Google celebrated a day dedicated to Robert A. Moog on Wednesday. Robert A. Moog, father of the modern synthesizer, was born on May 23, 1934 in New York City.
The doodle on Wednesday worked like a real synthesizer, allowing users to create their own music with a keyboard. They can also mix the audio or improve the quality of the filters provided in the doodle.
Before playing, users can click on a red button to record the melody. Once finished, one can then click in the G+ logo to share the piece of music with his or her friends on Google +.
Moog studied physics in Queens College in New York and engineering physics at the Columbia University. He also has a doctorate in engineering physics at Cornell University.
In 1954, he founded his company, the RA Moog Company, where he designed and built musical instruments. However, it was not until 1964 when the engineer released the music synthesizer, a device which creates sound either on its own or imitates the sound of other musical instruments. Moog died at age 71 in 2005, a few months after he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. A foundation was set up in his name, with its aim being the development of electronic music which Moog loved.