pleased to auction a Moog Little Phatty Stage II synthesizer signed by over 15
artists from the floating musical adventure, Jam Cruise 10.
During Jam Cruise 10, which took
place from January 9-14 2012, both legendary and contemporary musicians signed
the instrument, including: Bruce Hornsby, John Oates (Hall and Oates), Robert
Walters (Greyboy Allstars), Neal Evans (Soulive), Joe Tatton (The New Mastersounds),
Joel Cummins (Umphrey’s McGee), Nigel Hall (Lettuce), Rich Vogel (Galactic), Skerik
(Garage a Trois), Alex B. (Paper Diamond), Adam Deitch (Break Science). Steve
Kimock, Toots (Toots and the Maytals), Trombone Shorty, Colonel Bruce Hampton,
That One Guy, DJ Logic, Ulises
Bella (Ozomatli), Asdru Sierra (Ozomatli).
from the auction will benefit Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool, the Foundation’s
educational program that teaches children the science of sound through the
magic of music. Using electronic musical instruments such as theremins,
synthesizers and effect pedals, as well as oscilloscopes and other teaching
aides, the innovative program engages children in the basic physics of sound through
the parameters of electronic music. A standardized curriculum for Dr. Bob’s
SoundSchool is currently in a pilot phase with the Asheville City Schools at
the second grade level. The Foundation’s
goal is to grow the program nationwide. Dr. Bob’s SoundsSchool brought its
experiential learning experience to 50 children in Jamaica as part of Jam
Cruise’s Positive Legacy project.
The Little Phatty® synthesizer was donated to the
Bob Moog Foundation by Moog Music, Inc. The Little Phatty Stage II is a monophonic analog synthesizer manufactured by Moog Music since 2006. It puts the performer in control of 100% analog signal path, two Voltage
Controlled Oscillators and the Voltage Controlled Filter. Other versatile
features include external audio input, CV and KB gate input, full MIDI
controller, MIDI over USB, MIDI Clock Sync, an arpeggiator and Tap Tempo. The
Little Phatty Stage II brings true analog synthesis to contemporary performance
and production, making it a modern music powerhouse.
The Bob Moog Foundation honors the legacy of synthesizer pioneer Bob Moog
through its mission of igniting the innovative and creativity spirit through
the intersection of music, science, history, and innovation.
include the Dr. Bob's SoundSchool, which brings electronic musical instruments
into the schools to teach children science through music; the Archive
Preservation Initiative, an effort to preserve and protect the inventor's
extensive and historical archive; and the future Moogseum, an innovative
educational, historical, and cultural facility that will bring Bob Moog's
spirit alive through interactive, experiential exhibits. (http://www.moogfoundation.org)