Full review of Moog’s ANIMOOG by Mark Jenkins
ANIMOOG the first polyphonic synth software app by Moog reviewed in detail by Mark Jenkins, author of “Analog Synthesizers: Understanding, Performing, Buying – from the Legacy of Moog to Software Synthesis”.
Mark performs using Animoog and other iPad apps at the BIRMINGHAM THINK TANK SCIENCE MUSEUM PLANETARIUM (UK) on Saturday November 26th 2011, tickets on sale now, and on the EAST COAST USA in March 2012. www.markjenkins.co
Btw, here’s one more
Moog released Animoog today as their first synthesizer on the iPad and I absolutely love it!
This video gives a brief overview of the Animoog’s features and also shows how expressive it is when played with an Eigenharp Pico over MIDI using poly-pressure.
The Eigenharp and Animoog seems like a match made in heaven since the Eigenharp is able to send three independent detailed per-note performance data streams and the Animoog is able to react to this on a per-note level. Also, the visualization of the sound on the Animoog is marvelous, it gives a great representation of what your sound is doing.
The iPad is hooked up to my MacBook Pro using USB MIDI from the Alesis iODock, the Eigenharp Pico is also hooked up to the laptop and sends MIDI from the EigenD application to the ‘dock’ MIDI port. This uses a small MIDI-only Eigenharp Pico setup that loads very quickly and provides 16 MIDI playing keys with poly-pressure and three independent data streams for each key (pressure, left/right, up/down), as well as two 3D controller keys that are somewhat similar to little joysticks and are sending each three independent streams of MIDI CC data also.