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Arturia releases iMini synthesizer app for iPad

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Arturia has announced the availability of iMini, an authentic recreation of the Minimoog monosynthesizer for iPad.

Arturia iMini
iMini is a recreation of the classic 1971 Minimoog™ synthesizer, one of most iconic synthesziers of all time.

iMini is based on the TAE® (True Analog Emulation) synthesis technology found in Arturia’s award-winning Mini V soft synth, meticulously modelling the distinctive tones and analogue nuances of the legendary Seventies-vintage Minimoog Model D monosynth. Moog changed the musical world with the Minimoog and Arturia helped change the music software world with the Mini V.

Arturia now brings the still-sought-after classic Minimoog sound to the musical masses, transforming any iPad mini, iPad 2, or iPad with Retina display into the ultimate analogue synth emulation! Those timeless three oscillators and that 24dB per octave fabled filter are all present and accounted for in iMini. It also successfully sports the look and feel of Dr Bob Moog’s namesake iconic synthesizer for all to see (and hear). But being a game-changing iPad app for 2013 and not an analogue synth design dating back to 1970 means there’s a whole lot more to iMini than first meets the eye…

iMini features

  • Realistic recreation of the classic Minimoog™ sound.
  • Hundreds of sounds created by the top sound designers in the world.
  • Preset compatibility with Arturia Mini V software.
  • Core MIDI support
    • Including MIDI controller mapping.
    • WIST sync with other iPAD/Iphone devices.
  • High quality sound based on our TAE™ analog modeling technology.
  • Tabletop Ready iOS application for a complete electronic music studio.

iMini is available to purchase for a 3-week introductory price of $9.99 USD / 8.99 EURO (regular $21.99 USD / 19.99 EURO). iMini requires at least an iPAD 2 and OS 6.0 or later.

More information: Arturia / iMini

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Arturia offers free Minimoog-V Original synthesizer plugin on June 21st

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Arturia has announced the end of an agreement with Moog Music that will see its Moog Modular V and Minimoog V soft synths soon remerging as the updated and renamed Modular V and Mini-V, and is marking the occasion by giving away Minimoog-V Original, a one-off ‘commemorative’ edition of the Minimoog-V, on World Music Day.

Arturia Minimoog-V Original
Get the free Arturia Minimoog-V Original on June 21st, 2012.

On June 21 only, musicians everywhere can download Minimoog-V Original from the Arturia website — for free! Minimoog-V Original includes all the sounds (more than 1,000 presets created by talented artists and renowned sound designers) and features (32-voice polyphony, plus much more besides) from the latest Minimoog- V update (Version 2.5), but without the additional functionality accessible behind the ‘hinged’ front panel — just like the original Minimoog.

Minimoog by name. Minimoog by nature. It’s been several successful years since Arturia announced the release of its much-admired Minimoog-V soft synth — meticulously modelling the distinctive tones and analogue nuances of the legendary Seventies-vintage Minimoog Model D monosynth — in an agreement with Moog Music initiated by Bob Moog himself. Moog changed the musical world with the Minimoog and Arturia helped change the music software world with the Minimoog-V, so what better way to toast the passing of that productive partnership and end the arrangement between the two companies on a high note than with a generous giveaway on World Music Day?

Don’t miss out: go get Minimoog-V Original for free on June 21! Save the ‘download date’ in your calendar…

More information: Arturia / Minimoog-V Original

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Spectrasonics updates Bob Moog Tribute Library

Spectrasonics has updated its Bob Moog Tribute Library for Omnisphere with new patches.

Spectrasonics Bob Moog Tribute Library
Spectrasonics adds 78 patches to the Tribute library in celebration of Bob Moog’s birthday.

To celebrate the anniversary of Bob Moog’s 78th birthday, Spectrasonics have released 78 brand new Omnisphere patches for the Bob Moog Tribute Library! With the addition of the new ‘birthday’ patches created by Producer Eric Persing, the library now features over 800 stunning sounds for Omnisphere, the company’s flagship synthesizer.

