Ops update – Jonathan MacKenzie tweaks his new iOS modular synth

While I'm well out of my synth programming comfort zone by the time we get to modular synths, that doesn't mean I’m not interested in the technology though and I reviewed an excellent new modular synth app - Ops from developer Jonathan Mackenzie - just a few weeks ago here on the blog. I was very impressed..... The App Store blurb indicated Ops is ‘designed to make it easy to create and explore sound interactively with a touch screen’ and, while that doesn’t guaranteed that even a … [Read more...]

Ops giveaway results – five winners of Jonathan MacKenzie’s new iOS modular synth

I make this confession regularly on the blog – I’m no great expert when it comes to synth programming – and such a confession is all the more apt when we are taking about not just programming synths but actually designing your own synth from scratch. Yes, modular synths, of which we have a good few examples available under iOS, are something that are, at any detailed level, well out of my comfort zone. That doesn’t mean I’m not interested though and I reviewed an excellent new modular synth … [Read more...]

Ops giveaway – five copies of Jonathan MacKenzie’s new iOS modular synth to be won

I make this confession regularly on the blog – I’m no great expert when it comes to synth programming – and such a confession is all the more apt when we are taking about not just programming synths but actually designing your own synth from scratch. Yes, modular synths, of which we have a good few examples available under iOS, are something that are, at any detailed level, well out of my comfort zone. That doesn’t mean I’m not interested though and I reviewed an excellent new modular synth … [Read more...]

Ops review – Jonathan MacKenzie brings his take on a modular synth for iOS

I make this confession regularly on the blog – I’m no great expert when it comes to synth programming – and such a confession is all the more apt when we are taking about not just programming synths but actually designing your own synth from scratch. Yes, modular synths, of which we have a good few examples available under iOS, are something that are, at any detailed level, well out of my comfort zone. That doesn’t mean I’m not interested though and I’ve reviewed a number of such apps here on … [Read more...]

Model 15 update – further refinements to mega-synth from Moog

I posted a full review of Moog's Model 15 iOS modular synth app just after it was launched. Moog don't do lots of iOS music apps but those they have released have certainly made an impact. In Animoog, which was first released on the App Store in November 2011, they created one of the most authentic, analog-sounding, iOS synths to date and, with their innovative use of a virtual keyboard, paved the way for other developers to re-imagine what a touchscreen could offer when interacting with a … [Read more...]

Model 15 update – further refinements to mega-synth from Moog

I posted a full review of Moog's Model 15 iOS modular synth app just a few weeks ago. Moog don't do lots of iOS music apps but those they have released have certainly made an impact. In Animoog, which was first released on the App Store in November 2011 and now stands at v.2.3.5, they created one of the most authentic, analog-sounding, iOS synths to date and, with their innovative use of a virtual keyboard, paved the way for other developers to re-imagine what a touchscreen could offer when … [Read more...]

Model 15 update – another week and another Model 15 update from Moog :-)

I posted a full review of Moog's Model 15 iOS modular synth app just a couple of weeks ago. Moog don't do lots of iOS music apps but those they have released have certainly made an impact. In Animoog, which was first released on the App Store in November 2011 and now stands at v.2.3.5, they created one of the most authentic, analog-sounding, iOS synths to date and, with their innovative use of a virtual keyboard, paved the way for other developers to re-imagine what a touchscreen could offer … [Read more...]

Model 15 update – Moog quick off the mark with first tweaks for their brilliant modular iOS synth app

I posted a full review of Moog's Model 15 iOS modular synth app just a few days ago. Moog don't do lots of iOS music apps but those they have released have certainly made an impact. In Animoog, which was first released on the App Store in November 2011 and now stands at v.2.3.5, they created one of the most authentic, analog-sounding, iOS synths to date and, with their innovative use of a virtual keyboard, paved the way for other developers to re-imagine what a touchscreen could offer when … [Read more...]

Model 15 review – Moog brilliantly recreate their classic modular synth as an iOS music app

As I posted a few days ago, Moog launched their new Model 15 modular synth iOS music app this week. If you know anything about the history of analog synths, then you will be familiar with Moog’s prominent place in that story; they built some of the most iconic hardware synths ever made…. and, thankfully, the company is still doing just that. However, they are also a company that, from the outside at least, do seem to move with the times. They have also embraced software synthesis and this … [Read more...]