Google is commemorating Robert Moog's 78th birthday with an interactive doodle of one of his synthesisers.
(Screenshot by CBSi)
Google's latest doodle honours the late Robert Moog, the inventor of the electronic synthesiser. Moving the cursor across the key creates some Moog synthesiser-style notes, and animates the various controls. The doodle, commemorating Moog's 78th birthday, is live in Australia and Japan. Moog died in 2005.
The Moog synthesiser was a favourite among the first generation of rock musicians; the synthesiser is a staple of modern artists. Moog created the first Moog Modular synthesiser in 1963, and developed the more popular Minimoog in 1970.
In 1970, Moog received a Grammy Trustees Award for lifetime achievement. Moogfoundation.org offers a comprehensive look at his life and work.