OK Go Performs ‘This Too Shall Pass’ In The Moog Sound Lab

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OK Go performs an all Moog version of their song This Too Shall Pass from the 2010 album Of the Blue Colour of the Sky.

The mood and tempo are set by Andy Ross via the Moog Little Phatty arpeggiator, with a staccato sound.

Damian Kulash takes advantage of the Full Sustain mode on the Moog Guitar. Because of this, he was able to create a flowing violin-esque melody and feel with little need for picking or strumming.

Tim Nordwind uses the Moog Taurus 3 in Hand Mode.

See other Moog Sound Lab performances at the Moog site.

Moog Taurus 3 VS The Moog Taurus 1 – Which Sounds The Best?

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RetroSound compares similar patches on the original Moog Taurus bass synth vs the Moog Taurus III.

They both sound awesome – but they don’t sound the same. Which do you think sounds better?

via retrosound72:

The new Moog Taurus 3 vs. Taurus 1 from the year 1978The demo shows the 3 legendary Taurus 1 preset sounds TAURUS, TUBA, BASS and a Variable Preset sound RESO-BASS in comparison to the Taurus 3 .

No external effects added!

Moog Taurus 3 Bass Synthesizer Gets Its Own Website

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Moog Music has introduced a new Website focusing on the Moog Taurus 3 bass synthesizer, TaurusBass.com.

The microsite is intended as a gathering place for owners and future owners of the Moog Taurus 3, and features videos about the work that went into creating the bass synth, audio samples, a forum and more.

The Best Of NAMM 2010

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The 2010 NAMM Show is over and done, so it’s time to take a look back and pick the highlights of the show.

This year our Best Of NAMM list is hardware heavy. In part, it’s because many of the software vendors opted not to come to NAMM this year; but it’s also because there was just a lot of cool synth hardware at the show.

Something that we expect is going to be making a lot of “best of NAMM” lists is Dave Smith Instruments Mopho Keyboard. It packs a huge tradition of analog synthesizer sound into a portable, affordable package. The Mopho Keyboard is about giving people what they’ve been asking for.

Dave Smith expects the Mopho Keyboard to sell for about $800. Where else are you going to get that much analog synth power for that price? Continue reading