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RUST(i)K X & K: 251 New Animoog Presets and 159 New Timbres

Dear fellow Animoog players, I have good news for all of us just in time for the holiday break: 251 new Animoog presets and 159 new timbres! The prolific sound designer Rust(i)k previously gave us two packs earlier this year, one with 132 presets last May and the other with 169 presets in July. Big thanks to Rust(i)k for providing us an even bigger playground to explore sounds with Animoog.

Here’s the announcement Rust(i)k wrote for these new X & K presets and timbres:

RUST(i)K : X & K Animoog presets and timbres

The presets are wide ranging and their names attempt to convey the intended mood. My goal was for these timbres and presets to allow a person to use Animoog for all synth needs. Essentially, the ultimate Swiss Army synth that can produce the most lovely of etheral pads and heavenly atmospheres to the booming wobbles of the bowels from hell.

The presets are categorized and arranged nicely. All the timbres are original and painstakingly compiled over the last 6 months.

I was going to set this up on a sale platform to make a couple dollars but with the holiday and my inner voice said to help my friend Doug Woods of The Sound Test Room in this time of adversity. Here's the PayPal address for people to donate the $5.55 to: thesoundtestroom@gmail.com

The timbres and presets are not lined up according to the bank number. Timbres are used from both timbre banks in both of the preset banks. Dividing them is to help not get overwhelmed with too many options. For every preset, pluck a single note, play a chord, hold it, and then sequence it. The presets are multi-dimensional in that they have a surprising variety of sounds per many of each of the presets. So treat this like an amusement park - and ride till you scream!

Happy Holiday and please enjoy. Best of health for all. And a special thank you to Satri here at Animoog Love for all the hard work he does for all of us.

RUST(i)K
Thanks Rust(i)k! Plenty of Animoog players will benefit from these new presets and timbres! :-) Here’s the download link for these RUST(i)K – X & K presets and timbres. And don’t forget to contribute $5.55 to thesoundtestroom@gmail.com through PayPal. If you’re not interested in donating directly to thesoundtestroom, you can get his albums directly from Bandcamp or the albums Doug Woods made with Colin Powell.

Why does RUST(i)K invites us to contribute to the thesoundtestroom? Jacob Haq explains it in this video. The short story is thesoundtestroom has created and shared tons of videos for iPad Musicians, such as app reviews and demos, and he is an important figure in this community. If you have interests in other apps than Animoog, chances are you heard of him already. Unfortunately, Doug Woods is very sick and a small financial contribution can help. That’s why RUST(i)K and many others in the community decided to help Doug in ways they can, just like what I’m doing myself with this post ;-)

I am personally indebted to the thesoundtestroom crew: in early 2015 and without knowing me in any way, they created and published a video for my January Planet Animoog solo from the Unanimoog album, a track which made its way to the Best of Apptronica 2014 album. This was the encouragement to then create my own videos for my improvised Animoog solos. These guys inspired me.

Here’s the initial Animoog demo video thesoundtestroom published in Summer 2012, not that long after Animoog came to existence!

Yes, Animoog is 5 years old and still is by far the most appreciated iOS music synth out there. Animoog is a reference synth. We can sculpt incredible sounds with Animoog

Please note that thesoundtestroom collaborators, Jacob Haq and Pants of Death are still contributing videos for the iPad musicians amongst us.

Because I want all of you to benefit from these presets and timbres for the holiday break, I exceptionally did not take the time to play and publish an improvised solo with these new presets, something I usually do. I have quickly tested the presets and timbres and I can confirm they’re pretty interesting. Don’t forget the instructions to install third-party presets and timbres on Animoog.

Now I have one more reason to update the table of Animoog presets and timbres over the coming weeks! Enjoy the holiday break and the new Rust(i)k Animoog presets and timbres, cheers! — Alex / Satri

Animoog Expansion Packs table

New Free Packs: 2,576 Animoog Presets Now Available — Major Update v1.5

When I published version 1.4 of the table of Animoog presets and timbres last May, I wasn’t expecting a new version coming this fast. Rejoice, today I’m announcing 352 new free Animoog presets, and they’re excellent!  This expansion packs table lists third-party presets and timbres that you won’t find anywhere else.

