Anyone familiar with electronic music knows the history of the Moog Synthesizer. Developed by Robert Moog in the 1950s, it pioneered the commercial manufacturing of modular voltage-controlled analog synthesizers. Later in the 60s, Moog developed prototype keyboards and oscillators which served as practical design choices for the production of the electronically generated sounds. This past Wednesday, Moog and one of the filters, the Moog Ladder Filter, were deservedly inducted into the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office National Investors Hall of Fame. Check out the article on the LA Times website here.

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