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Animoog 2.4.5 & Animoog for iPhone 1.3.1 Released with Audiobus 3 Support

Good news, the first Animoog update since last October. Happy to see Moog is keeping our beloved app up to date :-)

What’s new according to the release notes:

  • Integrated Audiobus 3 with full support for MIDI routing
  • Improvements to pressure modulation behavior when playing over MIDI
  • Updated AudioCopy SDK to v3.4
  • Improvements to mod and pitch wheel rendering
  • Fixed media import for clips in the 4-track on iOS 10
  • Improved background audio compatibility with other apps

Animoog for iPhone gains one more feature:

  • Animoog for iPhone keyboard now sends polypressure when the MIDI Expansion Pack is purchased

The update has certainly been triggered by today’s release of Audiobus 3, which Animoog’s new version supports.  Audiobus has been an essential app for mobile musicians needing to send audio signal from one app to the other. Audiobus 3 now supports inter-app MIDI routing as well.  Here’s the video that presents Audiobus 3 capabilities, and yes, this overview showcases Animoog!

Thanks Moog for the Animoog updates and let’s hope there’s more for Animoog to come from Moog developers! Enjoy the new version — Alex / Satri

Animoog for iPhone 1.3.0 Released, as well as Model 15 1.1.0 and Animoog 2.4.4

For those amongst us playing Animoog on their iPhones and iPod Touch, we have great news! The first update since last February, here’s a welcomed major update to Animoog for iPhone which includes several features we already have in its larger brother Animoog for iPad. The latter got minor improvements and is now at version 2.4.4.

If you’re an Animoog fan, chances are you’re a Model 15 enthusiast as well. If that’s the case, you’ll be happy to hear that Model 15 version 1.1.0 has been released, the first update since June and its first major update since the launch of Model 15 last May.

The Animoog for iPhone 1.3.0 release notes:

  • Animoog now requires iOS 8.2 or later
  • Support for ‘path-width’ as modulation source for presets created with Apple Pencil on iPad Pro
  • Support for accelerometer modulation controls as ‘accel-x’, ‘accel-y’, and ‘accel-z’
  • Support for Bluetooth LE MIDI devices
  • Support for MPE input with note-per-channel MIDI controllers
  • Added collapsible Inter-App Audio transport bar
  • Consolidated ‘poly-pressure’ and ‘chan-pressure’ into one ‘pressure’ modulation source
  • The vertical position of the keys on initial touch is now used as the ‘velocity’ modulation source
  • Tapping left or right of the scale slider will now transpose octaves up or down
  • Timbres panel improvements for easier sound design
  • Single-tapping on a left panel timbre now highlights it, while double-tapping scrolls to its location in the Timbres list
  • The Timbres list on the right panel no longer collapses when switching presets
  • Values of CC mapped controls are now sent out at preset change
  • Incoming MIDI CC 120 now turns off all active sound
  • Incoming MIDI RPN 0 now sets the active pitch bend range
  • Application settings are now saved immediately when changes occur
  • The keyboard now allows more space between keys
  • Fixes to timbre list where auto-scroll would overshoot at times
  • Fixes to built-in scale definitions
  • Fixed crashes when Animoog goes to the background
  • Fixed crackling sound when using hold from a MIDI controller
  • Fixed sound cutting out when switching between certain audio devices while Animoog is running

The Animoog 2.4.4 release notes:

  • Improvements to sample rate / buffer size behavior
  • Improvements to scale slider

The Model 15 1.1.0 release notes:

  • The SETTINGS -> SHARE panel now allows you to create and share a music video from audio in the Recorder module
  • Saved patches, arpeggios and CC maps are now automatically stored on your iCloud drive. They can be retrieved through SETTINGS -> SHARE -> iCLOUD DOCUMENTS from any device that uses the same iCloud account
  • Keys can now be released when HOLD is active by tapping any currently pressed key
  • Recordings now use much less memory
  • Recordings can now be up to 5 minutes in length
  • Recordings are now persisted across application restarts and the undo buffer
  • Added crossfading to the Recorder Module to prevent clicks at the beginning and end of a recording
  • Added a configuration option to prevent controllers from being changed when presets are loaded
  • Added a progress indicator for tutorial presets
  • Tutorial presets now continue highlighting areas during wiring
  • Added support for highlighting individual ports, knobs and switches in the tutorial presets
  • Updated factory tutorial presets to reflect new highlighting capabilities
  • Factory tutorial presets can no longer be accidentally replaced
  • Values of CC mapped controls are now sent out on preset change
  • Added support for incoming MIDI RPN 0 to temporarily set the pitch bend range
  • Added support for “shake to undo”, which also works during tutorial presets
  • Added “rate on app store” and “contact us for help” buttons on the SETTINGS -> ABOUT panel
  • Support for iOS 10
  • Improvements to inter-app audio connectivity
  • Improved core audio engine
  • Improved Ableton Link support
  • Improved stability on iPad Air 1
  • Improved fluidity of GUI rendering on older devices
  • Improved precision of the Apple Pencil as a controller
  • Improvements to the built-in manual
  • Updated AudioCopy to v3.3
  • Fixed stability problems when using incoming messages on MIDI channel 16

