Robert A. “Bob” Moog 

QC Class of ‘55, B.S. in Physics 

Bob Moog
Bob Moog

Bob Moog (1934–2005) was an electrical engineer and a pioneering figure in the world of electronic music. Initially a designer and producer of theremins, Moog gained renown as the inventor of the first commercial synthesizer: an eponymously named instrument that debuted in 1964. According to the Bob Moog Foundation, Moog’s groundbreaking synthesizer, which was designed in collaboration with composer Herb Deutsch and featured components that would become industry standards, “revolutionized almost every genre of music, offering performers new sonic possibilities in which to express their creativity.” Artists such as Mort Garson, Wendy Carlos, Herbie Hancock, and Keith Emerson have been known to use Moog synthesizers at various points in their careers. 


From Moog to Mac 
Deutsch, Herbert A. 
Circulating CD 13432 

Synthesizers and Computers
Moog, Bob (Robert) 
ML1092 .S951 1985 


Analog Days: The Invention and Impact of the Moog Synthesizer 
Pinch, Trevor, 1952-2021.; Trocco, Frank. 
ML1092 .P56 2002


Switched On: Bob Moog and the Synthesizer Revolution 
Glinsky, Albert, author.; Coppola, Francis Ford, 1939- writer of foreword. 

“Bob Moog: 1934-2005″ 
Anderton, Craig 
EQ (Cupertino, Calif.), 2005-11, Vol.16 (11), p.96 

Harley, James 
Computer Music Journal, 2005, Vol.29 (4), p.94-95 

“Electronic maestros.” (Interview of Bob Moog, Peter Vogel and David Smith) 
Moog, Bob ; Vogel, Peter ; Smith, David ; Hamer, Mick 
New scientist (1971), 2005-03, Vol.185 (2492), p.48-51 

“What is a synthesizer?” 
Moog, Bob 
Keyboard (Cupertino, Calif.), 2015-10, Vol.41 (10), p.36 

“On synthesizers: the keyboard: the musician’s handle on the electrons” 
Moog, Bob 
Keyboard (Cupertino, Calif.), 2015-11, Vol.41 (11), p.30 

“On Synthesizers” 
Moog, Bob 
Electronic musician, 2018-08, Vol.34 (8), p.42-42 

“An interview with Bob Moog” 
Canadian musician, 2004-03, Vol.26 (2), p.26 

“Building on the Legacy of Bob Moog” 
Music trades, 2013-02, Vol.161 (1), p.118-128