New Sirin Synthesizer + more @ Week Long "Moog House of Electronicus Pop-Up" in LA + New Arturia MicroFreak @ NAMM 2019

Posted by Billyjam, January 25, 2019 02:29pm | Post a Comment

Attention LA area musicians and fans of the fat sound of Moog synthesizer: make time to visit the week-long Moog House of Electronicus Pop-Up museum in the King Sim Theatre in the Chinatown district that offers a wide display of models of the pioneering electronic musical instrument that altered the face of pop music over the past half-century. [See the accompanying just published Top Ten Countdown of Moog Featured Songs Amoeblog].
In celebration of  the newly launched Sirin Moog synth model that oscillates in the higher octaves of experience, The Moog House of Electronicus Pop-Up is an interactive museum and workshop space dedicated to the all things Moog.

Scheduled to coincide with the big annual NAMM show in Anaheim, that also opened yesterday, the Moog museum is at 712 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90012 the pop-up will be open everyday to the public for free from noon-8pm through next Wednesday, January 30th. At the interactive hands-on Synth museum all are welcome to pull up a seat and play from the wide variety of Moog synths on display including the aforementioned brand new Sirin polyphonic Moog One synthesizer, as well as check out the various interactive sculptural synthesis installations. Nick Sanborn (Sylvan Esso/Made Of Oak) will be on hand demo’ing the new model’s various features (see him in video demo above using Sirin and DFAM analog synths) while Bana Haffer will be giving daily synthesizer workshops. Register here ASAP to ensure enrollment as workshop space is limited.
The one week only pop-up is designed to promote the limited production run (2500 made) of the Sirin by Moog. According to the Ashville, NC company the new Sirin synthesizer module is based on the iconic
  Moog Taurus sound engine. “Presented in the familiar compact form of the Moog Minitaur--Sirin is the first instrument in Moog’s Taurus family of bass synthesizers designed to generate pitches far above above middle C, with an extended frequency range that reaches notes up to D8,” is how the makersdescribe the Sirin that can be connected directly to any MIDI-note controller. It can also be “hooked up to a computer via USB to explore even deeper layers of sound design, where every parameter can be manipulated, automated, and recalled using Sirin’s dedicated Editor Librarian Software (free download for PC and Mac),” they say.  

The Moog House of Electronicus Pop-Up museum is located at 712 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90012  where it is located in the King Sim Theatre in LA's Chinatown district, open from noon-8pm each day through next Wednesday, January 30th, 2019.  Read previous Amoeblogs on the history of Moog and its festival, as well as the Moog Thermini that landed at Amoeba SF a few years back. And be sure to check out the accompanying just published Top Ten Moog Featured Pop Hits Amoeblog.

For more info on this week's big annual music gear convention in Anaheim, that opened yesterday and runs thru Sunday Jan 27th, visit The NAMM Show where such other new synth related musical creations as the brand new Arturia MicroFreak digital synthesizer are being unveiled for first time. See the demo video below of this other new cool piece of gear that combines digital oscillators with a self-resonating analog filter, along with a sequencer and arpeggiator for live use.

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