Animoog Update Adds MIDI Control, Improved Features

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Moog Music has released an update to Animoog – its software synth for the iPad – adding improved MIDI support, Preset Categories, new sound libraries and more.

Here’s what’s new in Animoog v1.1.0:
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Koushion Meets The Moog MIDI MuRF

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This video captures a demonstration by Chris Stack (experimentalsynth) of using the Koushion sequencer, running on an iPad, to sequence the filter bands on the Moog MIDI MuRF – ‘essentially creating your own patterns on-the-fly’.

The MIDI MuRF (Multiple Resonance Filter Array) is a Moog filter that lets you sequence its 8 filters in 24 preset patterns. It has extensive MIDI support, though, which opens up a lot more options, like this.

Koushion is available in the App Store for $9.99.

Moog’s Chief Engineer Explains The MiniGoog Moog Doodle Synth

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In celebration of Bob Moog‘s birthday, Google created an awesome web based synthesizer – the Moog Doodle Synthesizer, aka the ‘MiniGoog’.

In this video, Moog’s Chief engineer, Cyril Lance, explains the doodle’ s capabilities and how they relate to the classic MiniMoog design.

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Crystal Spaceship – Space Music From Bruno Ender Lee

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Sunday Synth Jam: Bruno Ender Lee put together this extended space music video, which collects six live synth jams into a ‘video album’, Crystal Spaceship.

Part 1: Crystal Spaceship (includes: “Ice Crystals”, “Spaceship” & “Midnight”)

Part 2: Astral Clockwork (includes: “Spaceship_2”, “Astral Clockwork” & “Astral Odyssey”)

Composed, arranged & produced by Bruno Ender Lee; 2012 Velvet Voyage Productions

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Astral Odyssey – A Live Space Music Synth jam

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Sunday Synth Jam: Bruno Ender Lee performs Astral Odyssey, a space music style synth jam.

Technical details below:

“Astral Odyssey” – composed, arranged & performed by Bruno Ender Lee, April 22. 2012. Pre-recorded live tracks: ARP Odyssey & Doepfer MAQ-sequencer / MiniMoog Voyager OS (bass).

Filmed live tracks: MiniMoog Voyager OS (leads) / Moog Etherwave Theremin / ARP Odyssey (fx-sequence).

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Solar Orbiter – A Space Music Synth Jam

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Sunday Synth Jam: Here’s a mellow synth jam, via Andy Barrow, that brings to mind the space rock and synth music of the 70s.

Barrow shared these technical details on the piece, Solar Orbiter:

We start off with a brief intro using the Voyager XL and then the music begins with the Radias (Pads and the Lead Synth part way through the video) and the Moog Slim Phatty being used for the rhythm.

I then bring the XL in to play a moody lead synth (2 Osc’s used, the second used primarily for harmonic content). The Radias takes over later on and then we finish with Moog Slim Phatty and the Voyager XL.

Moog Intros Bowel-Shaking BASE SoundPack For Animoog

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Moog Music today introduced the BASE soundpack for Animoog – a collection of timbres and presets that radically extends the sonic capabilities of Animoog from the purely electronic realm of its Moog ancestry into a richly organic world of biological sound.

The BASE Pack is born from a quest Moog engineers embarked on, with help from researchers at The University of North Carolina at Asheville, to discover the most primordial sounds known to man. The result is the Biomimetically Augmented Synthesis Expansion Pack (BASE Pack) for the Animoog synthesizer.

In addition to the over 40 new Timbre files, Moog recruited top sound designers to craft 25 powerful new presets which demonstrate the range of BASE sounds that Animoog can now emit. Some of the Presets included are Extravasation, Eructations, Bad Beans, Bathtub Bubbles, and Oops Sorry Excuse Me. Some of the Timbres included are Sploot2, WetGas1, Dribbly, WetSquish2 and Excuse Me.

Above, Dream Theater’s Jordan Rudess demonstrates some of his trademark licks using BASE for Animoog and UNCA’s Dr. Wayne Kirby explains the origin of the new sound library.

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