The new patches are a continuation of the tribute to honor the legacy of synthesizer pioneer Dr. Robert Moog and support the ongoing work of the Bob Moog Foundation. In 2011 Spectrasonics produced the Tribute library with the generosity and creative talents of many renowned synthesizer artists, and has been a huge success in benefiting the Foundation allowing them to expand their educational outreach programs. 100% of the proceeds from the “Bob Moog Tribute Library” go to benefit the Bob Moog Foundation.

“The stunning sonic offerings of the Bob Moog Tribute Library have helped generate unprecedented support for our mission. We are delighted to see Spectrasonics celebrating Bob’s birthday by expanding the musical landscape once again.” said Michelle Moog-Koussa, executive Director of the Bob Moog Foundation.

The sounds in the library were created by more than 40 of the world’s top synth artists, remixers and sound designers, including Hans Zimmer, Vince Clarke, Jean Michel Jarre, The Crystal Method, Jordan Rudess, Money Mark, Bernie Worrell, Larry Fast, Roger Joseph Manning Jr., Ryuichi Sakamoto, Morgan Page, Keith Shocklee, Steve Porcaro, Fredwreck, Jan Hammer, Michael Boddicker, Richard Devine, Patrick Moraz, Eddie Jobson, Diego Stocco, Danny Elfman, The Moog Cookbook, and many more.

The Bob Moog Tribute Library’s 2.4GB of Soundsources were developed using highly creative processing techniques-often with exotic gear like rare Buchla Modulars, Jarre’s EMS Synthi AKS, Zimmer’s massive Modular Moog and even Persing’s one of a kind OMG-1 Synthesizer. With so many different world-class artists contributing, the library is very rich in style and filled with inspiring, cutting edge sounds.

The Bob Moog Tribute Library is available to purchase for $100 USD. Existing Tribute Library customers can download the new patches for free from the Omnisphere updates area.

More information: Spectrasonics / Bob Moog Tribute Library

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Moog Music lowers price on Little Phatty II in celebration of Bob Moog’s 78th birthday

Moog has announced that for a limited time the Little Phatty Stage II synthesizer will be available to purchase at a lower price in honor of Bob Moog’s 78th birthday.

Synthesizer pioneer Robert A. Moog was born in New York City on May 23rd, 1934. Now, 78 years later, Moog Music, the company founded by Dr. Moog, continues a fresh celebration of his life and innovative spirit. This week in downtown Asheville, NC, a new mural was unveiled on the building that bears his name. To continue this celebration, today Moog Music announced a special price on Bob Moog’s final synthesizer design: the Little Phatty analog monosynth.

Moog Little Phatty IIMoog Little Phatty II analog mono syntheszizer.

“All of our customers and everyone at Moog Music celebrate Bob’s genius every day,” said Moog Music CEO, Michael Adams. “Bob inspired so many others to create, to design, to play, and to dream. It’s an honor for all of us here at Moog to carry on that legacy. We do it by honoring his vision, designing products that proudly carry his name, and by supporting the Bob Moog Foundation.”

“Before Bob’s passing in 2005, he was working on a brand new analog synthesizer design. His goal was to create a more affordable, high quality analog synthesizer. He succeeded, and that synthesizer would eventually become known as the Little Phatty. In honor of Bob’s birthday, we have decided to roll back the price on the Little Phatty to its original street price of $1,195. We hope that the many musicians out there who have always dreamed of owning a Moog will take advantage of this opportunity, and begin exploring a world Bob created with this amazing instrument,” said Adams.

The Little Phatty Stage II will be available for $1,195 through US authorized dealers until June, 30 2012. Additionally, On May 23rd Moog Music is donating 50% of its website clothing and merchandise sales to the Bob Moog Foundation along with a Moog Etherwave Theremin for every $350 in cash donated.

More information: Moog Music

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Moog Music celebrates Bob Moog’s 78th birthday with promotion to benefit Bob Moog Foundation

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Moog Music has announced that it will donate 50% of all online clothing and merchandise sales on May 23rd to the Bob Moog Foundation, in celebration of Bob Moog’s 78th birthday.

Moog T-Shirts
Purchase Moog Music clothing on May 23rd to benefit the Bob Moog Foundation.

