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Arturia and the Bob Moog Foundation have announced the release of Dr. Bob’s Collector Pack.

This box set includes Arturia’s Minimoog-V and Moog Modular V, a DVD of the Moog documentary, an archival book featuring unreleased material curated by Michelle Moog-Koussa entitled From Bob Moog’s Private Archives, and an official Bob Moog Foundation button.

Quantities are limited to 1000 copies worldwide. Profits will be donated to the Moog Foundation to benefit their projects and help carry Bob Moog’s legacy forward.

To celebrate this event, Arturia is also organizing a contest to win a 1975 Minimoog synthesizer on their Facebook page.

“We are delighted to partner with the BMF and bring to musicians Dr. Bob, a pack that will be of high value to everyone interested in Bob Moog’s legacy,” says Arturia President Frederic Brun. “Years ago, Arturia was extremely lucky to work with Bob Moog on the re-creation of some of his most famous synthesizers. Today we are extremely happy to support the BMF and give a little back, while bringing to the market a great collector box.”

 

Michelle Moog-KoussaMichelle Moog-Koussa, Executive Director of the Bob Moog Foundation, has posted an update at the Foundation blog, reflecting on the organization’s accomplishments for 2010.

She writes:

  • In April we concluded “Waves of Inspiration: The Legacy of Moog” exhibit at the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad, California. Over 200 items from Bob’s archives were on display, seen by over 20,000 people.
  • In May, we made modular synthesis accessible (thanks to Amos Gaynes and August Worley) by transforming Erik Norlander’s legendary “Wall of Doom” custom modular Moog synthesizer  from a 6? x 7? monolithic structure into six portable rack mount cases. It was featured at our spring fundraiser Moogus Operandi. This unique instrument will travel once again this spring (and beyond), giving audiences new insights into the origin of synthesis.
  • In October, the Bob Moog Foundation wowed standing-room-only audiences at Moogfest with historical, educational and technical panels and discussions, drawing the attention of the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal . That same month, preservationist Seva Ball finished restoring and transferring 88 reel-to-reel tapes from our archives.
  • Throughout the year, we exposed children and adults to the science of sound through MoogLab; we gave people all over the world a rare glimpse into some little known facets of the Moog legacy through historian Brian Kehew’s detailed  explorations of moments in time captured in material from our archives; and we reveled in the varied and important work of our corps of committed, talented volunteers.

The Foundation has goals of preserving Bob Moog’s legacy, the history of Moog synthesizers and exploring the use of electronic instruments as tools for education.

The Bob Moog Foundation kicked it up a notch in 2010 and has big plans for the future – including the Mooglab and the Moogseum. You can find out about supporting the Foundation here.