Animoog and Animoog for iPhone updated

Both of Moog’s flagship apps get updates with the AB3 and much more. Here’s what’s new in Animoog;

  • Integrated Audiobus 3 with full support for MIDI routing
  • Improvements to pressure modulation behavior when playing over MIDI
  • Updated AudioCopy SDK to v3.4
  • Improvements to mod and pitch wheel rendering
  • Fixed media import for clips in the 4-track on iOS 10
  • Improved background audio compatibility with other apps

And also with Animoog for iPhone:

  • Integrated Audiobus 3 with full support for MIDI routing
  • Improvements to pressure modulation behavior when playing over MIDI
  • Updated AudioCopy SDK to v3.4
  • Improvements to mod and pitch wheel rendering
  • Improved background audio compatibility with other apps
  • Animoog for iPhone keyboard now sends polypressure when the MIDI Expansion Pack is purchased

Animoog on the app store:


Animoog for iPhone on the app store:

It’s a big day in mobile music, Audiobus 3 has arrived!

It’s been a long time coming, but it’s here at long last, with added MIDI and a mixer too! So it’s a big day. We’ve been seeing apps upgrading for AB3 for a little while now, and there have been quite a few today too, and I expect that there’ll be more and more over the following days and weeks.

For now here’s the app description for AB3:

“Open up new worlds of creative music making possibilities with Audiobus, the app that lets you use your music apps together, just like virtual cables.

Send live audio or MIDI from one Audiobus-compatible app to another: add effects on top of your favourite synth, use your favourite step sequencer to drive the whole lot, and record it all in your favourite DAW, sampler or looper. Plug in a MIDI keyboard, run it through an arpeggiator or a key quantizer, and record the result in your DAW, or drive several different sound generators with a keyboard splitter. The possibilities are endless.

Then save your setup in a preset to be restored with one touch later on.

With a completely new MIDI routing system, support for Apple’s new Audio Unit Extensions standard, a new built-in mixer, and huge new workflow improvements, Audiobus 3 represents a big step forward for mobile music making.

Audiobus has a rich community of over 900 great compatible apps.”

Audiobus 3 is on the app store now priced at $9.99

minijam studio – portable music machines arrives on Kickstarter, from the makers of Patchblocks


You might remember me talking about Patchblocks, originally when the hardware first launched, then again when they crowdfunded for equity. Now they’re back on Kickstarter with a whole new set of hardware. The mini jam studio. You can find it on Kickstarter now, and it’s already doing well. You can also listen to below:

I’ve been meaning to post about this for a while …

Orsilus has been around for just under a month and I’ve been meaning to post about it, but just haven’t got to it before. I think it’s quite a unique iPad studio app.

“In the midst of the music technology scene stuck rinsing and repeating the same old user interfaces, Orsilus aims to sprinkle some fresh thinking and new ideas on how musicians interact their music. Orsilus is all about providing simple interfaces to complex problems, whether that is understanding how to create a professional sounding mix down or collaborating with friends, musicians and band mates thousands of miles away around the world. 

The visual mixer provides a simplistic overview of how the parts of your song will sound together while still working alongside the traditional mixer every musician is used to. Integrated real-time effects and a clip arranger round off the basics, while Q-Beat, the built-in drum machine, adds an interesting circular take on drum sequencing. Collaboration is the easy part, anything you create should be shareable in 3 clicks or less.

All in all, Orsilus is a foray into alternative music user interface and ease of use, and we have loads of cool new features in the pipeline.”


  • iOS 10+
  • Recommended iPad Air / Apple A7+
  • iMessage Account
  • Dropbox Account (Optional)


  • Core Audio support
  • Audio Bus Support
  • Audio Unit Support
  • Visual Mixer

Representation of your mix with draggable instrument icons
Instrument X-Axis Drag (Left / Right) to change channel pan
Instrument Y-Axis Drag (Up / Down) to change channel volume
Hold to solo
Audio channel automation record (Volume, Pan, Mute)
Channel volume/frequency to colour.(Let’s you know when two instruments have a similar spectral aura)
Traditional Mixer

Up to 64 Audio-channels
Up to 16 Aux channels
Record up to 16 simultaneous audio channels**
Master channel with Buss Compressor
Auto AudioBus channel creation
Channel name, audio-input select, Pan, Volume, Mute, Solo, Record Arm control, FX, audio-output select
Channel automation record (Volume, Pan, Mute)


  • Per-channel effects rack
  • Up to 32 effects per effects-rack **
  • Audio Unit support
  • In-built effects
  • Compressor
  • 3-Band EQ
  • Distortion
  • Test-Tone
  • Filter
  • Metronome
  • IO Unit
  • Aux/Send Unit
  • Waveform View
  • VU Meter
  • Test Tone (Tone generator)
    ** Results may vary depending on device CPU load


  • Play, Stop, To Start, To End, Reverse Scrub, Forward Scrub
  • Loop playback
  • Fixed 4/4 Time Signature
  • Adjustable BPM
  • Global metronome
  • Time display


  • Basic audio arranger
  • Record Arm, Mute, Solo
  • Clip drag to move
  • Start point, end point clipping
  • Copy, Paste and Share clips
  • Import WAV / AIFF / MP3 / AAC / M4A
  • Export WAV
  • Loop audio


  • 8 Engine drum sequencer
  • 8 tracks per engine (Kick, Snare, Hi-Hat..)
  • Rotational trigger sequencer with 3 modulation types (Velocity, Swing, Pitch)
  • 8 loadable audio layers per track for each engine
  • Switchable velocity-to-layer triggering or velocity-to-volume
  • Basic drum pad view
  • Pattern record


  • iMessage based file sharing
  • Share files with collaborators directly on iMessage
  • Share Dropbox coded links for collaborators to download with one click in Orsilus
  • Secure Dropbox based collaboration-based system
  • Share presets, audio files, bounces or entire project

Orsilus costs £17.99 on the app store now:

Ferrite Recording Studio 1.5 brings new stuff for you if you’ve paid, and if you haven’t

Here’s what’s new for different groups of people …

New for customers with the FX & Automation upgrade:

  • Automatic levelling: Enable this on your project’s Final Mix to automatically adjust the volume levels when you share it.

New for all paying customers:

  • Create and share “stem” archives (a .zip containing each individual track from the project).
  • Share selected audio while editing projects, either as a single selection (e.g. for “bouncing”), or as a .zip containing each individual clip (e.g. for cutting up one audio file into many smaller ones).

New for everyone:

  • Optional Shortcut Bar allows quick access to commonly-used editing commands, and can be customised with your preferred set.
  • Can now choose what happens to the selection when splitting a piece of audio.
  • Crop away crossfades, either automatically or via shortcut.

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