Animoog Madness!

My friend Michael told me the other day to stop writing about music and to start creating some. So I did.

Animoog mmmadness” was created using Moog Music‘s Animoog app for iPad and GarageBand for the Mac.

Animoog is only 99¢ for a limited time, so go grab it and play!

EDIT: I see that some people are finding this page when searching for Animoog & GarageBand, so I thought I’d include a picture so people can see what I’m talking about for the iPad-computer connection:

That’s not the cable I used, but the connectors are the same. I mentioned “computer” instead of Mac above because it should work for any system running Windows or Linux as well, as long as the CPU has an audio in jack.
Have fun!


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Alan Ralphreply
October 22, 2011 at 4:26 pm

I'm curious to know how you get the sounds from Animoog on the iPad into Garageband on the Mac.

-Your Older Brother, Samreply
October 22, 2011 at 4:30 pm

Hi Alan – well, in their documentation, they say "COPY and PASTE can also be used to move audio between Animoog and other apps that support the AudioCopy and AudioPaste standards." I tried for about 3 minutes to figure out how to go about that, and if GarageBand were such an app.

Then I rummaged around in my "tech drawer" for about 30 seconds and found a stereo mini to stereo mini (3.5mm TRS) plug and went from the headphone out on the iPad to the line in on the Mac. 🙂

This is 3 tracks – the base track & me fooling around with envelopes, filters, paths, etc on the other 2 tracks in real time as I played.

-Your Older Brother, Samreply
October 22, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Sorry…not just a mini plug to mini plug, they're connected/separated by a 6" wire.

Alan Ralphreply
October 24, 2011 at 1:41 am

Just as well I've got a small storage box with various audio leads in it. Good thing I didn't throw that stuff out last time I did a clear-out! ^^;

-Your Older Brother, Samreply
October 24, 2011 at 1:43 am

Yeah, even if I have like 5 USB cables, I'll usually keep 2 when I do a clearout. Same with Firewire 400, although I have a 400 to 800 cable that will probably be my last 400 cable that I keep.

Jay McHenryreply
February 12, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Excellent. Your post has successfully shown how to get data from the animoog app into a garageband track. Thanks!

Perhaps you also have a solution for making a macbook's single line in/out jack capable of simultaneously receiving data from animoog while allowing headphones to work, too?

-Your Older Brother, Samreply
February 12, 2012 at 11:40 pm

Hi Jay, thanks for reading! There isn't a solution for using the single in/out jack on a MacBook Air. The only solution I've been able to find is to use a USB input, something like the Griffin iMic:

If you try a solution like this, let us know how it works for you!

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