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Monday, September 22, 2014

Bob Moog Foundation to Host Ignite Gala Benefit

"Encino, CA - September 2014...

The Bob Moog Foundation will be hosting a very special benefit event on October 4, 2014. The Ignite Gala, held at Michael Boddicker's residence in Encino, CA, will benefit the Foundation's hallmark education initiative, Dr. Bob's SoundSchool.

The event promises to be a spectacular evening celebrating Bob Moog's enduring legacy and the power of music as an inspirational, cultural force. Entertainment will be provided by a stellar band including CJ Vanston (Prince, Tina Turner, Toto, Joe Cocker, Spinal Tap) and Steve Porcaro (Toto) on keyboards, Leland Sklar (James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Toto) on bass, Jeff "Skunk" Baxter (Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan) on guitar, Joe Pusateri (John Lee Hooker, John Entwistle, the Muppets "Animal") on drums, and Rob Giles (Circa Zero, The Rescues) on vocals, as well as other surprise guests.

In addition to an intimate candlelight dinner, the event will also feature a silent auction of fabulous offerings including various instruments (signed and unsigned), travel opportunities and other valuable services. Donors thus far include Dave Smith Instruments, Yamaha, Line 6, Synthology, Sennheiser, PreSonus, JBL Professional, Blue, Novation, and Shure, with other donors still being added.

Visitors will also be invited to take in the exclusive Innovator's Corner, where new inventions in music technology will be revealed, and to view some classic Moog and other synthesizers from Michael Boddicker's private collection.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Bob Moog Foundation's hallmark educational initiative, Dr. Bob's Soundschool, a10-week experiential curriculum teaching children about the science of sound through the magic of music. Now in its fourth year, Dr. Bob's Soundschool currently serves more than 1,000 second-grade students in 55 classrooms. Visitors to the Ignite Gala will be helping to support the Foundation's plans to expand the program nationwide, including new initiatives in Southern California.

'It is a tremendous honor for me and the band to pay tribute to Bob Moog's pioneering legacy by performing at this event for the Bob Moog Foundation,' stated musical director CJ Vanston. 'This is a way for us to give back to a man whose innovations have brought so much to contemporary music.'

'We've had interest from all over the country about Dr. Bob's SoundSchool,' remarked Michelle Moog-Koussa, Executive Director of the Bob Moog Foundation. 'It's an innovative, STEAM-based curriculum that resonates with teachers and school districts who recognize the importance integrating arts and science education. Through Dr. Bob's SoundSchool, we inspire children to think more creatively by offering them multi-sensory approaches to scientific discovery. We are creating tomorrow's innovators and problem solvers.'

Attendance to the event is limited, and tickets may be ordered online at www.bit.ly/IgniteGalaTix"

Make noise Mysteron at the knobcon 2014

Make noise Mysteron at the knobcon 2014 from Andreas Schneider on Vimeo.

"Tony Rolando alias Make Noise is introducing his latest module the "Mysteron" trying to explain the functionality without any sound here. Later on he is introducing his quad multiple with integrated preamp left and headamp right hand, thats more easy to understand - with no sounds.
The video was taken by Philipp and his eyephone on the knobcon in between a few hundred other modular geeks in a chicago hotel once he visited the american modular meeting together with two other friends working at Schneidersladen normally."

Rocket Pilot MaxForLive Editor for the Waldorf Rocket Synthesizer

You'll find the editor here.

"A simple and clean editor for the Waldorf Rocket synthesizer.

Yeah, there are already many other Rocket editors available however none of them managed to do everything that I needed so I decided to make my own.

Rocket Pilot is super simple and straight-forward. The layout and design are similar to the actual hardware.
I've also added some options that are only available via MIDI CC such as the Vibrato Mod Speed / Amount.

The Send button is useful for sending the position of all the parameters at once to the synth.

Have fun!"

Waldorf Rockets on eBay

1974 Cordovox/Moog CDX-0652 Demo Videos

Published on Sep 2, 2014 65Mosrite65

via this auction - pics and description below.

