Moog Music is certainly an icon of synthesized music. In our opinion, they are one of the finest musical instrument manufacturers in existence. Their no-compromise approach to building is something rarely seen in this industry. They vehemently refuse to build anything overseas, and use only the finest materials and components in their construction.
Dr. Robert "Bob" Moog began his career building theremins in 1953 at the age of 19 while he was in college. He was a brilliant man (earning a Ph.D. in Engineering Physics from Cornell University) who forever changed the sound of modern music with his many creations, including the Etherwave Theremin, Modular, Minimoog, Taurus, Prodigy, and many others.
Today, the tradition is carried on with the ever passionate crew at the Moog Music factory, nestled in the beautiful town of Ashville, NC in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. If you're in the area, do yourself a wonderful favor and tour the factory. It's quite impressive!