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Bob Moog - In Memoriam

There are not many people who have succeeded in creating new musical instruments that have gained wide usage but Bob Moog was one of those.

His synthesizer achieved a mythic reputation for people of my generation with the beach boys and Emerson Lake and Palmer who I heard live in concert. It was on leaning of the existence of a realistic software emulation of this instrument that led to the beginning of this enterprise. My first experiments were with ELP midi files which I found worked well with the moog and a Hammond organ emulation.

The marimba we have used on many of our tracks is a Moog emulation but the Mega Moog on Gounod's Marionette's Funeral March is a particularly appropriate example of how effective it can be. You could also try the HiFi streaming sample of Bach's Fugue in D minor to hear it at full power.

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