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Robert Moog

Robert MoogAKA Robert Arthur Moog

Born: 23-May-1934
Birthplace: Flushing, NY
Died: 21-Aug-2005
Location of death: Asheville, NC
Cause of death: Cancer - Brain
Remains: Buried, Lou Pollack Cemetery, Asheville, NC

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Inventor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Invented the synthesizer

Invented a synthesizer in 1963, which he demonstrated at the Audio Engineering Society convention of that year. While not the first-ever synthesizer (such had been invented in 1955 by the RCA company), Moog's designs were very good. By 1971 his company Moog Music was marketing the Minimoog Model D, to great success. His synthesizers used real keyboards, a great advantage over competing models; the Moog III sported two keyboards (five octaves each) and a number of different ways to modulate sound -- pitch, timbre, decay, etc. Among early adopters of his instruments were The Monkees, and Wendy Carlos with Switched-On Bach. After leaving Moog Music he formed another company, Big Briar, marketing theremins and other music equipment. Moog was diagnosed with a glioblastoma multiforme (brain tumor) on 28 April 2005, and died in August of that year.

Wife: Shirleigh Moog (four daughters, one son)
Daughter: Laura Moog Lanier
Son: Matthew Moog
Daughter: Michelle Moog-Koussa
Daughter: Renee Moog
Daughter: Miranda Richmond
Wife: Ileana Grams (philosophy professor)

    University: BS Physics, Queens College New York
    University: BS Electrical Engineering, Columbia University
    University: PhD, Cornell University (1965)

    Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
    Risk Factors: Brain Cancer

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