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Moog Music updated its site today, and also released several interesting new videos, including this mini-documentary on the history of the Minimoog.

This is the first in a series of videos, and focuses on the 70’s. Of special interest are the comments of one of Moog Music’s earliest engineers, Bill Hemsath, who discusses the Minimoog’s birth and sheds some light on what sets the Moog synthesizer apart from other analog synths.

via MoogMusicInc

 

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After all the iPad music software news today, I thought we needed a bit of old-fashioned giant monster synth goodness.

And who better to deliver it than ELP’s Keith Emerson?

Here, Emerson offers an all-too-short mini-master class in the Moog modular synthesizer and busts out a few riffs.

And just for the hell of it, here’s some gratuitous keyboard wanktology (with backwards Bach) from the master himself, in his younger days.  Read more…