Designed by Moog Music, the world’s first synth company, Animoog Z is an inspiring 16-voice polyphonic synthesizer that invites you to explore new concepts of multidimensional sound design and performance.

Powered by Moog’s Anisotropic Synth Engine (ASE), Animoog Z empowers you to visually traverse new sonic universes and even create your own! ASE utilizes a novel orbit system to expand the concepts of wavetable and vector synthesis, allowing you to navigate dynamically through the X, Y, and Z axes of sound. Spontaneous sound design with Animoog Z is easy—simply select and drag the orbit path to explore endless sonic configurations.

Animoog Z captures the immediate and intuitive experience of Moog synthesizers and applies it to the modern digital paradigm, enabling you to quickly sculpt incredibly fluid sounds that live, breathe, and evolve as you play. Use Animoog Z’s built-in keyboard to control pitch and pressure per voice (or send MIDI out), or connect your favorite MPE controller and explore Animoog Z’s MPE-compliant sound engine.

Animoog’s diverse library of timbres includes digital tones and spectral sources alongside analog waveforms recorded from classic Moog circuits. If you ever run out of sounds, you can use the built-in Timbre Editor to record and edit your own timbres!

Visually captivating and sonically immersive, Animoog Z brings music production to the next level. Whether you are new to synthesis or a professional musician, Animoog’s unique user interface gives you the power to easily create a visually vibrant and sonically rich universe.

Key Features:

• Multiplatform Experience: Share presets, timbres, and in-app purchases across your compatible Apple devices.

• Anisotropic Synth Engine (ASE): An exciting Moog technology that allows you to move through the X, Y, and Z axes of unique timbres to create an expressive and constantly evolving soundscape. Sonic modulations are visualized in real time, providing a multisensory feedback mechanism for sound creation.

• Polyphonic Modulation and Pitch Shifting: Control Animoog Z's advanced touch surface keyboard with configurable scales, key distances, pitch correction, and glide. Simply slide your fingers to control multiple per-voice parameters in Animoog Z right from the keys.

• Timbre Editor: Go beyond simple sample playback and build unique sounds that evolve in multi-dimensional space. Select from a wide variety of built-in timbres or customize your sound by recording your own timbres (or import your own WAV files).• ENV/LFO Page: Articulate your dynamics with 3 independent six-stage DAHDSR envelopes for Amp, Filter, and Mod, each with loop and sync functionality. Give motion to your sound with 3 independent LFOs featuring continuously variable wave shapes, phase offset, delayed start, sync, and support for 1-8 repeats.

• MOD Page: Highly flexible modulation matrix with 10 lanes and a multitude of sources, controllers, and destinations—including global destinations like Delay and Thick. Use the Solo and Enable controls to explore complex modulations layer by layer.

• Effects Page: A collection of dynamic sound-altering and sound-augmenting effects with Delay, Chorus, Bitcrush, Filter, Arpeggiator, and Looper. Oscilloscope-style views display the output and impact of your effects.

• MIDI: Use your favorite MIDI controller to control Animoog Z (with full support for MPE input) or go MIDI out to use Animoog Z's highly expressive keyboard to control your favorite instruments. Go even deeper with Animoog Z's exhaustive MIDI CC mapping system featuring MIDI Learn, multiple destinations for a single CC, and detailed control of which presets are loaded with program change.

• Additional Features: Backwards compatibility with presets and timbres from the original Animoog, AUv3 support, 440Hz base frequency offset (+/- 10Hz), preset tagging, preset sharing, Global BPM, Tap Tempo, Ableton Link, keyboard typing and shortcuts, random presets, and undo/redo.

What’s New

Version 1.0.1

• Preset and Timbre ZIP file import now supports iOS drag & drop:
1. Press, hold and drag the ZIP archive in the Files app.
2. Keep that finger pressed to continue dragging the ZIP archive.
3. Swipe on the home indicator with another finger until Animoog Z is the active app.
4. When Animoog Z is in the foreground, release your first finger and drop the ZIP archive.
5. The import will start without having to use the Share popup menu method.

• Improved trackpad response for scrollable UI widgets
• Stability improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

roxyamuseum ,

Nice to get lost

Drawing the orbits in 3D is kind of addictive. It’s like drawing and each added mark morphs the sound and with three dimensions it gets pretty trippy and beautiful. I think the layout on this app is pretty great on the iPad though the iPhone is cramped like Animoog, but it’s still just as enjoyable and I have a newer se (small screen), It’s half the price ($10) of Animoog for unlocking all the parameters. I’m not big on freemium but it doesn’t strike me as predatory just adding effects and other modulation for $5. It’s an enjoyable time killer on the bus. Worth it to me.

BozoToo ,

A Good Upgrade

Basically the "Z" model is the same as the original AniMoog. Some features are improved (the mod matrix, for example), while others are essentially the same (some of the effects, the scale programmer, etc.). The workflow is better after shelving the skewmorphic modular synthesizer look and feel of the original, where you had to scroll among "modules" to gain access to them. The Z axis does add some new wave table capabilities. But over all it is not fundamentally different from the original. The price is fair for what it is and the sound quality is very good.

Having said all of that, I have never been a big fan of the sound of the Animoog. It sounds very digital and most of the waves in the catalog sound far too similar. I prefer more analog sound qualities to the sterile sound of digital waves. But for those pieces when you want that digital sound, the AniMoog really excels. Very complex wave-shifting is easy and sounds more alive than standard, static waves.

Importing waves and preset from AniMoog is easy breezy.

I really miss the 4-track recorder, though. Perhaps Moog can bring that back in a future update.

So while Animoog Z is not a major new product or even a giant improvement over the previous Animoog, I am still happy I bought it. Its really fun to just experiment with. Its easily worth the price.

OblivionToad ,

New Animoog? Yes please…

I’m not going to write much, because I’ve only been into it for about 15 minutes. And already, I like what I am seeing. An arpeggiator, more path editing features, and new sounds. The free parts are fun, but spring for the full version, it’s not expensive. I still need to wrap my head around the editing features.
Edited: Not only managed to pull my stuff over from Animoog, all that content is on my desktop and phone versions too. The import function is too easy. Thanks. My Adam Holzman presets are intact.

Developer Response ,

Hi OblivionToad, we're so happy you're enjoying Animoog Z. We fully support importing presets for the original Animoog, please refer to our manual section for detailed explanations:

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