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Monday, April 08, 2024

via The Bob Moog Foundation

"The Bob Moog Foundation is excited to announce the recent addition of a rare Moog muSonics Minimoog Model D synthesizer to our collection.

Donated on behalf of the late Philip A. DiTullio, the synthesizer is a physical representation of the transition from R.A. Moog Inc to muSonics in 1971. On the front of the instrument, the synthesizer has the muSonics logo, while the back mentions it was built in Trumansburg, New York, meaning this specific Minimoog was likely built by R.A. Moog Inc, but later sold by muSonics following the change in ownership, and relocation of the company to Buffalo, NY.

Originally owned by producer Charles Stepney, who famously worked with artists like Earth, Wind & Fire, Ramsey Lewis, The Emotions, and Deniece Williams, this Minimoog was later acquired by DiTullio. As an avid lover of music, DiTullio would go on to found the Schillinger Society, an organization focused on preserving and promoting the work of Joseph Schillinger, a composer and music theorist who collaborated with Léon Theremin and created the Schillinger System of Musical Composition.

The Bob Moog Foundation is incredibly grateful for this unique donation, which will help convey the intricacies of the Moog legacy to the tens of thousands of people who visit the Moogseum.

If you have any items that you would like to donate to the Bob Moog Foundation Archives, please contact us. You can also find out more about our vast and growing archive here.

Visit the Moogseum soon for a chance to see this rare and historic Minimoog Model D."

Tuesday, March 05, 2024

Bob Moog Foundation to Host The Sounds of Innovation - First Public Broadcast of the Abominatron Tape

via The Bob Moog Foundation

"We are excited to announce that the Moogseum will be hosting The Sounds of Innovation, the first public broadcast of the Abominatron Tape in its entirety. The event will occur on Friday, March 29, at 7:00 p.m. It will feature an introductory reading by Executive Director Michelle Moog-Koussa from Bob Moog's biography, Switched On: Bob Moog and the Synthesizer Revolution, followed by a listening session of the full iconic 84-minute tape.

Tickets for the event are $15 per person and are now on sale.
The event is limited to 20 people, so do not hesitate to buy your ticket now.

In the summer of 1964, Bob Moog and Herb Deutsch began working on what would eventually become the Moog modular prototype. Deutsch spent three weeks working side by side with Moog in his basement workshop in Trumansburg, New York, where he added crucial input to the design process. Moog spent several months developing the prototype and later that year, he sent Deutsch the now-historic tape explaining the various controls, parameters, and capabilities of the Moog modular prototype.

The Moog modular prototype is widely considered the instrument that marked the genesis of a musical revolution and significantly advanced the development of electronic music. The Abominatron Tape captures the very first recorded sounds of a Moog modular.

The Sounds of Innovation is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts."

Monday, February 19, 2024

Rare R.A. Minimoog Featured in Music America Exhibit & Signed Moog Source Giveaway

via The Bob Moog Foundation

Left: Executive Director, Michelle Moog-Koussa, poses for a picture with Bob Santelli, Executive Director of the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music alongside Herb Deutsch's R.A. Moog Minimoog at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, Texas.

"The Bob Moog Foundation's Executive Director, Michelle Moog-Koussa, and Board of Advisors member Francis Preve recently attended the opening of the Music America: Iconic Objects from America's Music History exhibit at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas to celebrate the inclusion of a rare R.A. Moog Minimoog from the Bob Moog Foundation Archives.

The R.A. Moog Minimoog, which belonged to electronic music pioneer Herb Deutsch, is serial number 1094 and is one of only 210 R.A. Moog Minimoogs to have been manufactured. The synthesizer was given to Herb by Bob Moog in 1971.

The rare Minimoog synthesizer was chosen to represent Bob Moog's indelible legacy as someone who created instruments that revolutionized the face of music by bringing a brand new palette of sounds to the performing musician, as well as honor Herb Deutsch for the significant role he played in the development of synthesizers and electronic music.

Other objects in the exhibit include: Thomas Edison's wax cylinders, Jimi Hendrix's guitar, Janis Joplin's pants and letters, Dizzy Gillespie's trumpet, Arlo Gurthrie's hand-written song lyrics, and much more.

The exhibit will be at the LBJ Presidential Library from now until August 11, 2024. It will then travel to four other presidential libraries over a two-year period."

