The IOS community is buzzing with the release of the Moog Model 15 App for iOS. I tend to use Ableton to sequence my iOS apps, so today I made a Midi Effect Rack that allows you to control the various parameters of the Model 15 via the Macros in Ableton and a controller:
Once you download and unzip the file above, in order to make everything work, you'll need to install the included CC Map into the App. The quickest way is to Airdrop or Message the file labeled "MODEL15 CCMAP.m15c". Opening this on your iOS device will load Model 15 and apply the CC Mapping to the app. To verify the Mapping loaded correctly, go to Settings > MIDI> scroll down and select Save/Load CC Map. Click save and name your mapping whatever you choose.
Next, open the file labeled "SentZ Moog Model 15 Rack.alp" on your computer. This will prompt you to choose an install location, so Install anywhere you'll remember and open the session that's created once everything unpacks. The session will open up Ableton with the Rack loaded. You can then click the disk on the rack to save it automatically to your "MIDI Effects Racks" or you can drag and drop it to the location of your choosing. Drop this and an External Instrument track on a MIDI channel and your off.
The Rack is divided and labeled into a few banks to better group functions together:
Bank1: 921 A/B Oscs: Controls the Driver Oscillator (921A) and the 921B Oscillators
Bank 2: 921 VCO OSC: Controls the 921 VCO Oscillator, Rect Width, and Clamping Point Sections
Bank 3: FILTER/HP/LP: Controls the Main 904A VCO LP Filter. Aux HP and LP refer to the independent filters to the right of the 921B Oscillators. FixFilLP and FixFilLP control the Low Pass and High Pass knobs of the Fixed Filter Bank 907A
Bank4: FixFltr: Controls each frequency band of the Fixed Filter Bank 907A. (Again, the Low and High pass knobs are located in Bank 3
Bank 5: ADSR Envelopes: Controls the 2 ADSR Envelope Generators 911. Note, the layout has been "corrected" to the standard ADSR instead of the Model 15's native ADRS envelope layout.
Bank 6: MIX/ATTEN 995: Controls the Mixer levels and levels of the Attenuator 995, located to the right of the Fixed Filter Bank 907A
Bank 7: Del/R Att/ Amp: Controls the delay parameters, Amplifiers, and Reversible Attenuators. RevAttn1 refers to the module located to the right of the Mixer. 2 and 3 refer to the Reversible Attenuators next to the Delay (1 on top, 2 on the bottom)
Be sure to comment if you'd like to see additional mappings for other iOS synths. Odds are, I own it already :)
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SentZ is a Brooklyn raised writer and producer who hasn't been the same since his 1st Helio phone