To pay the homage and to celebrate the 78th birthday of late Robert Moog, the inventor of electronic synthesizer, Google came up with an interactive doodle on Wednesday (May 23).
A real-like working Moog synthesizer on the homepage of search engine giant not only allows the users to create their own music but has use volume, mixer, oscillators, filter and envelope controls as well.
One can use your mouse or keyboard on the Moog doodle's keys and dials to make nearly limitless sounds. On Wednesday (local time), visitors to Google’s homepage can play with Google’s latest creation using the QWERTY keys of their keyboard and the arrow keys to switch between the mixer, oscillator, filter, and oscillator to squeeze the sound exactly like the real thing. One can even adjust pitch using a dial on the left size of the doodle to further customize the sound.
Robert Arthur 'Bob' Moog, the founder of Moog Music, was born on May 23, 1934 in Queens, New York. He had a strong passion for electronics, and used to consider himself a geeky, socially awkward kid. Bob's father George Moog was an electrical engineer for Con Edison. So, Bob, from an early age, built small radios, amplifiers, three note organs and other such projects in the basement workshop with his father.