Google has uploaded an interactive doodle to commemorate the 78th birthday of Robert Arthur “Bob” Moog. He is known for the invention of Moog Synthesizer, an electronic instrument for the musicians. It helped them to mimic any musical instrument, natural sound or voice by adjusting a switch and dial. It created a revolution in music in the 1960s and 70s.
Today's doodle on the Google homepage brings the capabilities of the electronic device to the browser. It has a playable and recordable Moog synthesizer. You can make music by clicking on the keys of the virtual synthesizer. You can click on the synthesizer using the mouse, touchpad or the number keys.
The doodle has a keyboard which can be adjusted to get the best sound output. It has 24 keys and settings like volume, oscillators, envelope, filter and mixer. It offers an excellent option for you to listen to your creation. The doodle resembles the letters of the official Google logo.
You can record your musical creations and then play them. If you like what you hear and want to share it with your friends, there is an option for that as well. Share the recordings through Google+ with the option on the synthesizer. You can also get a short g.co link that leads to a Google homepage that plays the music recorded by you. The video below will let you know more about the doodle.
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Robert Arthur Moog was born on May 23, 1934 in New York. He did PhD in Engineering Physics. He began his career in creating electronic musical devices. He was honored with Grammy Award for technical achievements in 2002. He passed way on August 21, 2005 due to brain tumor.