Animoog update – Moog Music’s classic synth app gets Audiobus Remote support

Download from iTunes App Storeanimoog logoWhile 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£18.99) 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.

As I reported a short while ago, the iPad version had its first significant update in quite some time at the end of May. The iOS8 support was improved as was virtual MIDI handling and various functions within the 4-track recorder were tweaked and bugs squashed. Amongst a number of other things, the built-in manual was also been updated.

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

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

There have been a couple of updates since than and a further update – v.2.2.8 – hit the App Store late yesterday. The latest update has a few stability tweaks and squashed bugs and also adds options for mixing down to AudioCopy and AudioShare if you have the 4-track recorder IAP. However, the headline feature is support for Audiobus Remote with a panel of triggers for some of Animoog’s key functions now provided.

Animoog now has support for Audiobus Remote with a number of remote Triggers defined.

Animoog now has support for Audiobus Remote with a number of remote Triggers defined.

Having given this a short workout this morning, it seems to work pretty well and it’s great to see one of the classic synths of iOS keeping right up-to-date in terms iOS music making technology.

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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