New Compilation EP: Explorations in Analog Synthesis, Volume II
Explorations in Analog Synthesis, Volume II is a new seven-song EP created to demonstrate the powerful analog sound and sonic possibilities Moog Sound Studio offers.
A follow-up to Explorations in Analog Synthesis, released by Moog via SoundCloud in March, this new genre-spanning compilation of original electronic music compositions features tracks by the following artists.
- A dark, danceable electro-pop track from duo Jae Matthews and Gus Muller, who make music as Boy Harsher
- A meditative ambient piece created by award-winning artist, composer, and producer Hannah Peel
- Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith’s rhythmic experimental modular composition with rhythmic patterns and melodic pulse
- Deep house beats with smooth vocals from Brooklyn-based producer Galcher Lustwerk
- Ya Tseen
- A pulsing, up-tempo sonic creation by Paula Temple
Each track was built around the three instruments included in each artist’s Moog Sound Studio, allowing for unique and fully developed tracks.
Explorations in Analog Synthesis, Volume II is available to stream for free on Moog’s SoundCloud.
Circuitous Connections Synth Exploration Card Game
With Moog Sound Studio: Mother-32 & DFAM & Subharmonicon, Moog introduces Circuitous Connections, an original sound experimentation card game designed to encourage and embrace interconnectivity. It is included in each package, allowing the user to explore synthesis at their own pace while enjoying the journey. The game quickly enables the discovery of new sounds and creative patching techniques through randomly generated pathways, so that the user can play again and again without ever patching the same thing twice.
This happy accident generator was created in-house at the Moog factory by the company’s employee-owners in product development, engineering, and production—in other words, those who know and love these instruments best. Given the active gaming community at Moog’s HQ in Asheville, North Carolina, the development of Circuitous Connections came naturally, combining the shared passions of gameplay and music production in a way that is fun and approachable for synthesists with any level of experience. Play solo or patch with a friend!
Engaging Visuals to Complement Your Journey in Sound
Each Moog Sound Studio is designed to stimulate a multi-sensory experience. From the instruments’ classic analog tones and textures to the look and feel of designing a new patch, the creative process is just as much about the physical environment as it is about the tools at hand.
To bring this magical world of analog synthesizers to life visually, illustrator Kate Dehler designed custom artwork in the form of characters, posters, and other interactive objects that accompany each instrument setup. These materials were created to be constant sources of inspiration for users while exploring sound in a whole new creative environment.
The Superbooth Experience
Moog Sound Studio: Mother-32 & DFAM & Subharmonicon will see its official debut at Superbooth 2021, which takes place September 15th through 18th in Berlin, Germany.
Following last April’s Superbooth 20 Home Edition, this year’s in-person celebration brings artists, electronic musical instrument makers, and synthesizer enthusiasts from around the world together again to experience the joy of hands-on musical experimentation.
Attendees of this year’s Superbooth event can get hands-on with all three Moog Sound Studio offerings, including the newest three-tier option. Festival-goers will experience the Moog Sound Studio universe come to life inside an on-site listening and learning environment designed by the Moog Music team. This magical space, Moog Sound Circus, features an assortment of fully set-up semi-modular exploration stations, other Moog instruments available for anyone to explore, live artist performances with spaced-out seating, complimentary snacks, Moog merch giveaways, and more.
Shipping from the Moog Factory This September
Each Moog semi-modular synthesizer is built with love by the employee-owners at the Moog factory in Asheville, NC. To order your complete semi-modular synthesizer studio package of Mother-32, DFAM, Subharmonicon with all the accompanying Moog Sound Studio accessories and learning tools for $1,999 USD, contact your favorite local Moog dealer.
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More about Moog Music
Moog Music is the world’s leading producer of theremins and analog synthesizers. The employee-owned company and its customers carry on the legacy of its founder, electronic musical instrument pioneer Dr. Bob Moog. All of Moog’s instruments are built with love inside its factory in downtown Asheville, North Carolina.Learn more here.