And the raffle:

"We are excited to announce that thanks to IK Multimedia, everyone who purchases a ticket for our Moog Source raffle will receive a download code for the Syntronik 2 Sorcerer!

Normally priced at $49, the Syntronik 2 Sorcerer is a virtual synthesizer built by Erik Norlander using the exact Moog Source being raffled. Following the end of the raffle on February 26th, all ticket purchasers will receive an email with download instructions.

The Source, serial number 3948, is an excellent condition vintage synthesizer signed by Bob Moog. It features rich sound quality and a technical lineage rooted in the legendary Minimoog. The Source is lauded for its sequencers, sample and hold, arpeggiator, presets, unique data wheel, and patch memory storage. The synthesizer features a mylar touch control panel, single-knob functionality, and the trademark Moog sound.

Tickets for the raffle are $20 each, 6 for $100, 14 for $200, and 40 for $500. The raffle is open internationally.

As an added bonus for this raffle only, get a free 2024 Bob Moog - His Life and Work 90th Birthday Commemorative Calendar when you purchase a bundle of 6, 14, or 40 tickets. This offer is valid until the limited quantity of calendars runs out. This offer does not apply to the purchase of individual tickets."

Monday, February 05, 2024

BMF Fundraising Raffle: Win a Vintage Moog Source Synth Signed by Bob Moog!

video upload by moogfoundation

"The Bob Moog Foundation is holding a fundraising raffle for a beautiful vintage Moog Source, in excellent physical and technical condition and SIGNED BY BOB MOOG!

Get your tickets here:

The raffle runs through February 26th, or when all 5,000 tickets are sold, whichever comes first. The raffle is open internationally.

All proceeds benefit the projects of the Bob Moog Foundation, including our hallmark education project, Dr. Bob's SounSchool, the vast and growing Bob Moog Foundation Archives, and the interactive Moogseum, located in downtown Asheville, NC.

The Bob Moog Foundation is an independent 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. We are not affiliated with the manufacturer Moog Music. Our support comes from donors like you."

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

2023 Inspiring Year In Review for the Bob Moog Foundation and the Moogseum!

video upload by moogfoundation

"2023 has been another momentous, inspiring year for the Bob Moog Foundation and the Moogseum. Please consider supporting our work before the end of the year to help keep us strong and growing. Donate here:"

Monday, December 11, 2023

Bob Moog Foundation 2024 Calendar is Now Available For Presale

via The Bob Moog Foundation

"We are excited to announce our 2024 calendar commemorating Bob's upcoming 90th birthday by exploring his life and work through photos, personal letters, and other archival documentation. The Bob Moog, His Life and Work 12-month calendar draws from both the Bob Moog Foundation Archives and the private collection of the Moog Family Archives, allowing us to interweave Bob's professional evolution with his personal life.

The calendar is available for presale HERE."

Tuesday, December 05, 2023

Bob Moog Foundation Archives Receives Historic Donation of Herb Deutsch Collection

via The Bob Moog Foundation

"We are honored to share that the Bob Moog Foundation Archives has received a major donation of nearly 300 items from the estate of electronic music pioneer Herbert A. Deutsch, who passed away nearly a year ago, on December 9, 2022, just shy of his 91st birthday.

Highlights of this extraordinary collection include:

1961 R.A. Moog Melodia theremin (the instrument that originally connected Herb and Bob Moog in 1963) Vintage R.A. Moog Minimoog, serial number 1094 (one of the first one hundred ever produced) that was given to Herb by Bob Original correspondence between Herb and Bob during the seminal period of their work together between 1963 and 1964 84-minute reel-to-reel tape of Moog explaining how the prototype Moog synthesizer works Reel-to-reel tape of the landmark “Jazz In the Garden” concert held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City on August 28, 1969

And much, much more...

Read more about it here:

Sending our deep gratitude to Herb's widow, Nancy Deutsch, for entrusting us with the stewardship of this collection. We look forward to sharing this material with the world for generations to come.

