Phantogram Performs ’16 Years’ In The Moog Sound Lab

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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.

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.

Tegan & Sara Do ‘Living Room’ In The Moog Sound Lab

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The music of Tegan & Sera isn’t overtly electronic, but this live performance from the Moog Sound Lab showcases how they make use of the Moog Guitar, Etherwave theremin and Taurus 3 bass synthesizer.

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Sound Lab Mini-Synth Overview

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This is an demo video for the Music From Outer Space Sound Lab mini-synth.

This project is fun for someone with intermediate to advanced electronics skills who wants to make cool sounds. It makes a great first synth project, but is interesting enough for the seasoned synth person, too. Continue reading