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Husband-and-wife synth duo — and Moog superfans — Nick and Anna Montoya were helping out at the Moog Music booth this year and NAMM. Their greatest responsibility: making sure synthy good vibrations emanated from all that hardware through the day. We picked up a bit of their performance, which was able to rise above the din of the trade show floor.

You may have spotted Anna modeling the Minimoog Oldschool for us. Assuming everyone, as I do, has the Moog Musician Trading Cards — yeah, I’ve even got rookie cards for Keith Emerson and Walter Carlos — I figured our readers knew Anna (and Nick, for that matter) are very taken. When some folks decided Anna was hot and wondered if the Old School was not, Nick chimed in:

I spent all weekend with the OS prototypes… They sound dope !!

And even though it has the same analog board as the Voyager, it does sound a bit closer to the Model D. Somewhere in between the two.

And BTW, yes my wife IS VERY HOT ;) !!!!

Steve Fortner did a short Music Makers piece on the duo:

The Volt Per Octaves

See more videos of the Octaves on YouTube (in better, non-trade show environs)

We did hear in comments that, as always, the current generation of Moog synths aren’t for everyone. But, of course, we know people can be passionate about any tool to make music – witness the Reaktor and Reason tattoos.

  • http://www.smalldotcomplex.com Carl

    YAY! They made it on here. Nick and Anna deserve all the attention they get. These two work their butts off. Look for a remix album from them hopefully sometime this year.

  • Cort3x

    Are you going to post an extended video as well?

    I was quite frankly a bit annoyed about the all too frequent cutting.

  • http://www.smalldotcomplex.com Carl

    @ Cort3x:

    There's a whole bunch of non-NAMM videos of The Volts over on YouTube.

    http://youtube.com/results?search_query=The+Volt+

  • Cort3x

    Neato, I gotta check that out. Thanks for the heads up.

  • http://www.creativebump.com Myles de Bastion

    Awesome, sweet video.

    Isn't that "moog girl" from before? Nick's a lucky guy… ;)

  • fifthson

    yes, anna's a talented hottie