2012
08/10
ANIMOOG NOW EXPANDED WITH MIDI CAPABILITIES PLUS MORE
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Animoog iPad Moog

Animoog v1.1.0 is here! New features include longer recording time in the looper, categorized presets, and fully assignable MIDI cc’s. In this video Moog’s Product Development Specialist, Amos Gaynes, shows you how to use Animoog’s new MIDI control features and explores some of the creative possibilities. Available for both iPhone and iPad.

What’s New in Version 1.1.0

NOTE: ‘Export Presets’ from Animoog Setup page, BEFORE YOU UPDATE.
Save presets to disk using iTunes File Sharing.
IF UPDATE CRASHES, delete Animoog and re-download from App Store.

New features in v1.1.0:

• Preset Categories
• MIDI CC Mapping
• Recording time is doubled
• MIDI OUT available as an in-app purchase
• ACOUSTIC and METALLIC expansion packs added to Animoog Store

fixed bug which caused Animoog 1.0.4 to crash on older iOS versions.

Animoog, powered by the new Anisotropic Synth Engine (ASE), is Moog Music’s first professional polyphonic synthesizer designed exclusively for the iPad. ASE allows you to move dynamically through an X/Y space of unique timbres to create a constantly evolving and expressive soundscape.

Animoog captures the vast sonic vocabulary of Moog synthesizers and applies it to the modern touch surface paradigm, enabling you to quickly sculpt incredibly fluid and dynamic sounds that live, breathe, and evolve as you play them.

Visually captivating and sonically immersive, Animoog brings iPad based music production to the next level. Whether you are new to synthesis or a professional, Animoog’s unique user interface gives you the power to easily create a visually vibrant and sonically rich universe. It is the ultimate tool for total creative expression!

Animoog’s diverse library of timbres is derived from analog waveforms captured from classic Moog oscillators, both vintage and modern, and run through a boutique’s worth of high-end outboard and analog signal processors. These include modular synth panels, Moogerfooger pedals and more.

Animoog is the newest innovation in creative tools from Moog Music, the legendary electronic musical instrument company founded by Bob Moog in Asheville, NC.

** NOTE: IF NO SOUND from iPad speaker but headphone is working, this is an iPad settings issue. Go to the Settings app, General tab, set “Use Side Switch to: Mute” then turn switch on side of iPad on (Mute) and off again (Unmute). Then set “Use Side Switch to: Lock Rotation” to prevent problem in future. **

Key Features:

• Anisotropic Synth Engine (ASE) – An exciting new Moog technology that allows the user to move dynamically through an X/Y space of unique timbres to create an expressive and constantly evolving soundscape.

• Timbre page – Assemble unique sounds in the X/Y space from timbres of a wide variety of vintage and modern Moog synthesizers and pedals. Note: this is NOT simple sample playback.

• Polyphonic Modulation – Simply slide your fingers to control multiple modulation parameters in Animoog right from the keys.

• Polyphonic Pitch Shifting – Easily manipulate the exact pitch of each note in a chord by rotating or sliding your fingers.

• Delay Module – A classic analog style ping pong delay.

• Thick Module – From bit crushing to unison voice detuning and drive, this module adds depth, edge and character to Animoog’s already massive sound palette.

• Moog Filter – The classic four-pole Moog ladder filter with High Pass, Low Pass and Band Pass modes.

• Record Module – Record your performance and overdub new layers, or play along live. Transfer recordings between Animoog and any other apps which support the general pasteboard.

• Path Module – Direct ASE through Animoog’s X/Y space to create new expressive and shifting sounds that will blow your mind!

• Orbit Module – Control the rate of orbit in the X/Y space around the path you created for subtle to insane voice manipulation.

• Flexible Modulation Matrix – Amp, Filter and Mod Envelopes, LFO with infinitely variable wave shapes and sync, and four super flexible and assignable modulation slots.

• MIDI in – Use your Little Phatty or any other MIDI controller to control Animoog.

The latest version of Animoog is here with exciting updates as well and new features. Integrating this incredible synthesizer into your performance and production environment just got easier. New features include longer loop time in the record module, categorized presets, and fully assignable MIDI cc’s. In this video Moog’s Product Development Specialist, Amos Gaynes, shows you how to use Animoog’s new MIDI control features and explores some of the new creative possibilities.

