Moog debuts synth app for iPad and iPhone
Perhaps the only persistent problem for those interested in nabbing a Moog synthesizer is the price tag. The instruments produced by the Asheville-based manufacturer are considered the best in the industry, and their cost is set accordingly. One of their synthesizers can easily set you back a few thousand dollars, placing the Moog experience out of the reach of only the most diehard musical explorers.
Moog is changing this reality with a new product that is infinitely more affordable and portable than their other offerings. The Animoog is the first first professional polyphonic synthesizer designed for the iPad and iPhone 4. The newly released app costs a mere $0.99, providing an accessible approximation of the their famed instruments. Seven years after the death of founder Robert Moog, the company he left behind is redefining itself once more. Below, see the description of the Animoog straight from Moog’s website:
“Animoog, powered by Moog’s new Anisotropic Synth Engine (ASE), is the first professional polyphonic synthesizer designed for the iPad and iPhone 4. ASE allows you to dynamically move through an X/Y space of unique timbres to create a constantly evolving and expressive soundscape. Animoog captures the vast sonic vocabulary of Moog synthesizers and applies it to the modern touch surface paradigm, enabling you to quickly sculpt incredibly fluid and dynamic sounds that live, breathe, and evolve as you play them. Visually captivating and sonically immersive, Animoog brings iPad and iPhone based music production to the next level. Whether you are new to synthesis or a professional, Animoog’s unique user interface gives you the power to easily create a visually vibrant and sonically rich universe. It is the ultimate tool for total creative expression! Animoog’s diverse library of timbres is derived from analog waveforms captured from classic Moog oscillators, both vintage and modern, and run through a boutique’s worth of high-end outboard and analog signal processors. These include modular synth panels, Moogerfooger pedals and more. ”
- Jordan Lawrence