Moog’s latest iOS app is new version of a vintage modular from 1974.
Moog has revealed its latest offering for iOS, a modular synth app based on the company’s iconic Model 15 that works on iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.
The app recreates all the functions and sounds of the original Model 15’s modules, including oscillators, filters and even virtual patch cables, demonstrated by synth pioneer Suzanne Ciani below.
It offers four different control options: a traditional Moog keyboard, ribbon controller, eight-step sequencing arpeggiator and the keyboard found on Animoog, one of the company’s early forays into iOS apps from 2011.
Originally released in 1974, the Model 15 was introduced as a more compact version of Moog’s studio-filling modular systems of the era. Moog reissued the Model 15 in physical form in 2015, but it was limited to 150 and cost $10,000.
Moog’s iOS version of the Model 15 aims to be more expansive than the original, operating in both monophonic and four-voice polyphonic modes, including features not found on the antiquated original: MIDI integration, a loop recorder module and ping-pong delay.
Moog has used Apple’s Metal graphics engine to make its recreation as realistic as possible, but it means that you’ll need an iPad Air or iPhone 5s and above to make use of the app.
The Model 15 app is out now, but it’s priced at the premium end of the scale – it costs $29.99/£22.99 from the App Store.
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