Last year Switched On had the pleasure of going out to the Moog factory during Moogfest. It was a beautiful festival taking place at multiple venues in the mountainous town of Asheville. There were tons of different electronic performances, panels around technology and synthesis, and also the new Make Noise location had it's grand opening. So much fun...
Today Moog announced plans for the next Moogfest scheduled to happen April 25th-27th 2014. They have developed a new logo (seen above) and this will be the first Moog Fest with their new partner Paxahau! Looking forward to the line-up! You can read more about Moogfest and Paxahau here.
We love Make Noise modules and a new order just arrived! Come by the shop to demo them or if you would like to order one e-mail us or call (512) 782-8806 (12-6pm Central Standard Time)
About the modules...
The MMG Filter
A vactrol based Voltage Controlled Filter and Low Pass Gate using a QMMG core. The MMG bridges the Far East and West Coast synthesis styles by allowing for highly resonant acidic squelch and organic, percussive animations to be programmed simultaneously with a single module.
- Input with attenuator, drive and compressing Overload Circuit with LED indicator
- DC input for combining control and/ or audio signals
- MODE allows for smooth Voltage Controlled sweep between Low Pass and High Pass responses with LED indication
- FREQUENCY control with bi-polar CV attenuator and additional unity CV input
- Voltage Controlled Q yields everything from smooth to aggressively clamped resonances
- Automatic Gain Control keeps signal levels under control at High Resonance settings
- ACCENT input for X0X style punch
- STRIKE input for LPG style bongo plonks
- Pairs well with the Echophon and Phonogene
Pitch Shifting Echo with smooth Time Modulation, Tempo Sync, saturating Feedback and a unique Pitch Shifting algorithm inspired by the Springer Tempophon and lovingly engineered by DSP Guru Tom Erbe of soundhack . "...the most inspiring module of the year." -Electronic Musician.
- Shift Pitch of signal +/- 2 Octaves
- Exponential control of delay time -Maximum Time 1.7 Seconds, Minimum Time 7 ms
- Tempo input allows synchronization of Echoes to multiple or division of an external Clock
- Two independent internal digital Feedback paths (Loop 1 and Loop 2)
- External Analog Feedback Path for filtered or processed echoes
- FREEZE button/ gate input allows for hold, stutter and sampling techniques
- 24 bit ADC/DAC, 32bit processing, 16bit delay storage operating at 40khz
- Vactrol based Mix circuit for smooth blending of dry and wet signals
- All Analog Dry Signal Path
- Voltage Control over ALL parameters
- Pairs well with the Phonogene
Last week was SXSW in Switched On's hometown of Austin, TX. Musicians, industry folks, and vacationers from all over the world come to town and Switched On is a popular destination. We had our annual showcase with Moog and it was amazing, but another thing that took place in our store front only happens once in a lifetime. Moog gifted a 10th Anniversary 24 karat Golden Minimoog Voyager to one of our clients and friend Tom Echols. Needless to say he was ecstatic beyond belief. Read more on this HERE.
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SXSW 2013 is officially here! Switched On is in the heart of Austin and we're lucky enough to meet musicians who have come here for the festival from all over the globe. This year we invited Moog Music to setup a station in our store front! Check out the Lunar (White) Voyager and Voyager XL, the MoogerFooger line, and the highly anticipated Sub Phatty! The Sub Phatty is yet to be distributed so here is your chance to get a taste test of what Moog's new mono-synth has to offer. Switched On is taking pre-orders online and in-store for the Sub Phatty as well.
Also try to come check out our event planned with Moog this Saturday! More info on that HERE.
View the full Flickr set with photos of the individual modules HERE.
Here it is! SXSW has descended upon our fair city of Austin! Switched On for the third year in a row has partnered up with Moog Music to present a fine showcase of electronic artists.
You can read more about the event here!
Our friend Noah Spiderman made an incredible video flyer to circulate the net.
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