A quick tune with Animoog and The Grateful Dead Expansion
The Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart, who visited the Moog Factory on April 19, 2012 to test the development of the Grateful Dead Expansion Pack exclaimed, “Holy transmogrifica-tion, Batman… Amazing!” after hearing the Grateful Dead’s 44-year-old recordings trans-formed into sound design tools for artists.
The Grateful Dead Expansion Pack comes on the heels of Moog’s release of Animoog V2 on December 21, 2012. Animoog V2 is free for existing Animoog users. It includes many user requested features and product enhancements, such as: accelerometer integration which gives Animoog owners the ability to tilt their iPad in any direction as an interactive 3D modulation source; note hold and scale lock, and tools for advanced users like, Load/Save MIDI CC maps, Audiocopy/Audiopaste integration and support for the new Audiobus platform. Also, as a holiday gift, Animoog V2 features a powerful 4 Track Recorder, which gives Animoog users the ability to record audio from within Animoog or import audio tracks directly from their iTunes library. Users can then split, loop, copy, paste, and share individual clips, or mix down entire songs and upload them directly to SoundCloud, all from within the Animoog’s universe. This 4 Track Re-corder will be free to existing users until Dec. 31, 2012 at which time it will revert to it’s regular price of $4.99 in the Animoog Store.
Learn more about Animoog here:
New video from Geert Bevin, details below:
A first composition with Animoog 2 and my Eigenharp Alpha.
I’m using a single sound patch in Animoog that totally changes based on how I touch the keys on the Eigenharp. The sound ranges from something akin to a polyphonic theremin to percussive glass sparkles as well as everything in between. This patch was based on one of Animoog’s Acoustic Expansion Pack patches.
This can be freely downloaded from SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/gbevin/this-is-not-the-end
Animoog 2 has improved its MIDI handling tremendously and together with an iConnectMIDI interface, I’m able to send the Eigenharp expression data to Animoog at full rate without any decimation. Creating and playing music with Animoog is now a very emotional experience. Currently this only reacts to polyphonic aftertouch, but I’m hopeful that Moog might ultimately add full support for Voice-Per-Channel MIDI, maybe even at 14-bit resolution.
Animoog sounds amazing to me and is amongst the top software synths I’ve played.
Moog Music has updated their Animoog app to version 2.0. This major update to the iOS synthesizer is free for existing Animoog users and includes many user requested features and product enhancements, including: accelerometer integration which gives Animoog owners the ability to tilt their iPad in any direction as an interactive 3D modulation source; note hold and scale lock, and tools for advanced users like, Load/Save MIDI CC maps, Audiocopy/Audiopaste integration and support for the new Audiobus platform.
“Also, as a holiday gift, Animoog V2 features apowerful 4 Track Recorder, which gives Animoog users the ability to record audio from within Animoog or import audio tracks directly from their iTunes library. Users can then split, loop, copy, paste, and share individual clips, or mix down entire songs and upload them directly to SoundCloud, all from within the Animoog’s universe.” – moogmusic.com
For more info: moogmusic.com/news/animoog-v2-4-track
33 Animoog Custom Patches
(Everything in this video was created by ‘lewissa” on Youtube)
Download link for presets:
How to install:
-Download the 33-Animoog-Patches-JLewis.zip and un-zip the file (it may already download as an unzipped folder named ‘presets’).
-Connect your iPad (with Animoog installed) to your computer.
-Launch iTunes and select the iPad in the devices list.
-Select the “Apps” tab for the iPad.
-Scroll down to “Animoog File Sharing,” and click “Add.”
-Select all the files in the folder you just un-zipped.
Launch Animoog and select “Import Presets” from the settings tab.
This is a reference video of all of the patches I have created.
more infos: http://www.synth-project.de/animoog.html
As always, an overview and function test of the animoog controller.
Synth-Project has created a fantastic custom MIDI controller for Moog Animoog – the Anicontrol.
The controller offers a 3-octave keyboard, pitch and modwheel – plus 31 knobs and 5 switches to control the most important parameters of Animoog.
A short test setup, controlling the iOS PPG with the M569 sequencer via the M552 CV2MIDI module.
Download or stream the audio at SoundCloud: http://snd.sc/RuFf7x
Live looping with Ableton Live, a DSI MoPho, an Akai MPD26 and APC20, a DJ TechTools MIDI Fighter 3D, and three iPads running PPG Wavegenerator, Lemur, and Animoog. An iConnectMIDI is sending and receiving MIDI notes from Animoog to MIDI clipslots in Ableton Live. Bass from the PPG app is being looped with Ableton’s looper plug-in, controlled by Lemur. All loops are recorded live, nothing was pre-recorded.
This lesson explores wavetable synthesis and looks at different ways of playing with Animoog. This should be helpful for people using PPG Wavegenerator and other wavetable synths too! Visit the site a free pack of Animoog Timbres and details on how to make your own: http://discchord.com/blog/2012/8/25/official-unofficial-animoog-timbres-plus-…
Wavetable synthesis was pioneered by Wolfgang Palm in his PPG synths of the 70s and 80s. With wavetable synthesis, a library of relatively complex wave shapes, rather than sine, square or triangle waves, are used as building blocks of sounds. Dynamic sounds can be created by mixing or morphing between different wave shapes.
Note that Moog calls the heart of Animoog its ‘Anisotropic Synthesis Engine’, which combines elements of wavetable synthesis and subtractive synthesis. Animoog lets you animate the modulation of your wavetable source(s), and then lets you filter the result with virtual-analog filters.
This week Sonic State takes a look at the new update to Animoog and hooking up class compliant devices for MIDI and audio connectivity. Then they check out two new synth releases
Yonac – Magellan and Icegear’s Cassini
Animoog – innovative Moog synth at a price $29.99/ £20.99
Magellan- complex analog modelled synth $4.99 / £2.99
Cassini – clean, tabbed synth $4.99 /£2.99
Gaz Williams – Songsurgeon.co.uk
Nick Batt – editor sonicstate.com