Etherwave Pro Theremin
Bob started out selling Theremins in 1954. At the height of the cold war, they were suspiciously Soviet (Lenin had
been a big fan), and fantastically obscure, but were the core of Bob?s business for a decade. The $1495 Etherwave Pro
is probably the ultimate modern Theremin, with control voltage outputs to interface with analog synths. If $1.5k sounds
like a lot, it?s nothing compared with the original
1930s RCA Theremins,
which now fetch around $10,000.
Minimoog Voyager When the original Minimoog was launched in 1971, it was the first time a synthesizer
was designed to be a playable, portable musical instrument. Bob rejected a selection of whizzy-looking plastic designs
in favour of wooden box and a metal front panel. In 2002, Bob regained the rights to use his name, and launched the
Minimoog Voyager, a subtly updated but still all-analog monophonic synth, wrapped in a choice of Walnut or Maple. I
think it?s the most desireable mainstream synth you can buy, but at $2995 for the no-frills model, it should be. Still,
it?s the price of a Dual 2.7GHz G5, but in twenty years time, which one do you think will be worth more?
The Moogerfooger Range During the filming of the last Dr Who series, a
visiting geek saw an actor performing the
voice of the Daleks. He was speaking into a microphone connected to a Moogerfooger MF102 Ring Modulator pedal, part of
Moog?s range of expensive ($279-$449), analog guitar effects. They?re about to launch a
new analog delay
pedal, to replace the Limited Edition MF-104, which regularly fetches over $1000 on eBay.