Awesome Google Doodle Celebrates Birthday of Robert Moog with Playable Synthesizer By Ed Oswald, PCWorld May 22, 2012 6:29 PM
Credit: Creative CommonsGoogle honors the legacy of Robert Moog Wednesday, the father of the modern electronic synthesizer, with what quite possibly is its most elaborate doodle yet -- a working Moog synthesizer. Wednesday marks the late music pioneer’s 78th birthday. You can play Google's virtual Moog synthesizer now in countries where it is already May 23.
Google Doodles for Robert Moog and his synthesizer
23 May, 2012, 10:36 am IST | by Padmini Harchandrai |
Remember last year's Les Paul Google Doodle? The one with the logo transformed into a solid body electric guitar resulting in people shirking work everywhere to make some music? This time the music comes in the form of a synthesizer and the Doodle is dedicated to the inventor of the Moog synthesizer, Robert Moog. The Doodle functions only in Google Chrome (as we've noticed so far, if it's worked in any other browser for you, let us know) and features a synthsizer which you can either play by clicking on the keys or by typing on your computer keyboard. The sharps and flats (black notes) are played with the numbers on your keyboard and the regular notes with the letters. The sound that emanates is electronic and you can adjust the pitch by using the pitch wheel on the left. You can record your composition by hitting the record button on the right and play back your composition. You can also share your work on Google+.