July 11, 2009
Inventor of the Moog synthesizer and a pioneer in electronic music. He built circuits capable of producing sound in 1964. He developed a modular synth system, and later designed the MiniMoog, which was the first truly portable keyboard synthesizer intended for live use. He also built (and continues to build) theremins, which are electronic musical instruments typically played by moving a hand between two projecting electrodes. He has written and spoken widely on topics related to music technology, and has contributed major articles to the Encyclopedia Britannica and the Encyclopedia of Applied Physics.
Robert Moog is president of Big Briar, Inc.
- See essays by this author:
- Bob Moog, Interviewed by Electronicmusic.com