unveils one of its largest engineering undertakings, the new Emerson Moog Modular System.
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.
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.
the last 3 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
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
Photo: Keith Emerson looks on as the new Moog Modular based on his original system is unveiled.