Google logo is playable synthesizer today
In honor of Robert Moog’s 78th birthday, today’s Google logo is a playable MiniMoog synthesizer.
Manufactured between 1970 and 1980, the iconic MiniMoog was one of the first widely distributed synthesizers and has been featured on a number of landmark recordings. The reissued version, the MiniMoog Voyager, remains popular today.
The Google Moog is based off of the original model and has a control panel that is broken into four sections: mixer, oscillators, envelope, and filter. Attached is a twenty-four note keyboard. All three sections of the control panel can be manipulated to create a wide variety of tones, and a switch to left the keyboard allows for expanded octaves. Included is a four track recorder and the ability to share anything created on Google+.
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