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A Tribute To Bob Moog, Sonic Doodler

A Tribute To Bob Moog, Sonic Doodler
A Tribute To Bob Moog, Sonic Doodler
In the mid-1960s, Dr. Robert Moog unleashed a novel universe of sounds into musicdom alongside his conception of the electronic analog Moog Synthesizer. The timbre together with tones of these keyboard instruments (true industrial plant of fine art inwards together with of themselves) would come upwardly to define a generation of music, featuring heavily inwards songs past times The Beatles, The Doors, Stevie Wonder, Kraftwerk together with many others.

When people listen the give-and-take “synthesizer” they oftentimes intend “synthetic”—fake, manufactured, unnatural. In contrast, Bob Moog’s synthesizers make beautiful, organic together with rich sounds that are, nigh fifty years later, regarded past times many professional person musicians equally the prototype of an electronic instrument. “Synthesizer,” it turns out, refers to the synthesis embedded inwards Moog’s instruments: a network of electronic components working together to practise a whole greater than the amount of the parts.

With his passion for high-tech toolmaking inwards the service of creativity, Bob Moog is something of a patron saint of the nerdy arts together with a hero to many of us here. So for the side past times side 24 hours on our homepage, you’ll honour an interactive, playable logo inspired past times the instruments alongside which Moog brought musical functioning into the electronic age. You tin give notice role your mouse or reckoner keyboard to command the mini-synthesizer’s keys together with knobs to brand nigh limitless sounds. Keeping alongside the subject of 1960s music technology, we’ve patched the keyboard into a 4-track tape recorder together with thence y'all tin give notice record, play dorsum together with part songs via curt links or Google+.

Much similar the musical machines Bob Moog created, this doodle was synthesized from a publish of smaller components to shape a unique instrument. When experienced alongside Google Chrome, good is generated natively using the Web Audio API—a doodle offset (for other browsers the Flash plugin is used). This doodle also takes wages of JavaScript, Closure libraries, CSS3 together with tools similar Google Web Fonts, the Google+ API, the Google URL Shortener together with App Engine.

Special thank y'all to engineers Reinaldo Aguiar together with Rui Lopes together with doodle squad Pb Ryan Germick for their work, equally good equally the Bob Moog Foundation together with Moog Music for their blessing. Now give those knobs a spin together with compose a melody that would brand physician Moog smile!

Update May 30: We're together with thence glad y'all enjoyed final week's synthesizer doodle for Bob Moog. Worldwide, y'all recorded 57 years' worth of synthesized tunes—more than 54 meg songs! And those songs were played dorsum 3.6 meg times. You tin give notice however play on our doodle site. Even if you've composed a vocal already, practise unopen to other one—the attain of sounds y'all tin give notice practise alongside the knobs is virtually limitless.