Animoog update – Moog Music’s classic synth gets tweaks for Audiobus 3

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£28.99/US$29.99) and a streamlined iPhone version (UK£5.99/US$5.99) and, as a 55MB 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. This is great to see 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 – updated and seemingly working well within Audiobus 3.

A further (minor) update – v.2.4.8 – arrived on the App Store yesterday. This brings an update to the Audiobus SDK and apparently address crashes some users were experiencing when using the app with Audiobus 3….  a welcome bit of tidying up from Moog. Having given this a bit of a spin this morning, all seems to be working well.

It’s great to see a ‘classic iOS synth getting continued support…. but any sign of AU?

There is, of course, still the AU elephant in the room. It would be great to see Moog offer AU support for their various iOS apps including Animoog. Indeed, we have a number of classic iOS synths that appeared pre-AU that lots of dedicated fans will be wondering whether to stick with (and continue to use them via Audiobus or IAA) or look for AU-based alternatives. There are some candidates appearing….  and, equally, new synths appearing that don’t offer AU….  It’s a bit of a mixed up world at present….

That said, I suspect most long-standing iOS musicians may already have Animoog in their app collections. 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 and well worth a look even without AU support. 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. Always nice to see such a great synth kept up to date. But guys, come on, how about some new IAP sound packs?

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