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’ :-)

Keeping the development pace going, a further update has appeared on the App Store today. This new version – v.2.3.3 – brings a number of useful technical developments and fixes. For example, support has been added for MIDI program change and, rather neatly, the mapping relates to the currently active preset category. The delay rate control has also been fine-tuned for smoother performance and a fix has been applied within the in-app recording feature. The Audiobus support has also been tweaked for better stability.

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. Alexander says:

      Hello there John, have you managed to make a sustain pedal of a midi keyboard to work with animoog?
      It doesn’t work with any of my keyboard’s sustain pedal.

    2. This is probably the fastest reaction to a user discovered bug ever in IOS history.

      The delay rate control bug was reported yesterday in the AB forum. A couple of hours later the devs responds confirming that it will be taken care of. Another couple of hours later the dev states, that they have been granted a fast track review i the appstore. And here we are getting an update less than 24hours later.

      Very, very impressive I must say.

    3. I’ve just done a count up, and have 34 synths. Including the likes of Thor, Sunrizer, Korg iM1, Korg Gadget (with add-ons) and Sample Tank ( with add-ons) so I’m not shy of spending a few quid. But, I haven’t added Animoog because it still seems too expensive to me. Yes, I know that compared to the hardware, etc, but the only comparison that matters is with its peers on the IOS App Store. If Animoog was £15 I’d think about it, and if it was a tenner I’d buy it straight away. But, at £22 plus more for the add-ons, I don’t feel it’s good value.

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