Electronic music pioneer Bob Moog is being inducted into the Inventor’s Hall Of Fame today, recognizing him for his work in creating the modern control voltage synthesizer.
His children came together to make this video congratulating their father and reflecting on his legacy, and how that legacy is carried on by the Bob Moog Foundation.
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the National Inventors Hall of Fame note:
In 1964, Moog introduced the first complete voltage controlled modular synthesizer, an instrument capable of producing a wide variety of electronic sounds.
His synthesizer helped revolutionize the face of music, giving artists and composers the capability to create a brand new palette of sounds.
The National Inventors Hall of Fame annually accepts nominations for men and women whose work has changed society and improved the quality of life. The candidate’s invention must be covered by a U.S. patent, and the work must have had a major impact on society, the public welfare, and the progress of science and the ‘useful arts’.