Moog Animoog Galaxy Brings Multidimensional Synthesis To Apple Vision Pro

Moog Music has introduced Animoog Galaxy for Apple Vision Pro, bringing the powerful software synthesizer into a new dimension.

Apple’s Vision Pro is the company’s debut ‘spatial computing’ product – a headset platform that runs a new operating system, visionOS, that focuses on virtual reality and augmented reality.

For more than a decade, Animoog has been on the leading edge of software synths, debuting on the iPad with an advanced synth engine and a cutting edge expressive touch keyboard, embracing MIDI Polyphonic Expression, incorporating cloud features and adding cross-platform support.

Animoog Galaxy is based on Moog’s Anisotropic Synth Engine (ASE), which has powered earlier versions of Animoog. The software synth has always featured the ability to modulate and animate sounds in two dimensions, using an X/Y grid. With Animoog Galaxy, this capability is extended into three dimensions, letting you modulate sounds within an X/Y/Z space.

Animoog Galaxy also visualizes this capability by giving you the ability to “teleport inside Animoog Galaxy”, giving you an immersive interface for synthesis.

Here’s a preview of Animoog Galaxy in action:


  • Anisotropic Synth Engine (ASE): Animoog Galaxy allows you to spatially move through the X, Y, and Z axes of unique timbres to create an expressive and constantly evolving soundscape.
  • Immersive Experience: Constantly evolving sounds and visuals help create a “peaceful mood and environment all around you”.
  • Designed for Apple Vision Pro: Visuals, graphics, gestures, interactions and sounds were created specifically for Apple Vision Pro.
  • Modulation and Pitch Shifting: Control Animoog Galaxy’s advanced gestural keyboard with configurable scales, pitch correction, and glide.
  • Intelligent Step Sequencer: Rhythmical melodies can be generated in-tune with the keyboard.
  • EG/LFO: Articulate your dynamics with three independent six-stage DAHDSR envelope generators for Amp, Filter, and Mod, each with loop and sync functionality. Give motion to your sound with three independent LFOs featuring continuously variable wave shapes, phase offset, delayed start, sync, and support for 1-8 repeats.
  • Mod Options: Animoog Galaxy features a highly flexible modulation matrix with 10 lanes and a multitude of sources, controllers, and destinations—including global destinations like Delay and Thick.
  • Expansive Effects: Experiment with a collection of dynamic sound-altering and sound-augmenting effects with Delay, Unison, Bitcrush, Drive, Filter, Arpeggiator, and Recorder.
  • MIDI Integration: Use your favorite MIDI controller to control Animoog Galaxy (with full support for MPE input) or go MIDI out to use Animoog Galaxy’s highly expressive keyboard to control your favorite instruments.
  • Additional Features: Animoog Galaxy includes backwards compatibility with presets and timbres from Animoog Z, 440Hz base frequency offset (+/- 10Hz), and preset tagging.

Here’s a demo from Geert Bevin, Moog’s Director of Software Development and author of the original MPE specification, exploring the responsiveness of the augmented reality keyboard in Animoog Galaxy:

As you can see, it totally holds up and is a lot of fun!” he notes.

Pricing and Availability:

Animoog Galaxy is available now for $29.99 USD.

16 thoughts on “Moog Animoog Galaxy Brings Multidimensional Synthesis To Apple Vision Pro

  1. no velocity, no aftertouch, no physical feedback at all
    “responsiveness of the augmented reality keyboard” also known as waving your hands in the air – a sad virtual reality joke.

  2. Not sure what to think of it…
    Is this a future or a gimmick?
    Can’t post opinion since I have no way of testing it down-under…
    Any US users would like to chime on this?

  3. good job moog….spending resources on useless gadgets instead of hunting down the last bugs, improvements and promised functions on the matriarch , the moog one and your other synths

    1. Can you name one of the bugs that’s vexing you?

      Also – how do you ‘chase down the last improvement’?

      The number of Animoog users dwarfs the number of users they have of any other synth they’ve ever created. It makes sense for them to keep developing it.

      1. Haters just want to hate. Notice how people dissing this app and the Vision Pro don’t back up their takes with anything?

        The Vision Pro will be a $1000 headset in a couple of years and it will get wide mainstream adoption. We all know it.

        And every company making headsets is going to copy it, just as they copied the Mac, iPhone & iPad.

        Then the haters will buy the Samsung copy and complain about how only the ‘sheeple’ buy a Vision Pro. lol

  4. All these comments hating on Vision Pro will in the near future walk into an Apple Store trying out the Vision Pro and be like holy shit this really is the future. 😛

    1. I hate wearing glasses, a helmet with a weight of over half a kilo sure wont change that.
      If this is the future, it’s a future without me. 😉

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