Moog Receives Outstanding Technical Achievement Award for its Modular Recreation at 31st Annual TEC Awards
Moog Wins Big in "Musical Instrument Hardware" Category with its Faithful Recreation of Dr. Bob Moog’s Classic Modular Synth
Moog Music announced that it has won an award for Outstanding Technical Achievement from the NAMM Foundation for its faithful recreation of the Model 15, System 35 and System 55 modular synthesizers. Moog Music CEO and President Mike Adams was on hand to accept the award, which was presented in the Musical Instrument Hardware category at a special recognition ceremony on January 23rd during the 2016 NAMM show.
“It is an immense honor to be recognized with a TEC award for the Modular Recreation,” said Adams. “The award is a testament to the genius of Bob Moog’s original designs created over 40 years ago, and the hard work our team at Moog Music has put into faithfully recreating these classic instruments.”
Presented by the NAMM Foundation, the TEC Awards celebrate the best in professional audio technology and sound production. TEC award recipients are selected by a panel of respected industry professionals from the audio and creative disciplines. In addition to its win for the Modular Recreation, Moog Music was also nominated in the Musical Instru-ment Amplification & Effects category for its MF-Chorus and MF-Flange Minifooger ana-log effects pedals.
Following its recreation of the Emerson Moog Modular system last year, Moog began handcrafting three more modular systems starting in January 2015. These Modular Rec-reations include the System 55, the System 35 and the Model 15 analog synthesizers. Each system matches the original product specifications, manufacturing techniques and processes from the 1970s. Every module is built just as they were in 1973 - by hand-stuffing and hand-soldering components to circuit boards, and using traditional wiring methods. Even the front panels are photo-etched aluminum, a classic process rarely used today, to maintain the classic and durable look of vintage Moog modules.
For more information on Moog’s modular synthesizers, please visit http://www.moogmusic.com/products/modulars/.