Steve Reich had his Music for 18 Musicians.

Here’s a modular made of 18 Moogerfoogers.

And for those of you who complain that modulars can become large, expensive, hard to carry, and unwieldy…

This absolutely, positively … doesn’t help with that at all. (Happily, new desktop modular tools do, but… this is… also possible.)

And to those of you who say this seems impractical or silly, well, maybe you have five friends, and each of you has three Moogerfoogers, and you’ve wondered if you could ever form a band. Yes. Yes, you can.

This is the creation of Shout Out Out Out Out:

After the jump, we’ll see some more practical work they’ve been up to in the studio.

First, here’s part 1 of 2…

Found via Kent Williams, on Google+.

There’s some great musical nerdery as Shout Out Out Out Out show their process tracking in the studio.

Part three of the Shout Out Out Out Out new album video diary. Winter finally drops down like a metric tonne of hammers! Gravy finds “The Button” and Will explains how recording works.

The upcoming record they’re working on here is Spanish Moss And Total Loss, due July 17th in North America from Normals Welcome Records (digital, vinyl, CD). Based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, they have … a lot of analog. So much analog. And for that, and their fresh, crisp songwriting and expansive imagination, we love them!

  • redvoid

    I’m guesstimating the cost of this rig is around the $7000 mark based on 3-CP modules at roughly $400 each for $1200, the MidiMurf & ClusterFlux coming in around $1000 together, and 16 modules at a rough average of $300 each for $4800 combining to create the $7k “synth”. I’ve had this thought myself to combine a bunch of moogerfooger modules, but the cost was an immediate stop sign since almost any conceivable super synth could be acquired for less, with much more straightforward functionality. I could load up 2 6U Eurorack cases, & snag a used VCS-3 for the same money.

    Of course pragmatism was most definitely NOT the goal here, and I fully support the effort to do the crazy and obscene, and quite enjoyed the videos.   :)

    • Martin

      Used prices are ok for Mooger Foogers :-)

    • Askdhj

      $7k for nothing….

    • Yeggmanz

       they’re endorsed by moog.

  • Jeffrey Collins

    It’s just the cool factor for this. Which is definitely at a 10. There could be much more that could be done with these, and this gent is really showing it off. Making some awesome sounds in the process. I wanna get Wav’s of all his experiments and put them on my ipod for travelling.

  • Peter Kirn

    Heh, yes, anyone who thinks I – or this band – are recommending getting this many Moogerfoogers to build a modular, that’s clearly not the point.

    It’s obviously a bunch of people putting together a bunch of Moogerfoogers because they can. It’s like building a giant wheel of cheese or getting all your friends to connect all the paperclips you own. It’s not intended to be practical.

    There are three videos at bottom that show what their goal was.

  • Guest

    this is just a stunt to get attention for their band/upcoming album… and peter bought into it.