New Moog Synthesizer Coming At 2013 NAMM Show – Here’s A Sneak Preview

Moog Music has confirmed that it will be releasing a new Moog synthesizer at the 2013 NAMM Show.

Here’s a sneak preview that shows electronic music synth pioneer and co-creator of the original Moog modular synthesizer, professor Herb Deutsch, checking out a rough prototype of the new moog synthesizer during Moogfest 2012.

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Moog Music Announces Halloween Theremin Video Contest

Moog Music has announced details on its annual Halloween Theremin Contest.

To Enter:

  • Grab a Theremin.
  • Create a video of you playing it that embodies the spirit of Halloween.
  • Upload the video to Youtube and title it “Moog Halloween Theremin Video Contest 2012.” All videos must be uploaded by MIDNIGHT EST on October 19th.
  • Send an email with the subject “Moog Halloween Theremin Video Contest 2012” to info@moogmusic.com with the YouTube links to your entry.

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3rd Annual Moog Circuit Bending Challenge Features The Moog Google Doodle

Moog Music has announced the 3rd Annual Moog Circuit Bending Challenge, to be held at Moogfest 2012:

Wake up, Benders, Modders, and Hardware Hackers; it’s time for the third annual Moog Circuit Bending Challenge!

This year, we were so inspired by Google’s amazing tribute to Bob Moog with the groundbreaking Moog Doodle, we’ve decided to incorporate it into the festivities.

Here’s what you need to know: This year’s contest is to create a circuit bent sampler. Film your bend process and a musical performance with your final creation. The device you bend does not have to originally be a sampler, it just needs to be able to sample external sounds after the bends and mods have been put in place & it must be able to take samples on the fly with no computer interface needed. Also, the sampler must be solely populated with sounds from Google’s amazing Moog Doodle.

Details are available at the Moog site.

Moogfest 2012 Lineup Additions Announced, Morton Subotnick To Blow Some Minds

Moogfest organizers today announced additions to the artist lineup today:

First up is hip hop icon Nas, performing with his Moog-ed out nine-piece band. Moogfest alums Tim Hecker and Daniel Lopatin (aka Oneohtrix Point Never) join us for their debut U.S. collaborative performance. New York’s Buke & Gase (formerly Buke & Gass) will bring their art-rock wild thing while representing Asheville are garage proggers Ahleuchatistas.

Finally, electronic music pioneer Morton Subotnick presents “From Silver Apples to a Sky of Cloudless Sulfur,” which will include his piece “Silver Apples of the Moon,” one of most influential electronic music pieces of all time. A hearty welcome to all and get ready to be blown away!

Previously announced artists include: Richie Hawtin, Squarepusher, Orbital, Carl Craig, Thomas Dolby and Mouse on Mars.

Moogfest 2012 will be held Oct 26-27 in Asheville, NC.

Moogfest 2012 Lineup Features Orbital, Squarepusher, Thomas Dolby & Others

MoogfestOrganizers have announced the line up Moogfest 2012, a festival of ‘electronic and visionary music’ that celebrates the spirit of Bob Moog.

Moogfest 2012 is scheduled for Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27, 2012 in Asheville, NC.

The 2012 Moogfest lineup includes Primus 3D, a stop on the 3D-enhanced live musical tour, Swedish electro-pop artists Miike Snow,Santigold, Orbital, Richie Hawtin, Squarepusher, Carl Craig and Pantha du Prince.

Other performers confirmed include Thomas Dolby, Explosions In The Sky, Divine Fits, Four Tet, the Magnetic Fields, Prefuse 73 with Teebs, Actress, Disclosure, Juila Holter and Blondes.

Artists will perform at venues throughout downtown Asheville.

Weekend passes, daily GA tickets and VIP packages for Moogfest 2012 will go on sale Friday, August 10 AT Noon EST at the Moogfest site.

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