- Sight & Sound
April 29th, 2013
Tomorrow is a sweet day for Moog and Asheville. On Wednesday, May 1st Bob Moog will be inducted into the United States Patent and Trademark Office National Inventors Hall of Fame. This honor is bestowed on “individuals who conceived, patented, and advanced so many of the great technological achievements that have changed our world.”
For Bob, this achievement was Patent No. 3475623 more commonly known to Moog fans as the Moog Ladder Filter. The Ladder Filter was the first Voltage Controlled Filter and was used in the monstrous Moog modular synthesizers of the 60s, the Legendary Minimoog of the 70's, and is still the same filter topology used in all Moog Synthesizers to this day. The Ladder Filter creates the massive, thick sound for which Moog instruments are renowned.
To celebrate this historic occasion we are reissuing the Moog Ladder Filter Tee, which is now available for pre-order will ship with a free poster commemorating Bob Moog's induction to the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
For those of you lucky enough to be close to Asheville, we are hosting an ice cream social in the Moog Factory Store on May 1st starting at 6pm. Local ice creamery The Hop created a unique flavor of ice cream that Bob would have loved, chocolate, chocolate brownie (a chocaholic, Bob would bring brownies to the Moog Factory for special occasions like company birthdays, milestones, and holidays). Free beer and kombucha will be on tap from local breweries Pisgah Brewing and Buchi, and to top off the night local synth sensation Ice Cream will play a rare Moog synth heavy performance.
Ice Cream and ice cream, a sweet celebration for a tremendous occasion.
We are honored and excited to celebrate Bob’s Hall of Fame induction, and we want everyone to share in our joy. Come by and celebrate the sweetness with Moog.