Geert Bevin put together this interesting overview of the new Moog Animoog synthesizer, exploring the software synth’s capabilities and demonstrating its capability for polyphonic expression with an Eigenharp Pico.
Bevin’s video does a good job of demonstrating the expressive capability of Animoog, played through via the iPad’s touchscreen and the Eigenharp Pico. The video also offers an introduction to working with Moog’s software synth.
Animoog is currently available for $.99 in the App Store. If you’ve tried it out, let us know what you think of it and how you are using it – by itself, with other iPad apps, with desktop software or with hardware controllers.
Technical details on the demo video below.
Moog released Animoog today as their first synthesizer on the iPad and I absolutely love it!
This video gives a brief overview of the Animoog’s features and also shows how expressive it is when played with an Eigenharp Pico over MIDI using poly-pressure.
The Eigenharp and Animoog seems like a match made in heaven since the Eigenharp is able to send three independent detailed per-note performance data streams and the Animoog is able to react to this on a per-note level. Also, the visualization of the sound on the Animoog is marvelous, it gives a great representation of what your sound is doing.
The iPad is hooked up to my MacBook Pro using USB MIDI from the Alesis iODock, the Eigenharp Pico is also hooked up to the laptop and sends MIDI from the EigenD application to the ‘dock’ MIDI port. This uses a small MIDI-only Eigenharp Pico setup that loads very quickly and provides 16 MIDI playing keys with poly-pressure and three independent data streams for each key (pressure, left/right, up/down), as well as two 3D controller keys that are somewhat similar to little joysticks and are sending each three independent streams of MIDI CC data also.