Moog iOS App

Posted by Scott

CDM is reporting on a new iOS based Moog product called Filtatron, “an iPhone Filtering, Effects, and Sampling App”, basically Moogerfoogers on your phone. This is looking pretty amazing interface-wise; very true to the signature Moog aesthetic with the Little Phatty style rotary encoders and soft buttons. From a strictly user experience perspective this must have been a lot of fun to design. It will be interesting to see how it actually sounds compared to the real thing though — I’m going to take a wild guess and say it sounds nothing like a MoogerFooger. Software analog modeling is an imperfect art (or perhaps too perfect); it’s best to think of it as it’s own beast entirely than a faithful representation of the sonic characteristics of a true analog circuit. At any rate it’s interesting to see music technology makers pushing the capabilities of mobile devices. Software like this can may never replace analog hardware, but it would be nice to have the portability and power when you’re away from the studio, even if it comes with a healthy dose of compromise. See also: iRig

Source MatrixSynth via CDM

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Chris Stevens says:

October 12, 2010 at 6:26 am

Arrrg! When are they going to release these kind of apps for the droid?!

I want the Reason app, the Ghostly app, I think I was an ableton app and now this Moog app… all for the iPhone and no Droid love…

sad face


Scott says:

October 12, 2010 at 11:55 am

Yeah, I’d say Android is basically the Windows of the mobile device music app world. I’m PC on the desktop, and while we have a lot of interesting stuff that mac doesn’t, mac seems to always have the VST’s / DAWs with the slick interfaces.

Also, anything less than a retina display just wouldn’t do that interface up there justice. (yes, I bought the hype, but this time the hype was right, the iphone 4 display is incredible)