BBD Shortage Ends Production of Moog MF-104M Analog Bucket Brigade Delay

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Effective immediately, Moog Music has suspended production of the MF -104M Analog Delay, due to the lack of availability of rare Bucket Brigade Device (BBD) chips.

Moog says that, if they are able to source more of the rare chips, they may resume limited production of the Moogerfooger analog effect pedal. Continue reading

M. Geddes Gengras Interview On Sound Design With Analog Modules

Today, Moog Music released a conversation with M. Geddes Gengras as part of their new interview series, Category 5.

The series derives its name from the cables used to enable modern digital communications. Via Skype, Gengras explores the motivations behind 3 Impressions, a three song EP (embedded below) that explores analog effects modules and process-based sound design. Continue reading

Moog Music Releases Limited-Edition MF-104M Super Delay

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Moog Music has announced a limited-production release of the MF-104M Super Delay, based on Moog’s analog delay, the MF-104M.

Features:

  • The MF-104M Super Delay features over 1.2 seconds of ‘vintage’ analog delay time, provided by 6 NOS (new old stock) Panasonic Bucket Brigade chips.
  • The power supply, bias, and rail generating circuitry have all been improved from the original model, for greater sound quality and reduced microphonics.
  • An Emphasis/De-Emphasis circuit has been added for reduced noise.
  • Additionally, the delay-loop level matching circuitry from the 500 Series analog delay has been included for maximized feedback and mix stability.

“In 2005, we released the MF-104SD, of which only 250 units were ever produced,” said Cyril Lance, Moog Music Chief Engineer. “The new MF-104M Super Delay utilizes the identical vintage Bucket Brigade chips found in the classic MF-104SD, faithfully delivering a vintage grittiness that’s extremely musical.” Continue reading

Moog Intros All White Editions Of Its Analog Instruments

Today Moog Music announced limited edition all white versions of its analog instruments:

Moog has polarized the color of their traditionally black steel and natural wood instruments to a solid white finish. Included in this limited edition white release are the Slim Phatty, Minimoog Voyager, and the Minimoog Voyager XL analog synthesizers. Moog has also included the entire line of Moogerfooger Analog Effects Modules in this all white release.

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5U Moogerfooger Panels For Moog Compatible Modular Synthesizers

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Long time Synthtopia readers know that Moog’s MoogerFooger effects pedals can be used together to create a giant MoogerFoogin’ modular synthesizer.

But many have wished that Moog would actually release new 5U synth modules or at least release MoogerFooger modules.

GearMedia’s Mike Beard is working on a DIY project to fill that gap, GIMP (GearMedia Moogerfooger Panel). At this point, he’s working on panels to prototype the conversions.

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Koushion Meets The Moog MIDI MuRF

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This video captures a demonstration by Chris Stack (experimentalsynth) of using the Koushion sequencer, running on an iPad, to sequence the filter bands on the Moog MIDI MuRF – ‘essentially creating your own patterns on-the-fly’.

The MIDI MuRF (Multiple Resonance Filter Array) is a Moog filter that lets you sequence its 8 filters in 24 preset patterns. It has extensive MIDI support, though, which opens up a lot more options, like this.

Koushion is available in the App Store for $9.99.

The 18 MoogerFooger Modular Synth

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Saturday Synth Porn: Reader Rob Batke wrote us about this 18 Moogerfooger modular synth:

I was thinking with the release of the new Mooger Fooger that you might be interested in a couple videos. Lyle Bell (Shout Out Out Out Out) compiled 18 MoogerFooger pedals together to create one giant MF modular synth.

While Moog doesn’t make synth modules, per se, they can be used in a modular way. See also the Moogertron.

via Rob Batke, auxgang