According to Google, Dr. Robert Moog is "something of a patron saint of the nerdy arts and a hero to many of us here." In the 1960s Moog crafted and invented the electronic analog Moog Synthesizer, bringing an entirely new genre of music and sound to the world.
To honor Moog's 78th birthday, Google built a digital, interactive Moog-inspired instrument as their Google Doodle for May 23rd. The Doodle is controlled with either the mouse or keyboard controls and has the ability to record and share the user/musician's creations. It's loaded with capability surprising for a temporary banner and is beautifully crafted.
Moog's synthesizers were some of the first accepted and widely used electronic instruments with quality sound through timbre and tones. Now regarded as art pieces, the keyboards came to define a generation of music and was featured heavily in songs by artists such as The Beatles, The Doors, Stevie Wonder, Kraftwerk and many others.
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