On the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the Moog Modular, the first voltage controlled synthesizer, Moog Music has honoured Keith Emerson and his seminal collaboration with Bob Moog. At Moogfest 2014, Moog Music has revealed its three year effort faithfully recreating the iconic Emerson Moog Modular. Here's the details in Moog's own words...
In the intervening 50 years since the advent of the first Moog synthesizer, people have steadily come to appreciate the power and flexibility of the early Moog modular systems. Now in 2014, 60 years after Bob Moog started his electronic musical instrument company, with great respect for the tradition, design, and craftsmanship of the original Moog modular systems, Moog Music proudly announces the recreation of arguably the most famous synthesizer in history--Keith Emerson's Moog Modular System.
Over the last 3 years Moog Music has set out to research and build a faithful recreation of this highly complex, custom instrument. Using the original documentation as well as circuit board and art files for nearly every original Moog module, Moog Engineers have painstakingly recreated the original Emerson Modular System. The new Emerson Moog Modular System is comprised of handcrafted Moog modules built from the original circuit designs and are true recreations of the originals, utilizing the same hand assembly methods used in the Moog Music factory in Trumansburg, NY in 1969. The modules in the new Emerson Moog Modular System are built just as the originals were, by hand-stuffing and hand-soldering components to circuit boards, and using traditional wiring methods. Even the front panels are photo-etched aluminum (a rare process now), which is the classic and durable, look of vintage Moog modules.
Moog Music is proud to partner with Keith Emerson and salute his pioneering artistry with the announcement that Moog will build a handful of these incredible, custom handcrafted Emerson Moog Modular Systems.
To celebrate the introduction of the new Emerson Moog Modular System, Moog Music featured Emerson as a headliner at Moogfest 2014, where he played a special performance on Thursday, April 24th and featured a live discussion with Emerson the day after.
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Wow - Wow - Wow… what a complete monster of a modular synth & do i spy a sample player of some sort on the right-hand upper corner? Theres modules that i have no idea what they are do!! This thing looks like it should be run by staff members at NASA :p
28-Apr-14 04:05 AM
I have a feeling Moog is going to reissue all their modular modules. Wouldn't that be nice?
28-Apr-14 06:57 AM
Keep the goodness coming Moog. I will buy your synthesizers 'til the day I die! I'll probably even buy them as gifts to be for my posterity in my will.
28-Apr-14 10:27 AM
Handled automatic tuner gets you in key and keeps an eye on yr strings