Google’s Latest Interactive Logo: The Moog Synthesizer

People absolutely love Google Doodles and today Google has went way over the top to pay respect to Bob Moog, the man who is credited for revolutionizing modern day music. He invented the first electrical music device, he named the Moog Synthesizer.

The Moog Synthesizer was first introduced at the Audio Engineering Society convention in 1964. Google and others credit Moog for the music of legends such as The Beatles, The Doors, Stevie Wonder, Kraftwerk and others.

To celebrate Moog’s life, he passed away 7 years ago in 2005 at the age of 71, Google has an interactive web based Moog Synthesizer that you can play, record and share with friends.

To give it a try, go to and let the page load. Then you can click on the device and to record your music, click the record button. After the recording is done, you can share it on Google+ or via a special short URL.

Google posted instructions on how to use the Moog Synthesizer on their Google Blog.

Google also explained it works best in Google Chrome. Google said the “sound is generated natively using the Web Audio API—a doodle first (for other browsers the Flash plugin is used). This doodle also takes advantage of JavaScript, Closure libraries, CSS3 and tools like Google Web Fonts, the Google+ API, the Google URL Shortener and App Engine.”

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Related Topics: Channel: Consumer | Google: Logos


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  • dotnetrangarajesh

    nice one

  • Sanjib Saha

    I played it that day. Loved this doodle. I was unaware that we can save it and share with everyone in google plus. I missed the chance. I should have recorded something. Nice article , thanks once again

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