Modular Synth Premium Jigsaw Puzzle (500, 1000-Piece)

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"Dreaming of wires"

The Moog synthesizer is a modular synthesizer developed by the American engineer Robert Moog. Moog debuted it in 1964, and Moog's company R. A. Moog Co. (later known as Moog Music) produced numerous models from 1965 to 1980. It was the first commercial synthesizer, and is credited with creating the analog synthesizer as it is known today.

By 1963, Moog had been designing and selling theremins for several years. He began developing the Moog synthesizer in response to demand for more practical and affordable electronic music equipment, guided by suggestions and requests from composers including Herb Deutsch, Richard Teitelbaum, Vladimir Ussachevsky, and Wendy Carlos.

The synthesizer consists of separate modules—such as voltage-controlled oscillators, amplifiers and filters, envelope generators, noise generators, ring modulators, triggers and mixers—which create and shape sounds, and can be connected via patch cords. It can be played using controllers including musical keyboards, joysticks, pedals, and ribbon controllers, or controlled with sequencers. Its oscillators can produce waveforms of different timbres, which can be modulated and filtered to produce more combinations of sounds (subtractive synthesis).

Moog's principal innovation was to use voltage to control pitch via a voltage-controlled oscillator. He also introduced fundamental synthesizer concepts such as modularity and envelope generation. The Moog synthesizer was brought to the mainstream by Switched-On Bach (1968), a bestselling album of Bach compositions arranged for Moog synthesizer by Wendy Carlos. In the late 1960s, it was adopted by rock and pop acts including the Doors, the Grateful Dead, the Rolling Stones, and the Beatles. At its height of popularity, it was a staple of 1970s progressive rock, used by acts including Yes, Tangerine Dream, and Emerson, Lake & Palmer. In 1970, Moog Music released a portable, self-contained model, the Minimoog.

Our puzzles are available in 500 or 1,000-piece variations and come in a thick, rigid, mat black box for easy storage. The lid of the gift-ready box matches the puzzle's design.

.: Premium quality puzzle - 500 and 1000 pieces
.: Comes in a thick and rigid mat black cardboard box
.: Printed lid decal to match the puzzle inside