Gallery: Classic and New Synths at Moogfest 2017

For synth heads, a trip to Moogfest is like going to NAMM, SXSW, and Coachella all at the same time. For three days, you can see presentations on synth performance, design, and musical and artistic theory by day, and live sets from electronic music luminaries both iconic and contemporary by night.

But for folks just looking to twiddle some knobs, the modular marketplace and Moog installations at the American Tobacco Campus are the best place to get lost in a headphone soundscape of textures and tones. This is where Reverb set home base with some of our favorite synths and pedals.

From there, we could explore all the various Moogs, modules, and synth innovations. Here’s a look at what we found.

A hodgepodge of synth favorites at the Reverb booth. Selections include a Juno–106, Juno Alpha, an EDP Wasp, and Moog Micromoog.

A nearly completed Moog rolling off the line at the company’s pop–up factory.

An EDP Wasp at the Reverb booth, on loan from Steve Albini of Electrical Audio.

Close–up on the new Novation Peak. Just hitting the market now, this polysynth is poised to be one of the breakout instruments of the year.

Nestled in our board of EHX pedals: Big Muff inventor and EHX CEO Mike Matthews with Bob Moog himself.

Moog Pop–Up Factory

This Moog installation provided visitors with specific knob arrays to recreate classic Moog–fueled pop hits.

One of dozens of complete modular Eurorack systems on display in the marketplace.


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