CrackBerry Live: Moog bringing synth music app to BlackBerry 10

It sounds like "vogue", not "noob",

By Simon Sage on 15 May 2013 06:32 pm EDT

Next up on our BlackBerry Live 2013 stage is Moog. they're bringing a high-quality synthesizer app to BlackBerry 10 geared towards professional and avid amateur musicians alike. The vast majority of the music jargon was well over my head, so let's let the official app feature list do the talking.

  • Anisotropic Synth Engine (ASE) - An exciting new Moog technology that allows the user to move dynamically through an X/Y space of unique timbres to create an expressive and constantly evolving soundscape.

  • Timbre page – Assemble unique sounds in the X/Y space from timbres of a wide variety of vintage and modern Moog synthesizers and pedals Note: this is NOT simple sample playback.

  • Polyphonic Modulation - Simply slide your fingers to control multiple modulation parameters in Animoog right from the keys.

  • Polyphonic Pitch Shifting - Easily manipulate the exact pitch of each note in a chord by rotating or sliding your fingers.

  • Delay Module - A classic analog style ping pong delay.
  • Thick Module - From bit crushing to unison voice detuning and drive, this module adds depth, edge and character to Animoog’s already massive sound palette.

  • Moog Filter - The classic four-pole Moog ladder filter with High Pass, Low Pass and Band Pass modes.

  • Record Module - Record your performance and overdub new layers, or play along live. Transfer recordings between Animoog and any other apps that support Copy/Paste

  • Path Module - Direct ASE through Animoog’s X/Y space to create new expressive and shifting sounds that will blow your mind!

  • Orbit Module - Control the rate of orbit in the X/Y space around the path you created for subtle to insane voice manipulation.

  • Flexible Modulation Matrix - Amp, Filter and Mod Envelopes, LFO with infinitely variable wave shapes and sync, and four super flexible and assignable modulation slots.

  • MIDI in/out - Use your Little Phatty or any other MIDI controller to control Animoog.

When Animoog launches in the next couple of weeks, it will be available for $0.99 for a limited time, then get bumped up to a $9.99 regular price. This is pretty awesome, considering an actual dedicated device that does this kind of synthesizer costs more than a BlackBerry Z10 would. 

Any audiophiles interested in giving this a shot? Have y'all used Moog hardware in the past? Be sure to tune in tomorrow for our final CrackBerry Live video stream!

Reader comments

CrackBerry Live: Moog bringing synth music app to BlackBerry 10


MIDI? MIDI!! (not shouting as such, that's how it's spelt/spelled)

I miss all my music apps since busting sound on my iPad. (iKaossilator, TNR-i, a couple of Korg apps.)

Hope this is only the beginning of many more to come.

Uh, how does one connect midi to a z10? Is there some kind of MIDI over Wi-Fi or bluetooth adapter out there? I'd buy one to use this app for sure! I wonder about Q10?

Good question. I don't see it yet, wonder if maybe one line too many got copied from the website description.

Hope it becomes a possibility with usb host support in 10.2

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BTW Simon, if there starts to be more pro music apps for BB, and you need help reviewing... I'd definitely be interested in joining the team. :)

I just downloaded too! Oh man I am excited and hope a lot more music production software hits BB10

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$30 for ipad...I will jump on this! But...this really needs to be on my Playbook, which also really needs to have BB10 (even 'lite') on it!

This just blew my mind. I've always wanted a Moog and now you say that I can take one around with me in my pocket?!? Truly Mind Blowing!

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Which other good music apps on BB10 do you know of? I use caustic 2 which is ace, but don't know of many others.

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Unfortunately, I can't buy it at all yet. Verizon's OS version is not high enough for it. "Unavailable for this device". I'm going to need them to step this up. $0.99 is the bargain of a lifetime for this app. I CANNOT miss it because of something like this. I could use that synth right now

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BlackBerry needs more tools like this! With Alicia Keys on board, I'd like to see her push for more music creation tools - multitrack recorders, native Guitar Pro, Cubasis, Amplitube, Polysix, Nanostudio? Too bad Thorsten won't give us an upgraded PlayBook running BB10 because you need screen space to create sophisticated apps. iOS probably has the most sophisticated apps thanks to the iPad.

Sorry to keep commenting guys, but after just 5mins of playing about with this app I am genuinely blown away. I don't think I've ever seen a better synth app on any device, it's amazing how much you can do, even record what you're playing and loop it so you can keep playing on top etc over and over (i had about 6 different tunes looped on top of each other before I stopped). If you're in to music, or just want a fun music app to play around with then give it a go. So glad this app was made. And it's only 75p in the UK!

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Not for my phone yet!!!!!?!!??????!!. Come on Verizon, I almost switched to Apple cause of the music apps. Now a true Moog is available for BlackBerry and I can't have it yet. Maybe by the time the price goes back up us Verizon users can get it. Wow, got that out of my system lol.

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Well it's on my blackberry. And I'm already using it. Good app so far. I do see some flaws for me but I'm certain moog will ensure they get taken care of. I must contact my moog rep. Overall impression I Love It for what it is. :). Great work. Comments from a pro dj/peoducer. Cheers

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If, back in the 70's, someone told me you could carry a Moog Synth in your pocket - I would laugh my head off! I'm all over this....

Not sure we can yet. I'd think it would need USB host support (10.2), and maybe the MIDI description was just copied from the other platforms' descriptions.

Posted from my Z10

I bought this app even though I have no idea how to use it or what it

Posted from my Z10

Hmm, it doesn't seem to be making any sound for me. Keyboard won't play any notes. I tried deleting it and re-installing. I thought maybe my neutron audio player would be interfering with it so deleted that too and re-started. Still no sound. Is it possible I'm making some noobe mistake in the application??

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Have you allowed it permission to access your files? Because it saves the sample sounds to your device and needs to access them to make the sound.

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Didn't think mine was at first either, but had to turn the volume up a little (be careful!) Maybe try some different timbres or presets, play with the ADSR envelopes, fiddle with some knobs.

Big warning guys. Install wrights over the documents folder on the internal memory. You loose everything. Make sure you have it moved to your SD card .

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