Moog Animoog iPad / iOS Sound Design Video Tutorial Pt 2: Advanced Modulation + Routing

In part two of a three-part tutorial on Moog’s Animoog iPad app, Dubspot Instructor Matt Cellitti shows you how to creatively use Animoog’s modulation parameters to achieve complex sounds.

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Now that we have looked at how to break down Animoog into a basic initial state, I would like to examine the instrument’s creative options to make more complex sounds.  Animoog has a clearly labeled and easy to use modulation area, allowing us to add several modulation parameters to the sound at the same time.  We are able to use traditional modulation sources like mod envelopes, filter envelopes, and low frequency oscillators, but there are some hidden gems in here as well. For instance, take control of the Touch Keys to manipulate sounds in ways a traditional keyboard is incapable of.  By using the the modulation control of “poly-pressure” to manipulate a destination of filter frequency, the areas of the touch key will activate modulation of the filter’s cutoff frequency.  So you can create filter sweeps just by moving your fingers up and down a single touch key.  Furthermore, as if the path and origin controls of the X/Y pad weren’t enough, you can use mod controls to effect these parameters even further.  It never ceases to amaze me how much flexible control this app has. - Matt Cellitti
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