Cool! I have been playing with the idea of Animoog, but then I thought, if I could get a classic analog sound from a real Moog, say a Prodigy or something, then I could use CamelPhat
for the more ambient synth and pad-like stuff for creating soundscapes because the lack of definition of software synths are less noticeable than for lead and melody lines where you really need them to stand out and cut through the mix. I am still trying to figure out how I can afford to get a Moog and an 88 key controller lol! But it did occur to me that one cool thing I could look into is using an aural exciter
on a software synth to see if it adds any analog punch back into the mix. The only thing is that I am not really sure if that will work. From what I understand, and exciter boosts certain frequencies by producing overtones to the fundamental tone, which, as opposed to widening the tone, makes the tone more pronounced while still adding harmonic character to the overtone timbres. That is probably one reason that I love that chiming Matchless amp (classic vox) sound for guitar - the 'warmth" is more a function of added harmonics in the upper sound spectrum when compared to other amps, and we all know that you can pack much more information into a higher frequencies than in lower ones - so it makes sense to add more to the overtones to get a sound with quality warmth. But what concerns me is that it is really the fundamental tone, and the clarity of the tones built via analog off of that tone that just can't be reproduced digitally. We might be able to trick the ear at certain sampling resolutions, and when a recording is digitally mastered, it still will lose something of the original sound, but the basic formula for loss of analog to digital conversion is basically 2:1 from what I understand, so that if you master at DVD quality (48khz w/ ? bit depth?) that you will want the original recording to have a 96khz resolution at a corresponding bit depth. So, per my calculations, although a VST plug on the DAW would theoretically not lose any resolution, running Animoog on an iPad @ 48khz/24 bit resolution and then digitally converting it to the DAW would result in a drop of 1/2 in sound quality (24khz) and then by the time you master that would be halved again (12khz). Maybe I have the mastering all wrong - lol! But I like my original idea of using VST pads in conjunction with a real Moog.
I am curious though as to whether the LP can do that thing like the Prodigy where you can input a signal from an external source and run filters and envelopes on it? I was thinking, after watching the MoogerFooger video of how cool that could be with my electric slide =)!!