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
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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!

72 comments

npunk42

Awesome, its been decades since I patched a Moog.
But it really belongs on the Playbook.

Elite1

And already released!

Check out Animoog in BlackBerry World! You can find it at http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/28277801

This is how you CB10, son!

moyjoy

sigh. no love for us late ass verizons.

moyjoy

i came back for it! woo hoo!!!

k8bushlover

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.

Nezgar

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?

k8bushlover

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

Posted from my Z10

Pete The Penguin

Hopefully. It's a great app.

Posted via CB10 from my Q10.

rtang1007

Go musicians go!

Posted via CB10 on my adorable Z10

djraz_official

I have and do use Moog. As a dj and producer I would love to try this for my Bb10.

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rnhld

I wonder if latency is going to be an issue.

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developit

I'm both surprised and impressed that MIDI is available. I had no idea BB10 had it!

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MusicMtl

Will definitely check this out! and at. 0.99 that's a mega deal!

playbookster

Sweet! I want this :)

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pygmyzombie

This is so rad.

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MusicMtl

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. :)

Brandon Orr

Agreed same, i do a lot of work with pro audio

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thatplaybookguy

Same as I've made about 100 videos using pacemaker.

thecsman

Would you care to share some of that material?

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feldmen01

It looks enticing... but I have absolutely no idea what I would do with it.

vgorous

i wish they make something like guitar amp similar to ios.

Brandon Orr

Awesome

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thatplaybookguy

Just bought it and cant wait to use it. this and pacemaker on my playbook. Perfect combination.

MusicMtl

Wow, it's available already! Downloading now!

Next couple of weeks? Lol :)

BB_Ooo

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

Posted via me on my Z10

stengel680

You guys a link to bbworld? Can't find when I search "Moog" or "Animoog".

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Elite1

Check out Animoog in BlackBerry World! You can find it at http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/28277801

This is how you CB10, son!

ewalker53

This is absolutely fantastic. I'll buy it the moment it's available!!?

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hyothesian

This could be what pushes my son over the edge to switch to the Z10.

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Crackberrykills

Cannot beat that PRICE. Awesome stuff.

Graheem

$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!

themyk

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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buckwylder

This Andy Moog's app? LMAO, 1980's Oilers goaltender.

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buckwylder

Awesome, I download every good music app. This one is a must have.

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Pandastrong

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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BondOO7

Yeay!! bring more music app... love it!!

stengel680

I want this, but I can't find it in bbworld. Is 10.1 required or something?

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camera531

By the time the Q10 finally arrives in the US, I won't be able to get the .99 price.

thatplaybookguy

just buy it now and dload it later.

KMB4

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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EchoesFX

Verizon users running leaked 10.1 can get it, I did.

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bbfanboi

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.

djraz_official

Cubase is ok. I so prefer ableton as a dj it's far superior in creation. Modifications and remixing.

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dasoulkey

This is what I have been waiting for on BB ( professional music apps).. I've been using this site since 2011 and this is my first post. I bought this app on is for much more. Simply amazing...

www.soundcloud.com/dasoulkey
www.twitter.com/dasoulkey
Z10/9900/playbook user...

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Pandastrong

This is great, can't wait to get it.

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Pandastrong

Just downloaded it in the UK, very cool.

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Pandastrong

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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GooberNS

I'm getting it!

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drb32856

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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mmcpher

This is the single coolest thing I have ever seen on C.B.

djraz_official

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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jvictor77

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....

sgt_snacks-64

Wait!? How do we use Midi devices on the phone!? :)

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k8bushlover

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

snihed

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

Posted from my Z10

lager

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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Pandastrong

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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k8bushlover

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.

ofutur

303 forever

Sent from a Q10 with a crappy OLED screen

sonicpix

Got it.

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Pete The Penguin

£0.75 for a Moog? That's a bargain that I'm not passing up.
One question; is it native?

Posted via CB10 from my Q10.

Shequbel

Upgrade for music app on z10.... plan, Lake food without sold.... no creative.

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althedon

Getting no sound from dis

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althedon

Heeeeelp

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Actionjax

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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althedon

I'm getting no sound can someone help me plz

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