Asheville, NC - July 2014... With the addition of four new prizes for synthesizer enthusiasts, the Bob Moog Foundation is extending its Road To Innovation Raffle and expanding it to an international audience.
Supported by Prestige Subaru of Asheville, the grand prize in the raffle is the winner's choice of a 2014 Subaru Outback or sporty BRZ Coupe. Additional prizes added today include: a Korg MS-20 Mini analog synthesizer, Dubreq Stylophone S2 synthesizer, SampleMoog® Synth Anthology and a signed copy of newly released "The Synthesizer" by historian Mark Vail.
Through the raffle, the Bob Moog Foundation and Prestige Subaru of Asheville celebrate their shared passion for encouraging creativity in children through innovative science education. Funds raised will benefit the Foundation's hallmark educational project, Dr. Bob's SoundSchool, which currently serves over 1,000 children. The Foundation aims to double that number next year, and expand the program regionally and nationwide the following year.
The expanded raffle runs through September 5, 2014. The winner will be selected on September 8, 2014. The accounting firm of Corliss & Solomon will oversee the drawing.
"It's only logical to expand the contest to include people from all over the world, and to expand the chances of winning by adding by adding several synthesizer related prizes," remarked Michelle Moog-Koussa, Executive Director of the Bob Moog Foundation. "It is heartening to see companies from around the world rally around the important work of the Bob Moog Foundation, and we deeply appreciate their support."
Korg MS-20 Mini:Korg's iconic MS-20 monophonic synthesizer, first introduced in 1978, has been perfectly reproduced by the original engineer in a body that's 86% of the original size, as the new MS-20 Mini. It offers the same thick, robust sound, iconic analog filter, and versatile patching options as the original.
Dubreq Stylophone S2: The Dubreq Stylophone S2 is a British stylus-played synthesizer that uses a printed circuit board as the keyboard, and turns it into a fully spec'd analog synthesizer. The S2 is a new and improved next-generation sonic powerhouse, a powerful instrument in miniature, made famous by artists like Kraftwerk, Marc Bolan, and David Bowie.
SampleMoog Synth Anthology: SampleMoog® Synth Anthology by IK Multimedia features over 1,900 sounds from 16 rare, collectable Moog synths, accurately sampled and fully produced with 32 built-in effects.
"The Synthesizer" by Mark Vail:Newly released by Oxford University Press, "The Synthesizer" is a comprehensive guide to understanding, programming, playing, and recording the ultimate electronic music instrument. The author, Mark Vail, is a renowned synthesizer historian who also wrote the now iconic Vintage Synthesizers (1993).