Herbert Deutsch was down in Robert Moog’s basement when the two men were redrafting the design of an electronic synthesizer in the early 1960s. Herb suggested that the modular unit with patch cords was hard to play as a musical instrument and wondered if it could be controlled by an organ-type keyboard. The idea was incorporated into the Mini-Moog, and the rest is history. Herb went on to teach and compose electronic music and has often written about the success and development of the synthesizer.
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