For every $350 raised, the company will also donate one Etherwave Theremin to the Foundation’s educational initiative, Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool, to complete the DBSS Educational Kit that is provided to each participating school. Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool teaches elementary school students the science of sound through the magic of music.

Moog Music will feature a brand new line of product-inspired apparel boasting graphics bold enough to induce a geekfest for synth enthusiasts everywhere. DVDs, CDs, mugs and other ephemera will be part of the benefit promotion.

More information: Moog / Bob Moog Foundation

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Moog intros Minitaur Analog Bass Synthesizer

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Moog Music has announced the release of Minitaur, the newest addition to Moog’s Taurus Bass Synthesizer family.

Moog Minitaur

Minitaur is a compact and powerful analog bass synthesizer that features a classic one knob per function layout. Most notably, it is the first instrument in the Taurus family that does not have foot pedals. At only 8.5” x 5.25” and less than 3lbs, the Minitaur puts powerful analog Moog bass into a package designed to fit seamlessly into today’s performance and production environments. The Minitaur will be introduced at Winter NAMM Booth #5000 at the Anaheim Convention Center, January 19-22, 2012.

The release of Minitaur marks the next chapter in the Taurus family history, by introducing a new form factor, control interface and increased level of accessibility. “The Minitaur has all the growl, snarl and body associated with the Taurus family of bass synthesizers. We’re really excited to be able to offer this in such a compact package that is both immediately playable as an extremely versatile analog synth and also integrates seamlessly into the world of MIDI and USB control environments,” says Cyril Lance, Chief Engineer of Moog Music.

The Taurus Bass Pedals enjoy a nearly 40-year history and have made a seismic impact in the music world since their introduction in the mid-Seventies. “The Taurus opened up so many possibilities for me…it also opened up a whole way of looking at what I do,” says Geddy Lee, of the multi-platinum band Rush.

In 2009, Moog Music released the Taurus 3 Bass Pedals, a modern reinterpretation of the classic Taurus Bass Pedals. The Taurus 3 is currently used by artists such as The Black Keys, Animal Collective, Jean Michel Jarre, Yes, Weezer, Rush, and The Dave Matthews Band.

Since the inception of Moog Music, Bob Moog tested his ideas, instruments and sounds on musicians as a key part of the product development process. In keeping with this tradition, Minitaur has been presented to a broad array of producers, artists and songwriters including Geddy Lee of Rush, techno legend Derrick May, Flying Lotus, Moby, Holy F*ck and renowned record producer Nick Raskulinecz as a part of the final product development process. The enthusiastic response from these artists marks the beginning of the next generation in the Taurus Bass Synthesizer line.

Minitaur features

  • Compact rugged steel chassis.
  • One knob per function interface.
  • Two ultra stable oscillators with Sawtooth and Square waveshapes.
  • Classic Taurus Style Moog ladder filter.
  • Two Minimoog-style Envelope generators for modulating VCF and VCA.
  • Midi-syncable LFO with Controls for Rate, VCO LFO Amount, and VCF LFO Amount.
  • DIN MIDI and MIDI over USB.
  • Analog Control inputs for pitch, filter, volume and gate.
  • External audio input.
  • Headphone output.

The Minitaur is shipping in Spring 2012, priced $679 USD.

More information: Moog / Minitaur

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Arturia updates Moog Modular V to v2.6

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Arturia has updated the Moog Modular V, a virtual synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.

Arturia Moog Modular V

Arturia, in partnership with Bob Moog, has made a faithful reproduction of one of the most famous series of synthesizers: Moog Modular. Whether recreating the abstract tonal qualities of the classic electronic soundtracks, or pushing forward the sonic boundaries of today, the Moog Modular V is the synthesizer of choice for sound exploration, anywhere, anytime. It has all the vibe and the fat sound of the original, cleverly combined with important contemporary features like polyphony, MIDI control, loading and saving of patches…

Changes in Moog Modular V 2.6

  • MIDI Control Assignment Improvement.
  • Support for 64-bit VST and Audio Unit.
  • Support for Pro Tools 9 & 10.
  • Support for Mac OSX 10.7 (Lion).

Moog Modular V for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS) is available to purchase for $249 USD / 229 EUR.

More information: Arturia / Moog Modular V

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