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MSL WhaleTimbres+ for Animoog

Reader Marc S. Langelier created a bunch of great sounding Animoog timbres from an unusual source! Back in April the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) posted a video of whale songs recorded 30 kilometers off the shore of Monterey, California. With some patient editing on Marc's part, you can now play synthesized whale songs in Animoog!

The timbres, and presets that use them, can be downloaded for free on the discchord Preset Downloads page. Getting them into Animoog is not a simple task though, since custom timbres are not supported by Moog. Fortunately Marc even has a couple of videos showing you how to do that!

Embedded here is a demo video of the presets. It is weird how every timbre in Animoog takes on a very Animoog tone, but these retain a unique quality that I quite enjoy!

Video Description:

Hello. I am making some Animoog timbres and presets I have created available to any interested Animoog users. The vast majority of sound sources for these timbres come
from MBARI.org's live stream and Moog's "Basic" timbres that I have pitch shifted and crossfaded. These timbres & presets are available for download (7zip archive) via Discchord.com (Thanks Tim!!!)
If you are unfamiliar with exporting timbres, etc., to Animoog, I do have a couple of videos on my YouTube channel that do include demonstrations on how to achieve this with iFunBox:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqzPb...
and
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoR1j...

Thanks for watching & listening!

Reader Comments 11

Nice! Thanks, Marc!
On July 30, 2018 - @BDBaker1958 said:
Nice! Thanks, Marc!

Thank you BDBaker.
Yeah, I know that I will sound like an ungrateful asshole, but my willingness to go through iFunbox (which my PC thinks is a virus) is only slightly higher than to go through iTunes.

So. Still zero.

I have also tampered with a few of those whale songs. Very lovely.

Why, if you are are already zipping, wouldn’t you choose a format that can natively be read/unzipped on an iPad?
Is this a joke?

I happen to speak whale.

From what i can tell, the whales are cursing about the pollution in the oceans and the "land parasites" with their noisy kill machines that intrude the sanctity of their living space..

I must say that I do tend to agree with them...
July 31, 2018  | person_outline Spaced invader
On July 31, 2018 - @Philandering Bastard said:
Yeah, I know that I will sound like an ungrateful asshole, but my willingness to go through iFunbox (which my PC thinks is a virus) is only slightly higher than to go through iTunes.

So. Still zero.

I have also tampered with a few of those whale songs. Very lovely.

Why, if you are are already zipping, wouldn’t you choose a format that can natively be read/unzipped on an iPad?

Once you were to unzip these files onto an iPad, I don't know of way to actually install them into the correct folders in Animoog from within the iPad itself. I wish Animoog would support AudioShare for this task. At this point in time, the only methods I am aware of for installing timbres into Animoog involve an external computer. If you know of a way, please let me know. I'm certainly happy to use a different program to zip these files. Thanks.
Cool to have these thanks
What application opens a 7zip?

If ifunbos bums you out try iMazing...
On July 31, 2018 - @Sonakinesis said:

Once you were to unzip these files onto an iPad, I don't know of way to actually install them into the correct folders in Animoog from within the iPad itself. I wish Animoog would support AudioShare for this task. At this point in time, the only methods I am aware of for installing timbres into Animoog involve an external computer. If you know of a way, please let me know. I'm certainly happy to use a different program to zip these files. Thanks.

Yeah I am sorry. Didn’t mean to come across as super douchebag. Although I did.

Thing is, you’ve obviously put in much work in these timbres and Animoog is such a great synth.

Yet, what I am reminded of is loading some game onto my C64 Datasette, riding across town, trying to rig my friendd‘s stereo to play it back and failing.

That was a superior system to IOS file management.
On July 31, 2018 - @Littlewoodg said:
Cool to have these thanks
What application opens a 7zip?

If ifunbos bums you out try iMazing...
7-Zip, and WinRAR are popular programs on Windows for opening 7zip files:
https://www.7-zip.org/download.html

On macOS there is Keka:
https://itunes.apple.com/app/keka/id470158793

@Philandering Bastard: Please direct all complaints to Moog. They're the ones trying to keep timbres locked down, because they have aspirations of selling you IAP timbre packs.
On July 31, 2018 - @Tim Webb said:
7-Zip, and WinRAR are popular programs on Windows for opening 7zip files:
https://www.7-zip.org/download.html

On macOS there is Keka:
https://itunes.apple.com/app/keka/id470158793
@Philandering Bastard: Please direct all complaints to Moog. They're the ones trying to keep timbres locked down, because they have aspirations of selling you IAP timbre packs.

An additional comment for Moog is that even though I really like experimenting with creating my own Animoog timbres, I've purchased most of the IAP timbre packs they offer.
Its one extra step you have to take....

Even moog themselves will tell you how to do it - and - it is in the last page one the animoog manual.

The thing that does not work well here is file-sharing in itunes - obviously. (Cannot go into folders etc)

Guess the sounds are for people willing to take an "extra step" for now..;)
July 31, 2018  | person_outline Spaced invader
last page one the animoog manual.

Confusing typo: -> Last page "of" the animoog manual;)
July 31, 2018  | person_outline Spaced invader
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