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US Moog Music introduce the Animoog synth app for the iPad      17/10/11

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Moog Music has announced the release of Animoog, which they are describing as the World's first professional polyphonic synthesizer designed for Apple's iPad. They say that, for a 30-day, limited-time price of only $.99, professional musicians, hobbyists and music fans alike can have access to Moog's newest, groundbreaking synthesizer technology. The heart of Animoog is Moog's Anisotropic Synthesis Engine (ASE), a technology that has been in development at Moog for nearly six years. Moog Music tell us that Animoog captures the vast sonic vocabulary of Moog synthesizers and applies it to the modern touch surface paradigm, enabling any user to quickly sculpt incredibly fluid and dynamic sounds that live, breathe, and evolve as they play them. They say that whether users are new to synthesizers or are professional musicians, Animoog's unique user interface gives them the ultimate tool for total creative expression.
Mike Adams, president of Moog Music, told Sonic State, "Animoog is an amazingly entertaining instrument. It is fun and educational. There will be people who discover the joy of making music using a synthesizer through Animoog who might not have otherwise. It is truly an entertaining experience for anyone. ASE was originally designed for Moog's hardware synthesizers, but the technology is so incredible that we decided to make it available to everyone. With Animoog, we're taking the fear out of buying a professional music application, and giving people a nearly-free opportunity to explore a truly inspirational creative tool." Moog Music believe that Animoog removes the boundaries of conventional instruments and brings an exciting array of creative tools to users' fingertips. They say that its graphical user interface is dynamic and immersive and, much more than a simple app, Animoog takes full advantage of the iPad's multi-touch surface - It gives artists the creative freedom to create and intimately control an entire sonic universe.
Ayad Al Adhamy, of the band Passion Pit, had this to say, "While there are other iPad synthesizer apps (trust me - I might have all of them) what makes Animoog different is that it is not an app but an instrument. Moog has filled in the gap that other apps haven't - it is simple to use and it sounds great!"
Animoog launches today, just ahead of MoogFest (a three-day, multi-venue festival in Asheville, North Carolina, that brings together renowned musicians from around the world to honor the legacy of the company's founder, Bob Moog. This year's lineup is headlined by Passion Pit, Moby, TV On The Radio, The Flaming Lips and more. Pricing and Availability:
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