Moog Animoog Overview (With Eigenharp Pico Controller)

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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.

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Alesis iO Dock Unboxing Video (‘Gimped-Out’ Version)

Minijack Music’s Greg Pritchard shared his only slightly ‘gimped-out’ unboxing video for the Alesis iO Dock:

First look at the new Alesis iO Dock – the ultimate audio and midi interface for the iPad.

Unboxing and testing the iO Dock with some favorite apps like Horizon Synth and Korg’s iMS-20.

See our earlier post for the full Alesis iO Dock specifications.

The Alesis iO Dock is a device that a lot of readers have been interested since it was introduced at the 2011 NAMM Show. So, if you’ve tried it, leave a comment with your thoughts on it.

via Minijack music, a blog that focuses making music with ‘minijack’ devices

Alesis iO Dock iPad Now Available

Alesis iPad iO dock

iPad Music Software: The Alesis iO Dock for iPad is now available.

The Alesis iO Dock is compatible with the iPad and iPad 2, and adds connectivity options for music and audio recording.

  • Audio Inputs
    • 2x XLR-1/4?
    • Individual gain controls
    • Phantom power, switchable
    • Guitar (high-impedance) switch on Input 2
  • Audio Outputs
    • 2x 1/4? Main
    • 1/4? TRS Headphone
    • Individual level controls
  • Video Output
    • RCA Composite (requires compatible apps)
  • Control I/O
    • MIDI In (DIN)
    • MIDI Out (DIN)
    • USB MIDI
    • 1/4? Footswitch (function assigned by apps)

The Alesis iO Audio Dock for iPad retails for around $200.

Details below.

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