Every year we drool at the idea of joining the Moogfest workshop and building something completely new and Moogy as part of the annual Moog Synthesizer festival. Last year it was the very exclusive and still unreleased Subharmonicon, the year before it was the remarkable DFAM drum machine. This year it looks like it’s going to be some kind of vocoder, at least that’s what appears to be in the promo video.
They haven’t expressly stated that what you see in the video is what you’re going to build in the workshop but it’s a pretty safe bet. In the video you can see it running with the other workshop projects and making an awesome noise. It’s in the same form factor as the Mother-32 and other projects. It appears to have 10 frequency band sliders and knobs with labels like Spectral Drift, Carrier, Resonance, VCO and Pulse Width. There’s a small patch bay over on the right.
Very interesting indeed.
The Engineers Pass
So, how do you get to build this machine at the Moogfest. Well, The Engineers Pass will cost you $1500. That’s for a two-day synth-building workshop run by Moog engineers. No experience is necessary although they say that soldering knowledge would be helpful. You also get priority access to other parts of the festival, some snacks and a goodie bag. There are limited spaces so if this is something you’d like to do you need to put your money down now.
Moogfest runs from Thursday 25th April until Sunday 28th at Downtown Durham, NC 27701. I’ve said this before but it’s always worth a try, if anyone wants to fly me out there and buy the ticket I would gladly build the project for you!