Something in the air?
We caught wind of this release today from Moog...
ASHEVILLE, NC – April 1, 2012 -- Moog Music today announced the release of the BASE Pack for Animoog, the World's first professional mimetically mephitic sound set designed for a synthesizer. In honor of the release of the BASE Pack, Moog is offering Animoog for iPad, their groundbreaking synthesizer technology for iOS devices, for only $2.99 (regular price $29.99). Animoog for iPhone 4 and iPod Touch will be offered for only $1.99. This offer is only good for 7 days (April 1-April 8, 2012). The BASE Pack is available for $.99 in the “Animoog Store” found in the Animoog app.
The BASE Pack is born from a quest Moog engineers embarked on with help from researchers at The University of North Carolina at Asheville to discover the most primordial sounds known to man. The result is the Biomimetically Augmented Synthesis Expansion Pack (BASE Pack) for the Animoog synthesizer. The BASE Pack is a collection of timbres and presets that radically extends the sonic capabilities of Animoog from the purely electronic realm of its Moog ancestry into a richly organic world of biological sound.
The unique timbres of the BASE Pack are drawn from the sounds of the human body itself. UNC-Asheville professor Dr. Wayne Kirby explains the significance of this sonic spelunking: “Our gastric activity in our body is really a microcosm of what we are as humans. The BASE Pack allows us to utilize the essence of this gastric activity to mold an expression of our external reality and internal reality.”
In addition to the over 40 new Timbre files, Moog recruited top sound designers to craft 25 powerful new presets which demonstrate the range of BASE sounds that Animoog can now emit. Some of the Presets included are Extravasation, Eructations, Bad Beans, Bathtub Bubbles, and Oops Sorry Excuse Me. Some of the Timbres included are Sploot2, WetGas1, Dribbly, WetSquish2 and Excuse Me.
“Only a professional synth engine like Animoog could render these organic timbres with such pungent detail,” said Moog Product Development Specialist, Amos Gaynes. “You can really feel the natural movements of the sound.” UNC-Asheville professor Dr. Wayne Kirby is similarly enthusiastic: “Exploiting the rich character of the expulsion of bodily gas is the pinnacle of engineering success.”
Animoog is available for the iPad, iPhone 4, and iPod Touch in the iTunes Store. Animoog version 1.0.2 includes the new “Animoog Store” where users can purchase new Timbres and presets from within the app itself. The BASE Pack is only the first in a series of wide-ranging, boundary-pushing sonic updates to come.
Animoog for iPad Price: $2.99 in the App Store for 7 days (April 1 –April 8)
Animoog for iPhone & iPod Touch Price: $1.99 in the App Store for 7 days (April 1 –April 8)
BASE Pack price: $.99, available as an in-app purchase in the “Animoog Store”.
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