Isao Tomita Has Died At The Age Of 84

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Synthesist Isao Tomita – best known for a series of albums featuring synthesizer arrangements of classical works – has died at the age of 84.

Tomita (22 April 1932 – 5 May 2016) died of chronic cardiac failure, with family at his bedside.  Continue reading

Support The Bob Moog Foundation & You Could Win A Vintage Minimoog

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The Bob Moog Foundation has announced that they are raffling off a gorgeous vintage Moog Minimoog Model D synthesizer, with proceeds to benefit the Foundation.

The Minimoog Model D being offered, serial number 3731 was built at Moog Music’s Williamsville, NY factory on February 7, 1974. It is in excellent technical and physical condition and has been serviced by a technician with a longtime expertise in Minimoogs. The instrument has updated oscillators, as was standard during this period, making them more stable than their predecessors. Continue reading

‘Huge’ Moog News Coming Monday

humbucker-music-club-huge-moog-newsIt 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.

2014 was a big year for new Moog synth introductions. Moog released the physically huge Emerson Moog Modular, but also the knobtacular Moog Sub 37 analog synthesizer, the tiny Moog Werkstatt synth modulae and the Theremini theremin synthesizer.  Continue reading

50 Years Of The Moog Modular Synthesizer

Moog Music today released this mini-documentary to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moog Modular Synthesizer.

Fifty years ago, on October 12, 1964, Dr. Robert Moog introduced, at the Audio Engineering Society’s (AES) New York convention, an instrument that would revolutionize the world of music and instrument design.

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