Moog's documentary series recounts the early days of electronic music

The first episode of "Giants" features Moog synth co-creator Herb Deutsch.

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In 1964, Robert Moog and Herb Deutsch created the world's commercial synthesizer. Little could they have known then how much their invention would change the way people make music. From classic songs like Kraftwerk's "Autobahn" to Donna Summer's "I Feel Love," so many era-defining tracks from the past few decades wouldn’t have been possible without the Moog synth. In honor of that legacy, Moog Music is launching a new documentary series. Dubbed Giants, it will tell the story of some of the people who helped shape both the company's instruments and electronic music as an art form.

You can watch the first episode starting today on Moog Music’s YouTube channel. It features Deutsch talking about, among other things, how he and Bob Moog met. The footage of Deutsch talking is broken up with archival images and clips. It’s all pretty standard stuff, but if you’re a music nerd, you’ll want to check out the video.

In future installments of Giants, Moog has promised to feature individuals like Daniel Miller, the founder of legendary British music label Mute Records, and Bernie Krause, who alongside Paul Beaver, helped introduce people like George Harrison to electronic music. If you want to keep up with Giants, Moog suggests signing up for its newsletter.

Update 6:45PM ET: This article has been updated to include more information about Robert Moog and Herb Deutsch.