Moog has introduced the Animoog, described by the manufacturer as "the world's first professional polyphonic synthesiser designed for Apple's iPad."
The main feature of the Animoog is its Anisotropic Synthesis Engine (ASE), a technology that has been in development at Moog for nearly six years. Whether users are new to synthesizers or professional musicians, Animoog's unique interface allows real creative expression.
Multiple modulation parameters can be controlled by the simple slide of a finger via Polyphonic Modulation and the exact pitch of each note can be easily manipulated thanks to its Polyphonic Pitch Shifting function. A classic analog-style 'ping pong' delay module is also included.
"Animoog is an amazingly entertaining instrument," said Mike Adams, president of Moog Music. "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."
The synth is available now for £0.69 (for a limited period) from the iTunes store here.