More Animoog news to be published probably within a week. Stay tuned :-) Enjoy the apps updates! — Alex / Satri

Animoog 2.4.0 Released

Animoog players rejoice, a new version has come :-) And the official list of new features is long, there’s possibly something for you in there. Amongst the highlights, you find Bluetooth LE MIDI devices support, support for MPE input with note-per-channel MIDI (see this previous post on Expressive MIDI and Animoog) and Apple Pencil support for the lucky ones amongst us who have an iPad Pro.

Here’s the official changelog:

  • Animoog now requires iOS 8.2 or later
  • Fully optimized graphics, keyboard layout and interaction for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro
  • Support for Apple Pencil pressure on the keyboard
  • Support for Apple Pencil angle as a ‘pencil-angle’ modulation control on the keyboard
  • Support for Apple Pencil angle as a ‘path-width’ modulation source along the path
  • Support for Bluetooth LE MIDI devices
  • Support for MPE input with note-per-channel MIDI controllers
  • Added collapsible Inter-App Audio transport bar
  • Consolidated ‘poly-pressure’ and ‘chan-pressure’ into one ‘pressure’ modulation source
  • The vertical position of the keys on initial touch is now used as the ‘velocity’ modulation source
  • Left and right tapping next to the scale slider will now transpose octaves down and up
  • Timbres panel improvements to make sound design easier
  • Single-tapping a timbre on the left panel now highlights it, while double-tapping scrolls to its location in the Timbres list
  • The Timbres list on the right panel is no longer collapsed when switching presets
  • Values of CC mapped controls are now sent out at preset changes
  • Incoming MIDI CC 120 now turns off all active sound
  • Incoming MIDI RPN 0 now sets the active pitch bend range
  • Minor user experience improvements when working with modal dialogs
  • Settings are now saved immediately when changes occur
  • Fixes to timbre list where auto-scroll would overshoot at times
  • Fixes to some built-in scale definitions

If you’re on a non-retina iPad, please wait before updating. We learned there’s a startup crash on non-retina iPads and the fix is coming. From a publicly accessible comment on the iPad Musician Facebook group: “We’ve implemented and tested the fix, submitted it to Apple for review and requested this to be expedited. While waiting for that to go through, we continue testing on all other devices. Sorry for this!” Update: less than 24 hours after 2.4.0, Animoog 2.4.1 came to us to fix this issue.

The previous version, Animoog 2.3.5, came out on March 11th. While Animoog for iPhone has not been updated since February 4th, this iPad update might be a sign for an upcoming Animoog for iPhone update as well?

Here’s a bonus for Animoog Love readers, most of you know I’m fond of Animoog solos, even considering myself an Animoog soloist — I’m always genuinely interested in how others are playing Animoog and I’m happy that Animoog player ‘Brother El’ contacted me to share the following video of his own Animoog performance earlier this month. Hey, there’s even other players that made full albums out of Animoog, such as Luigi Bairo.

I have quite a few unfinished posts to share with you Animoog enthusiasts, while I somehow find the time to complete and publish them, enjoy the new version of Animoog! :-) Cheers — Alex / Satri

Animoog 2.2.5 and Animoog for iPhone 1.2.4 Released

Dear Animoog players, here’s about the latest Animoog updates.

But first I apologize to have not posted about it right after the updates, as an Animoog beta tester, my version doesn’t update when the actual Animoog gets updated. I have configured a tool to ensure I don’t miss the upcoming updates. While I’ve been publishing here all Animoog updates so far, what do you think if I only publish blog entries only when updates bring significant changes to the way we interact with the app? If you think I should post about minor Animoog updates as well, please let me know in the comments below.

Personally, I’m excited by minor updates. Of course, I’m eager for new features, but minor updates perfectly demonstrate that the app is being taken care of and that developper love is being sent towards it. Here’s the changes for the last two versions we haven’t mentioned here.

