The Moog synth has served the music industry well: The Beatles, Nine Inch Nails, Linkin Park, Beach Boys, David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Dr. Dre, Muse, Prince, Frank Zappa, Stevie Wonder, Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar are only a few names in the flood of musicians who fell in love with the legendary synthesiser.
But how did this instrument, which made huge technological impacts on the music following its birth, come to be? As part of season two of Red Bull TV‘s six-part series The Ripple Effect , ‘Episode 3: Moog’ will unveil the backstory behind the synth, and how creator Bob Moog went from building custom Theremins in his father’s garage to pay his way through university to influencing generations of musicians.
The Ripple Effect is a show dedicated to uncovering the lives of some of the biggest, most innovative faces in technology, music, business, and more, and season two is set to revolve around those who transformed the landscape of their respective industries forever. Other episodes include stories on people like Nolan Bushnell from game company Atari, and Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian from the infamous Reddit.
Season two of The Ripple Effect premieres exclusively on Red Bull TV from Monday December 12.
Check out a few episodes from The Ripple Effect S1 HERE