Do you have material that you would like to donate to the Bob Moog Foundation Archives? Please email us at"

Monday, October 30, 2023

Erik Norlander Exploring BMF Raffle Memorymoog Plus Signed by Dominic Milano!

video upload by moogfoundation

"Multi-talented keyboardist, composer, and producer @eriknorlandermusic @ThinkTankMediaMusic shares a wide range of gorgeous sounds from the fully restored vintage Memorymoog Plus owned and signed by the legendary Dominic Milano, which is the subject of our Fall 2023 fundraising raffle: Enter to win it here:

All proceeds benefit the important work of the Bob Moog Foundation: Dr. Bob's SoundSchool, the Bob Moog Foundation Archives, and the Moogseum.

The Bob Moog Foundation is an independent 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Our support comes from donors like you."

Monday, October 16, 2023

Win a Vintage Memorymoog Signed by Dominic Milano of Keyboard Magazine

video upload by moogfoundation

"Get your tickets:

The Bob Moog Foundation is excited to announce its Fall 2023 Raffle for a fully-restored vintage Memorymoog Plus synthesizer, serial number 3068, manufactured between 1983 and 1985.

This one-of-a-kind Memorymoog Plus, valued at $15,000, was owned and played by Dominic Milano, former editorial director of Keyboard magazine. Milano, author of the original Memorymoog manual and a long-time friend of synthesizer pioneer Bob Moog, has also autographed the unit.

All proceeds from the raffle of the instrument, valued at $15,000, will benefit the Bob Moog Foundation, an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that seeks to inspire creative thinking at the intersection of science, music, history and innovation through its three hallmark projects: Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool, the Bob Moog Foundation Archives, and the Moogseum."

Wednesday, October 04, 2023

Bob Moog Foundation Livestream Featuring Innovators Dave Rossum and Chris Meyer 7 p.m. ET. Today

"We’re just hours away from The Evolution of Modular Synthesis, available by livestream and in-person at Citizen Vinyl in downtown Asheville, NC starting at 7 p.m. ET.

Modular synthesis educator, musician, and inventor of vector synthesis Chris Meyer (Learning Modular, Alias Zone) and legendary synthesizer pioneer, innovator, and E-mu co-founder Dave Rossum (E-mu Systems, Rossum Electro-Music) will discuss the history and modern resurgence of modular synthesis with the Bob Moog Foundation Executive Director Michelle Moog-Koussa.

Between discussions, Meyer will perform music from his project, Alias Zone, which merges world music sounds with the limitless sonic possibilities of modular synthesis.

Tickets are $20 for entry at Citizen Vinyl, or pay-what-you-can starting at $10 for the livestream. We welcome our global supporters — the livestream will be available for 72 hours after the event for all ticket holders.



Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Bob Moog Foundation Shares The Story of Moraz at ProgStock 2023

via The Bob Moog Foundation

"We are excited to announce that the Bob Moog Foundation will be sharing a temporary exhibit featuring the life and work of virtuoso keyboardist Patrick Moraz at ProgStock 2023, taking place October 6-8, at the Williams Center in Rutherford, NJ. Moraz will be performing at the festival on Sunday evening.

The exhibit, filled with personal photos and narrative, traces over 70 years of Moraz's prodigious accomplishments, including his early training on the piano starting as a young child, his involvement in the bands Mainhorse, Refugee, Yes, The Moody Blues, and Moraz-Bruford, his extensive film scoring and solo albums.

Moraz's 1974 Minimoog and 2004 Voyager will also be part of the exhibit, on loan from Canadian synthesizer collector Lee Keeley.

Read more about the exhibit here.

Find out more about ProgStock and purchase tickets here:"

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Serial #1 2022 Minimoog Model D demo for Bob's Birthday Raffle

video upload by moogfoundation

"'A beautiful, beautiful machine' - keyboardist Ben Hovey

Enter to win it:

Asheville, N.C. musician Ben Hovey/HoveyKraft says it's 'really amazing to play a brand-new Minimoog Model D.'

** Raffle ends Friday June 23 at 11:59 p.m. ET **
If you don't enter, you can't win:

All proceeds benefit our projects sharing and preserving the legacy of Bob Moog: Dr. Bob's SoundSchool, the Bob Moog Foundation Archives, and the Moogseum.

Thanks to trumpet/keyboard player, Ableton Certified Trainer, playback engineer for Pitbull, featured Grammy Award-winning artist and sonic scientist Ben Hovey AKA HoveyKraft for exploring our Minimoog with us:

Big Moog Thanks to Moog Music for the generous donation of this gorgeous reissue Minimoog valued at over $5000 USD."