352 new Animoog presets are now available as part of this update. There’s now a total of 2,576 presets and over 4,500 timbres available for Animoog, lots of them free!

Version 1.5 brings presets from two sound designers, ‘analogue, I wish you were’ and Rust(i)k. The table’s page includes the links to download/purchase the presets and timbres. The full changelog is available at the bottom of the expansion packs page. Since the v1.4 announcement, I also published step-by-step instructions to install third-party Animoog presets and timbres.

Animoog Expansion Packs table

analogue I wish you were

Sound designer named ‘analogue I wish you were’ contacted me to share with you not one, but two packs of free Animoog presets. I’ve been playing with them the past few weeks and I can confirm that these are great presets! I’m amazed at the quality of what the sound designers amongst us are able to create for us, the players, to play with!
analogue I wish you were provided a preview for its Retro Futurism pack:

But never stop yourself at a preview, download and install the free presets for you to explore their capabilities. Next is “À la rescousse”, an improvised Animoog solo played live with ‘analogue I wish you were’ preset named ‘PAD ramp pur’ from the ‘Retro Futurism’ presets.

“La vue” is an improvised Animoog solo played live with ‘analogue, I wish you were’ preset named ‘FM PAD – no way back’ from the ‘RPG Fantasy Sounds’ free Animoog presets pack. ‘RPG Fantasy Sounds’ is now one of my favorite pack of presets.

You can get the free presets directly on analogue, I wish you were’s Bandcamp page. That’s also an opportunity for you to support the sound designer with a contribution, he deserves it!

Rust(i)k

After the nice presets we got from him last May, sound designer Rust(i)k offers us a second pack of free Animoog presets! Nothing less than 169 new and free presets which are, once again, of pretty good quality :-) Rust(i)k informed me that some of the presets’ timbres might be missing and may simply be replaced with Basic Sine.

Click here to download the free presets.

Here’s one of the numerous tracks I recorded with these presets, “Japon turquoise” is an improvised Animoog solo played live with ‘Rust(i)k’ preset named ‘Keys Iluminati’ from the ‘RePrison’ free Animoog presets pack.

Timbre requirements

During an online discussion with another Animoog player, we came to the topic of which timbres are required for a pack of third-party presets to sound as intended. With this information available, an Animoog player can know in advance if he has all the required timbres before downloading and installing a new third-party pack. The table version 1.5 now includes the list of official In-App-Purchase packs you need installed for the third-party presets to sound as designed without any [missing] timbres.

If you’re a sound designer that contributed one of those packs, please contact me to let me know which timbres are required for your presets and I’ll add the info for the next version.

YouTube Channels and an Improvisation

Remember that I provide a list of Animoog-focused YouTube channels?  Here’s an Animoog improvisation played by Subconscience. I’m amazed at the variety of sounds and styles that can be played with Animoog.

Enjoy summertime — Animoog can be played anywhere, like shown on this photo from Lukas Gec (thanks Lucas!).

Animoog Summertime! (thanks to Lukas Gec for the photo)

Big thanks to ‘analogue I wish you were’ and Rust(i)k. Hope you’ll enjoy their presets as much as I do :-) Don’t hesitate to share this announcement with other Animoog players, the intention here is to ensure that as many players as possible are benefiting from those excellent presets! Cheers — Alex / Satri

Animoog Expansion Packs table

New Free Packs: 2,224 Animoog Presets Now Available — Major Update

Dear fellow Animoog players, I’m delighted to announce version 1.4 of Animoog.org’s table of expansion packs. This expansion packs table lists third-party presets and timbres that you won’t find anywhere else.

328 new Animoog presets are now available as part of this update. There’s now a total of 2,224 presets and over 4,500 timbres available for Animoog, lots of them free!

