Moog Receives National Honors

Moog Receives National Honors
Bob Moog Inducted Into Inventors Hall of Fame.

Bob Moog, musical pioneer and inventor of the synthesizer, was just inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Moog called Asheville his home up until he passed away in 2005.

Here's the news from the Moog Foundation Website...

The National Inventors Hall of Fame, founded in 1973, annually honors “the individuals who conceived, patented, and advanced the great technological achievements since the birth of our nation.” Bob Moog, was identified today on the’s website as the man behind Patent Number. 3,475,623, (Electronic High-Pass and Low-Pass Filters Employing the Base to Emitter Diode Ristor for Bi-Polar Transistors). 

The organization cite’s the following: 

“In 1964, Moog introduced the first complete voltage controlled modular synthesizer, an instrument capable of producing a wide variety of electronic sounds. The Moog synthesizer helped revolutionize the face of music by giving artists and composers the capability to create a brand new palette of sounds. Composer Wendy Carlos was one of the first to usher the synthesizer into the spotlight with the 1968 Switched-On Bach album. Since then, countless performers and composers have utilized the original Moog synthesizer and the Minimoog®, a smaller, portable version of the original instrument.” Read more...

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