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Frost* => Toys => Topic started by: Rook on May 22, 2012, 09:44:23 PM

Title: Google Moogle Doodle
Post by: Rook on May 22, 2012, 09:44:23 PM
This morning, in celebration of the birthday of the wonderful Bob Moog, Google's homepage features a playable, tweakable, recordable(!) minimoog.

Aint technology a wonderful thing.

/R
Title: Re: Google Moogle Doodle
Post by: Pedro on May 23, 2012, 07:24:38 AM
Indeed. :) Four track recordable too!

All I can say is :-  q t 8 i o i 8 t q (repeat) ;)

Shame it's not responsive enough to play it at the right speed....but lovely tribute.
Title: Re: Google Moogle Doodle
Post by: Brom on May 23, 2012, 12:15:30 PM
:D  :D  :D  Made my day!!!!!
Title: Re: Google Moogle Doodle
Post by: rogerg on May 23, 2012, 01:39:49 PM
cool!  and ironically, I had to use Firefox to get it to work...   8-)
Title: Re: Google Moogle Doodle
Post by: Trapezium Artist on May 23, 2012, 02:20:16 PM
Jolly cool: before Google takes it off their page, which clever bugger can make a copy of the underlying code and make it available via a hidden button on the Frost* page?  ;)

Google does archive these doodles, but it's not obvious whether the interactive ones work. For example, the recent lovely one commemorating Gideon Sundback's anniversary and his invention of the zip no longer functions (sadly):

http://http://www.google.com/doodles/gideon-sundbacks-132nd-birthday

Or am I missing something?  :?

Edit: I noticed that when I opened the Moog doodle with my default browser, Safari, it has the blessed cheek to say "Upgrade to a modern browser and see what this doodle can really do", where the first part was a link to Chrome.

So I dutifully fired up Chrome to see what else it could do: unless I'm missing something (again), the answer is nothing. In fact, Chrome is less capable, because you can only play the synth via the mouse with Chrome, whereas Safari allows you to use the keyboard. Pah ... !
Title: Re: Google Moogle Doodle
Post by: danofmayz on May 23, 2012, 07:33:03 PM
'Twas a lovely surprise when I logged on this morning  :)
Title: Re: Google Moogle Doodle
Post by: rogerg on May 23, 2012, 10:02:38 PM
Quote from: "Trapezium Artist"
Edit: I noticed that when I opened the Moog doodle with my default browser, Safari, it has the blessed cheek to say "Upgrade to a modern browser and see what this doodle can really do", where the first part was a link to Chrome.

So I dutifully fired up Chrome to see what else it could do: unless I'm missing something (again), the answer is nothing. In fact, Chrome is less capable, because you can only play the synth via the mouse with Chrome, whereas Safari allows you to use the keyboard. Pah ... !

that was my experience, as well, except I couldn't get Safari to work either.  I had to use Firefox...  a bit ironic, na?   ;)
Title: Re: Google Moogle Doodle
Post by: Mooncat on May 24, 2012, 12:09:50 PM
Not at all Prog, but Brett Domino has posted a youtube video of him doing a Daft Punk track using the google doodle.
Up to his usual bizarre standard
Sorry can't post a link, but youtube is blocked at work(and I forgot last night) :?
Title: Re: Google Moogle Doodle
Post by: Mikey on May 24, 2012, 01:41:22 PM
This might help

http://http://www.csmonitor.com/The-Culture/Music/2012/0523/Bob-Moog-How-to-play-the-Moog-doodle