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Animoog iPad app offers endless synth sounds for 99 cents

Animoog screenshot
Animoog screenshot

Moog, makers of the venerable Minimoog analog synthesizer, is taking its sonic palette and cramming it into a 99-cent iPad app called Animoog. We just took it for a quick test drive, and it faithfully recreates Moog's signature sonic tones and includes endless options for tweaking that sound, such as a prominent X/Y pad that lets you physically manipulate the sound's wave form. It also has requisite options for recording your performance, saving sonic manipulations, and even hooking up a MIDI keyboard.

Design-wise, this app takes cues from Apple's own GarageBand, the iOS app nLog Synth Pro (which provides synth fans with a Moog-esque experience), and its own real-life synthesizers — keys are at the bottom, settings are at the top. Animoog also took inspiration from GarageBand's smart keyboard with custom keyboard scales. In addition to a standard keyboard layout, Animoog offers offers a wide variety of preset scales and modes, making it much easier to stay on key.

Animoog's 99-cent introductory price lasts for 30 days, and Moog's other iOS app Filtatron has been dropped to 99 cents to match. If you're an iPad music-maker, check out the video below to get a sense of Animoog's flexibility.