Wave goodbye to any productivity today as Google are celebrating what would have been the 78th birthday of synthesiser pioneer Robert Moog. The musical Google Doodle returns today in the form of a synthesiser. Used by bands such as the Beatles and The Doors the Moog Synthesiser revolutionised music, making the synthesiser smaller and easier to use. Google's virtual version also comes with a 4 track recorder so you can layer and even share your sounds if you’re a Google+ user.

Born in New York in 1934, Moog studied at the Bronx High School of Science before receiving a bachelors degree in physics from Queens college in 1957. The first Moog Synth was released in 1964 and Moog once said of the invention "I didn't know what the hell I was doing. I was doing this thing to have a good time, then all of a sudden someone's saying to me, 'I'll take one of those and two of that.' That's how I got into business." Robert Moog died of a brain tumour in 2005 aged 71 following a four month battle with the disease.

Competition: Record a jingle on the Moog, and send it to us! The best jingle will win a 405 tote bag (email to hello@thefourohfive.com).