MESSE07: Moog Teams Up With Sample Specialists

Moog, IK Multimedia and Sonic Reality join forces for sample-based products focused on vintage analog synths      28/03/07
MESSE07: Moog Teams Up With Sample Specialists


IK Multimedia and Sonic Reality have announce at Messe a strategic alliance with Moog Music Inc to bring out sample-based products focused on legendary Moog synthesizer sounds. In an effort to present the flavors of Moog synthesizer history as playable sounds, Sonic Reality has sampled the entire range of vintage Moog synthesizers and together with IK Multimedia, they have created SampleMoog, the first comprehensive collection of Moog samples available as a plug-in powered by SampleTank.
Dave Kerzner, CEO of Sonic Reality told us, "While there are already some Moog-themed plug-ins out there, we wanted to capture the wider sonic flavors that come from the entire range of Moog synthesizers put out over the years including vintage Polymoogs, Memorymoogs and Taurus Pedals as well as the latest Minimoog Voyager and other synths that have never been modeled. We're honored to be doing this in cooperation with Moog Music Inc. and the Moog Foundation to pay homage to the legendary Bob Moog and present these timeless sounds in software for anyone to use in their music."
Mike Adams, CEO of Moog Music Inc. added, "Moog is very pleased to support Sonic Reality and IK Multimedia, the world leaders in sample-based software synthesis, in developing these samples that cover the history of Moog from Bob's original modular systems thru today's Minimoog Voyager. The quality of these samples is absolutely the best."
IK Multimedia say that the goal of these sample-based Moog-themed products is to broaden the awareness of the wonderful sounds of Moog synthesizer history and the accomplishments of Bob Moog as well as bringing musicians an affordable source of some of the boldest, phat, punchy, liquid and cutting synth sounds you can find anywhere. SampleMoog is one diverse synth plug-in to use in any style of music from electronic music to rock, hip hop, R&B, pop, progressive, avant garde experimental and more.
Bob Moog's daughter, Michelle, director of the Bob Moog Memorial Foundation for Electronic Music had this to say about the project: "Dad was committed to creating tools that allowed musicians to customize their instrument's sounds and therefore give their creativity a musical voice; this product is an extension of that in the digital world. The Bob Moog Foundation is honored to be part of this tribute to the sounds and legacy of Bob Moog and is deeply grateful to Sonic Reality and IK Multimedia for their support."
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