Moog making modular synths again (watch a new doc w/ Gavin Russom, Suzanne Ciani, Jacques Greene & more)
The Moog System 55, now back on the market
50 years ago the Moog modular synthesizer represented as radical a transition as Kandinski's abstracts or Kodak's cameras - offering both a break from yesterday and a startling glimpse of tomorrow. And, as with all cultural explosions, the impact of Dr. Moog's invention was impossible to evaluate from the epicentre. It's only now, 50 years down the line that we can get some measure of the importance, and the sheer untapped potentiality of the Moog Modular Synthesizer.
Today, it is with great excitement that we announce our plans to recommence a limited run manufacturing of three of our most sought after 5U large format modular synthesizers: The System 55, the System 35 and the Model 15. These three modular synthesizer systems were originally created and manufactured by Moog in 1973.
While the price tag of these legendary Moog modular synths is out of the range of most people's budget (System 55 is $35,000), it's still pretty cool that interest is high enough that they're being made again. If you don't know what a modular synth is, Moog has released a 20-minute documentary featuring folks like Suzanne Ciani, Dick Hyman, plus Gavin Russom and Holy Ghost! (who both played the DFA Winter Workout last night in NYC), Jacques Green and more. You can watch it below...
Back to the Future Sounds
Stereolab - "Miss Modular"