This video, via Uniquesquared, offers a behind-the-scenes look at the Moog Music factory. The tour features Moog’s Jim Debardi, discussing the Moog Slim Phatty, Little Phatty, and Moog Guitar.
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.
Eigenharpist Geert Bevin let us know about this tutorial, which looks at using an Eigenharp Pico to control a Moog Slim Phatty via control voltages:
Saturday Synth Porn: The latest official Moog Minitaur video goes straight to the ‘synth porn’ category, because it dispenses with plot entirely and gets straight to the subsonic action.
Here’s the slightly text of the video – though we know you don’t watch this stuff for the text….
“…any sound, soft or loud, sweet or nasty,
creates a multidimensional envelope
that does more than intrude
it takes over not only your acoustic space,
but your mind space as well.
There is no escaping sound.
It meets your body
and forcibly enters your mind,
not just through your ears
but also via your bones…”
AfroDJMac sent word of his 49th free Ableton Live Pack, Hip to be Square.
It’s a synth made with samples of a square wave made from a Moog Slim Phatty.
AfroDJMac says, “It is equipped with some nice Ableton effects, making it a pretty cool, gritty and thick Square wave synth for Live. Thanks and enjoy!”
You can download the free Live Pack at AfroDJMac’s site.
Sunday Synth Jam: Phantogram performs their unreleased song, 16 Years, in the Moog Sound Lab.
Vocalist/keyboardist Sarah Barthel sings through an MF-104Z Analog Delay while playing not one, but two Moog synthesizers.
Her left hand is in charge of the Minimoog Voyager Select Series, providing bass lines; the Little Phatty Stage II is arpeggiating in latch mode throughout the entire song. It is also being MIDI synced with the drum machine that percussionist Tim Oakley is performing on. In addition to the drum machine, Tim uses the Minimoog Voyager XL for a percussive sound.
Guitarist/vocalist Josh Carter explores both the full sustain and the mute modes of the Moog Guitar. Going through an MF-104Z Analog Delay and the MF-102 Ring Modulator, Josh creates an ethereal backdrop with the tremolo arm of the Moog Guitar.