Craig Leon, famous for his work with The Ramones and Blondie, as well as his work in the classical arena with such leading artists as Luciano Pavarotti, Joshua Bell and Sir James Galway, talks about the inspiration behind and the process of creating his latest record: “Bach to Moog.”
In 1968, the album ‘Switched On Bach’ inspired many musicians of the time to explore the wondrous new world of synthesized music making. This ground-breaking album was the first ever to take standard classical repertoire and interpret it solely on a device which generated new sounds electronically. Although there had been research and sonic experiments earlier, it was after this breakthrough release that the synthesizer entered the mainstream of modern experimental and pop music recording.
As a welcome extension to the synthesized exploration of Bach’s music and the many creative opportunities that opened up 50 years ago, ‘Bach to Moog’ album integrates the Moog modular synthesizer into the orchestra as a solo instrument, in ensemble and also as a processor of other instruments.
Album Preorder Links
Bach to Moog, the new album from composer, arranger and producer Craig Leon, showcasing the newly re-issued Moog System 55 Modular Synthesizer featuring the works of Johann Sebastian Bach is available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon.
Puremagnetik has released Frequencizer, which they describe as an effect that brings the vintage sound sculpting capabilities of the Moog 914 and Doepfer A-128 fixed filterbanks right to your desktop.
A spokesperson told us, “With 12 fixed band filters, LP / HP controls and even a ‘vintage’ mode, this filterbank adds a unique sonic dimension to Ableton Live. Frequencizer even goes beyond the hardware it emulates to include a realtime spectroscope. Shape your sounds into something completely new or get instantly inspired with this no-nonsense Max for Live audio effect.”
Ableton Live 9.1 or higher with Max for Live 6.1.9 or higher
Pricing and Availability:
Frequencizer is free through the end of March 2015. It will cost $15 thereafter.
The Will Gregory Moog Ensemble performing Brandenburg concerto No. 3 BWV 1048. Taken from the album ‘Undercurrents’ available from 19 March on Society of Sound.
Recorded in the Wood Room at Real World Studios
Recorded on September 12, 2010
Drums: Roland TR-909
Synths: Moog Memorymoog
Overdrive bass: Yamaha RBX-170
DAW/FX: ProTools M-Powered
Daniel Fisher fires up the awesome Moog System 55 modular synth in this exclusive preview.
A brief history of the theremin, Leon Theremin, Bob Moog, a quick teardown and brief explanation on how they work. plus some bloopers at the end.
Thomas Grillo. does online theremin tuition and also sells a DVD on how to play theremins. his youtube channel ishttps://www.youtube.com/user/ThomasGr…
Peter Pringle & the RCA talking machine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2cQ7…
Dorit Chrysler with the Polyphonic Theremin (released on April 1st )
Tried to take my Moog Synth Jams to the Next level.
“Sound Edited with Ableton. I used two tracks for each sound to make it phatter.”
Follow him on Instagram for more jams and gear:http://instagram.com/taylor__wall
Alesis Andromeda A6 + EHX Small Stone + Deluxe Memory Boy + Cathedral Stereo Reverb
Moog Taurus III
Roland SH 01 GAIA
Roland Juno Di
Moog Minimoog Voyager
Keyboardist Zac Baird demonstrates how he uses the Moog Werkstatt analog synthesizer within Ableton Live DAW software. After the video, click the link above for even more info on the Moog Werkstatt and Ableton Live.