Animoog update – Moog Music’s classic synth gets further tweaks

Download from iTunes App Storeanimoog logoWe are blessed with some wonderful iOS synths apps….  and while iOS music apps have only been with us for a few years, I think there are still a number of candidates that still deserve to be given a ‘classic’ status. One of those is undoubtedly Moog Music’s Animoog. This iOS synth is available in both iPad (UK£22.99) and a streamlined iPhone version (UK£4.49) and, as a 35MB download, would find a home on even the most highly stuffed of iOS devices.

Moog have done a great job of keeping Animoog ticking over with a series of regular updates through 2015 including optimisations for iOS9; it’s been great to see an iOS classic get some regular attention as, even thought the app has been around for a long time – and the synth app competition is now much greater than when it was first launched – Animoog is still a great app with a dedicated user-base.

Animoog - Moog's iOS synth is already a bit of a 'classic' :-)

Animoog – Moog’s iOS synth is already a bit of a ‘classic’ :-)

Moog have not been slacking off in 2016 though…  with v.2.3.4 arriving over the week-end, we have now seen three updates in January alone. These have all been pretty much about fixes and minor refinements but it is still great to see and provides users with plenty of confidence in the app’s future development….  This latest update fixes sample rate issue when working via IAA or Audiobus, provides stability improvements when background audio is off and allows program change messages to work on all MIDI channels.

I suspect most long-standing iOS musicians may already have Animoog in their app collections but, if you have not, or if you are new to the whole wonderful world of iOS music apps, then this is a classic bit of iOS synthery. The sound is great and the virtual keyboard, while bringing something novel when it first appeared (and now much copied) is still one of the best available in any iOS music app. Not the cheapest app you might ever buy (at least, not the iPad version) but it does sound awesome :-)

Animoog for iPad


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    1. The big hope for me is that as a lot of the updates recently definitely show that Animoog development is still active… that this will soon lead to its availability as an AU virtual instrument. I’ve already been using Arturia iSem like this, and it’s definitely the way forward. C’mon Moog- quit teasing!

    2. Good that they’re still developing it, but for IOS this is and expensive synth, AND there’s and there’s IAP’s to consider before you have the full monty. Have these guys never heard of having a sale? Even Korg can do that…attracting lots of customers in the process.

    3. I got it for $.99. Or $1.99 I believe. It is expensive, but compared to the real deal, it’s a steal. They do have occasional sales.

    4. AU would be nice, but the current SDK for AU would prevent Moog (and other instrument makers) from using its custom keyboard. I hope this doesn’t prove to be too much of a deterrent.

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