Authors: ABC News Radio
(NEW YORK) -- In celebration of Robert Moog, the musical innovator who would have turned 78 on Wednesday, Google has dedicated its Doodle to the inventor of the electronic Moog Synthesizer.
“The new Doodle really came out of the love for what Bob Moog did by creating the Moog synthesizer,” Ryan Germick, Google’s chief doodler (his real title!), told ABC News.
And the tribute comes in the form of a cool Internet musical instrument on Google’s homepage Wednesday. You’ll want to have the volume on your computer turned up. When you click the mini-synthesizer’s keys you’ll hear the sweet sounds of electronic tones. Even sweeter, you can tweak the oscillators and modulation.
“This is our most technically ambitious Doodle yet,” Germick said. The chief software engineer of the Moog Doodle, Joey Hurst, even designed it so you can use your keyboard and the number row to play the keys. You can record, play back, and share songs with a link or on Google+.
The Moog Doodle or the Sonic Doodler should be live all day on Google’s homepage (www.google.com).
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