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Spectrasonics launches Bob Moog Tribute Library for Omnisphere

Spectrasonics Bob Moog Tribute Library

Spectrasonics has announced the release of Bob Moog Tribute Library, a new Omnisphere library created by renowned artists.

Produced by Eric Persing, the Bob Moog Tribute library features over 700 stunning new sounds for Omnisphere, Spectrasonics’ flagship synthesizer virtual instrument. 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 (Erasure/Depeche Mode), Jean Michel Jarre, The Crystal Method, Jordan Rudess, Money Mark (Beastie Boys/Beck), Bernie Worrell (P-Funk/Talking Heads), Larry Fast (Peter Gabriel/Synergy), Roger Joseph Manning Jr. (Air/Fiona Apple), Ryuichi Sakamoto (YMO), Morgan Page (Madonna/Katy Perry), Keith Shocklee (Bomb Squad/Public Enemy), Steve Porcaro (Toto), Fredwreck (Snoop Dogg/50 Cent), Jan Hammer (Jeff Beck/Mahavishnu Orchestra), Michael Boddicker (Michael Jackson), Richard Devine (Aphex Twin), Patrick Moraz (Yes/Moody Blues), Eddie Jobson (UK/Roxy Music), Diego Stocco, Danny Elfman, The Moog Cookbook, and many more.

The 2.4GB of new Soundsources in the library were developed using highly creative processing techniques – often with exotic gear like rare Buchla Modulars, Jean Michel Jarre’s EMS Synthi AKS, Hans Zimmer’s massive Modular Moog (including 1027 round robin Moog Drum samples!) and even Persing’s unique OMG-1. With so many different world-class artists contributing, the library is very rich in style and filled with inspiring, cutting edge sounds.

All of the proceeds from the sale of the new “Bob Moog Tribute Library” go to supporting the innovative projects of the Bob Moog Foundation including the MoogLab student outreach program, the creation of the ‘Moogseum’ in Bob’s hometown of Asheville, NC, and to preserve and share Bob Moog’s extensive and historic archives. The goal of the foundation is to ‘educate and inspire children and adults through its mission of educating and inspiring at the intersection of music, science and innovation.’

The Bob Moog Tribute Library is available to purchase for $100 USD.

Spectrasonics has also launched the OMG-1 Contest.

Spectrasonics OMG-1 Contest

The grand prize in the contest, the OMG-1 hardware synthesizer, was designed by Persing as a live performance instrument and is not a commercial product – it’s truly one-of-a-kind, integrating the worlds of analog synthesis, computers, software synthesis and the latest multi-touch surfaces into one extraordinary instrument.

The state-of-the-art dual-manual OMG-1 combines a Moog Little Phatty analog synthesizer, Spectrasonics’ flagship Omnisphere software synthesizer, a powerful internal Apple Mac Mini computer, dual Apple iPads, dual iPods, and Spectrasonics’ brand-new Omni TR iPad app – all integrated into a beautiful, hand-crafted curly maple cabinet created by American artisan Daniel Auon.

Contestants vying to win the OMG-1 buy and download the $100 “Bob Moog Tribute Library” for Omnisphere, then write one or more pieces of music utilizing the sounds from the library. The deadline for submission is July 15, 2011. The music will be judged by members of the Spectrasonics team and artists who contributed to the library. Numerous additional prizes for runner-ups will be presented when the contest winners are announced on September 15th, 2011. The OMG-1 grand prize will be presented by Eric Persing to the contest winner at the 2011 “MoogFest” in October in Asheville, NC; Spectrasonics will be flying the winner to the event.

More information: Spectrasonics / Bob Moog Tribute Library / OMG-1 Contest

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Droomusic Dr. Bob’s Modular, sample library for Kontakt

Droomusic Dr. Bobs Modular

Droomusic has released Dr. Bob’s Modular, a sample library for Native Instruments Kontakt.

Dr. Bob’s Modular Sample Library is a collection of sounds that combine classic vintage synthesizer technology with the latest cutting-edge sampling programs.

A System 15 modular controlled by an Encore Electronics Expressionist was programmed and sampled using Redmatica’s suite of sample-capture and processing tools. A Moog CP-251 was used to expand the palette of the original synthesizer and allow for greater control options. Those raw sounds were then processed and mapped using Native Instruments Kontakt’s powerful synthesis capabilities. These sounds are inspired by the works of pioneering synthesists like Isao Tomita, Wendy Carlos, Larry Fast, and Jean Michel Jarre.

Dr. Bob’s Modular for Kontakt 3.1+ is available to purchase for $50 USD. Individual sets are priced at $10 USD each. 50% or your purchase price goes directly to benefit the Bob Moog Foundation.

More information: Droomusic / Dr. Bob’s Modular

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Arturia releases Minimoog V v2.0

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Arturia Minimoog V v2.0

Arturia has released version 2.0 of Minimoog V, a virtual Minimoog synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.

