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Animoog is a truly professional synthesizer that makes use of both the iPad's interface and Moog's long history of synthesis science! The Anisotropic Synth Engine (ASE) that powers this baby is a very clever take on wavetable synthesis, allowing for smooth transitions through many different wavetables. You can get some very rich sounds out of relatively simple patches, thanks to the various timbres available. If you explore these you will find iconic sounds that defined generations of electronic music, and then bend and morph them to your will! I really love this synth and as soon as you load it up you'll see why so many other synthesists hold this app in such high regard.

Reader Comments (7)

Ignore all the hacks in the app store review who complain about lack of high-res UI. I actually prefer that audio app makers focus more on the AUDIO instead of a display. I'd like to see some deeper MIDI integration, but you can still can control a few parameters. I had no problem using this with Genome. Steparp Poly, and my Arturia MIDI controller via both the camera connection kit and Alesis IO dock. Don't be put off by e price; I've used this for both live and studio and it is absolutely worth it. Far less expensive than buying an actual Moog.

June 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAaron Apter

Essential, is a severe under-statement! Having been a fan and operator of Moog gear since 1st playing with a Minimoog and a Polymoog in 1975 (owned 1 and 3, respectively), I am completely blown away by the sound and power of Animoog!
What gets me so severely, is the 'warmth' from this piece of digital code! Absutively wunnerful in that regard! Thick / huge / fat / phat ... for friggin' SOFTware!
I love the UI as well. It's very easy to operate; everything's basically right at your finger tip for manipulating live.
I could go on and on in praise for Moog's Animoog but I wishn't at the mo' to give y'all heavy eyelids from reading an encyclopedia that I've writ. Lol.
Buy it! It's easily worth, $30!

June 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRicharius

This is where it's easy to slip into the weird parallel universe of the app store. Animoog IS amazing for all the reasons above and more, but when an app like this is ten times the cost of your average app, you do stop to think. IS it that much better than all the other synths out there? The answer is yes, and obviously if someone offered you a hardware Moog (which in this case is arguably more reliable, versatile and theoretically future-proof one) for $30, you'd snap their hand off. But...even so, if I hadn't paid the intro price, would I have paid £30? Honestly, no. Does it make sense? No either, but as I said, weird universe.

June 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDastardly

This deserves Essential, but as far a "Moogish", well, it has very good wavetables sampled from Moogs so that is true. But it reminds me a little more of the Korg M1 in its design except that instead of mixing timbres, you have to actually morph them. It sounds fantastic but still, can be a challenge to make your own presets. The recording is um...god awful. Really? 6 beat lead in? who the hell wants 6 beats before starting? And I do wish it recorded longer than the few seconds it gives you.

Still, for all that, the sounds are fantastic and the rating well deserved even though there is significant room for improvement.

June 14, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteroldlibmike

i have a question - i have animoog for iphone and i use it in 2x on ipad - is there a point to buy ipad version?

August 2, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterqmish

Qmish, the iPad version is a bit easier to navigate since it uses the extra resolution to put more controls on the screen.

August 2, 2012 | Registered CommenterTim Webb

Love Animoog... granted I got it back in April when it was briefly $2.99 but knowing what I know now I would happily pay the full $30 for it. Sounds are amazing, also the ribbon controller makes for brilliant control and complexity. One thing I notice is that presets and factory sounds tend to "over path" - many of them have elaborate paths that fly all over the wavetable which makes a lot of presets a bit same-ey and also a bit unuseable. I probably use Animoog in every piece I do though - it is wonderful.

August 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterpantsofdeath

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