Moog Music – makers of sought-after analog synths and music equipment – have just announced plans to create a classic 1969 modular synthesizer. The synth station, called the IIIp, will reportedly cost $35,000 to purchase.
Moog doesn’t normally sell these super-high end synthesizers, though they’re not cheap their synths are still affordable. But this is more of a “side-gig” for the North Carolina based company.
According to CreateDigitalMusic.com:
But, if that’s Moog’s day job, they have this … side hobby. And that’s been recreations – not just of the original Minimoog, but of much more complex modular instruments. What appeared to be a one-off novelty (a recreation of Keith Emerson’s modular rig) turned out to be an ongoing fascination of the company’s engineering team. And they’re not easy or inexpensive to make.
Only 40 of these modular monsters will be made and they will begin shipping around May of this year. This is definitely a luxury item, but if you’re into hardware modular synths and have the spare money – it’s definitely one to consider.
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