If you use Animoog (an incredible synth designed specifically for touch screen devices — available for iPad and iPhone), you may have noticed there’s a new update out today, and along with it, Moog has released the first in-app purchase — a wonderful set of 32 patches designed by the one-and-only Richard Devine. It’s only $1.99, and the new sounds are awesome. Go buy it right away, then come back here.
Okay, now for the bad news. Because Moog decided to make a few extra bucks by selling the exact same app as two separate versions for iPad and iPhone (making you pay twice for the same thing, which really should have been a single, universal app), the in-app purchases don’t transfer either. In other words, you have to pay $1.99 twice, for the exact same presets, if you want to have them on both the iPad and iPhone version.
Or do you? Turns out you can easily export the new presets on one device, then import them into Animoog on the other device, and you’re good to go. Here’s how.
- After you buy the new presets, go to the Setup page and tap “Export Presets”.
- Open iTunes, select your device (the one you bought the presets with), go to the “Apps” tab, and scroll to the bottom. Select “Animoog” in the left-hand list, then drag the “ExportedPresets-(date).zip” file to the desktop.
- Unzip the file, open the folder, and make sure all the “RD-…” presets are in there.
- In iTunes, select your other device, go to the “Apps” tab, scroll to the bottom, select “Animoog”. Now drag all the “RD-…” files to the “Animoog Documents” box.
- Open Animoog on the second device. Go to the Setup page and tap “Import Presets”. It should automatically import all the RD presets. Now you have them on both devices without paying twice.