At Moogfest 2014, Moog Music introduced the Emerson Modular System – a reissue of Keith Emerson‘s iconic Moog Modular system.
We got a sneak preview of the Emerson Modular System while we were there, and had the opportunity to talk with:
- Moog modular specialist Gene Stopp, who recreated Emerson’s Moog with the help of Moog engineers; and
- Author Gordon Reid (Synth Secrets), who came to do an article on the new modular for Sound On Sound and ended up doing some unofficial ‘beta testing’ of the new system.
This isn’t a ‘glossy’ product overview video, but a behind-the-scenes look at the challenges involved in recreating a 40-year old design and some of the reasoning behind taking on a project of this scope.
We also put Gordon on the spot for some unplanned dual Emerson modular action, and we all decided that having two Emerson Modular Systems to play was a good thing!