In honour of what would have been the 78th birthday of the late Robert Moog, creator of the iconic Moog Synthesiser, Google has today unveiled what is probably their most ambitious (and distracting) Google Doodle to date!
The first Moog synthesiser was released during 1967 and was considered to be revolutionary in a time when electronically generated sounds were virtually unheard of by musicians. Since its inception numerous variations on the original model have been released and the Moog brand has been made famous around the world by influential players such as Keith Emerson of ELP and Brian Eno amongst many others.
Today’s Google Doodle features a fully working, virtual Moog synthesiser and 4 – Track reel to reel recorder so users can record and layer melodies. Expect to hear some impressive results from people with a lot of time on their hands! Millions of man-hours are expected to be lost across the globe as a result of this interactive doodle and it may prove to be even more distracting that the infamous fully-playable Pac Man doodle that was made to celebrate the renowned game’s 30th anniversary on May 22nd, 2010.
I for one cannot wait to get home this evening and waste time on the Google homepage!
Get the inside story on today’s Google doodle here!