Most of us are familiar with Google’s famous “Doodles” – the creative pieces of art Google creates out of their logo to celebrate some holiday or occasion. Today (05/23/2012) is no exception as the search engine giant is celebrating the 78th birthday of Robert Moog. Moog, who passed away in 2005, was a music pioneer that invented the Moog synthesizer. The Moog synth is thought by many to epitomize a true electronic instrument, paving the way for electronic and computer-generated music we hear today. I guess you could call Google “Moogle” today!
So on to the fun. Google’s Doodle today is a fully functional Moog synthesizer with Google’s name cleverly built out of the various knobs and wires. You can even record your sounds on 4 separate tracks and share them over Google+ or get the link to share them just about anywhere. Don’t know the first thing about a Moog? No worries, as Moog Music’s website puts it, “Experimentation and learning will reward you with a lifetime of rich synthesizer experiences.” So check out today’s Doodle over at Google and rock out!
Looking for some help? Moog Music is providing a quick “how to” for the Doodle over on their site, found here. Happy synthesizing!