| Musikmesse '07: Moog Music Inc® Strategic Alliance Announced -
Musikmesse '07: Moog Music Inc® Strategic Alliance Announced|
IK Multimedia, Sonic Reality, and Moog Music Inc. join forces for new sample-based products focused on vintage analog synths
IK Multimedia and Sonic Reality are proud to announce a strategic alliance with Moog Music Inc®
to bring out sample-based products focused on legendary Moog
synthesizer sounds. In an effort to present the flavors of Moog
synthesizer history as playable sounds, Sonic Reality has sampled the
entire range of vintage Moog synthesizers and together with IK
Multimedia, they have created "SampleMoog," the first comprehensive
collection of Moog samples available as a plug-in powered by SampleTank.
there are already some Moog-themed plug-ins out there, we wanted to
capture the wider sonic flavors that come from the entire range of Moog
synthesizers put out over the years including vintage Polymoogs,
Memorymoogs and Taurus Pedals as well as the latest Minimoog Voyager
and other synths that have never been modeled," says Dave Kerzner, CEO of Sonic Reality. "We're
honored to be doing this in cooperation with Moog Music Inc. and the
Moog Foundation to pay homage to the legendary Bob Moog and present
these timeless sounds in software for anyone to use in their music."
Mike Adams, CEO of Moog Music Inc. added, "Moog
is very pleased to support Sonic Reality and IK Multimedia, the world
leaders in sample-based software synthesis, in developing these samples
that cover the history of Moog from Bob's original modular systems thru
today's Minimoog Voyager. The quality of these samples is absolutely
The goal of these sample-based Moog-themed
products is to broaden the awareness of the wonderful sounds of Moog
synthesizer history and the accomplishments of Bob Moog as well as
bringing musicians an affordable source of some of the boldest, phat,
punchy, liquid and cutting synth sounds you can find anywhere.
SampleMoog is one diverse synth plug-in to use in any style of music
from electronic music to rock, hip hop, R&B, pop, progressive,
avant garde experimental and more.
Bob Moog's daughter,
Michelle, director of the Bob Moog Memorial Foundation for Electronic
Music had this to say about the project: "Dad
was committed to creating tools that allowed musicians to customize
their instrument's sounds and therefore give their creativity a musical
voice; this product is an extension of that in the digital world. The
Bob Moog Foundation is honored to be part of this tribute to the sounds
and legacy of Bob Moog and is deeply grateful to Sonic Reality and IK
Multimedia for their support."