- Sight & Sound
August 23rd, 2012
The latest version of Animoog is here with exciting updates as well as new features. Integrating this incredible synthesizer into your performance and production environment just got easier.
New Features Include:
The recording time in Animoog has now doubled to accommodate extended looping and jam time.
Most of Animoog’s controls and features can now be mapped to MIDI CC numbers. Just tap and turn!
Animoog presets are now organized neatly into categories.
Fixed crash when updating from previous version.
New In App Purchases:
•The MIDI Expansion Pack:
The MIDI Expansion Pack transforms Animoog into a MIDI controller as innovative and richly expressive as the Animoog sound engine itself.
The Animoog touch keyboard becomes a source for polyphonic MIDI notes with velocity and aftertouch, using Animoog’s custom note scales which are saved per preset. Poly-pressure translates the dynamic of each finger movement into MIDI data, while Channel pressure ensures compatibility with the widest range of existing synthesizers. Of course the on-screen Pitch and Mod strips send Pitch Wheel and Modulation messages as well.
The keyboard MIDI output also uses a special Polyphonic Legato message, created by Moog in order to accurately record the unique playing styles made possible by Animoog’s polyphonic, continuous ribbon-style keyboard. Polyphonic Legato allows you to record and play back Animoog performances while preserving expressive glides from note to note, with full polyphony. Since the performance is recorded as MIDI, you can keep tweaking the sound even after you’ve nailed the perfect expressive rendition of the notes.
MIDI Mapping is also expanded, with the ability to send any assignable MIDI CC messages from Animoog’s on-screen controls, including the X-Y Pad. This allows you to use all of Animoog as a control surface for your plugins or external hardware. In addition, you can record and play back MIDI knob tweaks in the same way as you can a keyboard performance.
• Acoustic Expansion Pack: This pack warps familiar extracts of voices, bells, piano, bass, flutes, and effects into Animoog's Anisotropic Synthesis Engine.
32 Timbres/30 presets
• Metallic Expansion Pack: This pack features ringy, glassy, and hard-edged soundscapes which are extracted from Ethnic instruments, bells, and synthesizers. They have been twisted and tweaked to excel in the Anisotropic Synthesis Engine.
26 Timbres/31 presets
The constantly expanding library of timbres are the key to unlocking the limitless potential of Animoog's 2D soundscapes, watch our chief engineer explain their importance here.