Moog Music Premiers New Sound Lab Video Series
Moog Music has unleashed a new website, and a new video series, dubbed Sound Lab, based on the company’s groundbreaking analog synthesizers. The first installment is a mini documentary that follows the life of the Minimoog Synthesizer from its inception through its prolific contributions to poplular music throughout the last four decades.
Moog talks with one of Moog Music’s earliest engineers, Bill Hemsath, who recalls the process of the Minimoog’s birth and sheds some light on what sets the Moog synthesizer apart from other analog synths. Some of Hemsath’s recollections about the Minimoog’s Model A development are quite fascinating, including tidbits on the size of the keyboard, and the pitch bend “slider.”
The Moog Sound Lab is a performance series where artists are filmed performing in the Moog Music factory in Asheville, North Carolina. Moog Sound Lab is all about organic experimentation and is a unique opportunity for artists to explore analog sound-scaping, synthesis and effects. This first episode features The Dandy Warhols re-inventing their hit song “Green” from their 1997 album Come Down.