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.
The Radio Shack Realistic Moog MG-1 Synthesizer is one of those synths that people love to hate and hate to love.
It’s a bizarre little synth, that combines elements of an electric organ and a stripped-down Moog synthesizer. And it’s got some horrific build issues. But it also features a Moog filter, great analog sound and was a great first synth for a lot of synthesists. Continue reading
This video, via sonicstate, takes a look behind the scenes with the Will Gregory Moog Ensemble. The Ensemble plays ‘switched on’ versions of classical music, John Carpenter and more.
Nick Batt talks with Gregory about the origin of the Ensemble, their gear and more.
In this set of videos for the Bob Moog Foundation, synthesist Marc Doty offers his take on the history of the rare Moog Apollo synthesizer.
Along the way, he explains the convoluted relationships of the Apollo to the Polymoog Synthesizer, the Polymoog Keyboard and even the Moog Constellation of synthesizers. Continue reading
This video, by Andy McCreeth, captures the Will Gregory Moog Ensemble performing at a recent rehearsal.
In the video, the group is playing English Country Dance, from Gregory’s composition, The Service Of Tim Henman.
Will Gregory is partners with Alison Goldfrapp in the synthpop duo Goldfrapp. The Will Gregory Moog Ensemble first performed together in 2005, as part of the Bath Festival, recreating some of the Switched on Bach arrangements of Wendy Carlos. Continue reading
IK Multimedia has announced SampleMoog – Mobile Edition, the latest sound library for SampleTank for iPad and iPhone. Continue reading
This video takes a look at the Moog Multimoog – a vintage monophonic synthesizer that offers dual-oscillator architecture.
It also offers some fairly unique features for a monosynth, including a ribbon controller, sample and hold and aftertouch.
If you’ve used the Multimoog, leave a comment and let us know what you think of this vintage monosynth! Continue reading
Saturday Synth Porn: This video, via Switched On, captures a demo of a recently restored classic R.A. Moog Model 10 Modular Synthesizer. Continue reading