Roland RE-501 Chorus Echo (Space Echo) vintage tape delay - functionality test from 65Mosrite

via this auction

"The comprehensive restoration included: tuning the Moog and organ section, adjusting all Moog & organ trimpots to proper specs, replacing electrolytic capacitors with various high-quality, long-life 105^C rated caps from Nichicon, Mallory, etc, regluing faceplate and vinyl, lubricating the volume pedal and replacing the aging potentiometer, cleaning all key contacts on both tiers and the bass pedals, re-gluing&painting broken white plastic slider caps (ALL old CDX-0652's have or will soon have white plastic slider caps/knobs on the Moog section that split down the middle from old age/plastic shrinkage), duplicating 1 missing white slider cap (I hand carved it out of solid maple, sanded it and painted in several stages to get the same color, shape, & finish as the rest), cleaning & lubricating all sliders for near-zero noise and good tactile feel, re-soldering critical connections throughout, etc.

You will be happy to know that I've left all the original coupling caps in place for that authentic vintage 70's sound...only the electrolytics needed replacement.

Condition: Mint functional condition and excellent physical condition - couple of blemishes on outer cover (from cigarettes perhaps), some extremely light pitting/rust on chrome legs (rust seems to be stable and is not spreading), small blemish in paint on the bass pedals, scratches and dents on the various faceplates and throughout the unit - all consistent with light use and little to no gigging."

Martin Kern - Hallo Serge

Published on Sep 22, 2014 inbetweenmovements

"Oscillators: Serge Precision VCO, Serge New Timbral Oscillator
Effects: Reverb on Tinysizer (filtered with some VCF), intellijel designs µFold II
Sequencer: Cyclic Step Sequencer by Defective Records Software & Mutable Instruments."

Glass Cascade

Published on Sep 22, 2014 ikjoyce

"A self playing patch on my Eurorack - I could listen to this one for hours (in the dark watching the twinkly lights!)

Full track on Bandcamp:

KORG PROPHECY 【SYNTH DEMO】 - Favorite Patches / Walkthrough Part 1

Published on Sep 22, 2014 David Hobson

Listen in stereo.

KORG Prophecy's on eBay

"KORG PROPHECY Synth Demo, Part 1 of a 2 Part video series on my favorite patches, and a 'walkthrough.' of programming changes. Be sure to watch for Part 2 of this series, and Part 2 of a deeper video series on programming soon to follow.

The KORG PROPHECY was among the first "Virtual Analog" synthesizers from the mid to late 90s, and is one of my favorite synths due to it's truly extensive architecture. It remains one of the more complex and unique sounding 'Physical Modeling' Synthesizers ever made."

Extremely rare HAMMOND 102200 vintage analog Synthesizer vs Darth NoiseLabCH

Published on Sep 22, 2014 NoiselabCH

"Recorded live with an EDEN Bassamp and an IPhone, without any external effects...

One of a few still working HAMMOND 102200 preset Synthesizer explored by Darth NoiseLabCH. A widely unknown vintage analog monophonic synthesizer built in 1974. HAMMOND did only build 200 of this classic preset synth. Similar to ROLAND SH-2000, ELKA Soloist, ARP Soloist etc. the HAMMOND 102200 was intended to stay on top of an organ.

1 Osc only, but organ like divide is possible, so you have in fact a pseudo-3-Osc VCO, add noise and you have unexpected possibilities. However, I guess Hammond did not plan to press more than 2 Regs at once, pressing three together is a pain. My intention was not to damage it, so in following sound examples no more than 2 are used.

The six presets are not bad, but you can't use them with the 49 press-buttons for VCO, VCF, VCA settings (Yes, no slider or knobs except for Wind/Noise, Volume and Tune). So to get something out of this machine you need to to 'cancel' the presets to enter manual mode. All sounds presented are in manual mode exept short preset examples at the end of the vid.

Definitely a underrated Synth, well, only 200 built

As usual pretty bad keyboard play, laying focus on sound creation ;-)"

1976 Moog 903a Random Signal Generator Brochure

via Retro Synth Ads where you'll find the full write-up.

ROLAND MC-4b MicroComposer Vintage cv/gate sequencer

via this auction