Interview With Moog Master Dick Hyman in Tape Op
by Dave Segal
on Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 10:44 AM
Tape Op—the magazine for audio engineers, producers, gearheads, and anyone fascinated by the people who earn their livings in studios—has a rare interview with Moog synthesizer genius Dick Hyman in its Nov./Dec. 2012 issue. To read the bulk of the interview (conducted by Curtis Settino), you need to get a hard copy of the mag; they’re free at Wall of Sound while supplies last. Tape Op put up a bonus segment of the Q&A online. Read it here.
I highly recommend that you check out Hyman’s pair of LPs from 1969—MOOG: The Electric Eclectics of Dick Hyman and The Age of Electronicus—for some of the wildest excursions ever conceived on that endlessly fascinating instrument... and some of the most memorable cover versions ever executed on songs by the Beatles, James Brown, Booker T. & the MG's, Joni Mitchell, and more. Also worth hearing: Hyman's 1962 album of space-age bachelor-pad curios with Mary Mayo, Moon Gas.