next door to Moog Music’s factory in downtown Asheville, North Carolina, is another institution in electronic music—one that has been at the center of artist collaboration, new music discovery, and synthesis education for more than a decade.
Designed to be an immersive and inviting experience for creatives, the Moog Sound Lab is home to a carefully curated collection of vintage and modern instruments. In Moog’s popular artist performance series that bears the same name, musicians use this space as a stage to reimagine and perform original songs using the vast selection of synthesizers and other electronic instruments. Over the years, this studio space and series has attracted artists such as CHVRCHES, Tegan & Sara, El-P (Run the Jewels), Toro Y Moi, Sylvan Esso, Moses Sumney, and Jack Antonoff.
After a break in Moog Sound Lab video production during the height of the pandemic and the studio’s redesign, the series returns with a new selection of synth-packed performances ready for release. First, Moog spotlights producers Andy Stott and Debit as they create a full song with a range of semi-modular synthesizers.
Watch: Andy Stott & Debit Perform with Moog Matriarch, Grandmother, DFAM & Mavis
While traveling through North America on tour last spring, electronic music producers Delia Beatriz (aka Debit) and Andy Stott spent some quality time at Moog Music’s factory and studio space in Asheville, North Carolina
Inside the Moog Sound Lab, the two joined forces to compose and perform an original track infused with elements of each artist’s unique musical style, ranging from hard techno and post-punk to dream pop and Latin club music.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at how Andy Stott and Debit use Matriarch, Grandmother, DFAM, and Mavis in their creative process, integrating this selection of flexible hardware instruments with Ableton for a seamless production flow.
To catch up on past Moog Sound Lab performances and how the space has transformed over time, visit Moog’s YouTube channel.
What’s New in the Moog Sound Lab: Analog Hardware & More
In early 2020, the team at Moog Music embarked on a redesign of its memorable Sound Lab space, upgrading its library of instruments and integrating new professional recording gear thanks to partners like Rupert Neve Designs, Universal Audio, and Echo Fix. The full-featured single-room performance studio has expanded into a multi-room creative suite to accommodate a greater variety of events and experiences for both visiting artists and Moog employees.
Moog has brought viewers inside this electronic music wonderland with its Moog Demo Library series, educational livestreams, and innovative instrument announcement videos. Now, the revitalized Moog Sound Lab with its mix of vintage and modern electronic instruments—everything from the Minimoog Voyager and Sonic Six to Subharmonicon and Matriarch—is ready for artists to explore on site and fans to discover through exclusive videos.
As Moog continues to roll out new performances like the latest by Andy Stott and Debit, the Moog Sound Lab series promises to continue to feature diverse genres and styles, pushing the boundaries of sonic exploration to inspire the global creative community.
More about Moog Music
Moog Music is the world’s leading producer of theremins and analog synthesizers. The company and its customers carry on the legacy of its founder, electronic musical instrument pioneer Dr. Bob Moog. Moog’s instruments are assembled by hand in its factory in downtown Asheville, North Carolina. Learn more here.