Moog goes mobile on iTunes this Monday, October 18, 2010.  Whether that’s a good or bad thing depends on how you feel about this phrase: “…digitally modelled to approximate the warmth and character of our famous analog hardware.”  Hmmmm.

From the Filtatron Page:

The Filtatron is much more than your average sound app. It’s a phenomenal real-time audio effects suite and powerful studio tool for your iPhone or iPod Touch.  The heart of the the filtatron is the Moog Ladder Filter; digitally modelled 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. Record your creations anywhere, save your presets, and share them with your entourage.

Life’s a rough mix…Filter it.

From the Moog Music Forum:

my analogue heart is broken …

… just so wrong i don’t know where to begin …

… it’ll be Moog only in name … and what of that name when it lends itself to these confounded pocket witches?

From the Press Release:

Key Features:

Moog Ladder Filter – 4 pole resonant Moog Ladder Filter, with Lowpass and Highpass modes and adjustable cutoff and resonance parameters.

Oscillator – a high-resolution, alias-free DSP oscillator with sawtooth and square waveforms, adjustable frequency from 0.3 Hz to 2kHz.

LFO – five waveforms: sine, ramp, sawtooth, square, sample & hold, with crossfade and morph between adjacent LFO shapes.

Envelope Follower – uses the volume envelope of sound inputs to sweep the filter, with controls for amount and speed.

Amp and Delay FX Modules – Amp provides warm, smooth overdrive with feedback control. Delay can be modulated by its own LFO (with rate and depth controls) and delay time is smoothly interpolated for analog-style delay time tweaks.

File Sharing – Easily move audio files back and forth between the Filtatron and your computer. Audio Copy and Audio Paste enables sharing audio between the Filtatron and other compatible apps. Built-in email function allows sharing presets with other Filtatron users.

Record and Playback – All audio processed in stereo, 16bit, 44.1kHz resolution. Filtatron will record samples up to 10MB. Tap and Drag sets start and end points for seamless looping. Playback control can be adjusted from double-speed playback all the way down through zero to double-speed reverse.

Looks (and sounds) good to me, but would like to see a better performance interface, especially for the iPad.  Something like the Note Grid display of the Bebot might be nice.