Engineer and music pioneer who also ushered in a fresh period of music when he invented the electronic synthesizer in 1964. He 1st developed the thought of producing a music synthesizer while going after a doctorate at Cornell University or college. In 1953, he founded Moog Music, organization located in Asheville, NEW YORK that manufactured digital musical devices. His mother motivated him to go after a profession in music while his dad helped him tinker with consumer electronics. Alicia Keys integrated his synthesizer into her music.