UK design shop Dorothy has a new cutaway schematic print that reveals the inner working of the Minimoog analog synthesizer that’s been a distinctive part of electronic music for decades. But you won’t find transistors or electronic components inside—just 28 electronic music pioneers hidden like a Where’s Waldo book.
When the Minimoog Model D launched in 1970 (models A through C were prototypes), it transformed a big, bulky, and expensive noise machine into stage-friendly instrument. It was the grandfather of modern synths that now fill out our favorite jams. Now, Moog is resurrecting the legend.
Moog’s first iPad app, called the Animoog, did an incredible job smashing together iPad tech and old analog instruments, back when tablets were very much a new thing. It’s nearly five years later, and Moog has launched an all-new app, digitally memorializing its classic $10,000 Moog Model 15 Synthesizer. Luckily, the…
Moog's newly announced modular synthesizers aren't really new at all. They're recreated versions of giant hardware the company originally released in 1973. This is big news—like literally, the synths are huge.
Moog just trotted out a new version of its popular Sub Phatty synth that's got a braille overlay to help the visually impaired. It's hard to believe it took the legendary manufacturer this long to get around to it, especially given that it's actually a pretty simple modification to the panel's design.
Keith Emerson's massive modular synthesizer was the centerpiece of his persona as the virtuoso keyboard player in progressive rock super group Emerson, Lake, & Palmer. The custom rig was his throne. Moog just spent three years reverse engineering the thing. Who's got $90,000 lying around to buy it?
Originally invented in the 1920s, the theremin is the weird instrument responsible for spooky science fiction soundtracks for a half-century. Its woozy sound is unmistakeable, but it is also notoriously difficult to play. Bob Moog started selling theremins in the 1950's, and today, his company announced a new version,…
It took me a second to wrap my brain around what exactly is going on here, but even if I didn't know, I could listen to these two Moog synthesizer modules play the Tetris theme over and over again forever. I think this music made my brain more smarter.
Moog Music's new "Minifoogers" are a line of compact, analog effects pedals that'll allow you to warp the sound of your guitar or another electrified instrument in myriad ways. They're packed with all the Moog sound we've come to expect from the brand, without the high price tag its products usually command.
The Vo-96 Acoustic Synthesizer is one of the most innovative musical instrument products created in years. Strap one onto any acoustic guitar and you can transform the way it sounds by breaking—or at least manipulating—the laws of physics. Here's the story of how inventor Paul Vo made a device that sounds like magic.
Inventor Paul Vo has developed an entirely new way to modify the sound of instruments. Stringed instruments for now, at least. Before I twist your brain into knots trying to explain how it works, take a moment to listen to the Vo-96 acoustic synthesizer in the video above. Moog teased this concept as the LEV-96 back…
NAMM is the musical instrument industry's annual woohoo of a trade show where all the big names show off the fancy new wares they want the musicians of the world to embrace. But if you don't actually go to the show, the best part is watching demo videos full of crazy sound and batshit blinking lights. Here's our…
Moog synthesizers are legendary for their pure bubbling sound. Moog has been teasing its new Sub Phatty for a few weeks, and now it's finally official. Meet the new obscene sound of the bassline.
Released last year, Animoog was a triumph for Moog Music. The synthesizer app was a powerful digital tool built by legends of analog instrument design.
Moog just showed the world a prototype of a component that could be used to make the world's next wonder instrument. Here we see LEV-96 "sensoriactuator" concept installed on a acoustic guitar. Now what the hell does it do?
We just can't get enough of the amazing Google Doodle paying homage to synth inventor Robert Moog, but Brett Domino takes the things to the next level with his rendition of Daft Punk's "Aerodynamic."
Today's Google Doodle for Robert Moog's birthday is amazingly cool. But the only thing cooler than a browser-based analog synthesizer hooked up to a digital reel-to-reel tape machine is, well, a real Moog synthesizer hooked up to an actual tape machine. Props to Reddit user SocialChameleon for throwing down old school…
We first got a look at the Google Doodle celebrating Robert Moog's 78th birthday on Google.jp yesterday, and now it's live in the US. Synthtastic! But, uh, how do all of those knobs and sliders work? Here's an excellent explainer on how to play the synth by Moog Music Chief Engineer Cyril Lance. Hint: Start out by…
Google just turned its Doodle in Japan into a fully functioning analog synth attached to an old-fashioned reel-to-reel tape machine. Right now, it's tomorrow in Japan, and tomorrow is Robert Moog's birthday. OH MY GOD, this is incredible. There goes my day.