Source Distribution Conducts Moog Workshop at Prestigious Abbey Road Institute


UK Moog distributor Source Distribution were recently invited to demonstrate Moog synthesizer products for students undertaking the Advanced Diploma in Music Production and Sound Engineering at the prestigious Abbey Road Institute, London.

Opened in 2015, Abbey Road Institute is the education initiative from the world famous Abbey Road Studios.  The institute offers a practical, hands-on course which aims to provide ‘Studio Education’ to to the high standards set by Abbey Road. The 12-month course covers audio engineering and acoustics, studio management and music business, music theory and production techniques, as well as establishing essential historical context surrounding the studio itself, and the techniques and technology employed and pioneered there.

 With this in mind, Source gave a brief history of the Moog company and its ground-breaking role in the popularisation and standardisation of the analogue synthesizer, with emphasis on the inception and development of the Minimoog Model D, now back in production for the first time since 1981. A modern Minimoog Model D was on demo, joined with the new Moog Sub 37, Mother-32 and Theremini synthesizers, to illustrate Moog Music’s employment of both new designs combining vintage analogue and modern digital technologies, combined with its faithful new productions of ground-breaking synthesizers from decades past.

 Following a historical discussion and an overview of tips, tricks and design principles regarding these synthesizers, Abbey Road Institute students were then invited to get hands on with the products and to audition, experiment and learn from on the day.

 Carlos Lellis, Programme Director “The Moog workshop helped to illustrate the concepts we cover during our lectures on sound synthesis. Our students really enjoyed the tactile experience of working with the Moog hardware, and we’ve found that the workshop has inspired them to create new music.”

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