International Synthesizer Day is May 23, the birthday of synthesizer pioneer Robert Moog. Some of the first artists to use a Moog synthesizer were The Electric Flag, The Doors, The Monkee's and the Byrds. Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails talks about buying his first synthesizer at New York Music in downtown Youngstown. (THAT KICKS IN AT ABOUT 1:31 ON THE VIDEO)
Organizers of the day say " The Synthesizers’ contribution to the world stretches far beyond that of a musical instrument; it has changed the way we construct and use instruments, broke the boundaries and limitations of the way we compose music and challenged our ideas of listening at large. It had become a major force in shaping the identity of the current generation, by contributing to the making of musical creation accessible to the masses.