Bob Moog Dies....


macrumors 68020
Feb 20, 2004
Sad day indeed. One of the first pioneers of electronic music. For those who are interested the documentary "Moog" is a great introduction to the man and his machines:



macrumors regular
Jul 16, 2002
Charlotte, NC
He will be missed

A true pioneer in music. I will never forget the first time I screwed around with a Moog. Even though I had no idea what I was doing with it, the creations I made inspired me towards a career in the industry.

You will be missed.


macrumors 68020
May 9, 2001
I want to cryyyyyyyyy :...(

He was like Santa Claus for me, when I started in to electronic music in early 90's I had a Roland JV 80 and it was my first tool to create sounds and in my audio engineer class we had exams with the Mini Moog and the Korg version of the Mini Moog (that was actually easier by the way).

Today is Robert Moog and I am terrify if I heard the same new from Vangelis!!!! he is about the same age or even older!!!

they were the Gods of the electronic era :(


macrumors G3
Aug 20, 2003
sitting on your shoulder
As soon as I started reading this thread, this song started playing in iTunes:
Free Fallin' - The Moog Cookbook - Moog Cookbook!
The entire album is covers played entirely on Moog equipment, including any vocals.


macrumors regular
Jul 1, 2002
My respect for the dead keeps growing. Yeah, I know that doesn't sound right but between the deaths of Indian Larry, John Peel, Hunter S Thompson, and now Moog I just feel like I keep getting hit. I don't know what these guys have in common except that they each had a huge impact and influence on me, on the way I conduct myself and even on my every day activities and I have a lot of respect for each of them.

Mr. Moog, Shine on.


macrumors 604
Jan 14, 2005
visiting from downstream
I didn't realize that he lived in Asheville, just a couple of hours' drive away from me here in Charlotte.

And I grew up listening to Switched-On Bach... I'm a huge fan of both Moog and Walter/Wendy Carlos. It's too bad that neither of the S-OB CDs are listed on iTunes; I'd love to recommend some of Carlos' work to all of the music fans here... even if you don't like classical music, I think you'd like Bach on synthesizer.


macrumors 68000
He gave a talk at Cornell when I was a student - all the underground music types showed up for his demo on one of his originals.

The Moog was one in a million - it's hard to replicate its sound. Just listening to Wendy Carlos' Switched on Bach is a great example of its capabilities.


macrumors regular
May 19, 2003
I remember when I first got to Berklee College of Music, walking down a hallway and coming to a door that said:

Dr. Bob Moog

And I thought, "are they serious?" Now that's a Synth department!

I had a conversation with him on why guitar synths were such crap (in 1992). He was actually hilarious on the subject but predicted that they would become far more usable in the not too distant future. He was right.

Truly a rare individual that left a giant mark.


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