Live MIDI Synth Jam

Sunday Synth Jam: This video, via, 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).

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This Is What Happens When You Sneak Into Moog’s Sound Lab And Use All Their Gear

Reader Ron Kurti at it again.

In Kurti’s previous video, he demonstrated what happens when you sneak into an awesome synth store, Switched On, at night and use all their cool gear.

This time, he snuck into the Moog Sound Lab at night and used all their gear to make this video, Nerd’s Ascent 2: Moog. Continue reading

Twin Shadow At The Moog Sound Lab

Twin Shadow AKA George Lewis Jr. plays the Moog Guitar in the Moog Sound Lab. Lewis’ guitar and vocals are running through the Analog Delay Moogerfooger.

Keyboardist Wynne Bennett uses the Little Phatty to lay down a bass line throughout the song with her left hand. With her right hand she plays a Minimoog Voyager XL, which is MIDI controlling Moog’s iPad synthesizer, Animoog, enabling her to play polyphonically.

Bass player Russell Manning plays the Moog Guitar, using the control pedal to sweep the cutoff of the guitar’s internal ladder filter, to create a wah-like effect that adds a funky dub feel interwoven with the percussion.

Michael Hutcherson plays a Minimoog Old School Voyager & drummer Andy Bauer is playing three Minimoog Voyager Rack Mounts as percussion instruments, triggering each one separately using the Trap-Kat XL drum pads.

Phantogram Performs ’16 Years’ In The Moog Sound Lab

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Sunday Synth Jam: Phantogram performs their unreleased song, 16 Years, in the Moog Sound Lab.

Vocalist/keyboardist Sarah Barthel sings through an MF-104Z Analog Delay while playing not one, but two Moog synthesizers.

Her left hand is in charge of the Minimoog Voyager Select Series, providing bass lines; the Little Phatty Stage II is arpeggiating in latch mode throughout the entire song. It is also being MIDI synced with the drum machine that percussionist Tim Oakley is performing on. In addition to the drum machine, Tim uses the Minimoog Voyager XL for a percussive sound.

Guitarist/vocalist Josh Carter explores both the full sustain and the mute modes of the Moog Guitar. Going through an MF-104Z Analog Delay and the MF-102 Ring Modulator, Josh creates an ethereal backdrop with the tremolo arm of the Moog Guitar.

Tegan & Sara Do ‘Living Room’ In The Moog Sound Lab

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The music of Tegan & Sera isn’t overtly electronic, but this live performance from the Moog Sound Lab showcases how they make use of the Moog Guitar, Etherwave theremin and Taurus 3 bass synthesizer.

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