As Moogfest 2018 approaches Moog are getting ready to make this the best one yet with some exciting opportunities for attendants.

Moogfest is a celebration of art, technology and, in particular, music started by Robert Moog, creator of the renowned Moog synthesisers. The festival features a showcase of new music tech, big artist performances and more. Perhaps most exciting this year is the opportunity to get involved in the creation of a new Moog.

Their new instrument called Sub-Harmonicon is a brand-new electronic instrument based on the Trautonium, Rhythmicon, and the Schillinger System. Moog describe it as “a semi-modular harmonic kaleidoscope that divides into itself until everything that is up becomes down”. If you have $1500 to shell out on an Engineer Pass for the festival then you can join other DIY makers and Moog engineers in helping create the new instrument.

The build will take place over a couple of days with the limited festival-goers with Engineer Passes. You don’t need any experience to get involved, all you need is $1500 (plus $172.86 sales fee and tax) to afford the privilege. Shelling out that much you may want to have an idea of what you’re doing, but it’s not required.

Here are all the benefits of the Engineer Pass:

– VIP Access to all events and exclusive areas.
– Complimentary food and beverage in select areas.
– Prioritised access to workshop registration.
– Access to a dedicated Festival Concierge who organises your Engineer class
schedule and is available for any questions you have may have.
– A custom embroidered patch representing the 2018 Engineer Workshop class.

You can also just buy a normal ticket to attend the rest of Moogfest at a much nicer price of $199 (+ some tax). Regular festival passes are available until the 27th of March whilst Engineer Passes will be on sale until May 20th.