While you can fairly quickly have lots of fun with Animoog, there’s a lot to learn to improve your play and the presets. Here’s some notes.
- Have fun exploring Animoog
- Play with the controls and try to find out what they do
- Wanna get to the next level? Read the manual. Yeah, rare are the ones who like that, but there’s a lot of controls I could not fully understand until I read the manual
Things you can try:
- Changing the scale/keyboard (??) change everything
- Change the gliding (??) control bottom-right of the keys
- Move the x/y pad’s origin. Not all sounds are affected, but for those that are, you can get interesting sound evolutions that way
MIDI vs Animoog’s keys
- While Animoog supports midi inputs, you will lose two precious Animoog features doing so:
- you’ll lose individual notes modulation. You control the modulation from your MIDI keyboard, but it will affect all notes at once, not single notes like on the Animoog keys
- slides. Animoog allows you to make great sliding effects (even sliding and changing modulation at the same time). you can’t do that on a non-touch input device
- I haven’t tried it before, but it may be interesting to play Animoog with both a MIDI keyboard plugged in and the Animoog keyboard for slides and modulations. Anyone has tried this?