There was a Google Doodle that Was a Working Synth fact

There was a Google Doodle that Was a Working Synth

On May 23rd, 2012 in honor of Bob Moog’s 78th birthday Google’s homepage logo (Doodle) became a playable and recordable synthesizer.[1]

Bob Moog showing off the Minimoog (similar to the Moog-esq synth in the Doodle).

How Can I Play the Doodle Moog?

The Doodle Moog is still playable today with 3 oscillators, filters, envelopes, a modulation wheel, a two-octave keyboard, and even a virtual 4-track recorder. At one point you could share the music you made via a link or on Google+, although that feature seems to no longer work. Try the “Doodle Moog” out for yourself now.

google moog doodle instructions


Google’s homepage Doodle became a working Moog-like synth for 24 hours in 2012, you can still play it today by visiting it’s corresponding Google Doodle archive.


  1. Robert Moog’s 78th Birthday“. Retrieved Feb 17, 2016.

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