May 23rd, 2012 would have been the 78th Birthday of Dr. Robert Moog (pronounced MOHG), whose many achievments in electronic music include the invention of the synthesizer. Google honors him today with their very clever Moog Synthesizer Google Doodle. Not only does it look cool, but the Doodle is also interactive! You can click to play it, but if you want to make real music, use the QWERTY row of your keyboard for the white keys, and numbers for the black keys. The buttons and knobs work as well, and you can record and play back your masterpieces on the tape recorder! Read more about the fascinating life of Bob Moog at This Link or by clicking directly on today’s Doodle. Happy Birthday, Bob Moog!
May 23, 1934 – August 21, 2005 (Image Source)
Dr. Robert Moog, inventor of the synthesizer, and a man without whose influence bands like Nine Inch Nails and Depeche Mode would certainly be doing something else these days, was born on this day, May 23rd, in 1934. Find out how to correctly pronounce his name at This Link!