Animoog is available for $29.99

2012
07/16
Samson Carbon 61 Midi Controller with iPad Dock
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SUMMER NAMM2012 COVERAGE

Samson Carbon 61 Midi Controller with iPad Dock. Looks like they planned ahead by simply integrating an iPad stand instead of an actual fitted Dock. Basically it’s the Carbon 49 with more keys.

Cost $149

Samson’s Carbon 49 USB MIDI Controller was designed to make musical performance and production accessible to everyone. For seasoned musicians and young creators alike, the Carbon 49 offers versatile, yet easy-to-use features in a compact, lightweight controller that’s well-suited both stage use and in the studio. It offers you a semi-weighted keyboard comparable in feel to that of pro-level instruments. Its 49 velocity-sensitive keys allow you to accurately capture the full dynamics of a performance. In addition, the Carbon 49’s dedicated Transpose and Octave buttons, as well as its classic Pitch Bend and Modulation wheels, allow you to expand the keyboard and enhance your overall musical expression.

Take control of your music software with the Carbon 49’s assignable data encoder and volume slider. For easy editing, players can use the Shift key to adjust up to 14 performance-related control parameters. Also, the Carbon 49’s 3-digit, 7-segment LCD displays the behavior of every function in real time. For added versatility, the Carbon 49 includes traditional MIDI Out, sustain pedal input and USB connections.

Staying hip with today’s popular and convenient technology, the Carbon 49 features an integrated iPad stand and can be used with your favorite MIDI apps via Apple’s Camera Connection Kit. The Carbon 49 can even be directly powered by the iPad.

In addition, it’s bundled with Native Instrument’s KOMPLETE ELEMENTS software, which offers a vast range of instruments and effects for modern music production, composition and sound design for your desktop Mac OS X or Windows.

Carbon 49 is NO LONGER AVAILABLE

2012
04/24
Midi Studio Control Surface App For iOS
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Midi Studio Control Surface App For iOS

Midi Studio is a modular MIDI control surface for iPhone / iPod Touch / iPad.

It supports sending CoreMidi messages over a Wi-Fi network using the UDP protocol for sending and receiving MIDI messages.

The application allows to remote control and receive feedback from software and hardware that implement the MIDI protocols such as Apple Logic Pro/Express, Ableton Live, Max for Live, Cubase, Pro Tools, FL Loops and many others.

The interface provides a number of different touch controls to send and receive messages:

Faders / Rotary controls / Encoder controls / Push buttons / Toggle buttons / XY pads / LEDs / Labels, etc. Warning: This app is a Midi controller and does not include a sound engine or synth.

!!!WARNING, by default app not include “Ability to create custom layouts”. This feature available only through built-purchase or you can buy a “Midi Studio Pro” version.

Midi Studio Features:
-[Ability to create custom layouts]
-[CoreMidi]
-[WI-FI]
-[USB adapters, like “Apple camera connection kit”, etc], with original Apple’s pc to iPhone/iPod cable it will not work!
-[True Velocity Sensitive ] (with the force of impact)
-[Modulation]
-[Drums]
-[Faders]
-[Knobs]
-[Buttons]
-[Touch pads]
-[Two Keyboards]
-[Different Keys Size]
-[Custom Key Scale] – (Like: Major, Minor, Klezmer, etc…)

iPAD VERSION INCLUDES:
-Keyboard Layout – free
-Drums Layouts – free
-Drums 4×4 – free
-All XY Pads – free
-Live Pad – free
-Mixer – free
-Ability to create custom layouts – Built-in purchase only
-CD PLAYER layout – Built-in purchase only
-VINYL PLAYER layout – Built-in purchase only
-DJ MIXER layout – Built-in purchase only
-Surface and Transport Layouts (DAW CONTROL) – Built-in purchase only
-Live Drums Layout – Built-in purchase only

Transport and Surface Layouts works with:
-Generic mode
-Logic Pro
-Live
-Cubase/Nuendo
-HUI / PRO TOOLS
-Reason
-Reaper
-FL Studio

iPHONE/iPOD VERSION INCLUDE:
-Keyboard Layout – free
-Drums Layouts – free
-XY Pads – free
-Mixer – free
-Ability to create custom layouts – Built-in purchase only
-Live Drums Layout – Built-in purchase only

Midi Studio is available for $6.99

2012
04/07
Kaossonome For iPad
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Kaossonome For iPad

What would happen if you crossed a Monome with a Kaossilator? You would get the Kaossonome by Alexander Randon, an instrument inspired by Korg’s Kaossilator and the Monome. It features Kaoss Pad-like sampling programs and is fully Monome 256 compliant. Additional programs include an algorithmic step sequencer, a beat synced sample chopping performance controller, and many more.

