About Moog Music:
It's remarkable to think of how radically music has changed since electronic musical instruments like the Theremin were first introduced in the early 1900s. Entirely new musical genres exist today thanks to that giant leap forward—when musicians transitioned from creating purely acoustic music to composing with electronics.
Inventor and visionary Robert Moog drew inspiration from the Theremin when he began tinkering with electronics to create sound. By 1964, he sold Theremin kits as his livelihood. Moog's inventions developed into complex schematics based on transistor technology used in telephone communication. Read More>
The sonic pioneer discovered how to push sound through a wired system of oscillators, filters & modules inside each synth. Moog refined his keyboard-based synth technology by collaborating with customers, namely big-name composers and musicians in the industry like Hollywood composer Wendy Carlos and Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake, and Palmer. Soon after the extraordinary possibilities of the synthesizer
were introduced to the world. Gradually, synthesizers that were once too large and expensive to be used outside academia and major recording studios became a mainstay on stages around the world.
The launch of the Minimoog marked the turning point when the synth gained wider acceptance as a tool for audio creation. Bands like Yes and Tangerine Dream incorporated the Minimoog into their music using synthesized effects like the famous "ladder" filter.
Synths grew in popularity through the 1970s and the company expanded from keyboard synths like the Minimoog and Taurus bass pedal to amps and vocoders. Other flagship models include the Minimoog Voyager, the Little Phatty, the Etherwave Theremin, Moogerfoogers, and the Moog Guitar.