(RNN) - On Wednesday, the search giant Google honored the late Dr. Robert Moog, the inventor the electronic synthesizer, with a Google doodle.
Anyone who visits Google's homepage Wednesday will be greeted by Robert Moog's electronic synthesizer, with the word "Google" cleverly worked into the knobs on the synthesizer and wires to the recording device on the image.
Users can play it by either clicking on the keys or typing on the computer's keyboard to produce an electronic sound, as well as twist the knobs to modify the sound.
An article by Mashable said, "The Google Moog has 19 full-functioning knobs, one wheel, a switch and four tracks that let you record up to 30 seconds of overlaid audio. As with the Les Paul Guitar doodle, you can play, record and share, via a link or Google Plus."
The doodle commemorated Moog's 78th birthday, who was born May 23, 1934 and died on Aug. 21, 2005.
The synthesizer became a recognizable part of the popular music in the 1960s and 70s, made popular by such artists as Stevie Wonder, The Beatles and The Doors.
The Moog Foundation, which fosters music education for children, is holding a contest for the best Google doodle composition. The website will take submissions until just before midnight Wednesday, May 23.
Last year, Google released a Les Paul Doodle to celebrate the guitar legend.
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