CONGRATULATIONS TO THOMAS MULHERN FROM
CALIFORNIA, USA, THE WINNER OF THE 15TH ANNIVERSARY
Our 15th Anniversary Minimoog Raffle has ended!
We are deeply grateful to the 1,929 people from 44 countries who purchased tickets for a chance to win this stunning, vintage Minimoog Model D signed by Bob Moog, and for helping us sell this raffle out!
Your support creates vital funding for adapting to the chages brought on by the pandemic, including creating an online companion for the curriculum for Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool, and hosting virtual events from the Moogseum.
The Bob Moog Foundation is thrilled to announce its 15th Anniversary Minimoog Raffle featuring a vintage, archetypal Minimoog Model D synthesizer, serial number 6572, signed by Bob Moog himself.
“The Bob Moog Foundation is excited to offer this extraordinarily special Minimoog synthesizer with Bob’s distinct signature in concert with our upcoming 15th anniversary later this month,” remarked Executive Director, Michelle Moog-Koussa. “The Foundation formally launched on August 21, 2006, exactly one year after Bob’s passing. Since that time, his legacy and spirit have been the inspiration that fuels our work in education, archive preservation, and the creation of our beloved Moogseum. We hope that the winner of this Minimoog will also be deeply inspired by Bob’s spirit.”
Tickets are $20 each, six for $100, 14 for $200, or 40 for $500
The 15th Anniversary Minimoog Raffle is open internationally from August 2, 2021 until 11:59pm EDT on August 30, 2021 or until all 5,000 tickets are sold, whichever comes first.
The vintage Minimoog Model D being offered is serial number 6572, and was built at Moog Music’s Williamsville, NY factory during the mid 1970s. This synthesizer has an estimated value of over $9,500, and due to the highly coveted nature of this archetypal synthesizer, and its iconic signature from Bob Moog, it will only go up in value.
This Minimoog has been meticulously restored by venerated synthesizer technician Wes Taggart of Analogics, and is in excellent technical and physical condition, with minor flaws that are normal with the age of the instrument.
“It’s a really big sound with a small footprint.” – Jil Christensen
Our 15th Anniversary Minimoog Raffle is Over 60% Sold Out!
Bob Moog’s connection to the mountains of Asheville, NC
The Minimoog Model D is widely regarded as the most iconic analog synthesizer of all time, and has been recognized as such by the likes of MusicRadar and SonicState.com. Its internal wiring configuration and front panel layout have defined the general synthesizer configuration for decades. It is renowned for its robust, incomparable bass and lead sounds, which are rooted in its three voltage controlled oscillators (one of which can be used as a low frequency oscillator) and its legendary filters. The Minimoog uses a 4-pole (24 dB/octave) low-pass filter with cutoff, resonance, ADS envelope, and keyboard tracking controls. To this day, Moog’s filter design is widely regarded as the standard to which all others are compared.
Funds raised from the raffle will be used to continue growing the Foundation’s hallmark educational project, Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool, currently inspiring over 3,000 elementary school students per year through the science of sound, and poised to grow nationwide in 2022. The raffle will also help support the Moogseum, an immersive, experiential facility located in Asheville, NC, which brings Bob Moog’s pioneering legacy and the science of sound and synthesis alive for people of all ages. The Moogseum opened in late May of 2019, and has welcomed tens of thousands of visitors from all over the world.
The Bob Moog Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization founded one year after Bob Moog’s passing in 2005 to carry his legacy forward to future generations. The Foundation’s mission is to ignite creativity through the intersection of science, music, and innovation. Its projects include Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool, a 10-week innovative curriculum that teaches children about the science of sound through music and technology, the preservation of the Bob Moog Foundation Archives, through which the organization protects and shares over 10,000 historical artifacts with museums, researchers and enthusiasts, and the Moogseum, a facility that serves to celebrate the history of Bob Moog’s legacy and explore the science and art behind sound and synthesis. The Moogseum is located in the heart of downtown Asheville, NC.
The Bob Moog Foundation is an independent 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization and is not affiliated with Moog Music, Inc.
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