Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Google honors Robert Moog with synthesizer doodle

Yet another interactive doodle has been made by Google to honor someone who have contributed significant inventions and works to the mankind.

On Wednesday, May 23, Google honored Robert "Bob" Moog with a digital replica of his Moog electronic music synthesizer on his 78th birthday.

The first Moog synthesizer revolutionized the music industry in the 1960s and 1970s was first introduced in 1964. The 2012 Google doodle version brings the same abilities of innovative electronic device to our browsers.

The doodle features recording, a number of sound effect options including mixers, oscillators, filters and envelopes, and a dial for pitch on the left side.

Google Plus users can also record and share their compositions on the Moog doodle synthesizer. Other users can also record their own compositions and get a URL leading to a version of the Google home page, which will the recorded music.

Moog was honored in 2002 with a Grammy Award for his technical achievements. He died on August 21, 2005 due to brain tumor.

Now go to Google's homepage and enjoy your digital Moog synthesizer!

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