The company is coordinating the new introduction with a special contest, in which participants enter to win the unique OMG-1 hardware synth developed by Eric Persing.
Produced by Persing, the Bob Moog Tribute Library features more than 700 new sounds for Spectrasonics’ synthesizer virtual instruments. Hans Zimmer, Vince Clarke, Jean Michel Jarre, Larry Fast, Danny Elfman and Jan Hammer are among the 40-plus distinguished musicians, composers and producers to have created sounds for the library.
The 2.4GB of new sound sources in the library were developed using an array of processing techniques, including rare gear like Buchla Modulars, the EMS Synthi AKS and Persing’s aforementioned OMG-1.
All of the proceeds from the sale of the new library go to supporting Bob Moog Foundation projects, including the MoogLab student outreach programme, the creation of the Moogseum, and to preserve and share’s Moog’s extensive archives.
The launch is accompanied by a contest that is set to distribute host of top prizes, including the one-off OMG-1, which combines a Moog Little Phatty analogue synthesizer, Spectrasonics’ flagship Omnisphere software synthesizer, an powerful internal Apple Mac Mini computer, dual Apple iPads, dual iPods, and Spectrasonics' brand-new Omni TR iPad app – all integrated into a hand-crafted curly maple cabinet created by American artisan Daniel Auon.
Contestants vying to win the OMG-1 should buy and download the $100 ‘Bob Moog Tribute Library’ for Omnisphere, then write one or more pieces of music utilising the sounds from the library. The deadline for submission is 15 July, 2011. The music will be judged by members of the Spectrasonics team and artists who contributed to the library. Numerous additional prizes for runner-ups will be presented when the contest winners are announced on 15 September, 2011. The OMG-1 grand prize will be presented by Eric Persing to the contest winner at the 2011 ‘MoogFest’ in October in Asheville, NC; Spectrasonics will be flying the winner to the event.
“The Bob Moog Foundation is proud and grateful to be the beneficiary of Spectrasonics’ Bob Moog Tribute Sound Library for Omnisphere,” said Michelle Moog-Koussa, executive director of the Bob Moog Foundation and Moog’s daughter. “It is especially gratifying to see a leader in the music technology industry paying tribute with a project of this magnitude. Eric Persing’s goal to help the Bob Moog Foundation move closer to achieving its mission will undoubtedly provide significant resources by which our organization will grow and continue to carry Bob's legacy into the future.”