Turn it up to 11: tech's contributions to rock and roll

Many of rock's greatest moments hinge on shifts in music technology. Here is a chronology of some of the highlights.

The Moog Modular Synthesizer



Some of rock and roll's most memorable (and regrettable) moments have come from a synthesizer.

Designed by Robert Arthur Moog, the Moog Modular Synthesizer first appeared in 1965, but it didn't make much of a splash until 1967, when the Doors and the Monkees released albums featuring the Moog by the end of the year.

Moog synthesizers come in several styles, ranging from the relatively portable Minimoog (pictured above) from 1970 to the Old School, which debuted in 2008.

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