Robert Moog

Robert Moog
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Robert Arthur Moog

(1934-05-23)May 23, 1934
DiedAugust 21, 2005(2005-08-21) (aged 71)
Alma materBronx High School of Science
Queens College
Columbia University
Cornell University[1]
OccupationElectronic music pioneer, engineer, inventor of Moog synthesizer Entrepreneur
Spouse(s)Shirleigh Moog (m. 1958, div. 1994; three daughters, one son)
Ileana Grams (m. 1996, his death 2005)[1]
RelativesFlorence Moog (aunt)
Laura Moog Lanier (daughter)
Matthew Moog (son)
Michelle Moog-Koussa (daughter)
Renee Moog (daughter)
Miranda Richmond (stepdaughter, daughter of Ileana Grams)
Bill Moog (cousin, founder of Moog Inc.)[1]

Robert Arthur Moog (ɡ/ 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. This was followed by a more portable model, the Minimoog, described as the most famous and influential synthesizer in history.

Moog created many fundamental synthesizer concepts, such as the pitch wheel, modularity, envelope generation, and voltage control. He is credited for helping bring synthesizers to a wider audience and influencing the development of popular music.

Early life and education

Robert Moog was born in New York City on May 23, 1934, and grew up in Flushing, Queens.[2] He graduated from the Bronx High School of Science in 1952.[3]

As a boy, Moog's parents forced him to study the piano, but he preferred his time in the workroom of his father, a Consolidated Edison engineer.[4] He became fascinated by the theremin, an electronic instrument controlled by moving the hands over radio antennae. In 1949, aged 14, he built a theremin from plans printed in Electronics World.[2]

Moog completed a bachelor's degree in physics from Queens College and a master's degree in electrical engineering from Columbia University before earning a Ph.D. in engineering physics from Cornell University in 1964.[4]

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