Today, Paul Vo, our friend and the inventor of the technology behind the Moog Guitar and Moog Lap Steel announced the introduction of his newest invention: the Vo-96 Acoustic Synthesizer™. The Vo-96 augments and controls the vibration of guitar strings, dramatically expanding the sonic capabilities of almost any standard acoustic guitar.
Early testing of this concept was conducted by Moog Music in a BETA test phase code-named LEV-96. Learning from the results, Paul made important tweaks and improvements to the electronics, user interface and mechanical design. With Moog's blessing, the most advanced version of this paradigm-shifting technology is now poised to enter production. The instrument, officially named the Vo-96 Acoustic Synthesizer, is being offered through Paul’s company, Vo Inventions LLC.
In order to allow as many people as possible to be a part of this turning point in music technology, production of the Vo-96 Acoustic Synthesizer is being funded through a Kickstarter campaign. The campaign’s open structure and multiple contribution levels accommodate everyone from guitarists wanting a Vo-96 for themselves, to enthusiasts just wanting to help bring this technology to the world and participate in a piece of musical history.
Paul has been working with Moog since 2006 when the Moog Guitar was introduced to the world. We believe in his work, and are proud to support him in his journey.