From the starship funk lead lines of the 70’s, to the gangster whine of mid 90’s hip-hop, the ever present minimoog has been making its phat presence felt for over 3 decades. In partnership with Bob Moog, we decided to reproduce the legendary interface with the same look and feel than the original because of its particular “mood”, and because many musicians wish to use the same interface they used in the past. But the reproduction of this synthesizer does not stop to the look and feel, we also recreated its inside characteristics…

Minimoog V features

  • All the parameters of the original minimoog V.
  • Advanced automation mode (Minimoog V 2.0 Only).
  • Revolutionary preset navigation system called the SoundMap (Minimoog V 2.0 Only).
  • New formant-analysis-based FX called the Vocal Filter (Minimoog V 2.0 Only).
  • New Chorus and Stereo Delay Effect section.
  • More than 500 presets created by talented artists and sound designers.
  • Lots more.

Minimoog V v2.0 is available for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS) for $249 USD/229 EUR. A 15-day trial version is available for download here.

Visit Arturia for more information and audio demos.

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Propellerhead supports the Bob Moog Foundation with donation and releases a free Moog-inspired ReFill

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Moog Voyager by Cytek @ Flickr

Propellerhead Software has announced it has recently supported the Bob Moog Foundation with a monetary contribution.

In addition, to raise awareness and entice others to donate, Propellerhead is releasing a free Moog-inspired ReFill to registered users.

With this donation to the Bob Moog Foundation, Propellerhead wishes to help pay tribute to the enormous contribution Bob Moog made to the music industry. The Foundation’s overall mission is to document, celebrate and teach innovative thinking and to support and honor the legacy of synthesizer pioneer Moog. Presently, the Foundation seeks to raise awareness and funds to preserve Moog’s extensive archives.

Industry pro’s (and Reason experts), Craig Anderton, Mark Vail and Gordon Reid, donated their best Moog-style patches, built using Reason’s Thor polysonic synthesizer, with the aim to shed some light onto the world of music synthesis that Bob Moog pioneered. Those patches have been assembled into a single Reason ReFill and are available free to registered Reason users on Propellerhead’s website.

Check the Properllerhead Bob Moog Foundation page and the official Moog Foundation website for more information.

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Cakewalk releases Minimoog Tribute Expansion Pack

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Cakewalk Minimoog Tribute Expansion Pack

Cakewalk has released Minimoog Tribute Expansion Pack, an expansion pack for Rapture and Rapture LE.

Industry icon Craig Anderton has created a stunning tribute to legend Bob Moog with the the Minimoog Tribute Expansion Pack for Rapture. This special expansion pack blends classic Moog sounds with modern synthesis making it a must-have for any Rapture or Rapture LE customer.

Anderton says:

“I didn’t just want to imitate what the Minimoog did, because there are plenty of those sounds available. Bob’s genius was that the Minimoog was adaptable to so many musicial contexts, and this expansion pack adapts his waveforms to yet another context. So while there are some of the analog classics — basses, French horn, vox humana, and others — there are also sounds like richly varying rhythms based on tools like step sequencing”

The Minimoog Tribute Expansion Pack is available to registered Rapture, Rapture LE, and SONAR 7 customers for $49.95 USD via download at the Cakewalk website. In addition to the programs and waveforms, the package includes two informational videos: a photo gallery of the Minimoog used by Anderton, as well as a video with the story behind the programs.

Visit Cakewalk for more information and sound examples.

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Moogfest 2007

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Moogfest is the annual festival honoring Robert Moog and his groundbreaking achievements.

Moogfest

B.B. King’s Blues Club in New York City will once again open its doors to Moogfest, the annual festival commemorating and celebrating the groundbreaking achievements of maverick inventor Robert Moog and his namesake synthesizer. Slated for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 22, the fourth annual Moogfest will once again be a synthesizer fan’s dream.

Already scheduled to perform are renowned keyboardists and long-standing Moog users Thomas Dolby, Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), Adam Holzman (Miles Davis), Spiraling, Don Preston (Frank Zappa/Mothers of Invention), Gershon Kingsley, Herb Deutsch and Erik Norlander, among others. In addition to performing, Gershon Kingsley and Herb Deutsch will be receiving the Bob Moog Legacy Award, recognizing their unique, lasting artistry as expressed through Moog instruments.

In addition, Moog has released a DVD of Moogfest 2006, available through Moog’s Web site. The DVD sells for $17.95 and includes live performances by Keith Emerson, Jan Hammer, Roger O’Donnell (The Cure), DJ Logic and many others.

B.B. King’s Blues Club is located at 237 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues. Tickets for this special event, produced by Charles Carlini of the Carlini Group, are $45 and are available through B.B. King’s box office ((212) 997-4144) and all Ticketmaster outlets.

Check here for more information on Moogfest 2007.

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