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Animoog for iPhone

Motion Synth Preset for Animoog

Animoog is an amazing iOS synth app.

We used the Motion Synth to control Animoog for iPhone in the first two examples shown in our Kickstarter video below.

The Animoog for iPhone preset that was used in the video below is available here.

This Animoog for iPhone preset designed to work with factory preset 7 of the Motion Synth App (Multi-key version. See the Presets tab in the Motion Synth App).

To reproduce the melody of the song in the video below, within the Notes Tab (Main Menu) of the Motion Synth app, set the Key of Scale to C and the Scale to Major pentatonic.

With this setup, your Forearm Rotation turns the rhythmic effect on and off. When the rhythmic effect is on, your direction of motion determines its rate.

Please refer to these instructions from the developers of Animoog regarding importing presets, turning on background mode, and setting up MIDI inputs:

MIDI mapping within Animoog

A known issue with Animoog for iPhone is that its MIDI mappings become non-functional when Animoog is running in the background:

If you are sending MIDI to Animoog while it is operating in the foreground (e.g. while running on a separate device) your MIDI mappings should work as expected.

However, some MIDI inputs do continue to work when Animoog is operating in the background. These include all the MIDI inputs in the ENV/MOD page (see top left within the Animoog interface):

There are a wide range of sound parameters that can be controlled in realtime via the ENV/MOD page inputs, and they can be found in the DESTINATION section of the ENV/MOD page. As mentioned above, MIDI inputs to the ENV/MOD page will work when Animoog is running in the background, and can be configured without using Animoog's MIDI mapping functionality.

The Animoog for iPhone preset zip file available above includes examples of using ENV/MOD page inputs to control Animoog sound parameters, in response to channel pressure and mod wheel messages (“Directional CC values”) being sent from factory preset 7 of the Motion Synth App.

Creating your own control setup for Animoog

To control sound parameters via the ENV/MOD page of Animoog, check out the video tutorial and info for these two module types that can be utilised in the Motion tab of the Motion Synth App:

If you are new to using modules within the Motion tab, check out this video introduction.

For the “Send Continuous Controller (CC) MIDI Messages” module, leave the MIDI controller number set to 1. By doing so, any messages sent from this module will be accepted as 'mod wheel' MIDI messages.

As long as Animoog has the Motion Synth app setup as a MIDI input (listed as 'auug' in Animoog) and has its background audio function switched on, the module inputs described above will be accepted by the ENV/MOD page of Animoog.

To understand how to route these module inputs, and the sound parameters they can control within the ENV/MOD page, please refer to the Animoog documentation:

public/animoog.txt · Last modified: 2022/03/12 03:20 (external edit)