Dr. Bob’s Interactive Sonic Experience at Moogfest 2012

Theremins, Synthesizers, Oscilloscopes and Custom Educational Materials Bring Bob Moog’s Technical Legacy to Light at Moogfest

As in years past, the Bob Moog Foundation will provide our interactive setup of Moog instruments, custom instruments and custom educational materials to engage people in the science and art that is the Moog legacy. This year our setup is expanded by the additional of  two new instruments on loan from our friends at Moog Music, Inc.: the Voyager XL and the Minitaur. These additions bring our total to five different synthesizers that attendees can explore, along with several theremins and effect processors.

In addition to the bay of spectacular instruments,  we will also have an oscilloscopes on hand enabling attendees to see the different waveforms they are creating.  This, coupled with newly created custom educational materials that explain wave forms, oscillators, filters, envelopes, and amps will allow attendees to visualize and conceptualize what is happening as they make explore the sonic universe.  Synth newbies and know-it-alls alike can benefit from our newest addition to the Sonic Experience, a complete line of banners demonstrating the functionality of the different components of the synthesizer. If envelopes, filters and oscillators have been a mystery for you in the past, swing by the Diana Wortham Theatre (click for directions) and take a look at our easy to understand explanations and give a Voyager or Little Phatty another try.  We’ll be on hand to help!

We will also host two special guests this year.  Logos (Jim Genaro) and his PsybOrg will be on hand doing demonstrations throughout Moogfest weekend.  The PsybOrg incorporates analog synthesizers, digital technology, and interactive visual effects along with two layers of keyboards, a modular analog synthesizer that utilizes oscillators and effects from Moog Music, an integrated computer and digital controllers  to manipulate sounds. and a voltage-control enabled theremin. Tony Rolando of Make Noise Modules will also have a modular setup on site for the weekend.  Get your banana cable fix patching these unique modules.  Check out the different gear he has available here.  These are two opportunities that Moogfest attendees should not miss!

The Bob Moog Foundation will be set up with Dr. Bob’s Sonic Experience on Friday and Saturday, October 26 and 27, from 12-9 PM and Sunday, October 28, from 1-5 PM.  The Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place (click for directions) is open to the public and free of charge.  We look forward to seeing you there!

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