Animoog 2.2.5. March 11th:

  • Stability improvements
  • Updated AudioCopy library
  • Updated AudioShare SDK

Animoog for iPhone 1.2.4, February 4th:

  • Program change messages now work on all MIDI channels
  • Animoog now reacts to sample rate changes from IAA hosts or Audiobus
  • Stability improvements for when background audio is turned off

I haven’t found the log of what’s changed for Animoog 2.2.4 and Animoog for iPhone 1.2.3. If you know where to find it, please let me know in a comment. Since Moog appears to follow the semantic versioning principles, I suspect those versions essentially contain minor modifications such as bug fixes and updates to the latest third-party libraries (e.g. Audiobus, AudioShare).

I hope to share news of the upcoming free presets from sound designers ‘Subconscience‘ and ‘Sound of Izrael‘ within the coming weeks. They’re excellent presets! More soon :-) — Alex / Satri

 

Animoog 2.3.3 and Animoog for iPhone 1.2.3 Released

The good news about the latest Animoog releases, version 2.3.3 and version 1.2.3 for iPhone, is that they are the result of feedback from members of the community of Animoog players: Moog Music is listening and they’re serious about improving Animoog. I’m happy Moog takes Animoog seriously since I’m seriously counting on Animoog to have fun playing freetronica tracks! ;-)

These fixes are directly related to the following issues and requests mentioned by Animoog players on the official Moog Music forums: here and here as examples.

What’s new with this version:

  • Fixed regression where the delay rate knob position wasn’t properly being interpolated anymore
  • Added support for MIDI program change, mapped to the presets in the currently active category in the order they’re displayed
  • Improvements to Audiobus integration stability
  • Fixed occasional glitches at the end of making a recording

I updated the Animoog Wikipedia page accordingly. Stay tuned, more exciting Animoog news in the coming weeks, cheers! — Alex / Satri

Animoog 2.3.2 & Animoog for iPhone 1.2.2 Released

Happy 2016! It begins well with updates to our dear Animoog. Animoog version 2.3.2 and Animoog for iPhone version 1.2.2 have been released.

Here’s the official changelog that applies to both new versions:

  • Fix for Animoog not properly working with Cubasis through Audiobus
  • Fix for mod wheel and pitch wheel not working properly when visible on screen and played from external MIDI
  • Fix for poly-legato MIDI, now using the proper MIDI CC 84 message and correctly sending and receiving the MIDI data
  • Better support for varying sample rates
  • Updated Audiobus to 2.3.1
  • Updated AudioCopy to 3.1-final

Unrelated, while I just updated the list of Animoog presets to version 1.3, one of you contacted me to share even more free Animoog presets! I’ll test them in the coming days and update the table accordingly as soon possible. Cheers — Alex / Satri

Animoog 2.3.1 and Animoog for iPhone 1.2.1 Released

I’m a bit late on that one, here’s the release notes for the recent Animoog updates!

Animoog 2.3.1 released on November 6th:

  • Support for AudioShare on iOS 9
  • Support for AudioCopy on iOS 9
  • Proper warning when not using 44.1kHZ and trying to interface with AudioCopy/Paste
  • AudioBus state saving now preserves the name of the active preset
  • Minor audio engine performance improvements

Animoog for iPhone 1.2.1 released on November 7th:

  • Support for AudioCopy on iOS 9
  • Proper warning when not using 44.1kHZ and trying to interface with AudioCopy/Paste
  • AudioBus state saving now preserves the name of the active preset
  • Minor audio engine performance improvements

More exciting updates to be published over the coming weeks :-) Regards, Alex / Satri

Animoog 2.3.0 and Animoog for iPhone 1.2.0 Released, and surprises!

Excellent news, a few hours ago were released Animoog 2.3.0 and Animoog for iPhone 1.2.0. Major improvements include increased iOS 9 compatibility as well as the latest Audiobus SDK.

The official release notes for the iPad version:

  • Support for Audiobus state saving
  • Support for configurable sample rates and buffers sizes, up to 96kHz/1024
  • Support for iOS 9
  • Better background audio behavior
  • Support for latest Audiobus version
  • Auto-scroll for timbre slots will now be canceled when there’s a touch on the right table with categories

Animoog for iPhone 1.2.0 also brings support for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.

