Born on May 23, 1934, Robert Moog, founder of Moog Music, has a tribute dedicated to him today on Google. Moog, best known as the inventor of the Moog synthesizer, was diagnosed with a glioblastoma multiforme brain tumour and died at the age of 71 in Asheville, North Carolina on August 21, 2005. Also Read - Reliance Jio introduces chatbot to answer questions regarding its 5G phone, laptop and more
The doodle today is a replica of a 24-key moog synthesizer, invented by Dr. Robert Moog. As it happens, today, it is the 78th anniversary of Dr Robert Moog, whom Google is honoring with a doodle. He passed away on August 21 2005 due to a brain tumor. Also Read - Poco M3 Pro 5G first look in pictures: Flamboyant design, 5G and more
The synthesizer in the doodle not only records and plays back the tunes the user comes up with but also feature a number of signature oscillatory, filter, envelope and pitch shifting effects. Users can record, tunes and post them on Google+ or get g.co URL’s which playback the tunes one has conjured. Also Read - Redmi Note 10 price goes up again: Rs 500 extra for 6GB RAM variant going forward
Dr Moog first introduced the moog synth in 1964 which later became a game changer in the blues rock revolution of the 60’s and 70’s, and it was also the precursor to the digital synthesizer used in modern day electronic music.
The moog synthesizer can be heard in many a famous Eric Clapton/Cream/Derek and the Dominos songs from the 60’s and 70’s.
The moog synth was also single handedly responsible for the creation of electronica. Famously, legendary German electronic group Kraftwerk popularized the sound of the synthesizer in their landmark album AutoBahn in 1974.
Born on May 23, 1934 Dr Robert Arthur Moog was a PHd in engineering physics from Cornell university. He founded Moog Music and R.A. Moog. Co.
In 2002, he was honored with a Grammy Award for technical achievements.