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Sensel Morph and Animoog

Amanda from CatSynth TV snapped a Buchla overlay on a Sensel Morph and attached it to Moog Animoog! The heresy! The hubris! I'm frankly surprised that she didn't cause total protonic reversal.

While watching this it occurred to me that Animoog, released in 2011, is quickly becoming just as timelessly classic as other Moog instruments. It is just as unique in its sonic character too!

Video Description:

We demo the Sensel Morph (with Buchla Thunder overlay) with the Animoog synthesizer app for iPad.

The Animoog is a software synthesizer from Moog based around the Anisotropic Synthesis Engine - the sound morphs among 8 different timbres along a user-defined path. Animoog also supports Midi Polyphonic Expression (MPE), making it an ideal pairing for the MPE-compabile Sensel Morph + Thunder overlay.

0:14 Introduction to Animoog
1:11 Setting up the Sensel Morph for MPE
1:49 Demo of Animog Presets set up to support MPE
5:11 Custom preset
6:00 How to create your own presets

For more information, please visit:
www.sensel.com
www.moogmusic.com/products/animoog

Reader Comments 6

Animoog plus Sensel Morph plus Buchla overlay equals so much fun! I need to get the overlay... not sure why I’m waiting... going to get it now!
Took me quite a while to get what made it so “heretical”. Is it because of the narrative on Buchla and Moog using competing approaches to electronic music? The whole West/East Coast thing outside of Hip Hop and tech entrepreneurship? Buchla exploring unusual approaches to performance and Moog focusing on the keyboard, especially with the Model D?
If so, the internal keyboard in Animoog is already closer to something Don might have liked. And chances are that Bob would be fine with Geert’s work on MPE. In fact, didn’t Ciani perform with Animoog and an Easel at the same time?
On May 27, 2020 - @Tony said:
Animoog plus Sensel Morph plus Buchla overlay equals so much fun! I need to get the overlay... not sure why I’m waiting... going to get it now!
That Thunder overlay made a big difference, for me. It’s not exactly that it’s impossible to accomplish similar things with other overlays (including custom ones). It’s more about the fact that it pushes you to think outside of the pianocentric layout of white & black keys going left to right. Plus the whole setup with “hot-switchable sets” is well thought-out.
One thing I find slightly confusing in practice: though righthand side pads go up in pitch towards the middle, MPE pitchbend is the same across the whole surface, so you’re gliding down while closer to higher notes.
One thing I like (which would be easy to achieve with other overlays) is that you get a pretty large range since the middle pads trigger chord tones in a lower octave while the pads near the top give you diatonic notes in higher octaves.
On May 27, 2020 - @Enkerli said:
That Thunder overlay made a big difference, for me. It’s not exactly that it’s impossible to accomplish similar things with other overlays (including custom ones). It’s more about the fact that it pushes you to think outside of the pianocentric layout of white & black keys going left to right. Plus the whole setup with “hot-switchable sets” is well thought-out.
One thing I find slightly confusing in practice: though righthand side pads go up in pitch towards the middle, MPE pitchbend is the same across the whole surface, so you’re gliding down while closer to higher notes.
One thing I like (which would be easy to achieve with other overlays) is that you get a pretty large range since the middle pads trigger chord tones in a lower octave while the pads near the top give you diatonic notes in higher octaves.

I love my Sensel Morph. I got the music bundle about a year ago and kept telling myself that I need to get the Thunder overlay, but never pulled the trigger. I can’t think of a better synth to use it with!
On May 27, 2020 - @Enkerli said:
Took me quite a while to get what made it so “heretical”. Is it because of the narrative on Buchla and Moog using competing approaches to electronic music?
Yes, it was my (poor) attempt at a joke. There was no substance to it whatsoever. I watched this combination of two classic and distinct synth giants and saw visions of Synth Purists in black robes decry the heresy. I don't even think there really are any Synth Purists who would be upset by any combination of Buchla and Moog. It was more like a vision of a character from a GearSlutz fever dream.
On May 28, 2020 - @Tim Webb said:
It was more like a vision of a character from a GearSlutz fever dream.
Now we’re getting somewhere! Maybe we should workshop this one…
“Yes, and… you have a Japanese dude who comes in and makes it all digital.”
“Yes, and… does it count as clone if ROLI comes out with its own Buchla controller?”
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