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Bob Moog Foundation Executive Director Speaks on the Sale of Moog Music to inMusic

video upload by moogfoundation

See the announcement here.

"June 13, 2023 marks a new chapter for the iconic company Bob Moog founded in 1954, as Moog Music shares that it has been acquired by inMusic.

Through Bob Moog, we share a common lineage with Moog Music. As Moog Music begins its new journey, we remind our community that the Bob Moog Foundation is and always has always been a separate, independent entity with separate goals and separate leadership.

The funding that empowers our work comes from our community. Our work is not sales and manufacturing, but inspiring people from all walks of life with Bob’s legacy, and carrying it forward to future generations.

In the spirit of our shared connection with Dr. Robert Moog, we hope this transition represents fresh new inspiration in the spirit of Bob's legacy."

Tuesday, May 23, 2023


via The Bob Moog Foundation

"The Bob Moog Foundation, in collaboration with Moog Music, is excited to announce its raffle for serial #1 of the latest version of the Minimoog Model D, released in 2022. Moog Music generously donated this one-of-a-kind coveted synthesizer, worth in excess of $5,000, to support the Foundation’s mission of carrying Bob Moog’s legacy forward by inspiring people of all ages through the intersection a science, music, technology, and innovation.

The raffle is open from 10am (ET) on May 23rd until 11:59pm (ET) on June 23rd.

Raffle tickets for the serial #1 2022 Minimoog Model D are $20 each, six for $100, 14 for $200 or 40 for $500.

The Minimoog featured is serial number MD00001.

It is the only Minimoog in existence with this serial number."

Monday, April 17, 2023

Bob’s Electric Birthday ⚡at the Moogseum with Patrick Gleeson

via The Bob Moog Foundation

Celebrate Bob Moog’s 89th “Electric Birthday” at the Moogseum With Us!

Join us at the Moogseum on Tuesday, May 23, what would have been Bob's 89th birthday, as we welcome modular synthesis pioneer Patrick Gleeson as our guest presenter, offer rare guided museum tours with our executive director, Michelle Moog-Koussa (Bob's daughter) and share coffee, cake, and champagne during a deep dive into the history of synthesis.

Get tickets here. Space is extremely limited, and synth community members are already attending from as far away as Georgia and Massachusetts.

“Bob’s Electric Birthday” also includes a live demo of the vintage Moog modular heard on the soundtrack to “Apocalypse Now” from legendary synthesizer pioneer, composer, producer, and Herbie Hancock collaborator Patrick Gleeson -- a lifelong friend of Bob Moog.

This is followed by an interview with Michelle Moog-Koussa about his storied career, followed by a short DJ set from Dr. Gleeson.

Monday, April 03, 2023

Dave Smith Added to Bob Moog Foundation's 'Captains of Industry'

via The Bob Moog Foundation

"The Bob Moog Foundation is proud to announce that the family of Dave Smith (1950-2022), synthesizer and MIDI pioneer, honors his legacy through the Foundation’s Captains of Industry program.

Smith posthumously joins industry innovators Tom Oberheim, Spectrasonics, Hans Zimmer, Ray Kurzweil, Marcus Ryle, Ernst Nathorst-Böös, iZotope, Christopher Kemper, Chris Halaby, Universal Audio, Gerhard Behles, 8Dio, Larry Thomas, John Worthington, and Daniel Haver, who empower the Foundation’s work with donations of $5,000 annually over three years.

An engineer and the founder of Sequential Circuits, later Sequential, Smith created the first polyphonic synthesizer with a fully programmable memory, the Prophet-5. A long line of innovative instruments followed.

He also spearheaded the development of MIDI, which revolutionized how musicians create music. In 2013, he won a Technical Grammy Award, alongside Ikutaro Kakehashi of Roland, for their contributions to the development of MIDI. Dave Smith often recalled getting his start with the purchase of his very first synth: a Minimoog."

via @sequentialLLC

Friday, February 24, 2023

Recorded live | Winter 2023 raffle Minimoog signed by Geddy Lee: Demo with Logos

video upload by moogfoundation

"Local producer and synthesist Jim Genaro, who performs music as Logos, demonstrates our fully restored, vintage raffle Minimoog, signed by the legendary Geddy Lee of Rush. Enter to win it here:

Raffle ENDS Monday, February 27, at 11:59 p.m. ET., or when all tickets are sold, whichever comes first.

