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Robert Moog Quotes

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"I'm an engineer. I see myself as a toolmaker and the musicians are my customers, ... They use my tools."
-Robert Moog
"When I opened the T-burg shop, I thought I was going into the electronic kit business, ... Then I met a composer who wanted to make electronic music on tape. We got together just for fun."
-Robert Moog
"It's certainly more than a technological activity, although we instrument designers certainly use electronic technology as a design tool. But I wouldn't call it an artistic activity. We're toolmakers. Making tools is a craft, maybe even a high craft. I'd say that we are craftsmen rather than artists."
-Robert Moog
"One always has to remember these days where the garbage pail is, because it's so easy to make sounds, and to put sounds together into something that appears to be music, but it's just as hard as it always was to make good music."
-Robert Moog
"I was never worried that synthesizers would replace musicians. First of all, you have to be a musician in order to make music with a synthesizer."
-Robert Moog
"My training as an engineer has enabled me to design the stuff, but the reason I do it is not to make music but for the opportunity to work with musicians."
-Robert Moog
"When a pianist sits down and does a virtuoso performance he is in a technical sense transmitting more information to a machine than any other human activity involving machinery allows."
-Robert Moog
"I'm an engineer, ... I see myself as a toolmaker, and the musicians are my customers. They use the tools."
-Robert Moog
"To me the synthesizer was always a source of new sounds that musicians could use to expand the range of possibilities for making music."
-Robert Moog
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