Remembering Bob Moog; Moog Foundation Established

From our friends at Moog Music, an update. In short: there will not be a public memorial, but The Bob Moog Foundation will help advance the cause of electronic music. ASHEVILLE, N.C. — August 21, 2005 — Bob died this afternoon at his home in Asheville, N.C. He was 71. Bob was diagnosed with brain […]

Remembering Bob Moog

Previously on CDM: A Bob Moog Timeline How to use a Moog Modular Bob Moog as movie star and action figure Inside a Minimoog Voyager Moog “Analog Silence” April Fool’s Voyager Rack Mount Edition CDM’s Moog Voyager ringtone More reflections through the week; please send yours, too. Jason at ThereminWorld talks about being invited to […]

Remembering Bob Moog: Words and Videos

Thousands of musicians and colleagues around the world continue to remember Bob Moog today. As I observed today on Gizmodo, it’s hard to find a picture of Bob alone. He’s always got a smile from ear to ear, and a musician or colleague (or two or three) in his arms.Music technology writer colleagues of mine […]

Remembering Bob Moog: Composer Richard Lainhart [Updated]

Composer, author, and filmmaker Richard Lainhart (award-winning, internationally performed composer who has worked with the likes of Steve Reich and John Cage) writes CDM with memories of Bob Moog: I first met Bob Moog around 1973, when I was attending the State University of New York at Albany and studying electronic music and composition with […]

“This Spartan Life”: Halo-driven Talk Show Features Game Boy Music

Chris Burke, master Game Boy music impersario and ringleader of the 8bit collective, has a “talk show.” How different is it from “Late Night”? Let us count the ways. This Spartan Life First, there’s the setting. Guests have a tendency to get shot at — a lot. That’s the problem with hosting your talk shows […]

Saxxy: Synthesizer Saxophone-Tuba-Clarinet Kazoo!

It’s a saxophone! It’s a tuba! It’s a clarinet! It’s a kazoo! It’s none of these — it’s Saxxy! I can’t possible top the ad copy to describe this, so let’s just read and enjoy: “Saxxy™ is the fun new kazoo — a sophisticated electronic musical instrument that makes it easy for anyone to play […]

KVR.Almost: KVR Audio Gets Parodied

It had to happen sooner or later: audio plugin news and music software discussion site KVR Audio gets its own (loving) parody site: Almost KVR Sure, some of the fake news posts are sophomoric, but aside from the brilliant “Globosoft has updated Zenith Platinum Pro VX Plus + to v3.0.92.74c” news parody, you’ll find some […]

How to Start a Nintendo DS ElecktroPlankton Band

Yet more Nintendo music-making — this time with the strange and fascinating ElectroPlankton music game for the Nintendo DS. Thomas at MileZero has started a tutorial on starting a “one-man band” using ElectroPlankton: Part one: introduction and why he did it Part two: Working with Luminaria (don’t ask; think you have to try it!) If […]

Great Synth Movies: Revenge of the Nerds (1984)

It’s summer, and that means time to put aside productive things (like trying to sort out Logic’s Environment or fathom advanced programming in Reaktor) and veg out in front of the idiot box. CDM proudly presents the greatest synth-laden movies of all time, in no particular order. The envelope please . . . Revenge of […]

Game Boxes as Instruments: Original Game Boy Reigns Supreme

Looking for a gaming portable that doubles as an instrument? The Micro is tiny, but it’ll set you back US$99: Game Boy Micro launches September 19 in US, November 4 in EuropeNintendo’s Game Boy Micros is just about a month away in the US, but the launch price is higher than anticipated. Will it dampen […]