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Robert A. Moog

Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by E Garrett, May 23, 2011.

  1. E Garrett

    E Garrett Member

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    In memory of Bob Moog on his birthday!

    Robert A. Moog

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    May 23, 1934 / Aug. 21, 2005

    Robert was the inventor of the Moog synthesizer. The holder of a Ph.D in Engineering Physics from Cornell University, he perfected the art of making synthesized music. Moog's analog synthesizers were used by some of the top rock bands, from the 70's trio Emerson Lake & Palmer, to Sting and the Police in the 80's and 90's. He received a Grammy Trustees Award in 1970 for his contribution to modern music, and was the holder of many other awards worldwide. He passed away from a inoperable brain tumor in 2005.


     
  2. Neer

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    I have been completely fascinated by Moog and his creations recently, and I've been listening to 1970s recordings again. I really enjoyed the interview Bill Hemsath, too. Thanks for posting.
     
  3. A-Bone

    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    A true pioneer. I was very sad to hear he had passed away, but am very grateful for the legacy he leaves behind.
     
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    Thanks for posting those links.
     
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    Bob was one of a kind...Honored to have met him.

    But considering how his creation has influenced Dance music, he was surprisingly bereft of rhythmic instinct :)

     
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    kingsleyd Frikkin genyus Gold Supporting Member

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    Totally cool! RIP, Bob, and muchas gracias to the OP for posting. Wonderful stuff.
     
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    I was recently surprised/amazed/amused/slightly saddened when I realized that Wendy Carlos worked for months to record a minute or two of Bach performed on synthesizer, and nowadays you can buy a cheap computer chip in any number of cheap children's toys that plays the exact same pieces of music.
     
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    thanks for posting. RIP Bob Moog!
     
  10. guitarist58

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    I owned 3 different Moog synths at different times back in the 80's, and saw Bob at a NAMM show once. Such inspiring electronic creations! It was a big part of my interest in music at that time.

    Happy Birthday, Mr. Moog! Thanks for all the amazing (and real!) vibes!
     
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    The only non-tube gtr amps I have owned are a coupla LabSeries amps, developed by Moog.
     

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