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This image provided by Google shows the Google doodle of Wednesday, May 23, 2012, a fully functioning special interactive synthesizer honoring the 78th birthday of synthesizer pioneer Robert Moog. Moog died in 2005. The Moog doodle, a replica of the Minimoog Model D, may not be a highly complex synthesizer but it explores a lot of the realms of synthesis.

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Play on: Google posts synthesizer tribute to Moog

Bob Moog's synthesizer helped change the sound of modern music. On what would have been his 78th birthday, Google is paying tribute to the man with a virtual version of his famous Moog on their homepage — and it's completely playable.

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