You might have heard about the Moog Voyager XL a few days ago someplace – but Moog Music has officially announced it today. The Minimoog Voyager XL is a 40th anniversary salute to the Minimoog – one of the most influential synths of all time. And if you’ve got $5k to drop – you can… Read More Minimoog Voyager XL Official Specs
Saturday Synth Porn: This video features sound artist Charles Cohen improvising on an extremely rare 1970’s Buchla Music Easel, one of Don Buchla’s 200 series. Buchla reportedly only manufactured 14 of these units. The film was edited from an hour-long set of free improvisation, with audio taken directly from Cohen’s mixing board. All of the photography… Read More Buchla Music Easel Sound Jam
Synthgasm alert! Synthpop legend Vince Clarke is the latest subject of Electric Independence: Vince Clarke is a man synonymous with synth pop and a legend in the history of electronic music. He’s famous for founding three of the most popular and lasting musical acts in history: Depeche Mode, Yazoo and Erasure. But his distinct sonic… Read More Vince Clarke And The Temple of Synth
Gary Numan, talking about synthesizers, how he got his start and more. Note: Synthgasm warning, about 1:08 in.
via Tara Busch: “The motherf*cking mother of all synth pics, complete w/ the best helmet ever.” No disagreement here – this represents the ultimate 80’s synthgasm – to have so many synths that you have to be air-dropped into position. Anyone know anything about this photo? Looks like it could be Klaus Schulze in his… Read More The Motherf*cking Mother Of All Synth Pics
NAMM Show, Day 3 highlights: We started off the day with a breakfast meeting with Michelle Moog-Koussa, right, Executive Director of The Bob Moog Foundation; and composer/musician Dave Gross. Moog-Koussa gave us an update on the Foundation. They’ve made some significant progress over the last year, but they’ve got a long way to go and… Read More NAMM Show Day 3 Highlights
Saturday Synth Porn: We’re not too proud to admit it – this is what we asked Santa for this year: A Minimoog Voyager A huge Moog-style modular synthesizer A Eurorack modular with a little room to grow A new patch cord rack A vintage Korg MS-20 Everything else in the photo above Not too much,… Read More This Is What We Want Santa To Bring