Friday, September 24, 2010

Bob Moog and his Invention

Today I have a little history lesson for you guys. It's about the Moog synthesizer. Bob Moog's synth was a big fucking deal in the world of electronic music. It's been scaled down many times over the years, but it's sounds are still used today.



I'm pretty sure most of you are familiar with A Clockwork Orange, which has a mostly moog-based soundtrack done by Wendy Carlos. Speaking of Wendy Carlos, I stumbled upon a vinyl copy of Switched On Bach a few days ago.

Anyway, here's some Clockwork Orange. I'd strongly recommend getting a copy of the soundtrack if you don't have it already. Sorry the video's fucked up, I'll upload one later.

23 comments:

  1. wow this is very neat.

    thanks for the post!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Pretty cool, i'll be following you.

    ReplyDelete
  3. All i can say is Wow..
    The epic sounds coming from the keyboard/piano are amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  4. The "Switched-On Back" LP Cover is like... OMFG WTF? why would you wear that and why would you sit like that and wtf is going on???

    The Moog Master himself looks like some indian nerd, but I do like the sounds of this thing! Ive heard that it was also used for the "There will be blood" OST, but im not really sure!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Can you imagine how many takes it must have taken to record Switched-on Bach? That was before the days of sequencers and they could only play one note at a time, so they had to keep recording over it.

    ReplyDelete
  6. clockwork orange had an awesome soundtrack.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Always been interested in this shit, thanks

    ReplyDelete
  8. i love the soundtrack to clockwork orange

    ReplyDelete
  9. Really brings me back to the fucked up genious that is Clockwork Orange. Love it.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Cool post!
    Followin n supportin :)
    Check my blog!

    ReplyDelete
  11. "walter, now know as wendy"
    lol'd!!!

    ReplyDelete