The best (and worst) Google Doodle Moog performances
Roundup of some of our favorite Moog creations from the Google home page
In honor of Bob Moog's 78th birthday, Google created a special "Google Doodle" that lets people play and record music on a special synthesizer on its home page. Like the Les Paul Google Guitar Doodle last year, people are recording their creations and uploading the results on YouTube.
But with a synthesizer instead of a guitar, we're getting more geeky creations, like a bunch of people replicating the theme from Doctor Who. Here are some of my favorites:
First up, we have a version that uses the real theme in the background:
In this version, we drop the background music theme and just go for the main melody:
In this one, we get the theme from TETRIS (although, to be honest, I can't remember what the theme sounds like, so it could just be random key presses)
Here's one that attempts to do the theme from "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies:
Here's a version of "Hey Jude" by the Beatles, although I'm pretty sure that Paul McCartney wouldn't have wanted to sing along to a Moog version:
Finally, we get a "classical" song, Bach's "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" done with the doodle:
Let me know if you find any other ones that you've seen and we'll update the post.
And if you want to learn how to create your own composition with the Doodle, watch this "how to" video:
UPDATE: This video shows a guy performing Daft Punk's 'Aerodynamic' via the Google Moog Doodle:
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