January 2, 2013

Moog Factory Tour: Slim Phatty, Little Phatty, and Moog Guitar

The next part in our Moog Factory Tour series takes us behind the scenes into the craftsmanship and history behind the popular Moog Slim Phatty and Moog Little Phatty monophonic, analog synthesizers. Jim also walks us through the history behind the innovative Moog Guitar and talks about why it is so different from a traditional guitar and electric stringed instruments. The point that Jim and Moog Music Inc. want to drive home is that they are crafting their instruments in the same ways they always have. They keep the construction of their instruments in house and continue to use analog signal paths in an era when many companies are moving towards digital. This should be no surprise to those loyal Moog customers, but it’s still great to hear that Moog Music Inc. is staying true to the legacy that their founder Bob Moog left behind.

While we have been using these posts to …


October 1, 2012

Chromeo Studio Tour

One of the more popular synth groups out there today is Chromeo, which consists of Patrick Gemayel and David Macklovitch.  They’ve risen to popularity with their synth created music that traces its roots back to 80’s music – and it’s known as electrofunk.  Gemayel heavily relies on his slew of synthesizers which includes his MicroKorg and its built in vocoder.

As part of their upcoming tour, the two have released a small video documentary which delves into their collection of new and vintage equipment.  They also discuss their music making process and what it takes to get the thoughts in their head into notes on a screen.…