Showing some of the many possibilities when using the Moog Voyager as a MIDI controller for the Moog Animoog app and feeding the iPad audio back into the Voyager’s filter.
Here’s a nice video to get a little deeper into the core of the Animoog:
More info – http://bit.ly/xKwZEj
In part two of a three-part tutorial on Moog’s Animoog iPad app, Dubspot Instructor Matt Cellitti shows you how to creatively use Animoog’s modulation parameters to achieve complex sounds.
Now that we have looked at how to break down Animoog into a basic initial state, I would like to examine the instrument’s creative options to make more complex sounds. Animoog has a clearly labeled and easy to use modulation area, allowing us to add several modulation parameters to the sound at the same time. We are able to use traditional modulation sources like mod envelopes, filter envelopes, and low frequency oscillators, but there are some hidden gems in here as well. For instance, take control of the Touch Keys to manipulate sounds in ways a traditional keyboard is incapable of. By using the the modulation control of “poly-pressure” to manipulate a destination of filter frequency, the areas of the touch key will activate modulation of the filter’s cutoff frequency. So you can create filter sweeps just by moving your fingers up and down a single touch key. Furthermore, as if the path and origin controls of the X/Y pad weren’t enough, you can use mod controls to effect these parameters even further. It never ceases to amaze me how much flexible control this app has. – Matt Celetti
Some cool sounds in this one
Expand your Animoog! 64 new presets for Animoog covering a broad range of genres from Ambient to Dubstep. Smooth ambient pads, wobbly basses, subtle drones, rhythmic sequences and organic sound effects such as a true budgie tweet, the hypnotic song of whales and the natural purr of a cat.
Luftrum 8 is compatible with both the iPhone and iPad version of Animoog. Included is an easy install instruction, describing how to get the sounds onto your device. All presets are nicely sorted with LUF initials to separate them from the factory presets.
Watch in HD for best quality! More information on luftrum.com
The Animoog in action in a Berlin-school setting. Sequences from Prophet ’08 Module and Moog Slim Phatty, percussion from Elektron Octatrack, drones from Moog Little Phatty Stage 1 and Waldorf Blofeld Keyboard. Effects used: Moog MF-103, Moog MF-104Z, Moog CP-251, Vermona PH-16, T-Rex Room-mate, Korg Kaoss Pad 1.
Here’s a new tutorial from Dischord on working with Envelopes:
“In this lesson I use Animoog to demonstrate Envelopes and how they can change the sounds we hear in synthesis. At the end I give a brief example of Legato and how that effects Envelopes. We will be returning to iMS-20 in the next lesson.”
Music: Qonquer Death
Synths: Xenon Groove Synth, Animoog
Drums: Xenon Groove Synth
Art: J. Wecker
God Made Us Fonky Records ©
Here’s a nice improvisation for Animoog, Moogerfoogers and Piano in C minor.
Shared by experimentalsynth
Just a quick note:
Moogerfoogers are a direct descendent of the original modular Moog synthesizers. Housed in a rugged steel and hardwood enclosure, the Moogerfooger’s timeless good looks, versatility, and exceptional sound quality is designed to be equally at home on stage or in the studio. Their expansive functionality combined with warm, analog sound come from their state-of-the-art all-analog circuitry, designed and built under Bob Moog’s personal direction. Musical, flexible, playable, and durable Moogerfoogers are the secret weapons of top players and producers everywhere.
Moog Music’s Animoog synth for the iPad has been updated.
Here’s what’s new in Animoog 1.0.1:
- Background audio support
- Record module now has a 4 beat count-in with optional beep (configured on Setup page)
- Also on Setup page, a new Random Preset button (warning: dangerously addictive)
- Timbres page: ‘Preview’ button, select timbres silently or select & preview them audibly
- Multi-mode knobs are now easier to adjust
- Network MIDI session now enabled by default.
- Memory leak on switching page views was causing crashes
- MIDI Clock Sync much smoother
- MIDI note to KB display mapping is now correct
- Handles MIDI NoteOn w/ velocity 0 as a NoteOff.
And Animoog is still $.99 in the App Store.
“Everyone is going bonkers over the the Animoog synth itself. Not much focus on the incredible job Moog did on the polyphonic keyboard and XY controller. Its easy to over look, but watch and listen for independent control of volume and pitch for each note. So you can have a fast attack touch at the top of the bar, or start at no/low volume and fade in for slow attack. Addtionally, you can bend the pitch note to note for smooth runs.”
A video showing Animoog on the iPad running as a midi output device in fruity loops studio so that it can be sequenced
Just playing around with the iPad app Animoog, which I believe is still available for $0.99 at the iTunes app store. This is a huge bargain on a really really cool app. I won’t get into the specifics of the app, but if you want to know more about what Animoog is or how to use it, I recommend this YouTube video.
So, while playing around with the Animoog app, if you go into the setup menu there is a selection under ‘Refresh MIDI input(s)’ where you can select ‘Off’ or ‘Network Session 1′. This intrigued me! Apparently you can use MIDI over the ‘Network’. After some Googling I was still unclear on how to get this setup, so I thought I’d just tell everyone how I did it so you can get to making some cool tunes yourself.