Combine a Moog synthesizer with dual iPads and a Mac Mini and what do you get? The truly unique OMG-1 Synthesizer, custom-built by Eric Persing, the Creative Director of virtual instrument software company Spectronics. You may not be able to purchase this bad boy, but you just might be able to win it.
The OMG-1 is a truly one-of-a-kind synthesizer, mixing the old (analog synthesis) with the new (software, computers and multi-touch). This monster of a keyboard combines a Moog Little Phatty, Mac Mini, Omnisphere software, 2 iPads, 2 iPods and Omni TR all into one instrument. The Moog is connected to a Mac Mini and the 2 iPads are used to interface with Omnisphere on the Mini.
Eric Persing just announced the OMG-1 Contest, which gives participants the chance to win his custom-built monster synth. The grand prize winner will get to fly to the 2011 Moogfest in October where he/she will be presented the OMG-1. In order to enter the contest, one needs to buy/download the Bob Moog Tribute Library for Omnisphere and compose a song using the sounds. Anyone who purchases the Tribute Library is eligible to enter. More contest details can be found on Spectronics site. Contributing sound designers and artists in the library include Hans Zimmer, Danny Elfman and The Crystal Method.
According to synthtopia, the OMG-1 includes the following features:
- Moog Little Phatty analog synthesizer
- Internal Mac Mini™
- 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
- 8GB memory
- 256GB Solid State Drive
- Mini Displayport Video
- 2 Apple iPads
- 2 Apple iPods
- Akai LPF-25 secondary mini-keyboard
- Built-in Airport Express™ Wireless network
- XLR Main Computer Audio Outputs
- Optical Digital I/O Computer Audio
- DB25 Multipin connector for rear audio outputs of iPads/iPods
- DC25 to 1/4 andTT cable snakes included
- Hinged iPad and iPod Doors for service access
- Rear Panel Sustain, Expression/Modulation Pedals included
- Custom SKB Flight Case included
- Custom Studio Slips™ soft gig bag and dust cover included