After twenty years of production, Moog Music has announced the end of the coveted Moogerfooger analogue effects range.
In a statement (or obituary, depending on how you read it) released today, Moog Music has celebrated the legacy of the classic Moogerfooger range, as well as detailing their intentions to continue manufacturing the effects units until their parts inventory runs dry.
"Today we say farewell to the Moogerfooger family of voltage-controlled analog effects after a 20-year production run," wrote Moog. "As one of the longest running lines in the Moog Factory, the Moogerfooger family holds a special place in our hearts. We will continue building a limited quantity of units here at the Moog Factory while our remaining inventory of parts and materials last."
To further salute the legacy of the effects range, ambient composer Colleen has teamed up with Moog Sound Lab to release an EP entitled Variables, which sees the artist using an array of Moogerfooger effects in conjunction with a pocket piano, Septavox and her own voice.
Inspired by Moog's classic synthesiser modules of the '60s and '70s, the Moogerfooger range was conceptualised by synth OG and analogue god Bob Moog himself, and included effects such as the MF-101 Low Pass Filter, MF-102 Ring Modulator, MF-103 12 Stage Phaser and the MF-104 Analog Delay. Notable users include John Frusciante and Josh Klinghoffer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Josh Homme and Alain Johannes of Queens of the Stone Age, and the untouchable lord of low frequencies, Thundercat.
Keep your eyes peeled for the last of Moog's Moogerfooger range via their Australian distributors Innovative Music.