Today May 23, 2012 Google is celebrating the 78th Birthday of Robert Arthur “Bob” Moog the pioneer of modern music. The “Bob Moog” Google Doodle were created using HTML 5 and allows visitors to compose and play their own music using the “Bob Moog” Synthesizer (The Google version of it). If you would like to read more about Bob Moog we recommend the “Robert Moog Wikipedia” article and also the Wikipedia article on the “Bob Moog Synthesizer”.
Who was Bob Moog?
The Short Version: Bob Moog was born in the USA on May 23, 1934 in New York. He completed most of his studies in New York at the Queens College, Columbia University, Cornell University, Polytechnic Institute of New York University and Lycoming College in Pennsylvania in the fields of Electrical Engineering and Engineering Physics. Bob Moog was highly educated and part of his education included honorary doctorates from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University and the Berklee College of Music. He spent the early 1990s as a research professor of music at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Moog was diagnosed with a glioblastoma multiforme brain tumor on April 28, 2005. Nearly four months later, he died at the age of 71 in Asheville, North Carolina on August 21, 2005. The Bob Moog Foundation was created as a memorial, with the aim of continuing his life’s work of developing electronic music.
The Bob Moog “Modular Synthesizer”
Bob Moog invented the Moog Synthesizer. The Moog Synthesizer were a small analog synthesizers designed by Dr. Robert Moog and manufactured by Moog Music. The Minimoog became the most popular monophonic synthesizer of the 1970s, and it was quickly taken up by leading rock and electronic music groups such as yes and Tangerine Dream. – If you are interested in the Moog Synthesizer you should visit the Wikipedia article about the Bob Moog Synthesizer.
Google recommends that you watch the Google Bob Moog Doodle with Google Chrome
We have previewed the Google Bob Moog Google Doodle in Internet Explorer 9, Firefox and using the Google Chrome Browser, and we can confirm that the Google Bob Moog doodle is best viewed using the Chrome Browser.
You can download the Google Chrome browser on the Google Chrome page.
Google Chrome most used browser in the world.
“Google Chrome most popular Browser in the world.” – Source Statcounter. Also recommended by Google to be the best browser to view the “Bob Moog” Google Doodle.
According to the Statcounter website the Google Chrome browser has also recently become the most used web browser in the world.
The Moog Synthesizer for Iphone
“screenshot from the Moog website, featuring the Bob Moog Iphone App”
Animoog is the first professional synth designed for the iPhone 4, 4S, and 4th Generation iPod Touch. ASE allows you to dynamically move through an X/Y space of unique timbres to create a constantly evolving and expressive soundscape. Animoog captures the vast sonic vocabulary of Moog synthesizers and applies it to the modern touch surface paradigm, enabling you to quickly sculpt incredibly fluid and dynamic sounds that live, breathe, and evolve as you play them.
Visually captivating and sonically immersive, Animoog brings iPad and iPhone based music production to the next level. Whether you are new to synthesis or a professional, Animoog’s unique user interface gives you the power to easily create a visually vibrant and sonically rich universe. It is the ultimate tool for total creative expression! Animoog’s diverse library of timbres is derived from analog waveforms captured from classic Moog oscillators, both vintage and modern, and run through a boutique’s worth of high-end outboard and analog signal processors. These include modular synth panels, Moogerfooger pedals and more
As part of the “Bob Moog” birthday celebrations you can download this application at a special price on the Moog Website.
Bob Moog Google Doodle Video: