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Press Release : Moog Announces Return of the Synthesizer IIIp to Production for Limited Time

Press release from Kate Kailus of hummingbirdmedia
Moog Announces Return of the Synthesizer IIIp to Production for Limited Time February 21, 2018 — Asheville, NC — In the late 1960s, Bob Moog and a team of ten skilled technicians began hand-building cutting-edge musical instruments that they called "synthesizers" — instruments that would radically change the landscape of music. The world got turned on to the idea of the synthesizer — and electronic music — through the visionary works of experimental musicians during the late 60s and early 70s. Wendy Carlos composed her sonic masterpiece Switched On Bach using the electronics of a customized Moog Synthesizer III — creating space for artists like George Harrison to employ his Moog Synthesizer IIIp on the Beatles’ Abbey Road sessions, and Isao Tomita to shape the sounds of “classitronica” using the first Synthesizer IIIp in Japan on Snowflakes Are Dancing. Although production of Synthesizer IIIp was discontinued in 1973, thes…

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