24 Dec 2008

An intro to the Moog synthesizer

From RNZ Music

In a world gone digital, Moog synthesisers still have a special place in the hearts of many musicians who love the warmth of their analogue sounds. Even now, any instrument bearing the label 'Moog' is revered.

The Robert Moog tribute stage at North East Art Rock Festival in Pennsylvania, 2012

The Robert Moog tribute stage at North East Art Rock Festival in Pennsylvania, 2012. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

In 1971, American engineer Robert 'Bob' Moog created one of the first commercially available synthesisers - the Minimoog.

It introduced a whole world of musicians to the infinite possibilities of synthesised sound.

Nick Dwyer speaks to Mr Moog in Cape Town South Africa, two years before his death, and meets a selection of Kiwi musicians who walk him through the wonders of the Moog.