23rd May 2012 4:13pm | By Shea Roll
Google celebrates what would be synthesizer creator Robert Moog’s 78th birthday with an animated doodle.
Robert Moog was an American pioneer of electronic music. He is best known as the inventor of the Moog synthesizer.
His invention in the 1960s included a small keyboard for easy use and attracted high profile fans, including the Beatles and the Doors.
The Google logo has been transformed into an electronic synthesiser which can me ‘played’ by clicking on its keys using a mouse cursor. Adjust the sound by clicking on the buttons and record an original tune with the animated tape recorder beside the doodle.
Flash is required for users wishing to test their synthesizer skills.
Encouraged from a young age to create electronics, Moogs built his first electronic instrument, a theremin, by 14.
His contribution to music is still used today by DJs opting to use it during performances.
Photo by Google