Version 1.4 brings presets from 4 sound designers: Steffen Presley, Rusk(i)k, Sound of Izrael and Subconscience. Here’s the updated version of the table of Animoog expansion packs. The table’s page includes the links to download/purchase the presets and timbres and installation instructions. Three of the four new packs are free, the fourth one being available at a very reasonable price. The full changelog is as well available at the bottom of the expansion packs page.

(click table to open the large version)

Animoog Expansion Packs table

Steffen Presley

I’m happy that sound designer Steffen Presley contacted me and that we’re now able to provide his expansion pack named Song-Haven. It is available for $6,99 by sending money directly to Steffen via Paypal. There’s a total of 50 new presets, with some of them requiring that you already purchased the Acoustic and R. Devine packs in order to access their timbres.




As you can see in the following YouTube demonstration video, those are high quality presets. They just got released and I haven’t tested them yet, but I soon will!

Steffen is also the nice sound designer who recently shared with us free Theremini presets.

Rust(i)k

Sound designer Rust(i)k is freely sharing with us 132 excellent presets. Here’s a part of Rust(i)k bio: “RUST(I)K is currently working on several projects and remains a major part of some of house music’s greatest venues and artists over the last 20 years. He now is experimenting with a variety of musical styles and methods as the IOS music world grows by the day.   In doing so, he routinely puts out preset or sample banks to various sites and several companies.” His full bio is available here. Rust(i)k’s excellent presets are freely available directly on Animoog.org: Rust(i)k presets.

Here’s two improvised Animoog solos, the one I just recorded named ‘San Andreas’ played with the ‘Lead PolyAnna’ preset, and the second one named ‘Going Rust(i)k’ I made with Rust(i)k’s ‘Lead Axe’ preset.

 

Sound of Izrael

Sound designer Sound of Izrael is sharing with us 121 new free presets. The instructions to download the presets are found this post from Sound of Izrael himself. Here’s the video that presents the presets:

Here’s an improvised Animoog solo named ‘Fatal Duel’ I made with Sound of Izrael’s ‘R Rusty boy’ preset.

 

Subconscience

Sound designer Tiziano Gileno Fasano, aka Subconscience, is sharing with us 25 free Animoog presets! Here’s Subconscience Facebook page. Those excellent presets are available here on Animoog.org: Subconscience presets.

subconscience_041

Here’s an improvised Animoog solo named ‘It’s ongoing’ I made with Subconscience’s ‘Lead-polymulti’ preset.

Submitting presets

I added a new section to the page providing the table of Animoog expansion packs, here’s its content: Here’s what I need to know from you if you created great Animoog presets yourself and would like to share them with the community of Animoog  players, please provide the following information:

  • Your sound designer / artist name
  • Name of the preset collection / pack
    • Number of presets and timbres in the pack
    • Installed Expansion pack requirements (to avoid missing timbres)
  • Price
    • Look at the pricing of packs currently available
    • Many thanks in the name of the Animoog community of players if you decide to provide your presets for free, otherwise, 5$ is usually a good price for professional presets, pricing is up to you
  • Link to purchase
    • We’ll gladly host free presets on Animoog.org if you want us to, otherwise you are responsible to provide a download/purchase link that will endure
  • Some way for potential players to hear what the submitted presets sound like
    • Such as a YouTube video or a SoundCloud track
  • Description and anything else you’d like us to consider sharing in the preset’s availability announcement post

I’ll probably improve that list over time. Please understand that this list is updated only every few months.

The future has more surprises

As a bonus for having read up to here, I invite you to contribute to the documentary on Bob Moog being currently crowdfunded on Kickstarter: ELECTRONIC VOYAGER: Retracing BOB MOOG’s Sonic Journey.

Big thanks to Sound of Izrael, Subconscience, Rust(i)k and Steffen. Hope you’ll enjoy their presets as much as I do :-) Don’t hesitate to share this announcement with other Animoog players, the intention here is to ensure as many players as possible to benefit from those excellent presets! Cheers — Alex / Satri