Legendary Keyboard Maker Moog Releases 1st App: Filtatron
Vintage synths fans will be pleased to learn that Moog Music have released their first app, Filtatron
. Itís a powerful real-time audio effects suite and studio tool for the iPhone and iPod touch. Many names come to mind when youíre talking about keyboards: Roland, Korg, Yamaha and others, but one name is always at the top of the list, Moog. Moog Music makes some of the most unique sounding analog synthesizes in the world and now they have finally come to the App Store.
With so many music-making apps available today, you might be thinking whatís so special about Moog. This little $4.99 app gives people the power of a Moog synthesizer usually costing thousands of dollars in a more reasonable package. You can now fit big sound in a little pocket.
The Filtatron website puts it like this:
ďThe heart of the filtatron is the Moog Ladder Filter; digitally modeled to approximate the warmth and character of our famous analog hardware. Warp samples, live audio or the built in oscillator, then sweeten with overdrive and delay.Ē
The Moog Filter Ladder is the main screen and itís the heart of the app. Here you can shape sounds with the onboard oscillator and alter samples to give them that classic warm Moog sound. You can even bring in your our audio samples that can then be looped, altered and saved. Audio cut and paste is available with compatible music app.
Filtatron also includes a handy user guide with detailed information and a glossary of electronic music terminology. This is a nice touch for people wanting to know a little bit more about electronic music and technology.
Moog has a history of making quality synthesizers and this app appears to hold up the tradition well. As iOS devices get more powerful, app developers will finally be able to produce music apps that can complete with the big boys. Moog has a fine history of giving people new and creative tools allowing them to make music never before possible. I hope this is just the beginning for Moog and the App Store.
Source: Moog Music