- Name: Robert Moog
- Born: 05/23/1934
- Died: 08/21/2005 (71 years old)
- Occupation: Electronic music pioneer, engineer, inventor of Moog synthesizer Entrepreneur
Robert Arthur Moog (// MOHG; May 23, 1934 – August 21, 2005) was an American engineer and pioneer of electronic music. He was the founder of Moog Music and the inventor of the first commercial synthesizer, the Moog synthesizer, debuted in 1964. This was followed in 1970 by a more portable model, the Minimoog, described as the most famous and influential synthesizer in history.
Birth Name: Robert Arthur Moog
School: Bronx High School of Science, Queens College, Columbia University, Cornell University
Alias: Robert Arthur Moog
Birth Place: New York City, New York, U.S.
Death Place: Asheville, North Carolina, U.S.
Robert Moog quotes :
I happen to think that computers are the most important thing to happen to musicians since the invention of cat-gut which was a long time ago.Robert Moog
To those of you who are wearing ties, I think my dad would appreciate it if you took them off.Robert Moog
My training as an engineer has enabled me to design the stuff, but the reason I do it is not to make music but for the opportunity to work with musicians.Robert Moog
The point is that I don't design stuff for myself. I'm a toolmaker. I design things that other people want to use.Robert Moog
Leon Theremin's original designs are elegant, ingenious and effective. As electronics goes, the theremin is very simple. But there are so many subtleties hidden in the details of the design. It's like a great sonnet, or a painting, or a speech, that is perfectly done on more than one level.Robert Moog