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January 25, 2014

NAMM 2014 | Moog Theremini

The theremin is a staple in the Moog catalog. It was the first instrument Bob Moog began selling back in the early days of the company’s foundation. He would send mail order kits to customers so they could construct their very own theremin. Fast forward to today and we have one of the first updates to this eclectic instrument with the Theremini. Incorporating the same technology from the Animoog iPad app. the Moog Theremini allows for even more control and with a better level of audio fidelity in an affordable instrument package.

The design looks like something from a 1950s science fiction movie which is aesthetically awesome. In addition you have delay and pitch bias control for sound manipulation and creation. With CV and USB I/O, the possibilities to incorporate this into your existing synthesizer rig have been expanded. It comes loaded with its own presets but you can of …

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January 24, 2014

NAMM 2014 | Moog Sub 37 Demo

While Amos gave us an excellent overview of the features on the new Moog Sub 37, we still weren’t satisfied. We got a chance to hear how the Sub 37 sounded but we wanted to share with you guys how this beast of a synth operates. If you missed our NAMM video with Amos, be sure to check out our overview of the Sub 37¬†where he covers all of the features of this new offering from Moog. Be sure to leave us your questions and comments below and let us know what you think about the Moog Sub 37. Keep watching our YouTube Channel as well as our NAMM 2014 Playlist for all of the latest videos from the NAMM show.

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January 3, 2014

Our 10 Picks for Best Music Tech of 2013

There were a lot of great new musical instruments, audio software developments, and music technology that came out this year. As NAMM 2014 approaches, we wanted to take a retrospective look at some of our favorite releases from the past year. While this is not an exhaustive list, and there were certainly some things that got left off, we encourage you to post your amendments in the comments below so we can all revel in all of the great releases of 2013. As we gear up to cover all the secret new products from NAMM 2014, here are our top 10 picks of 2013 in no particular order.

Ableton Push & Ableton Live 9

Arguably one of the top releases this year was the Ableton Push controller as well as the update to Ableton Live 9. The Push controller was one of the most talked about pieces at Winter …

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November 15, 2013

Mini Synthesizers: It’s a Small World After All

It was only a couple years ago that we saw an explosion of DJ related equipment, especially within the DJ controller market. This trend coincided with the rise of EDM culture and performance across the globe with nearly anyone with some cash and motivation learning to DJ and getting gigs right away. This hasn’t gone away necessarily but the initial high of this DJ over saturation has worn off in a big way. Electronic music is as popular as it has ever been, but a lot of DJs are seeing that their longevity is dependent upon producing their own music. More and more people are becoming or are already aware of the tools used to make popular and even more esoteric electronic music and they want to gain access to those tools in an affordable way. Couple that with the rise of the portability ideology and you have a new …

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January 18, 2013

Moog Factory Tour: New Technology Preview

We have reached the end of our Moog Factory Tour series with a look at a new technology Moog are developing. With a sensoriactuator and ferromagnetism, Moog and their engineering department are dubbing this new technology LEV 96. Essentially what they are developing is something that takes natural harmonic tones and transfers them into the onboard analog circuit to produce unique tones and sound palettes. The initial design is being used with an acoustic guitar but in the future, LEV-96 could potentially be affixed to a number of different surfaces. This little control surface boasts over 90 individual control systems so you can expect that the sonic possibilites here are potentially endless with enough creativity and exploration.

Unfortunately this is the end of the road for our Moog Factory Tour series as well as any new Moog news to announce before Winter NAMM 2013. We will of course be sharing …