(1932-) One of Bob Moog's collaborators in the design and creation of the early Moog synths. Deutsch, a skilled keyboard player and music professor, introduced himself to Moog at a conference in 1963, and shortly after, he became a Moog employee. Deutsch composed music for the synths and assembled a jazz band to perform them, which they began doing in the New York area in 1965. The band's performances at the Museum of Modern Art were among the first public performances to include synthesizers, and served as promotional vehicles for Moog.
Deutsch remained at Moog until 1983. During this time, he also taught at his alma mater, Hofstra University, where he remains as a professor emeritus today.