Sunday Synth Jam: The Tallest Man on Earth performs There’s No Leaving Now, live in the Moog Sound Lab.
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Paul Vo, the inventor of the technology behind the Moog Guitar and Moog Lap Steel instruments has for some years been experimenting with a new method of sound design: acoustic synthesis. Unlike traditional methods of analog and digital sound generation, acoustic synthesis creates new sounds and methods of musical expression by controlling the vibrations of actual physical objects.
Now Vo is preparing to put his concept into production, in the form of the Vo-96 Acoustic Synthesizer. The Vo-96 Acoustic Synthesizer is a device that attaches to a standard acoustic guitar that augments and controls the vibration of guitar strings, dramatically expanding the sonic capabilities of the standard acoustic guitar.
Vo’s earlier designs were produced by Moog Music. With the first ‘acoustic synthesizer’, though, Vo is going a different route, funding production through a Kickstarter campaign. Continue reading
This video captures a session with Dan Deacon, aka Dronepilot, in the Moog Sound Lab.
Deacon improvises a drone soundscape and explains how he works with control voltages and analog gear. Continue reading