Reader Tim Webb, aka discchord, put his ‘white hat hacker’ hat on this weekend, and cracked the code on how to add your own timbres to Animoog:
I figured out how to hack in custom timbres for Animoog! No jailbreak required! To celebrate I have released a pack of 10 for folks to try it out, plus complete details to do it yourself!
As shown in the screen capture above, he’s put together a set of new discchord ‘dc’ timbres that can be loaded into Animoog and used to create custom patches.
Here’s an audio demo created with Tim’s custom timbres:
You can download Tim’s unofficial Animoog timbre pack at his site.
You can also create your own custom timbres. Fortunately, Tim’s hack doesn’t involve any changes to Animoog, but only saving samples in the correct format and copying them to the correct place on your iPad.
If you want to make your own, just make .wavs that 0.371 seconds long. They should also be 44.1, 16-bit MONO. If you give it anything else they will crash when you load them.
Once you create your .wav viles, you have to copy them to your iPad. To do this, you can use a free app, i-Funbox, that lets you browse the file structure of the iPad. The .wav files go in the [Animoog Directory]/Documents/.data/samples/ directory. Try this with Tim’s samples to test the process out.
Other Animoog users are starting to create their own Animoog timbre packs, including bleepbleepclikbuzz (bbcb) (mediafire .zip). If you make your own, leave a link and share it!
Note: This approach is not officially supported by Moog and there are probably a lot of details that Moog would have to address in order to be able to officially support user-loaded timbres. If a lot of readers try this out and share timbre packs, though, it will demonstrate that there’s a lot of interest in this feature!
via Tim Webb