Offices across the country are ringing to the retro sounds of the Moog synth, as would-be prog rockers tinker with the latest Google Doodle.
Marking the birthday of synth pioneer Robert Moog – he would have been 78 today – the Doodle features a working keyboard, plus pitch, mixer, oscillator, filter and envelope controls. You can even record your prog noodlings and post them to Google+.
Moog – who died in 2005, aged 71 – developed the Moog synthesiser in 1964. Following a demonstration at the Monterey International Pop Festival in 1967, it shot to fame. Initially it was emblematic of psychedelic and prog rock, but Moogs have been used by musicians across a wide variety of genres over the years – everyone from the Bee Gees to Daft Punk to Marilyn Manson has slapped some synth on their recordings.
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