Check out our video of Geddy playing the Minimoog!" [posted here]

Monday, February 20, 2023

Herb Deutsch Family Donation to Form Heart of New Bob Moog Foundation Archival Collection

via The Bob Moog Foundation

"We are thrilled to share that we have recently received a truly exceptional donation of artifacts from the estate of Herb Deutsch.

New in our archives is the first known audio recording of the historic 'Jazz in the Garden' concert performed in August 1968 at MOMA. These hugely significant items — early letters between Bob and Herb as they made musical history together, catalogs, reel-to-reel tapes, and much, much more — form the heart of our new Herb Deutsch Collection of the Bob Moog Foundation Archives.

It will be weeks or months before we can share the entire collection with our community. Until then, we are honored to steward these priceless pieces of electronic music history that Herb and Bob created together, and delighted at the opportunity to share them with you.

Your partnership and support empower us to provide a permanent home for historic items like those in the Herb Deutsch Collection.

Every raffle ticket, every merch purchase, every piece of gear bought from our Official Moogseum Reverb Shop supports efforts like this one — to preserve and celebrate the history of electronic music, and share it with the world.

We do this work together. Thank you for being part of it!"


Michelle Moog-Koussa: Remembering Herb

An excerpt:

"I would visit Herb and his wonderful wife Nancy every time I was in New York City, which allowed Herb and me to take long walks around their neighborhood. During those walks he would talk about Dad, the early days of pioneering the Moog synthesizer, about the darker period when Dad had to sell the business, the couple of times that Herb and Dad had significant disagreements, and the years Herb served as marketing director, and then sales director for Moog Music in Buffalo, in the period after Dad had left the company."

Read the full remembrance of Herb Deutsch here.

Monday, February 06, 2023

Win a vintage Minimoog signed by Geddy Lee of Rush ⚝ and The Bob Moog Foundation

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"Enter here to win: | Ticket sales are from February 6 to February 27, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET, or when all 10,000 tickets sell out, whichever comes first. Raffle open INTERNATIONALLY, and all proceeds benefit our projects.

Special thanks and Big Moog Love to Geddy Lee 🎸, Meg Symsyk 🇨🇦, André Cholmondeley 🎹, John 'Skully' McIntosh 🎤, Robert Fantinatto 🎥, Jason Amm🎵, Daniel Hewlett👨‍💻, Linus Booth 🃏 and Standard Time 🕔.

'This is science meets music, and I think it’s important to recognize the role technology plays in all art forms.' — Geddy Lee

Sign up here for updates on our innovative projects, future raffles, and info on how to be part of sharing Bob's legacy and inspiring the future with the science of sound:"

Monday, January 30, 2023

Twenty synth pioneers, three signatures: one historic calendar

via The Bob Moog Foundation

Get your calendar here

"Synth icons Dave Rossum, Roger Linn, and Tom Oberheim have all signed select copies of our "Synth Pioneers" 2022-2023 18-month calendar!

Our epic Synthesizer Pioneers 18-month calendar honors 20 innovators from over the past 60 years, and keeps time through June 2023.

It's the first calendar celebrating the achievements of synthesizer pioneers from all over the world. Each one of these iconic creators is mentioned in our calendar:
Harry Olson
Herbert Belar
Raymond Scott
Harald Bode
Bob Moog
Don Buchla
Peter Zinovieff (EMS)
Alan R. Pearlman (ARP)
Ikutaro Kakahashi (Roland)
Felix Visser (Synton)
Fumio Mieda (KORG)
Dave Smith
Wolfgang Palm (PPG)
Kim Ryrie and Peter Vogel (Fairlight)
Ray Kurzweil
Makoto Fukuda (Casio)

Many of the pioneers contributed photos (some of which are suitable for framing) from their private archives for this collector's item. Also included are dates of historic importance from the timeline of synthesis, many of them provided by the pioneers themselves.

As of publication, there are
just 14 signed copies left.

Tom Oberheim signs a Synth Pioneers calendar at NAMM 2022

All sale proceeds from Synth Pioneers
benefit our work!


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