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The Emerson Moog Modular

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This news is a couple of, three weeks old; which matters not really, just pointing it out because I did not know of this until today. And for me this is a fun, honorable, historical, and musically significant announcement.

YouTube vid of announcement with Mr. Keith Emerson:

From the MoogMusic.com site:

“On the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the Moog Modular, the first voltage controlled synthesizer, Moog Music is proud to honor Keith Emerson and his seminal collaboration with Bob Moog. Today, for the first time at Moogfest 2014, Moog Music reveals its three year effort faithfully recreating the iconic Emerson Moog Modular.”

They go on to mention…
“Moog Music is proud to partner with Keith Emerson and salute his pioneering artistry with the announcement that Moog will build a handful of these incredible, custom handcrafted Emerson Moog Modular Systems.”

For a big fan of both gentlemen, this was extremely pleasant news for me. This is a wonderful tribute to two men who helped to change the course of music history as well as a tribute to the fans. And as to the hardware itself; I am quite a fan of the actual machine, and it’s sonic capabilities. I think this is one of the coolest things I’ve seen within the worlds of synths; and there has been a lot of cool synth news over the past year.

Be seeing you
— Bourne 11May14

Announcement: MoogMusic.com
Emerson and modular b&w#1 —

KE with modular behind him b&w#2 —

KE modern day modular —