The Herbert Belar collection of RCA documents, 1950-1967.
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Robert Arthur Moog (/moʊɡ/ MOHG; May 23, 1934 – August 21, 2005) was an American engineer and pioneer of electronic music. He was the founder of Moog Music and the inventor of the first commercial synthesizer, the Moog synthesizer, debuted in 1964. This was followed in 1970 by a more portable model, the Minimoog, described as the most famous and influential synthesizer in history....
Herbert Belar was born on March 5, 1901. He was a research fellow at the Radio Corporation of America's David Sarnoff Laboratory in Princeton, N.J., where, with his superior Harry F. Olson, he developed the first music synthesizers. Belar retired to Florida, where he died on December 7, 1997. With RCA's huge investment in recorded and broadcast music, the company's engineers were quick to grasp the importance of Claude E. Shannon's groundbreaking 1948 paper, "A Mathemati...
Acoustical engineer for RCA. From the description of Papers of Harry F. Olson, 1938-1966. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 233118577 Dr. Harry Ferdinand Olson was the longtime head of acoustics and electromechanical research at the Radio Corporation of America. He was a leading expert in microphone and loudspeaker design and other aspects of acoustic research. Olson was born at Mount Pleasant, Iowa, on December 28, 1901, and receiv...