Meanwhile, I continued to receive Animoog Fan Art contributions after the initial call. Here’s two new examples, one from Jon Rawlinson aka PantsofDeath, and the second one from Bobby Simmons. Thanks guys! Yes, I’ll publish all the contributions I got in a new home for such content. And I’ll continue collecting the result of your inspirations!

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Bobby-Simmons_Animoog-fan-art

I consider running Animoog.org as being amongst my most tangible contributions to the Animoog community, but I also help improve the app itself by acting as a beta tester. I’m grateful to Moog which sent me a Moog beta tester T-shirt – I got it in the mail today! Thanks Moog :-) — Alex / Satri

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Animoog version 2.2.8 and Animoog for iPhone 1.1.10 Released

These Animoog news cover versions 2.2.6 and 2.2.8 and Animoog for iPhone 1.1.10, both supporting the new Audiobus Remote app.

Animoog version 2.2.8 has been released yesterday and here’s the official release notes:

  • Added support for AudioBus Remote with triggers for Recorder, Preset Navigation, Scale Lock, Hold and Orbit Time Change
  • Added support for mixing down to AudioCopy and AudioShare in the 4-track recorder
  • Stability improvements

As an happy Animoog beta tester, I can confirm there’s useful fixes in the ‘stability improvements’ category. The big addition here is Audiobus Remote support. Audiobus itself is a popular app to route audio from one app to other apps, making it easy to add filters and effects, adding tracks from other apps, and more, all this in real-time. As an example, you can run drums from the Sector app and play Animoog live while recording both in a third app. With version 2.2.8 released yesterday, Animoog can now be controlled on another iOS device with Audiobus Remote. Moog developer Geert Bevin shared the following screenshot of Animoog and Filtatron in Audiobus Remote.

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Animoog version 2.2.6 was released on June 29th, 2015, while I was on holidays and away from computers (but with my dear Animoog alongside), and its official release notes are:

  • Stability improvements for a very rare crash at launch
  • Stability improvements in situations where the audio engine is reset by iOS itself
  • Improvements to restore purchase functionality

That’s correct, Animoog version 2.2.7 never made it to the public.

Updates to Animoog for iPhone were also released, with version 1.1.7 released on June 15, then v1.1.8 on June 17, followed by v1.1.9 on June 27. And now, lucky us, we’re at version 1.1.10 released on July 30.

Moog developers taking care of Animoog since last Spring continue to be closer than ever to its users and the iOS musicians community, and that’s great news for the future of Animoog!

Animoog 2.2.4 Released – Major bugfix update

We told you it was coming and now the wait is over! And don’t let you mislead by the it’s name, version 2.2.4 is a major Animoog update considering it brings lots of significant fixes, including stable support for iOS 8. Version 2.2.3 came out in October 2014, over 6 months ago. And now that Moog is putting more love to Animoog development, I expect we’ll have good news from Moog more frequently.

So here’s the official changelog:

  • Stable support for iOS 8
  • Stable support for 64-bit devices
  • Revised timbres panel with categories (touch-hold timbre in category for preview)
  • Fixes for timbres showing up with domain name prefixes
  • Audiobus input slot compatibility fixes
  • Virtual Animoog MIDI ports are now always available even if no port is explicitly selected
  • Improved IAA instrument compatibility (IAA transport panel will be done for a future release)
  • Use with any buffer size from 128 to 4096 (256 being the intended size for all supported devices)
  • Fixes for restore purchase functionality
  • Improved in-app store layout and interaction
  • iTunes File Sharing access to timbres, presets and projects
  • Removed import/export preset from setup panel since iTunes File Sharing should cover all needs
  • Added timbre category list under ‘random preset’ to enable/disable categories to randomize timbres from
  • 4-track recorder fixes for loading clips, pasting clips and AudioPaste
  • 4-track project fixes for save/load/delete/share
  • 4-track now remains unlocked when not connected to network
  • Pitch bend range is now always saved with presets and correctly loads from presets when this option is active
  • Pitch and mod strips now light up with incoming MIDI
  • Hold button now more clearly shows when it’s active
  • Manual MIDI CC input now ensures only numbers can be entered
  • Keyboard scale selection now doesn’t misbehave after selecting the whole tone scale
  • Preset panel is laid out more consistently
  • Resuming after interruptions from Siri now reactivates audio
  • Proper handling of large amounts of MIDI expression data, coming from alternative controllers
  • Updated built-in manual

Enjoy! And if you find bugs, Moog, more than ever before, provide feedbacks to its users in order to fix those, so let them know about the remaining bugs! — Alex / Satri