Hunter H. Keegan
General updates on projects and initiatives Hunter Keegan is involved with.
The Moog Subphatty is an analog synthesizer that has been used on every Last Known Images release and that Keegan extensively uses when brainstorming new song ideas.
It's a versatile and great sounding synth! Moog recently dropped the price on them to around $500 making them an affordable and very cool addition to any recording artist's studio.
Sadly they use cheap plastic side panels that degrade over time (usually a couple of years) and become sticky to the touch -- even leaving residue on your fingers as you play with them which feels gross and distracting ...
Enter: Wenge, A naturally dark and eye-catching hardwood that isn't terribly expensive.
Keegan enlisted the services of his retired carpentry champion (Virginia State Champ, 1978) father to custom saw new side panels for his Moog Subphatty. Keegan then hand filed, sanded, and drilled the wenge panels and installed them on the synth enclosure ... no more sticky sides... and now much classier looking!
Fun fact: The bandsaw used to cut these panels has a cameo appearance in the LKI song "Rainbow." Listen for it... it's comes in about halfway through.
(c.) 2020 Hunter Keegan