Free Live Pack Offers ‘Big Ass’ Moog Sound

moog-sub-phattyProducer Francis Prève (who has a new release with Matt Lange) let us know about a new Live Pack that he’s created that features the ‘big ass’ sound of the Moog Sub Phatty.

If you don’t use Live, the download includes the raw samples, too.

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The Bob Moog Foundation Expands Its Archive

marc-doty-bob-moog-foundationThe Bob Moog Foundation announced today, at the 2014 NAMM Show, significant additions to the Asheville-based foundation’s archives,

Michelle Moog-Koussa, executive director of the Bob Moog Foundation (BMF) and Bob Moog’s daughter, announced the additions, including:

  • over 1,000 schematic drawings from 1965 to 1985;
  • several rare prototypes, including:
    • a Moog Apollo synthesizer (the Apollo became the prototype for the Polymoog);
    • the Moog Liberation;
    • the Moog 1130 Drum Controller;
    • Moog Sequencer;
    • Moog Song Producer;
    • Moog Feedback Suppressor; and
  • Production models of the Minimoog and a Moog Vocoder.

“These instruments and drawings join our growing collection of treasures that includes, among other items, Roger Powell’s custom dual-keyboard controller, designed by Bob; a duophonic Minimoog; and two vintage theremins.” Continue reading

Moog Trademarks ‘Theremini’ (NAMM Leak)

moog-logoMoog Music has filed for a new trademark registration for Theremini, for theremin musical instruments:

On Friday, January 03, 2014, a U.S. federal trademark registration was filed for THEREMINI by Moog Music, Inc., Asheville, NC 28801

The USPTO has given the THEREMINI trademark serial number of 86157167. The current federal status of this trademark filing is NEW APPLICATION – RECORD INITIALIZED NOT ASSIGNED TO EXAMINER.

The correspondent listed for THEREMINI is CHRISTOPHER M. THOMAS of PARKER POE ADAMS & BERNSTEIN LLP, 150 FAYETTEVILLE STREET, SUITE 1400, RALEIGH, NC 27601 . The THEREMINI trademark is filed in the category of Musical Instrument Products . The description provided to the USPTO for THEREMINI is Music instruments in general; theremins.

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Are We Entering A New Age For Digital Musicians?

Reader Geert Bevin – who’s known to many readers for his performances on the Eigenharp and his gestural music control application GECO – recently spoke at TEDxTartu in Estonia. In his TEDx talk, Bevin argues that we’re entering a new age for digital musicians, driven by several trends:

  • Cheap and powerful computers
  • New controllers with revolutionary sensors
  • New synthesis engines with per-note expression

“This talk is essentially the summary of what I’ve been working on for the past four years at Eigenlabs,” explains Bevin, “with my GECO Leap Motion software and by collaborating with Roger Linn, Steinberg, Moog and Wolfgang Palm.” Continue reading

Filtatron Update Adds AudioBus, Jack

moog-filtatronMoog Music has updated Filtatron, its realtime audio filter and effects app for iOS, adding AudioBus, Jack support and more.

Here’s what’s new in Filtatron 1.2.0:

  • Audiobus and JACK support. Filtatron can act as a source, a destination, or a filter for audio from other compatible apps. (for audio IN to Filtatron, be sure to turn up the LINE level knob to hear it)
  • MIDI mapping for almost every parameter. Use hardware controllers or external sequencers to control Filtatron remotely. Check the MIDI menu on the ‘About’ page.
  • Share files from the Samples directly to SoundCloud
  • Now supports both Landscape and Portrait orientation on iPad
  • New full-screen artwork for iPhone 5

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