iOS 8.3 Warning: Transferring Presets and Timbres

Thanks to user SZak on the Moog forum, we learned that iOS 8.3, released this week, makes it more difficult to transfer presets and timbres to Animoog.

For the official expansion packs sold within Animoog, restoring purchases works fine. However, for third-party presets and timbres, such as the ones we list on this page, using iTunes for such transfers is cumbersome at best. Solutions included using software such as the free iFunBox and iTools, however, that’s exactly what this warning is about: the iOS 8.3 update breaks those software. We can hope for new versions which would be compatible with iOS 8.3 to be released, but if you rely on it for Animoog, you’ve been warned! Yes, better official means for transferring presets and timbres is already in our wish list for Animoog.

SZak also reminds us that, strangely, Animoog currently stores presets and timbres in a ‘caches’ folder, which is not backed up during normal iPad backup procedures and now with iOS 8.3, is not as easily accessible as it was.

I’m happy we got recent news from Moog on Animoog development efforts, we can hope such annoying issues will eventually be fixed.

UPDATE 2015-04-24: Good news, according to Tidbits: “iFunBox and iExplorer have been updated to sidestep the new security settings, but with the limitation that they work only with apps that use iTunes File Sharing.” which the case of Animoog. I haven’t tested the new version, but those third-party solutions should work now. UPDATE 2014-04-26: Ah zut, those solutions now work again for presets, but not timbres or anything else such as recorded tracks. I’m back to hoping Animoog will support iCloud Drive or anything similar for moving such files around.

3 thoughts on “iOS 8.3 Warning: Transferring Presets and Timbres

  1. iTunes file sharing transfers work fine BUT and here is the big BUT not on Windows if you have the DOM Kane presets installed (in-app purchase). The problem is that one of the presets is called “MM-DK BA Fat*ss” and the ‘*’ character in windows filenames is a no-no so copying the preset folder will always fail.
    To get around this you need to rename the preset (pressing and holding to save under a different name (without the *) and then under setup presets delete the original preset.

    Then everything works as expected and you can copy your presets.

    I then had no problem copying my preset and categories folders and combining my iPad and iPhone timbres and presets into a single structure. To copy them back you have to drag and drop the whole folder into the iTunes file sharing windows. Using Add File doesn’t work as it really does only add 1 file.

    1. Thanks David! I’m an official Animoog beta tester, so I’ll let them know and see if they fix in a future release of Animoog :-) Cheers — Alex

    2. HI David, sorry for the very late reply.. but the good news is I did report the Fat*ass issue Moog when you mentioned it here and they fixed it in the current Animoog version :-) Thanks for letting me know, and directly, for improving Animoog for all of us! Cheers — Alex / Satri

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