The first Moogfest was a one-night event held in New York City in 2004. Like Moog Music itself, Moogfest has grown exponentially since its beginnings. Moogfest 2018 featured the launch of the Moog Grandmother analog synthesizer. To celebrate, Moog built 500 special edition Grandmother synths featuring a Moogfest 2018 badge. The Moog Grandmother Moogfest 2018 Edition also comes with a denim jacket. Look forward to more exciting news from Moogfest 2018.
Moogfest 2017 was halfway between an electronic music festival and a tech conference. Moog announced several new synthesizer products. At the same time, Moogfest featured electrifying performances and synthesis demonstrations by Flying Lotus, Animal Collective, Talib Kweli, Gotye and dozens of others. It was a magnificent presentation of music’s possibilities for the future; the latest achievements in technology-based musical instruments, and most importantly, musicians using that technology to create art.
Moogfest 2017 lecturers included Michael Stipe, Dr. Kate Shaw, Dave Smith and many leaders in a wide variety of musical, artistic, technological and philosophical disciplines. From an invitation-only cocktail party to a four-day sold-out event, Moogfest has grown exponentially, and it is certain to remain one of the year’s most hotly anticipated events among audio engineers, instrument manufacturers, and professional and aspirational musicians.
The big announcement at Moogfest 2017 was their intention to turn their design and manufacturing expertise to a reintroduction of the Moog Synthesizer IIIc in a special limited run, but all eyes were on their great achievement of the first half of this year, the SUBsequent 37 CV. The SUBsequent 37 CV features 4 CV and 2 Gate outputs (all assignable), a very big deal for synthesists. Artfully and ergonomically laid into a beautiful aluminum and hardwood chassis with an upgraded keybed, SUBsequent 37 CV was limited to a manufacturing run of only 2,000 units.
Guitar Center is proud to be a major sponsor of Moogfest, and we look forward to it as much as the rest of the synth community. If you haven't had the chance to experience Moogfest for yourself, we recommend booking the trip early.