Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Moog (yes, that Moog) to build its first guitar...with infinite sustain

Click here for full story on Gizmodo.

I can only imagine how sweet this thing is, given how insanely awesome Moog synths are. Here's a short list of its features:

•FULL SUSTAIN MODE - like no other sustainer; infinite sustain on every string, at every fret position and at any volume. You may have heard sustain before but not with this power (we call it "Vo Power") and clarity.

•CONTROLLED SUSTAIN MODE - allows you to play sustained single or polyphonic lines without muting technique. The Moog Guitar sustains the notes you are playing while actively muting the strings you are not playing.

•MUTE MODE - removes energy from the strings, resulting in a variety of staccato articulations. The mute mode has never been heard on any other guitar; the Vo Power stops the strings with the same intensity that it sustains them. You feel the instrument transform in your hands.

•HARMONIC BLENDS – use the included foot pedal to shift the positive energy of Vo Power in Sustain mode and the subtractive force of Vo Power in Mute mode between the bridge and neck pick-ups to pull both subtle and dramatic harmonics from the strings.

•MOOG FILTER - control the frequency of the built-in, resonant Moog ladder filter using the foot pedal or a CV Input.

Video Clip (featuring Fareed Hauque)


pw said...

Peter Frampton, talk box, and moog. "Show me the way"

Shelly Fire said...

Would it explode if used with an Ebow? Like "crossing the streams" or some shit?

Btw, I came here to make a new post about how I almost killed myself and ended up in the ER yesterday but I'll let this post have it's glory for a while.

Justin Fox said...

LOL at crossing the streams!

Yea dude, i'm pretty sure if you used an ebow on it, time and space might come undone. I'm interested to hear about the er story though.