Now you can get the iPad version of this device. It’s called the Arpeggionome. The Arpeggionome is a musical instrument designed specifically for the iPad. With the Arpeggionome, you can design and perform intricate patterns of musical notes at incredible speeds and with precise control.

MUSICAL EXPRESSION AT 480 NOTES PER SECOND.
The Performance Matrix is the Arpeggionome’s main musical interface. Touch any Control Point in the Performance Matrix to trigger the notes in the pattern.
• Move your finger left and right to set the reference-note of the pattern.
• Move your finger up and down to set the pattern’s speed. 

• Control up to 480 notes per second, nearly 30,000 notes per minute.

VIBRATO AND TREMOLO, ESSENTIAL FOR 8-BIT SOLOS.
The iPad’s accelerometer controls vibrato and tremolo.

• For expressive changes in pitch, tilt the iPad left and right to apply vibrato.
• For expressive changes in volume, tilt the iPad forward and backward to apply tremolo.

DESIGN AN ARPEGGIO FROM SCRATCH…
Eight touch-knobs are used to design the Arpeggionome’s pattern. The touch-knobs are also great for performance. They can be changed in real-time, and then double-tapped back to their saved value.

• Key & Scale – sets the key and scale of the pattern.
• Octave Range – sets the starting and ending octaves of the pattern.
• Octave Style – sets how the pattern moves between octaves
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• Control Range – sets the placement of the Control Points.
• Notes – sets the number of unique notes that will be triggered
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• Step Distance – sets the distance between each note of the pattern
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• Notes Style – sets how the pattern moves between notes
.
• Tempo – Sets

 the global tempo.

…OR USE A PRESET.
The Arpeggionome includes a Pattern Library with a wide selection of presets. You can also save your own patterns to the Pattern Library.

BEAUTIFUL AND INFORMATIVE VISUAL FEEDBACK.

The Arpeggionome provides visual feedback for your position in the Performance Matrix, every note you trigger, vibrato amount, and tremolo amount.

• Your position in the Performance Matrix is represented by the intersection of two green lines.

• Every note you trigger flashes green in the keyboard above the Performance Matrix.

• Vibrato and tremolo are represented by the two sliders below the Performance Matrix.

OTHER FEATURES
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• Includes an interactive tutorial.

• Can be used as a tool for learning music theory.
• iPad HD ready.

The Arpeggionome is available for $4.99

2012
02/23
Sketch Synth 2 iPad App
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Sketch-Synth-2

Sketch Synth 2 is here to solve one problem, how do I go from having a bunch of loops that sound good to creating an arrangement that arranges these loops. The app ships with several preset instruments so you can get going straight away and understand how the sequenced XY pads control the arrangement of the sounds; but the most important aspect of the app is to be able to create your own pad based instrument with your own loops.

You can use audio copy and paste to copy in loops from other apps, but the app was designed with it in mind to take loops from a DAW on your main computer via iTunes file sharing not another iPad app. Once you’ve loaded the samples into the app in Blueprint mode then you can configure the background and assign loops and FX to every pad on screen and start arranging.

All XY pads are rapidly reconfigurable and you can quick fade sounds in and out to understand when and where you should be bringing your loops in and how fast they should come in. Once you have worked out how everything works together then you can record in Sketch Synth, but really you should be going back to your DAW and building the stems properly.

1.2.1 Update
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A few thoughts: A shortcoming of the current version is the lack of recording level monitoring, mute and solo buttons. Midi is a key feature also. I would also like to be able to bypass fx processing on some channels, so for instance you may want a tiny bit of reverb on the drums here and there, but not on the bass.

Sketch Synth 2 is available for $3.99

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