New York: Google is celebrating the 78th birthday of the American electrical engineer Robert Arthur ‘Bob’ Moog with a digital replica of the Moog electronic music synthesisers—users can not only create their own music on it but also use other features like volume, mixer, oscillators, filter and envelope controls to tweak the sounds.
Moog was the founder of Moog Music and the inventor of the Moog synthesiser, which went on to revolutionize music in the 1960s and 70s.
Born on May 23, 1934 in New York, he had a PhD in engineering physics from Cornell University. In 2002 he was honoured with a Grammy Award for technical achievements. Moog died of a brain tumour on August 21, 2005.