, the role for 5U modular synths in electronic music studios and why there’s a place for the Ferraris or Lambourghinis of the synth world.  Continue reading

The 10 Best New Synthesizers Of 2015


As part of our look back at the Best of 2015, we asked readers to vote on the best new synthesizers of 2015.

With thousands of votes cast, Synthtopia readers made a clear choice, selecting the Dave Smith Instruments Sequential Prophet 6 as the best new synth of 2015.

The Prophet-6 combines the best qualities of the original Prophet-5 – true voltage-controlled oscillators, filters, and amplifiers – with modern effects, a polyphonic step sequencer, an arpeggiator and more.

The Moog Mother 32 – semi-modular all-in-one synth that works standalone or in a Eurorack system – took the next spot, And Korg’s reissue of the ARP Odyssey took third place.

Check the full results below, to see the 10 best new synths of 2015, as chosen by Synthtopia readers. And let us know what you think of the synths introduced in 2015! Continue reading