October 16, 2012

Synth Secrets: How To Make Your Moog Sound Fat, Overloaded & Unstable

You know that super annoying sound you get when your microphone is too close to your speakers?  It’s one of those noises that make audiences shriek and cover their ears.  While this is typically undesirable and usually avoided at all costs, it can sometimes be useful and encouraged if you know what you’re doing.

An old trick that still has its place in the synthesizer world is similar to what was just mentioned above.  It involves feeding your output directly into your input again, creating a feedback loop.  Normally, any other instrument would be subject to the same harsh noise that you get in the microphone scenario – but with the MiniMoog, it’s controllable.