The first Moog Minitaurs are reaching people now. As you can see and hear, yes it is a bass synthesizer. Keep in mind Youtube isn’t the best way to really know what bass sounds like.
“Minitaur is a compact and powerful analog bass synthesizer that features a classic one knob per function design.” – moogmusic.com
For more info: moogmusic.com/products/taurus/minitaur
Presets for Animoog. Yes some are Dubstep. $19 USD
“Expand your Animoog! 64 new presets for Animoog covering a broad range of genres from Ambient to Dubstep. Smooth ambient pads, wobbly basses, subtle drones, rhythmic sequences and organic sound effects such as a true budgie tweet, the hypnotic song of whales and the natural purr of a cat. Luftrum 8 is compatible with both the iPhone and iPad version of Animoog. Included is an easy install instruction, describing how to get the sounds onto your device. All presets are nicely sorted with LUF initials to separate them from the factory presets.” – Luftrum
For more info: luftrum.com
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Could it be a $600 100% analog Moog with MIDI based on the Taurus pedals will be announced at Namm? It seems so!
“The MINITAUR is a compact table-top monophonic MIDI-and-CV-controllable analog bass synthesizer module with a 100% analog audio signal path, based on the design of the Taurus 3 bass synthesizer.” – proaudiostar.com
For more info: moogmusic.com
A new Moog synthesizer is here. The Animoog for iPad looks nice, has an X/Y Pad, a “Notes Follow on Screen” function (see video above), Rates & Orbits LFOs, touch keyboard with individual and polyphonic articulation, custom key scales, envelopes you can touch to adjust and more. In my fantasy brain I would have liked a true polyphonic hardware Moog with no controls on it; just a dock for an iPad and some Moog control software. That said, Moog is going what makes sense I think. You have to be in it to win it as they say and touch interface is something they need to cut there teeth on. At a .99 intro rate it also let’s everyone into the Moog world. The bottom line is it’s one of the better pro-audio apps for iOS and a creative tool in the hands of an artist. Download it now: click here
“Animoog is the first professional synthesizer designed for the iPad. Powered by Moog’s new Anisotropic Synthesis Engine, Animoog captures the vast sonic vocabulary of Moog synthesizers and applies it to the moderntouch surface paradigm, enabling any user to quickly sculpt incredibly fluid and dynamic sounds that live, breathe, and evolve as you play them.” – moogmusic.com
For more info: moogmusic.com/products/apps/animoog
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Sit back and listen to the birth of the synthesizer.
“We were fortunate to have Herb Deutsch join us for Moog Fest 2010 in Asheville, North Carolina. In this video, Herb shares his thoughts on the events that led to the birth of the Minimoog.” – moogfoundation
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I’m not a low rider rims kinda guy but I love chrome. Chrome plus synthesizers is just plain cool. I like the way it sounds, “Chrome synthesizers.”. Aren’t these pretty?
“Restoration, Renovation and Custom Fitting of Modern and Vintage Instruments.” – customsynth.co.uk
For more info: customsynth.co.uk
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I like the production and idea behind Moog’s new Sound Lab series. Dorit plays the Theramin the way I always wanted to see someone “air it”!
“To function as a one woman band, Dorit triggers a prerecorded backtrack on her laptop, adding vocals and theremin in real time. At her feet are a Moogerfooger MF-104Z Analog Delay and an Akai Head Rush looper that add layers of complexity to the sonic depth to her sound.” – David I. Barkoe
For more info: moogmusic.com
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Moog launched an awesome new website. It looks way better and is full of videos and artists using Moogs. Check out one of the first videos they posted appropriately showcasing the original Minimoog.
“Moog talks with one of Moog Music’s earliest engineers, Bill Hemsath, who recalls the process of the Minimoog’s birth and sheds some light on what sets the Moog synthesizer apart from other analog synths.” – futuremusic.com
For more info: moogmusic.com
photo credit: stretta
Two retro futuristic things get mixed together in Jacob Borshard’s Moog meets Tron Poster. Imagine this as one of those 70s felt glow in the dark posters you could get at Spencers. $25 for blue, $50 for the limited edition red ones.
“A survey of notable modular series types as well as a complete collection of every classic Moog all-in-one synthesizer, presented in chronological order. Two color screen print on heavyweight black paper with gloss varnish. Measuring 18×26, this artist printed art print is signed and numbered in an edition of 75. Also available in a ‘BAD GUY’ red edition of ONLY 6!” – nakatomiinc.com
For more info: nakatomiinc.com
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Last night i picked up an Amplitude iRig from Best Buy (about $40). It wasn’t too long until I had some old gear going through any music Apps that allowed input. The photo above shows a Boss Dr. Rhythm DR-110 into the Moog Filtatron app. iRig works as advertised and I was very impressed with Filtatron. I think that Moog hired some good coders because it sounds right. I also think it was smart of them to release this on touch devices and not as a plug-in that you would have use a mouse with. This thing begs to be played with. The feedback and tape delay effects are great. I tried to plug a Shure SM58 directly into the iRig but I think I need a pre-amp to get my signal much hotter before it will be of any use.
“Simply plug the iRig interface into your mobile device, plug your instrument into the appropriate input jack, plug in your headphones, amp or powered speakers, download ‘AmpliTube FREE’ version for iPhone or for iPad, and start rocking!” – ikmultimedia.com
For more info: ikmultimedia.com/irig
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