The Minimoog Model D App is a software transmutation of the world’s first portable synthesizer, the Minimoog Model D®. Anyone can jump in and play with over 160 included presets or lay fingers to the controls and begin exploring vast magical realms of creative potential for iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and Mac.
The Minimoog Model D App incorporates a number of inspiring sound creation tools and capabilities not present on its analog antecedent. New functions include the ability to play chords with up to four-note polyphony, an easy-to-use arpeggiator for rhythmic pattern creation, a real time looping recorder with unlimited overdubbing capacity, a tempo-synchronizable stereo ping pong delay module, and the Bender -- a wide-range stereo time modulation effect module.
The Minimoog Model D App also supports AUv3 Audio Unit extensions, which allows multiple instances of this powerful instrument to be used simultaneously within Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) supporting AUv3. Wrappers are available to use as a AUv2 or VST3 plug-in for any DAW that does not support AUv3.
The Minimoog Model D MacOS App requires MacOS 11.2 to work.
A BRIEF HISTORY
Introduced by Moog in 1970, the Minimoog Model D served as the archetype for all electronic keyboards that followed. It gave users the ability to design their own sounds, translating imagination into reality. The Minimoog’s portability, affordability and accessibility made it the go-to instrument for musicians looking to expand beyond the traditional sounds of the time. Bernie Worrell used the Minimoog Model D to establish Parliament Funkadelic’s futuristic funk sound. Kraftwerk employed the Minimoog Model D on the successful concept album Autobahn, sparking an entirely new genre. Gary Numan replaced his live band’s guitars with Minimoog Model Ds, creating the prototype for industrial music. The classic sound of the Minimoog Model D can be heard on Bob Marley’s Catch A Fire, Michael Jackson’s Thriller and Dr. Dre’s The Chronic; Detailed in the mini-doc series “A Brief History Of The Minimoog”.
• Ships with over 160 presets (hundreds more available in the Minimoog Model D App Store)
• Up to 4-notes of polyphony
• Easily share presets and audio recordings with friends
• Arpeggiator module with note-hold and chord latch capability
• Stereo ping-pong delay effect
• Bender time modulation effect
• Real-time looping recorder with overdub and immediate sharing
• Selectable envelope shapes and triggering behavior
• Effortless MIDI CC mapping
• Seamlessly backup presets to iCloud
• Play mode for easier panel and keyboard interaction
• A new take on the classic feedback/overload path
• AUv3 Audio Unit Extensions
• AUv2 and VST3 versions available via wrappers
• MPE Controller Support
• Ableton Link
• 7 and 14-Bit MIDI
• MIDI Program Change Support
• Bluetooth LE MIDI controllers
• Share over AirDrop, Mail, or other iOS applications
Fixed Ableton Link not working in previous version.
Ratings and Reviews
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This app is great, before I purchased this app I did some research on what the mini moog and to be honest there’s a lot of history about it. I wasn’t born at that time and it’s the greatest musical instrument just because of how much sound you can get out of it it granted, then it was all plug-in play action and this app can completely recreate that sound without the plug-in play action. I showed my friend this app after purchasing, he got excited about it and interested only because he grew up in that era and he himself even said that it sounds exactly the same as the original mini moog. I mean the legends of all bands used this I want to say, sound machine that was used in a study for a college and the person who stumbled upon electrons, protons, and neutrons was a professor of that college who had created this amazing work of art for reasons that were opposed to its use from these rock legends. I want to thank the processor/scientist for inventing it and the people who worked so hard to recreate the sound of the original mini moog. This app recreates the exact sound of the og mini moog. I am truly amazed of how much everyone who already has this app can create limitless creative masterpieces. Than you!
Like Model 15, Moog has made another must own cornerstone for any iOS synth collection.
True hardware synth devotees will always insist that the original vintage hardware is superior to any digital emulation. Well, I don’t own a real 70’s Model D, but whether it’s a 100% spot recreation or not, this app sounds incredible.
It’s no secret there has been another popular Model D clone on the App Store for a few years, and it sounds great. But the Moog is superior to my ears, there’s a warmth and ‘woolliness’ to the sound that captures some of that character the analog filters & transformers gave the originals.
I’m more of a Songwriter/Musician who leans towards guitar, but mess with synths a lot for atmosphere, pads, some leads, etc. Even in that limited capacity Model D’s potential for me is extremely exciting. For EDM, House, trap & hip-hop producers this app is a goldmine of excellent presets & full control over this great legendary synth. Highly recommended.
All bases covered
I recently poached pretty much every Arturia VST/AAX/AU in existence and I own their controller product the beatstep (basic). I mention this for context, so it seems like I know how to compare softsynths. For all their flexibility, complexity, programmability and truly top shelf aural quality, give me MOOG MODEL D ALL DAY. There’s enough of everything and nothing is wasted. Most softsynths (one person’s opinion) suffer from a common flaw in that they are built to do WAY MORE than the hardware they’re designed to emulate, which is cool in one way, but too many features, again, speaking only for myself, leads you to spend disproportionate time on exploring and playing around with the technical ability of the VST, and little else. For all the system requirements, the licensing process, etc. etc. etc. My time is more valuable than my money, BUT MOOG MODEL D wastes NEITHER.
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- Moog Music Inc.
- 208.1 MB
- Requires iOS 14.4 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 14.4 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 14.4 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.2 or later.
- Apple Vision
- Requires visionOS 1.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2022 Moog Music Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- Hyperdimensional Pads $1.99
- Minimoog Classics $0.00
- Astral Explorations $1.99
- Cabinet Of Curiosities $1.99
- Mercurial Strategies 2 $4.99
- Sonic Mayhem 2 $1.99
- Model D Anthology $0.99
- Velluto Giallo $4.99
- Sea Moss $4.99
- Sound Workshop $4.99