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.
Here´s a treat from Peff for those of you who are Reason fans. Here’s how he describes it:
My latest obsession has been the new animoog iPad app from moog music, inc. It’s a brilliant example of the tablet platform and touch control surface as a creative and expressive musical instrument. If you haven’t tried animoog, I highly highly highly recommend getting it.
Animoog’s sound generation system is akin to a vector synthesizer, however the main XY pad merges an eight way source selector against a wavetable grain selector. The modulation of the XY pad can be automated allowing you to explore complex variations between wavetables and granular systems. I’ve found that bypassing the modulation “orbits” and “path” parameters and simply controlling these parameters in real-time offers and incredible performance experience. This has inspired me to try to share the experience with Reason 6 users who may not have access to an iPad.
Reason users have had a similar technology available for quite some time in the Malstrom graintable synthesizer where you have two graintable oscillators. The main difference in the experience is the control over the graintables. Animoog allows you to “crossfade” between each of the sources while Malstrom’s architecture is somewhat fixed and allows you to layer the two sources or fade with envelopes, rather than a real time control.
Using a combinator configured with several Malstroms and a multi source fader, I’ve devised a patch that simulates the experience of the animoog sound source. Due to the limitations of using multiple synth devices, the configuration is limited to a monophonic instrument. Despite being mono, it’s fun nonetheless!
The combinator is contained in the example Reason 6 session file and patch archive available here:
Below is a description of the combinator controls and the functions they perform. To simulate the animoog style of table/index control try mapping the modwheel and Index control to an XY pad. This particular patch is designed to create aggressive dubstepish tones, however you can modify graintable selections and other Malstrom parameters to customize the behavior.
Mod Wheel: Multi Source fader control fades between the 8 graintables
Rotary 1 – Index: simultaneously controls all graintable index positions.
Rotary 2 – Shift: simultaneously controls all 8 graintable shift amounts.
Rotary 3 – BitCrush: increasing this knobs applies more bit crushing
Rotary 4 – LFO Rate: controls the wobble rate
Button 1 – Index Mod: applies ramp modulation to the index of all 8 graintables.
Button 2 – Table Sweep: applies LFO to the multi source fader
Button 3 – Crush On: Enables/Disables the Scream 4 bitcrush effect
Button 4 – LFO Enabled: Enables/Disables the modulation of the filter and amp sections
Multi Source Fader control
The eight way source selector relies on an old technique (think power tools for Reason 2.5 era) of using the BV512 Vocoder as an audio to CV converter. When the combi receives a note on message, a Thor polysonic synth is triggered to generate a sine wave. The sine wave acts as a modulator signal on the vocoder and opens specific bands on the vocoder. The CV signals generated by the individual bands control the fader levels of remix mixer. When the pitch of the sine wave is adjusted (by way of the mod wheel), the a different range of bands opens and subsequently opens a different mixer channel. This is an important as aspect of the patch because this is key in understanding the experience of using animoog.