Moog Foundation ‘Encore’ Soundbank Features Who’s Who Of Synthesis

Bob_Moog_Foundation_MOTU_Encore_SoundbankMOTU and the Bob Moog Foundation have released the Encore Soundbank, a new collection of instrument and percussion sounds, produced in commemoration of Bob Moog’s 81st Birthday, coming up on May 23rd.

Over twenty synthesists and sound designers donated original samples to assist with the creation of the sound library, which offers over 2 GB of material.

The following artists contributed to this project:

  • Vince Clark
  • Al Kooper
  • Jordan Rudess
  • Suzanne Ciani
  • Larry Fast
  • Tangerine Dream (Edgar Froese / Thorsten Quaeschning)
  • Goldfrapp (Will Gregory)
  • Kevin Antunes
  • Adam Holzman
  • Erik Norlander
  • Peter Gorge
  • Amin Bhatia
  • CJ Vansto
  • Drew Neuman
  • Kevin Lamb
  • Dave Spiers
  • Jack Hotop
  • Jerry Kovarsky
  • Kent Spong
  • Klaus Peter Rausch
  • Taiho Yamada
  • Michael Koehler
  • Chris Cox
  • “Magic” Dave Roberts
  • Marty Cutler
  • Marc Doty and
  • I Monster (Dean Honer / Jerrod Gosling)

Now available for purchase from the MOTU site, the library is fully compatible with any host software on Mac or Windows that supports virtual instruments, including popular DAW software such as Ableton Live, Avid Pro Tools, Cockos Reaper, and MOTU Digital Performer.

All proceeds from the sale of the Encore Soundbank will benefit the Bob Moog Foundation.

“The Foundation is tremendously grateful to MOTU and the contributing artists who have made the Encore Soundbank an extraordinary resource for musicians across genres,” said Michelle Moog-Koussa, Executive Director of the Bob Moog Foundation. “The funding generated from this product will allow us to expand our educational project, Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool, and to inspire even more children through the intersection of science, music, and technology.”

“Bob Moog’s legacy touches each and every one of us every day,” said Jim Cooper, Director of Marketing at MOTU. “Here at MOTU, we were inspired by the milestone of his 81st birthday, to pay tribute to his lasting effect on music. What better way than with kids, and supporting the work of the Bob Moog Foundation to educate and inspire them through his life’s work.”

The library ships in the form of a UVI soundbank that can be loaded into the cross-platform, universally compatible UVI Workstation virtual instrument player, available for free download from The library can also be loaded into MOTU’s MachFive 3 sampler for side-by-side integration with other MachFive-compatible soundbanks.

Most of the 200+ Encore Soundbank presets are scripted to include vintage Moog-style filter and envelope controls.

Sounds included in the library were created using a variety of classic instruments, including various Moog modulars and Minimoogs, Buchla modular, EMS Synthi A and VCS3, Yamaha CS-80, Alesis Andromeda, Sequential Circuits Prophets, Hammond B3 organ, classic Korg synths, rare Russian Polivoks, multiple theremins and effects pedals, a rare and exotic Ondioline and an extremely rare Moog Apollo.

The Bob Moog Foundation Encore Soundbank is available for purchase from the MOTU web site for $99. See the site for audio demos. All proceeds will be donated to the Bob Moog Foundation.

MOTU and the Bob Moog Foundation extend special thanks and recognition to Erik Norlander, Arnaud Sicard, and the team at for their assistance in producing this project, as well as to producer Nate Donmoyer who created the audio samples for the product.

The soundbank is also released in memory of Edgar Froese, who died on January 20, 2015. His contribution to the Encore Soundbank was one of his last musical endeavors.

7 thoughts on “Moog Foundation ‘Encore’ Soundbank Features Who’s Who Of Synthesis

  1. Kind of an odd beast to me — the folks who are genuinely interested in the sound design of these samples, and of Dr. Bob in general don’t seem the type to be using sample players. I’d personally be much more interested of photos of the synths when set up to make these sounds so we can recreate them on our own hardware.

  2. If the list would have been,
    Psychic TV, The Normal,David Byrne, Bernie Worrel, Drexciya, Mad Mike, LFo, Juan Atkins, Derrick May, Doppler Effect, Moko etc the moog list made me yawn so does the idea of synth samples. More product endorsements for Cvs

  3. Translation:
    “Kind of an odd beast to me — I am genuinely interested in the sound design of these samples, and of Dr. Bob in general and I don’t like using sample players. I’d personally be much more interested of photos of the synths when set up to make these sounds so I can recreate them on my own hardware.”

  4. Saw the headline and got excited, thinking maybe I could buy some SysEx patches for my Voyager and/or Minitaur designed by Vince Clarke, Edgar Froese, et. al. and support the Foundation at the same time.

    Unfortunately, I couldn’t be less interested in a ‘UVI soundbank,’ whatever that is.

  5. I do agree it is a odd one this. I found the whole tone of the blurb very odd, it is all about Motu and Moog coming together to pay homage to Bob Moog and others, respect and honor. So it is giving this tone and vibe as an amazing 2gb sample-bank giveaway in honor of this greatness. But no, it turns out that we don’t honor people in such a dignified way, it is just using the language and tone of honor and respect as a cheap way to market more stuff to sell. I don’t know, but I am finding that just a little bit disrespectful.

  6. As a fund-raiser for the foundation and supporting their educational efforts, this is a good way to develop the public’s appreciation and understanding of synthesizers and Moog himself.

    I’m glad MOTU had a hand in developing it, as their software is quite good. I also am glad to see MOTU getting some exposure in a community support kind of way.

    The collection itself might be quite nice. I expect it is. $99 is a bit too high of an ask for me. I would have considered something for like $30, even if I didn’t care about the samples that much. But at 99, I need to love the product. I’d rather make those tones myself, but clearly there are some very special sounds in there. The demo tracks sound good.

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