Moog Animoog iPad App
If you love vintage music or have any knowledge about synthesizers and where their roots are, you have undoubtedly heard of Moog. The classic 1970s synth sound that you hear throughout tons of popular tracks during the time period is almost unmistakably Moog and now, with the advances the world has seen in technology, anyone with an iPad can get the same thick, rich sound today that was created almost 50 years ago with the Moog Animoog app for the iPad.
Coming in at $29.99, Animoog isn’t the cheapest synthesizer app that you will find on the marketplace, but no other app will be able to create the rich tones that Moog does than their own official app either. If you want to get a similar sound to what you hear on a Pink Floyd track or even Tony Banks, you may be able to tuck your old Moog Prodigy away—Animoog will give you all the control you need.
For most users, the entire point of having an iPad synthesizer is that you don’t have to use any type of keyboard at all. Keeping this in mind, Moog designed Animoog so that it was completely standalone for the iPad itself but if you do want to use an iPad compatible midi keyboard you can still do so. On the screen you will find that there are the traditional Moog-style knobs that you can adjust to shape your sound, but on the top left side of the app you will be able to change expressiveness by a shaping your sound visually.
As far as the sound itself is concerned, there are hardly any faults with the Animoog iPad app (which should be expected as it’s the official release from the original creators of one of the most iconic synthesizer brands in the world). The sequencer may be the only let-down on the app because it is, in essence, nothing more than just a classic scratchpad. If you don’t do any editing or have a metronome going, it could prove to be a tricky recording session.
No other app out there has the deep rich lows and bright, crisp, beautiful highs that you will find on the Animoog iPad app. Don’t believe me? Watch the video below of the Moog Animoog in action and see (or listen, rather) to just how great this tiny app really is: