Animoog Gets Three Expansion Packs Based On Vintage Moog Gear


Moog Music has released three new sound libraries for Animoog, its software synth for the iPad.

The Animoog expansion packs – Monster Moog, Vintage Vibe & Vintage FX – are based on the sounds of vintage Moog gear.

Here are the details:

Monster Moog Expansion Pack

167 Timbres and 48 presets. This massive expansion pack was crafted using harmonic content extracted from new and classic Moog instruments including a System 15 Modular, Minitaur, 904a Filter, Freq Box, Bode Frequency Shifter, Sub Phatty, and more.

Vintage Vibe Expansion Pack

114 Timbres and 46 presets. This expansion pack was created using vintage synthesizer VCOs and Filters to shape unique timbral content, resulting in Timbres and Presets with the sound and vibe of the beloved synths of the 1980’s.

Vintage FX Expansion Pack

41 presets and 53 timbres.This expansion pack’s Timbral content has been extracted from a wealth of vintage modular, rack, and stomp box effects including multiple analog delays, phasers, frequency shifters, resonant filters, & vocal phase filters.

The new expansion packs are available as in-app purchases for Animoog.

Check out the audio demos and let us know what you think about the new expansion packs for Animoog!

5 thoughts on “Animoog Gets Three Expansion Packs Based On Vintage Moog Gear

  1. The first word that comes to mind is “musical.” Animoog is good at textures — Richard Devine’s pack is a good example — but sometimes the textures are so interesting that they’re hard to fit in a mix. The new packs don’t have that problem.

    In case anyone’s wondering, the FX pack is NOT a set of sound effects patches (police siren, “computer noise,” etc); it’s based, rather, on samples that have already been phased, chorused, and otherwised FXed up. Just as musical as the other two.

  2. Would it be sacrilege to say I sometimes get tired of Moog-y sounds? My first synth WAS a MiniMoog, so its not out of disrespect; I have scads of Moog WAVs I use for layering much more often than for obvious leads. The beautiful beef factor is huge and some AniMoog sounds are definitely unique due to the added flex room of an iPad.

    Still, for all of the hollering about “Blade Runner,” Vangelis was ‘just’ using a pair of detuned sawtooth waves. You can recreate that sound in 30 seconds on most any synth. It wasn’t the meat; it WAS the motion. My only “issue” is that familiarity has bleached some of the use out of those sounds. They’re so common that they have the time-stamp of a certain era and sensibility. As appealing as they are to the ear, they also draw attention away from the NOTES, IMO. A piece that’s good with a sound that says Moog will be lessened if that sounds says MOOG too fiercely.

    So how do you lot reconcile that history with more modern sounds? Is Art slightly diminished if your Moog resonance makes them think of an early synth band like ELP or a cheapo horror movie in which it was used? Does that break the chain of listener concentration you want to build with a new composition? My greatest pleasure and biggest hair-puller is trying to build sounds that speak well without being too top-heavy in some way. How about you?

    1. IMHO I think too much focus is put into not sounding like a moog, I guess what I’m saying is look at the piano, it’s the most over used and saturated sound but nobody cares they just make music.

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