In case you missed today’s Google Doodle – celebrating what would’ve been Bob Moog’s 78th Birthday – check out this video to hear some of the sounds it’s able to create. The complex doodle, apparently involving thousands of lines of code, was developed by Google engineers Ryan Germick and Joey Hurst – both big Moog fans.
As fun as the Doodle is for a play-around (with 19 full-functioning knobs, 4-track recorder, oscillator, filter, envelope, and mixer sections), if you want a pocket-sized software Moog that will prove useful for time to come, you should take a look at the Animoog iOS app.
Claiming to be the first professional synth designed for the iPhone 4, 4S, and 4th Generation iPod Touch, Animoog contains the sounds of many classic Moog synths, processors, and effects pedal (including the MoogerFooger).
Controllable from any MIDI controller, Animoog features a full set of oscillators, polyphonic modulation & pitch shifting, drive & bit-crushing, ping-pong delay, Amp, Filter and Mod Envelopes, and the classic four-pole Moog ladder filter.
Visually captivating and capable of throaty low-end, alien soundscapes, ambient pads, cutting leads, and more – this app is great fun for the novice and surprisingly powerful for the professional.