Explore the history of Moog with an interactive timeline from the Bob Moog Foundation

Follow a timeline of archived Moog catalogs and watch the history of one of the world’s most influential electronic instruments ever made.

The timeline features a giant selection of Moog related catalogs all the way from 1954, when Bob founded the instrument and company in his parent’s basement, to 1971. Issues featured come from R.A. Moog, Co., Moog Music (Buffalo), and Big Briar, Inc..

Explaining why those three catalogs were chosen the foundation said: “We chose the three companies featured because Bob Moog was centrally involved in all of them, although he did leave Moog Music, Inc. (Buffalo) at the end of 1977. Through these three companies, we can see a fascinating progression in technology and engineering focus.”

Each catalog lets you flick through the pages and see how the Moog worked and what it featured at that point in time. It’s interesting to see the evolution of the Moog synthesiser and for the biggest fans it is a treasure trove of information and historical trivia.

There are 70 catalogs available to flick through and read for free, all from the Bob Moog Foundation’s website. Even if you don’t have time to read through each catalog individually it’s interesting just to slide through the covers over time and see the gradual change in print styles.

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