Moog no more

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Bob Moog, de uitvinder van de eerste elektronische synthesizer, is gisteren gestorven. Hij ontwierp een indrukwekkende lijst analoge synthesizers, zoals de Mini-Moog, de Moog Prodigy en de Moog Liberation. Bob Moog heeft voor zijn werk veel prijzen gekregen, waaronder 2 Grammys. Maar wat belangerijker is, is zijn grote invloed op de ontwikkeling van elektronische muziek. In april werd bij hem een hersentumor vastgesteld en daar is hij nu aan overleden. Bob Moog werd 71.

(Studio Brussel)


Muziek componeren en maken is 2, maar wie gaf een stem aan zoveel van die muziek? Iedereen kent wel een kenmerkende plaat met “dat vreemde geluidje”. Alle kans dat er een analoge Mini-Moog gebruikt is:

808 State, Ancient Monsters, Benny Anderson of Abba, Don Airey – modified by Moog for footpedal cross-modulation, Apollo 440 – on previously used by keith Emerson, Rod Argent, Peter Bardens, The Beloved – for basslines, Lassigue Bendthaus, Tim Blake – for Jerusalem, Michael Boddicker, Bronski Beat, The Boards of Canada, Bob Casale of Devo, Vince Clarke, Billy Cobham, Coldcut, Chick Corea – with aftertouch modification, Steve Cunningham, Dr. Dan of Col. Bruce Hampton and the Figi Mariners, Thomas Dolby, Neil Doughty of REO Speedwagon – on Ridin’ The Storm Out, Geoff Downes, George Duke – encased in plexiglass lit up and slingable, Kris of Dweeb, Depeche Mode, Electronic Dream Planet, Jean Michel Jarre, Kraftwerk, Keith Emerson, The Enid – had two of them, Everything But the Girl, Tommy Eyre, Larry Fast, Baby Ford, Front Line Assembly, Lowell George, Dave Greenfield, Manuel Goettsching, Jan Hammer – the Minimoog was part of the secret of his famous guitar sound (as used on his albums and for scores for the TV shows such as “Miami Vice”, Herbie Hancock – plus a ‘Waves’ modified Minimoog, Paul Hardcastle, Heatwave – on “Boogie Nights”, Steve Hillage – his was customised by Graham Wood, Robert Hoffman on Michael Jackson’s HIStory, Hammy Howell of the Darts, Michel Huygen of Neuronium, Tony Hymas of Ph.D., Incognito, Irakerre, J.J. Jeczalik, Mark Jenkins, Eddie Jobson of UK and on his “Green Album”, Howard Jones, Raymond Jones of Chic – played it via a remote keyboard, Brian Kehew and Roger Manning of The Moog Cookbook, Kraftwerk – on “Neon Lights”, Die Krupps, Jean-Michel Jarre, Geddy Lee of Rush, Howard Leese of Heart, Level 42, Steve Levine, Ian Lynn, Jon Lord, Magma, Nick Magnus with Steve Hackett, Manfred Mann, Mark Kelly of Marillion, Linda McCartney, Hugh McKenna of SAHB, John McLaughlin – he used 6 Minimoogs driven by a 360 Systems guitar synth, Jason Miles, Patrick Moraz both solo and on Yes’s Relayer LP, Rene Moore, Gary Moore, Bill Nelson – played one via a Hagstrom Patch 2000 guitar, Gary Numan, The Orb, David Paich, Bill Payne, Pere Ubu, Greg Phillinganes – including playing the Minimoog above his head, Steve Porcaro, Don Preston, The Prodigy, Pulp, Sun Ra, Toni Carey of Rainbow, Paul Raymond of UFO, Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, Andy Richards, Scott Ryser of the Units, David Sams with Bill Sharpe, Peter Sears of Jefferson Starship, Klaus Schulze, Sci-fi Steven of Bis, The Shamen, Tim Souster, Starbuck – toured nationally in 1976 supporting their mega-hit “Moonlight Feels Right” and had SIX!!! minimoogs on stage to reproduce the overdubbed, stacked Moog chords on the record, Startled Insects, Stereolab, Dave (Egg) Stewart, Tangerine Dream, Roger Troutman – with a voice-box, Ian Underwood, Ultravox, Uriah Heep, Visage, Vangelis, Paul Ward, Rick Wakeman, Chuck Wilde of Missing Persons, Curtis Williams of Kool and the Gang, Steve Winwood – including basslines on “Roll With It”, Bernie Worrell, Gary Wright – split, Rick Wright of Pink Floyd – on “Animals”.


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