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June 2017 Giveaway

Interview with Bob Moog

Bob Moog
Dr. Bob Moog
during a recent
Sweetwater visit.

Voyager

Vintage Heritage! The MINIMOOG VOYAGER combines the sound of the original Model D Minimoog (from the early 70s) and new additional features, including a 3-D touch surface, MIDI IN and MIDI OUT and more!

More about the Voyager

Dr. Robert Moog started building theremins as early as his teenage years and started the R.A. Moog Company in 1954. A decade later he invented the first line of electronic synthesizers - to say simply that the rest is history would be too simple. Dr. Moog has a PhD in Engineering Physics from Cornell University and honorary doctorates from Polytechnic University and Lycoming College. His many awards include the Silver Medal of The Audio Engineering Society, the Trustee�s Award of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the Billboard Magazine Trendsetter�s Award, and Seamus award from the Society of Electroacoustic Music in the United States. He has written and spoken extensively on a variety of topics in music technology and has contributed major articles to Encyclopedia Britannica and the Encyclopedia of Applied Physics.

On a recent visit to Sweetwater, we had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Moog and ask him a few questions. While his new MINIMOOG VOYAGER was the focus of our interview, there are many insights to be discovered here; from his humble beginnings through to his view of the future of professional audio, we hope you enjoy gaining the perspective of the legendary Dr. Bob Moog.


The following Quicktime videos are approximately 5Mb each and recommended for users with a broadband connection. If you do not have the free Quicktime player, you can download it here.

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Part 1 - How would you define the 'Moog' sound?
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Part 2 - What prompted you to enter the field of synthesis?

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Part 3 - Why is analog synthesis your preferred choice of technology?
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Part 4 - What are the differences between Big Briar and Moog Music?

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Part 5 - What are the limitations in today's digital synthesizers?
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Part 6 - What prompted you to produce the Voyager?

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Part 7 - How have your design philosophies changed over the years?
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Part 8 - Is the classic Moog sound alive in the Voyager?

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Part 9 - What new products are you working on?
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Part 10 - Could you explain the benefits of using control voltage & physical modular design vs. other current methods of control?

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Part 11 - How do you view the role of the computer in today's music production environment?
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Part 12 - Looking forward, what do you see as the next evolution of synthesis?

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Part 13 - What is your impression of Sweetwater?

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