On Wednesday Robert Moog, synthesizer pioneer and inventor of the eponymous Moog synth, would have been 78. To commemorate his birthday Google will post another musical Google Doodle, but instead of a guitar, this time it’s a playable synthesizer. And luckily, it’s already Wednesday in Austraila!
The digital synth is actually really easy to use: you can play the keyboard keys with your computer’s keyboard, and adjust the oscillator, filter and envelope with your mouse. The Doodle even has a four track recorder so you can layer your sounds too. Mashable reports that Google+ will also allow users to share sounds they’ve made.
Come Thursday if you still haven’t satisfied your virtual synthesizer urges, the Ashville, NC-based Moog company recently released a pretty awesome iOS synthesizer called Animoog.