As the reality of COVID-19 (coronavirus) sets in, Americans around the country have begun to self-quarantine and engage in social distancing. While it may be difficult to pass the time during these unprecedented circumstances, Moog and Korg have made it a bit easier by releasing two of their popular apps for free.
Americans may be staying home due to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, however, they will be able to utilize Moog’s Minimoog Model D via their mobile device, the company announced on Friday.
The Moog Music team said in a Facebook, “A gift to spread positivity, creativity, and expressivity. A moment to slow down, appreciate our innate strength, and experience the uplifting power of sound. A chance to share the way we hear the world around us…” The post continued, “As we find ourselves in unfamiliar settings: stay open, stay safe, and #synthesizelove.” Read the full post below:
Korg, the other major brand in the analog synthesizer market, made a similar move just hours before Moog.
“Schools, workplaces, and concerts worldwide have been requested to close & with many people self quarantining and working from home, we wanted to help you occupy your time a little,” the company said in a Facebook post on Friday while announcing that the iKaossilator app is now free on both iOS and Android devices until March 20th.
Moog and Korg are not the only companies to develop creative ways for Americans to occupy their time during this period of social distancing and self-quarantine. Just last week, 11E1even and nugs.tv announced that they will offer a “Live From Out There” couch tour series that will see bands perform live for a webcast audience. Furthermore, Dopapod hosted a free webcast following the cancellation of their show in Columbus, OH. We are sure to see more events like these as the coronavirus situation progresses over the coming weeks and months.