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Developer(s)Moog Music
Initial release31 October 2011 (2011-10-31)
Stable release
2.4.19 / 3 November 2021; 18 months ago (2021-11-03)
Operating systemiOS, BlackBerry Z10
ManufacturerMoog Music
Technical specifications
Synthesis typeDigital anisotropic
Filter1 selectable high-pass, band-pass, low-pass
Aftertouch expressionyes
Velocity expressionyes
Keyboard18 keys
External controlMIDI

Animoog is a music synth mobile app designed for iPad, iPhone and BlackBerry Z10. Animoog is powered by Moog Music's Anisotropic Synthesis Engine.[1]


There are three versions of Animoog. Animoog for the iPad is simply named 'Animoog'. 'Animoog for iPhone', which offers different features and layout, works on iPhones and the iPod Touch. There also is a third version named 'Animoog for Blackberry', built for the BlackBerry Z10.

Animoog comes with tens of varied sound presets. Over 3,100 Animoog presets and 5,100 timbres are also available through official and user-provided expansion packs. Expansion packs include work from acclaimed sound designers, such as Richard Devine, Drew Neumann, Sascha Dikiciyan and Adam Holzman. A set of 82 official presets, available as in-app purchase, are derived from a 1968 live recording of the Grateful Dead's Anthem of the Sun album.[2]

Animoog won a TEC award in early 2013 with the mention of being "Expressive, Captivating and Sonically Immersive".[3]

Animoog is also the sound engine at the core of the Theremini,[4] a modern theremin built by Moog.

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  1. ^ Aguilar, Mario (October 17, 2011). "Moog Just Crammed an Incredible Analog Synth Into an App". Gizmodo. Retrieved 23 May 2012.
  2. ^ "Moog Music Resynthesizes 44-Year-Old Live Recording of the Grateful Dead Into New Tools for Artists". December 26, 2012. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Minitaur and Animoog Win TEC Awards". February 6, 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Introducing the Moog Theremini: A re-imagining of one of the oldest electronic musical instruments". May 28, 2014. Retrieved 1 December 2014.

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