Published May 15, 2015This year has been Giorgio Moroder-mania, as the dance luminary is gearing up for a star-studded new solo album. For electronic musicians who worship Moroder, it comes as exciting news that the man himself is releasing a signature synth through Novation.
The instrument is based on the company's MiniNova synth, which Moroder apparently used at a recent DJ gig. This inspired the MoroderNova; a press release notes that it comes "pre-loaded with Moroder-approved synth patches from his greatest productions." These apparently reflect the various eras of his classic work.
It's being released in a limited edition of 500 numbered synths. It even comes with a certificate of authenticity and is branded with what Novation calls "Giorgio's 'moustache and shades' insignia."
Novation has launched a special website for the synth. It includes a playlist of tracks that inspired the sounds on the MoroderNova. This ranges from recent tunes (like Daft Punk's "Giorgio by Moroder") to classic productions like Berlin's "Take My Breath Away," Irene Cara's "Flashdance… What a Feeling" and Donna Summer's "Love to Love You Baby."
The price and release date of the synth haven't been announced, but interested parties can enter their name and email address at this website to be alerted when the instrument is available.
Meanwhile, Moroder's album Déjà Vu comes out on June 12 through RCA.