Google’s Moog doodle has been a huge success, inspiring the Twittersphere to honour Robert Moog en masse with birthday wishes and messages of admiration for his contribution to music making and sound technology.
Today’s virtual synth doodle was based on the Minimoog, an early and iconic synth that ushered in a new era of sound creation.
David Ventura‘s excellent music resource book, Understanding Popular Music, covers these early analogue synthesisers and their influence on modern music. You can read an exclusive extract from the book below:
This content can also be accessed through the Understanding Popular Music companion website.