Robert Moog‘s contribution to contemporary music is quintessential. An early aged genius, he built his first electronic instrument – a thermin – at the age of 14.
The founder of Moog Music, his electronic design is employed in various synthesizers such as the Sub 37, the Moog Taurus Bass Pedals, the Moog Minitaur and the Moogerfooger line of effects pedals to name but a few.
He is also remembered as the inventor of the MiniMoog, the first compact, easy-to-use synthesiser which saw the light back in 1970 and would be used by countless artists/producers. Stopped in 1981, its production was relaunched 31 after under a new design and released as MiniMoog Voyager.
Phil Collins would use it to do the bassline of the 1985 released ‘Sussudio’ single, accompanied by Earth, Wind & Fire‘s famous horn section, and taken from his ‘No Jacket Required’ album on Virgin…