A new digital experience from Moog Music celebrates the historic synthesizer manufacturer’s 70th anniversary, re-release of its most legendary analog synthesizer, and electronic music pioneer Bob Moog’s birthday (May 23rd). The new Model D website was created in collaboration with multi-disciplinary, independently owned design studio Pentagram and developer team Counterpoint. Drawing inspiration from ’90s video games and websites, […]
Moog Music’s illustrious Model 10 modular synthesizer, developed by Dr. Bob Moog and initially released in 1971, is now back in production and available to order worldwide. This exciting reinstatement sees a faithful recreation of the first modular synth created by the man himself, Dr. Bob Moog, back in 1971. The details are absolute, even […]
Moog has launched a new documentary series called GIANTS, which will use original music, imagery and more to explore the effect and legacy of some of electronic music’s most influential personalities. “The artists in this series have left an indelible impact on electronic music history and culture, and their contributions have pushed the artform and industry […]
Cherry Audio has introduced Polymode Synthesizer, a new software synth, inspired by the Moog Polymoog synthesizer. What we like in particular is that Polymode is unique in that it’s not just a straight off remake but a reimagining of sorts – made to sound like the Moog but with contemporary features and better navigation. Here’s what they have to […]
For those of you hoping for yet another beast out of the Moog factory, then you’ll need to wait a bit longer. However, this new little beauty is more then meets the eye and should suit most pockets. Sprung out of the Moog collaborative workshops this is a new semi-modular synth that also integrates neatly […]
Aa many of us are staying home due to ‘you know what’, why not make something useful out of it – like making music. And it appears that many leading music production suppliers think the same. Earlier this week both Korg and Moog enabled free download of two popular iOS apps, now it is time […]
Ableton has announced the release of CV Tools, a collection of devices that allow you to control and interact with your modular gear with Live 10 Suite. At long last, Ableton has released their highly sought after CV Tools update, allowing users to directly control their hardware from inside the DAW. While there have been many […]
Came as little surprise that Depeche Mode’s master mind Martin Gore would join a long line of artists receiving the Moog innovation award at Moogfest. Yesterday, it was announced that Martin L. Gore, a founding member of legendary band Depeche Mode will be the 2019 recipient of the Moog Innovation Award at this year’s Moogfest. Throughout […]
Impressive to say the least. TONTO or The Original New Timbral Orchestra synthesizer celebrates 50 years. Still seen as the world’s largest synth, even though debatable from a different perspective considering the setup. The mastermind behind this beast was an Afro-English bassist tech guy named Malcolm Cecil who lived above a midtown-Manhattan advertising recording studio. TONTO […]
So the Moog One has finally been launched, although it comes with a hefty price tag ($5,999/$7,999). The Moog One was announced earlier this month as a successor to the discontinued Memorymoog which the company produced from 1982-1985. Following its tradition Moog has not moved far from its design guidelines. Knobs, UX and materials are much […]
One synth to rule them all. Or simply yet another more machine in the ever increasing synth avalanche that has been going on the past years. Or maybe this new baby from Moog has some tricks up its sleeves that makes it stand out in the crowd. With a definitive retro look and bright colors […]
For anyone interested in electronic music in the 1980’s is sure to have come across the Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO). YMO was to Japan what Kraftwerk was to Europe. Always in the forefront of electronic and synthesizer based music. Little less known to the general crowd is the profound importance of YMO’s fourth behind the […]
Have you fully embraced the iPad (or iPhone) as a key instrument in your music production set up, or are you merely using it as a mobile composing companion on the road, or are iOS synths something that is still out of your radar? In either case it is clear that all the way back […]
It’s that time of the year again when we are swamped with big announcements. For example Google kicks off its I/O event, but for those of us who favor events that trigger our senses Moogfest 2017 is erupting tomorrow, May 18th. Like we have become accustomed to Moogfest is growing in size and importance as […]
Ready for some time travel? Are you familiar with the Orchestron or the company Vako Orchestron? Well, in any case you should be since the Orchestron not only has its roots deep down in the Moog soil, as well as with the toy manufacturer Mattel, but it is also the signature sound of well known acts […]
After four years in silence and in turmoil Paul and Phil Hartnoll appears to have put their differences a side and decided to hit the road again in 2017. A couple of days ago Orbital released a new track called ‘Kinetic 2017’ with which they hope to get the dance floors shaking again. With three […]
NAMM 2017 has ended and compared with the 2015/16 versions, this year’s event left us a bit on the disappointment side of things. Perhaps one cannot hope that each year will surpass the previous in terms of awesome releases of new software and thrilling new machines on the hardware side, but still this year is […]
Avoid spending thousands of dollars on expensive hardware or software gear or simply feel like killing time at work? The world, or rather the web, is full of browser based instruments that can be used for free and in this feature we will guide you to the best ones. Needless to say we are somewhat […]
Heard about “Der Komponist” before, most likely not, but if we throw in the Moogtonium into the equation, you may think of Max Brand. Max Brand was an Austrian composer focusing both on traditional classical music and, at the same time, pioneering in the field of electronic music. As you will see further down in […]
It sure is busy times in the Moog factory these days – as we reported a couple of days ago not only are we running full speed towards Moogfest and seeing a new Bob Moog documentary being created, now we have also seen a new iOS app find its way to the app store – […]
It is that time of the year again when the small town of Asheville morphs into a Woodstock camp for Moog-fans across the world. Although the format of Moogfest has somewhat grown too big and that recent years’ line ups has not been that impressive it now looks like the 2016 edition will be a […]