Moog Music unveils one of its largest engineering undertakings, the new Emerson Moog Modular System
Moog Creates a 1:1 Recreation of Keith Emerson’s Moog Modular, Using Original Processes and Components
Turns out this is no April Fools joke. As I’ve been at Moogfest for the past few days, I’ve actually seen it in person. This thing is so massive. As it sits in the Moog Soundlab along side the real deal original monster of a synth, the only thing that tips me off that one of them is new is the bright red power switch as opposed to the less bright – aged red one on the original synth. Its a true recreation of Keith Emerson’s Moog Modular.
During the unveiling at the Moog Store today, Keith Emerson shared many stories and fond memories of Bob Moog and their massive modular monster that we now know as Keith Emerson’s Moog Modular. Stay tuned for the full video of the unveiling in its entirety from BBoytechreport.com.
April 25, 2014 · Asheville, NC – On the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the Moog Modular, the first voltage controlled synthesizer, Moog Music is proud to honor Keith Emerson and his seminal collaboration with Bob Moog. Today, for the first time at Moogfest 2014, Moog Music reveals its three-year effort faithfully recreating the iconic Emerson Moog Modular.
In the intervening 50 years since the advent of the first Moog synthesizer, people have steadily come to appreciate the power and flexibility of the early Moog modular systems. Now in 2014, 60 years after Bob Moog started his electronic musical instrument company, with great respect for the tradition, design, and craftsmanship of the original Moog modular systems, Moog Music proudly announces the recreation of arguably the most famous synthesizer in history — Keith Emerson’s Moog Modular System.
Over the last three years Moog Music has set out to research and build a faithful recreation of this highly complex, custom instrument. Using the original documentation as well as circuit board and art files for nearly every original Moog module, Moog Engineers have painstakingly recreated the original Emerson Modular System. The new Emerson Moog Modular System is comprised of handcrafted Moog modules built from the original circuit designs and are true recreations of the originals, utilizing the same hand assembly methods used in the Moog Music factory in Trumansburg, NY in 1969. The modules in the new Emerson Moog Modular System are built just as the originals were, by hand-stuffing and hand-soldering components to circuit boards, and using traditional wiring methods. Even the front panels are photo-etched aluminum (a rare process now), which is the classic and durable, look of vintage Moog modules.
Moog Music is proud to partner with Keith Emerson and salute his pioneering artistry with the announcement that Moog will build a handful of these incredible, custom handcrafted Emerson Moog Modular Systems.
To celebrate the introduction of the new Emerson Moog Modular System, Moog Music featured Emerson as a headliner at Moogfest 2014, where he played a special performance last night on Thursday, April 24th and is featuring a live discussion with Emerson today, Friday, April 25th.
To inquire about the new Emerson Moog Modular System, contact Moog Music, price available upon request: 828.251.0090