The latest Google doodle is a playable (and recordable) synthesizer in honour of Robert Moog’s birthday.
The groundbreaking electronic music pioneer and inventor started developing synthesizers in the late-‘50s, commercially releasing the Moog modular synthesizer in 1963 and changing the course of music.
Since then, there have been many iterations of the Moog, which have appeared on albums by everyone from ABBA to Zappa.
Moog passed away in 2005 but today would’ve been his 78th birthday and to honour him, today’s Google doodle logo is a playable and recordable Moog synth.
Just go to Google and start playing with the logo. Fiddle with the knobs above and to the left of the keyboard to change the sound, and hit some notes. On the right hand side is a recorder which will let you lay down four tracks that overlay each other when you hit play.
Once you have a tune you’re happy with, you can share it on Google+ or via a link.