Robert Moog Quotes.
When a pianist sits down and does a virtuoso performance he is in a technical sense transmitting more information to a machine than any other human activity involving machinery allows.
I’m an engineer. I see myself as a toolmaker and the musicians are my customers… They use my tools.
The mini-Moog was conceived originally as a session musician’s axe, something a guy could carry to the studio, do a gig and walk out.
Part of what I do is a craft, but part of what I do is a science. And I guess the craft comes in knowing what science to use and what science not to use.
By the time I got to building synthesizers, I had perhaps 20 years’ experience building electronic musical instruments.
By the time I got to building synthesizers, I had perhaps 20 years experience building electronic musical instruments.
I was never worried that synthesizers would replace musicians. First of all, you have to be a musician in order to make music with a synthesizer.
I happen to think that computers are the most important thing to happen to musicians since the invention of cat-gut which was a long time ago.
Leon Theremin’s original designs are elegant, ingenious and effective. As electronics goes, the theremin is very simple. But there are so many subtleties hidden in the details of the design. It’s like a great sonnet, or a painting, or a speech, that is perfectly done on more than one level.
To those of you who are wearing ties, I think my dad would appreciate it if you took them off.
I’m finishing building a house and setting up a shop to build custom electronical musical instruments.
Everything has some consciousness, and we tap into that. It is about energy at its most basic level.
Other kids went out and beat each other up or played baseball, and I built electronics.
My transition from scientist to entrepreneur? Some would say that I still haven’t made that transition.