User guide • Read online or download PDF • Moog Music Animoog for iPhone User Manual • Moog Music Musical Instruments. The new Anisotropic Synthesis Engine (ASE) is the heart of Animoog. It is a dynamic waveform animator comprised of an X/Y grid with 8 TIMBRES containing Have fun exploring Animoog; Play with the controls and try to find out what they do; Wanna get to the next level? Read the manual. Yeah, rare are the ones who.
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You can have paths of up to 15 points, so quite complex shapes are possible. Unlike the standard analog subtractive synth model, where you start with a basic static oscillator, then filter it, modulate its amplitude, and so on, Animoog generates its basic timbres by starting with wavetables, essentially short samples of synthesizer sounds, which may be static or changing internally. These can be a little hard to grab at this size, so in a nice touch, Moog lets you zoom an envelope to the full window size by double-tapping it:.
One could say that the app is expressive, but it takes a musically expressive person to bring that out of the app. Peter Kirn – May 28, An important improvement is that Animoog will now properly handle full-rate MIDI coming from the Eigenharp, LinnStrument, Continuum, … The massive amount of expression messages used to sometimes put Animoog into a weird state.
Referring back to Figure 2 above, the bright green spot in the grid called the voice location corresponds to the currently active Timbre. Want to join the discussion? I mentioned Animoog’s release date above for a reason: The MODE control tells the note to loop along the path, to ping-pong, or travel once and stop.
Richard Lainhart More articles by this author. Look no further than this wonderful improvised album of etudes made on just the synth — clearly in this case, limiting the music to one tool proved inspirational.
Congrats on the great work, Geert; we look forward to more. Playing this preset reveals that the keyboard along the bottom, styled after the touchplate keyboards found in some early modular synths, lets you slide from note to note and add a manual vibrato to the tones, somewhat like the Haken Continuumas well as slide along the length of the key to add another level of expression.
In this example, still using the Afterbuzz preset, I’m playing a low drone and improvising over it, gliding between the notes in a very organic and expressive way:. Moog calls these Timbres.
External keyboard splits, for example, aren’t possible. This article will help greatly with this process.
Music Music tech Stories. They all take advantage of this two-dimensional keyboard in different ways. This is still work in progress v2. If I manually drag that green voice location spot around in the grid while playing, you’ll hear the sound smoothly morph from one Timbre to another, depending on the position of the spot:.
This expressivity makes Animoog a joy to play, and you can spend hours just improvising with the more than 60 preset sounds available.
In this case, it refers to the main way Animoog generates timbres. Please read our Manaul Policy. You can drag the voice location dot in the grid to offset this Timbre path to a different location in the grid, and your notes will still follow the path, but through a different group of Timbres.
And you’re not limited to just this one exotic scale: Navneeth Sundar, a composer and pianist from Chennai, has recently discovered that the touch screen provided by the Apple iPad can be used to perform different kinds of music, including Carnatic music South Indian Classical Music. January 10, Categories News Reviews Tutorials Interviews. And beyond that, just all around better.
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Moog Music Animoog for iPhone User Manual
You can also hear the notes getting brighter as Amimoog slide my finger along the length of each key on the Y axiswhich in this case opens and closes a filter. June 3,majual I first spotted Animoog for iPad a while back, and have been holding off because I could see I’d be spending a lot of time playing, experimenting, and learning.
Also — uh, check the arithmetic on that for another reason. Beyond the complexities of the Timbre Grid, Moog has also included some more familiar synthesis features: Moog releasing Animoog for iPad has created a lot of buzz amongst iPad-wielding musicians. Stay in touch with the conversation, subscribe to the RSS feed for comments on this post. May 30,2: More articles by this author. And yes, it is also beautifully polyphonic, expressive, features an interface that could only work on iPad, and sounds amazing.
It’s all something like the anijoog Vector Synthesis technologies found in certain keyboard synths of the 80s and 90s, and it’s a very powerful technique for generating organic shifting timbres that really can’t be created any other way. But there’s much more to Animoog than just the presets, as you’ll see when you dig under the hood a bit.
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Thanks, Adam, for your kind words – I’m glad you found the review useful.
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Animoog is one of the most powerful music performance apps currently available, and one that turns the iPad into a genuinely expressive and creative synthesis platform. Geert Bevin says This is still work in progress v2. June 20,3: On October 17,Moog Music released Animooga music app described as “the first professional polyphonic synthesizer designed exclusively for the iPad”.
Tapping in the grid lets you add new points to the path. The Delay module provides a standard digital delay with Time, Feedback, and Mix controls, and the Record module lets you record short sections of your playing, then loop and overdub them. These Timbres are then stacked in groups to make a grid of different tonalities you can navigate through, either manually or automatically, to create complex tone color changes over time.
The keyboard is polyphonic, with individual finger control over each note. The real strength of the ASE however, comes when you automate the changing timbres, which is where the “directionally dependent” part of the engine makes an appearance.