I’ve wanted to make a video with the Moog Paul Vo Guitar for awhile now. Thought today would be good to test out the shots with some improv in A Harmonic Minor and the new Moogerfoogers I got last week. Let me know if you liked this and want to see more!
I’ve always wanted to record an entire song with my Moog synthesizers and today was the day. Woke up early to setup the Mother-32, Subharmonicon, and DFAM when the light was just coming through my windows. Now that it’s winter there’s only a few hours of the day were I get enough light to film. Once I got those recorded I brought in the Grandmother to complete the sound, couldn’t be happier with how it turned out.
Recently acquired a MoogMoogerfooger MF104-M Super Delay from a seller on Reverb. This is a dream come true for me, I have been looking for this pedal for quite awhile now, I couldn’t past up the opportunity when I saw one available. Thought I would test it out with the Grandmother and I am thrilled with how great the two sound together. This was a good investment.
Writing a new song using the Moog Subharmonicon and Grandmother. I watched a video from the Moog Demo Library yesterday and learned a simple patch. It allows Sequencer 2 to control Voltage Oscillator 1 in addition to Sequencer 1. This patch expands the Subharmonicon’s functionality by combing the two sequencers to control the instruments pitch. I modified it a little though by not using the eighth-note equal-tempered scale so I could pick the exact pitches I want. Also I turned both of my Sub-Oscillators to fifty percent. A patch like this is great for extending the sequencers length on the Subharmonicon, and I really enjoy what it has added to the song! If you like this video check out some of my other ones here.
Recently, I purchased a Moog Grandmother after dreaming about owning one for years. When it was first released, there was a lot of hype about it’s capabilities, built-in arpeggiator, incredible spring reverb, and semi-modular functionality. The Grandmother was a price point accessible synthesizer for all skill levels without cutting any corners, and I’m here to say, it has really stood up to it’s reputation. At first glance you can’t miss the slick retro look and 41 patch points covering the front panel, but digging deeper you find a well crafted keyboard with great response, a sustain fader for peak control, and lots of options for creating your truly unique sound. There are no presets on this synthesizer only relatively limitless options for discovery and exploration. I took some time to record a couple tracks in Ableton to see what the synth sounds like mixed together, and it did not disappoint!
I’ve been working on a new song using the Moog Sirin and wanted to share how much I enjoy this analog synthesizer. It is truly an Analog Messenger Of Joy that produces a rich, bold sound, while still being compact and portable. The Sirin’s unique voice sings over other tracks, making it a great choice for that ripping solo! There’s a common misconception that expensive hardware is better, but we shouldn’t forget about finding that sweet spot, where price and quality meet. The Moog Sirin is a great example of when a high quality analog synthesizer becomes more accessible to the average musician. I’m also thankful for the great customer support I received from Moog when I needed to install wood panels. This synth is everything I’d hoped for, and I couldn’t be happier.