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Re: New Product preview at the Ethermusic festival



Hi Kevin,
this is probably going to be the only reason to make me consider another 
guitar...
very interesting info, thank you very much for it.

I just don't see any chance to know/see/hear something more than the 
bouncing, few informations unofficially hitting the net.
Any chance to see an official move by moog ?

my best,
luca

www.unguitar.com

kkissinger@kevinkissinger.com wrote:

> Hello to all!
>
> I just returned from the Ethermusic Festival, sponsered by Moog 
> Music,  in Asheville, NC.
>
> Prior to my set on Thursday night, Jason Danillo from Moog Music  
> expertly demo'd a new product from Moog Music that is simply called:  
> "The Moog Guitar".
>
> I am not a guitarist myself however I was very impressed with what I  
> learned and heard about this product.  I run the risk of sounding 
> like  a "salesperson" however I want to share with you what I learned 
> and  heard regarding the Moog Guitar.
>
> My first impression of this instrument is that it was an electric  
> guitar with built in (software driven) fx in the body of the guitar.   
> And I would add, super CLEAN fx.  And the infinite sustain, for  
> example, was INFINITE with no noise, glitches, etc.  However, my 
> guess  about the theory of operation was mistaken.
>
> The guitar utilizes built-in ebows -- I'm not sure how many are built  
> into the guitar however there is a least one per string.  As many  
> readers here know, the ebow imparts energy to a string to set it into  
> vibration and keep it vibrating forever.  The engineers at Moog took  
> things to another level -- for ebow technology can do the opposite: 
> it  can be used to remove energy from a string, too.
>
> Each string is independently settable -- some can sustain, others can  
> sound in the normal (unsustained manner), others can produce a  
> staccatto pluck -- in fact, on of the sounds is a strum followed by a  
> bow.  This is all user-settable.  Jason strummed a chord and as the  
> chord died down a "bowed string chorus" came up -- as if an entire  
> string section was doubling Jason's guitar part.
>
> My first thought was: Ohhh... my looping friends would LOVE this.  
> And  the tone was really clean.  During Jason's demo, he mentioned 
> that  some people can't believe that this is all being done on the 
> strings  until he unplugs the guitar and folks listen to the strings 
> themselves.
>
> I look forward to hearing the "buzz" about this product among the  
> looping community as well as the theremin community (which includes  
> many guitarists and loopers).
>
> While ebows have been around for awhile, this new product takes 
> things  to another level.
>
> Best wishes to Moog Music.  May the new Moog Guitar inspire many  
> musicians and be another success story for Moog Music.
>
> All the best to one and all.
>
> -- Kevin
>
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