Have you watched Google search engine’s front page today? It has an innovative doodle to celebrate and pay tribute to Robert Arthur “Bob” Moog on his 78th birthday. He was born on May 23, 1934 in New York City. Robert Arthur “Bob” Moog popularly known as Robert Moog or Bob Moog is known worldwide for the invention of Moog Sythesizer. He was the founder of Moog Music and was very passionate about music.
Google’s Doodle to celebrate Robert Moog’s 78th Birthday
The current Google’s Doodle displaying a synthesizer has many features. It is user interactive. You can actually play the virtual synthesizer with your keyboard or mouse. Is it only this? No. You can play, create and compose your own music on this virtual synthesizer and you can also share your composition on Google+ by clicking the g+ button. There are several other music controls on this Doodle like mixer, oscillator and filter. If you know something about music and synthesizers then this Doodle is certainly for you. If you are not a music expert still you can use this tool to play and see yourself how does a music synthesizer work?
Robert Moog – The Music Legend
Robert Moog’s invention Moog Synthesizer became extremely popular and is considered as a turning point in developing electronic music instruments.
He had his graduation in Physics in 1957 from Queens College, New York. He successfully accomplished his PhD in Engineering Physics from Cornell University. His legendary works on music and synthesizers has bagged him several awards including Grammy Trustees Award and Honorary Doctorate. He died at the age of 71 in Asheville, North Carolina on August 21, 2005 due to Glioblastoma which is a type of advanced brain tumor.