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Moog Music Factory

160 Broadway Street Asheville, NC 28801
Distance from hotel: 7.2 mi
Phone: (828) 239-0124

The music industry has always been affected by changes in technology and thanks to the Moog Music Factory in Ashville North Carolina there is a line of musical instruments that offer a quantum leap in musical sound and versatility of playing style.

For anyone curious about these exiting new instruments there is good news. Moog Music Factory has a web site that will allow you to learn more about their products while window shopping from the comfort of your computer screen. The Moog Guitar is a prime example of how Moog instruments offer sound versatility.

The intention of moog is to maintain the very nature of the guitar while at the same time bringing out the instruments natural attributes. How is this possible you might ask? Each time a string is vibrating, that vibration can be magnetically sustained at any fret position and volume. This is possible for single or polyphonic lines with the possibility of muting or removing energy from chosen strings to create a variety of staccato articulations. Some of the first mainstream talent to use moog instruments included the Beatles and Stevie Wonder.

In 1981 Moog introduced the monophonic Z80 microprocessor-controlled analog synthesizer which changed the music industry in ways that appear infinite. The minimoog synthesizer is considered the most popular music synthesizer of all times and continues to hold that title to date.

In August of 2006 the Bob Moog Memorial Foundation was launched to ignite creativity by combining music, history and science. The foundations projects include a student outreach program called MoogLab and Moogseum which is an innovative educational, historic and cultural facility.

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