Moog remakes the massive Emerson modular synthesizer 50 years later

How do you celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bob Moog’s the first voltage controlled synthesizer? By completely recreating it five decades later, of course.

The folks at Moog revealed the new Emerson Moog Modular System this weekend at Moogfest. This research and construction project took three years to complete, culminated with the building of the 2014 edition of Keith Emerson’s Moog Modular System (Emerson being of Emerson, Lake & Palmer fame).

Using the original schematics, hand-soldering, traditional wiring techniques and even photo-etching the aluminum front panels (a much less common process these days), engineers were able to remake the highly customized instrument from the internals to the aesthetics.

Heck, Emerson even used the unit in what may be one of his last live performances Thursday night. What’s more, Moog plans to build “a handful” of these new Emerson systems and offer them for purchase. As you might expect, you’ll have to call the factory for pricing which likely means it’s a bit outside of nearly all price ranges.


Source: Moog

Source: Engadget - Read the full article here

Author: Daily Tech Whip

This article is part of our 'News Tiles' service. The site is currently in Beta. When it is fully operational you will be able to search through and arrange the 'Tiles' to display a keyword, product or technology over your chosen time period. For example you would be able to display all of the leading tech articles on the new Kindle Fire, in one spot in real time. You will also have access to our own original reporting and analysis as well as a polished place to post your own thoughts & reviews here, amongst the Daily Tech Whip Community. Please let us know if you have any feedback via the contact form or via Twitter. Don't forget to come back next week and see our full site and claim your name and your own free tech blog.

Share This Post On