Robert Moog - Quotes

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I was never worried that synthesizers would replace musicians. First of all, you have to be a musician in order to make music with a synthesizer. ---->>>

When a pianist sits down and does a virtuoso performance he is in a technical sense transmitting more information to a machine than any other human activity involving machinery allows. ---->>>

Other kids went out and beat each other up or played baseball, and I built electronics. ---->>>

Everything has some consciousness, and we tap into that. It is about energy at its most basic level. ---->>>

I happen to think that computers are the most important thing to happen to musicians since the invention of cat-gut which was a long time ago.

I happen to think that computers are the most important thing to happen to musicians since the invention of cat-gut which was a long time ago.

To those of you who are wearing ties, I think my dad would appreciate it if you took them off. ---->>>

I'm an engineer. I see myself as a toolmaker and the musicians are my customers... They use my tools. ---->>>

Leon Theremin's original designs are elegant, ingenious and effective. As electronics goes, the theremin is very simple. But there are so many subtleties hidden in the details of the design. It's like a great sonnet, or a painting, or a speech, that is perfectly done on more than one level.

Leon Theremin's original designs are elegant, ingenious and effective. As electronics goes, the theremin is very simple. But there are so many subtleties hidden in the details of the design. It's like a great sonnet, or a painting, or a speech, that is perfectly done on more than one level.

I had been building electronic musical instruments since I was a kid. ---->>>

My transition from scientist to entrepreneur? Some would say that I still haven't made that transition. ---->>>

The mini-Moog was conceived originally as a session musician's axe, something a guy could carry to the studio, do a gig and walk out. ---->>>

By the time I got to building synthesizers, I had perhaps 20 years' experience building electronic musical instruments. ---->>>

I'm finishing building a house and setting up a shop to build custom electronical musical instruments. ---->>>

The point is that I don't design stuff for myself. I'm a toolmaker. I design things that other people want to use. ---->>>

What inspires me is not so much the music as the opportunity to interact with composers. I think that has driven everything I've done. ---->>>

One always has to remember these days where the garbage pail is, because it's so easy to make sounds, and to put sounds together into something that appears to be music, but it's just as hard as it always was to make good music.

One always has to remember these days where the garbage pail is, because it's so easy to make sounds, and to put sounds together into something that appears to be music, but it's just as hard as it always was to make good music.

There are confirmed stories of people who can break instruments and cause them to fail by walking in a room. I'm the opposite - I can walk into a room and something will work better than it is supposed to. ---->>>

My training as an engineer has enabled me to design the stuff, but the reason I do it is not to make music but for the opportunity to work with musicians.

My training as an engineer has enabled me to design the stuff, but the reason I do it is not to make music but for the opportunity to work with musicians.

Back in the '40s and early '50s, building simple electronic projects was a popular hobby of many people. Back then, you could buy, you know, a few parts and - with tubes and build something on your kitchen table, and it would actually work. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 05-23, 1934
Birthplace: New York City
Die: 08-21, 2005
Occupation: Inventor
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Robert Arthur "Bob" Moog ( MOHG; May 23, 1934 – August 21, 2005), founder of Moog Music, was an American engineer and pioneer of electronic music, best known as the inventor of the Moog synthesizer. During his lifetime, Moog founded two companies for manufacturing electronic musical instruments. Moog's innovative electronic design is employed in numerous synthesizers including the Minimoog Model D, Minimoog Voyager, Little Phatty, Sub 37, Moog Taurus Bass Pedals, Moog Minitaur, and the Moogerfooger line of effects pedals (wikipedia)