I’m not going to pretend that I understand the thing that Bob Moog invented and perfected in the 1950′s and 60′s, but it is an awesome machine. Dr. Robert Moog, AKA Bob, passed away in 2005 but Google is honoring his legacy with an awesome musical Google Doodle that recreates the complexity and possibilities of the Moog synthesizer. It is one of the first synthesizers ever created, and it is still one of the most powerful electronic musical instruments ever created. And it all started from Bob Moog’s theremin company that he started in college. Fittingly, Google’s Moog Doodle is incredibly complex and able to create an incredible amount of sounds.
“The new Doodle really came out of the love for what Bob Moog did by creating the Moog digitizer,” says Google’s Chief Goodler, Ryan Germick. ”This is our most technically ambitious Doodle yet.”
Somehow, Google has managed to recreate all the oscillators, dials, tones, and buttons on the actual Moog to the point where it’s a functioning mini-synthesizer! Like the Moog, you can play Google’s moog with your keyboard, record it for multiple layers of sound, and even save and share your sonic creation with your Google+ friends. In fact, the guys at Moog Music have already started playing with their honorary doodle!
Remember kids, if it wasn’t for Moog, there’d be no RickRolling.
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