Robert Moog’s 78th birthday: the Google Moogle

Videos of the playable tribute to inventor of the Moog synthesiser.

24.05.12

Every time the familiar Google homepage spends a day dedicated to something other than its classic logo, we all get a bit excited. But this is probably the best yet. Robert Moog (1934-2005) invented the famous Moog synthesiser that today takes a virtual space on the world’s most visited search engine as a simple interactive music maker that loads of people have spent hours making and recording their bleeps on. Here are a few things people did with the ‘Moogle’ yesterday.

A three man cover of Van Halen’s Jump

Here’s the most apt one – a synth-y version of Happy Birthday.

Brett Domino’s take on Daft Punk’s Aerodynamic

A teenager ‘goes crazy’ on the Moog.