An amazing virtual software synth based on one of greatest analog synths ever produced.
Arturia Minimoog V MKII brings back the sound and special characteristics of the Moog synthesizer in
a virtual instrument. The original Minimoog has particular characteritics for which it is loved by many musicians to this
Arturia decided to reproduce the legendary synth interface with the same look and feel of the original because
of its particular "mood" and because many musicians wish to use the same interface they used in the past.
But the reproduction
of this synthesizer does not stop at the look and feel—Arturia also recreates its inside characteristics as well.
what makes the sound of the Minimoog?
First, the oscillators. Arturia recreates the exact characteristics of each oscillator, with its particular sound. As with
any discrete component analog oscillator, the Minimoog V produces "free-running" waveforms that Arturia has captured in the
Secondly, the filter. Many digital filters have some characteristics which are very far from their analog references.
The Minimoog V filter has the same characteristics as the original Minimoog one, i.e. its frequency and emphasis are completely
independent. The Minimoog V filter is an true emulation of the renowned typical 24dB moog 4 stages filter. Another feature
of the Minimoog filter is the emphasis decreases when the cutoff frequency is low. This allows a special characteristic of
sound that lets the bass pass throught the filter when playing lower sounds.
The soft clipping behaviour of the Minimoog
amplification stages is also very important in the sound character, adding some pleasant harmonics to the sound, making basses
sound more powerful.
Sound MAP: Explore
hundreds of sounds using Arturia's revolutionary Sound MAP. Locate areas you like and pick a sound that will stimulate your
creativity. Morph sounds on the MAP by clicking anywhere you like. Add filters to make your search easier, or get back to
the traditional list of presets, by sound-designer or by type. Be creative, be funky, be a sound-traveller.
Filter: Did you ever think of making a Minimoog talk? Well Arturia thought of it and came with a very exciting solution
called the Vocal Filter. Sonic results can be spectacular, similar to those sounds from Kubrick movies.
improvements: While Arturia built around the core Minimoog structure, they also added a few options in the circuits.
The Keyboard Follow can now be deactivated on VCO2. In addition, Arturia extended the modulation matrix and added a few sources
and destinations. The Pan and Vocal Filter can now be used as destinations. Two random signals based on a Sample&Hold are
added as inputs. Arturia also allowed for using the voice number (from the polyphonic range) as a discreet source, which proved
very interesting to control different parameters.
What has been added
We added some very useful enhancements to the original Minimoog, of course—polyphony, and many other simple and powerful
Polyphony? that's what a generation of Minimoog users dreamt of ! But today all soft synthesizers are polyphonic
- so Arturia bring this to you in the Minimoog V. They also added more features, always with keeping in mind the original
simplicity of the Minimoog.
•Delay & chorus: simple parameters, but rich sound. The chorus sound
was carefully evaluated and improved to have a "creamy" sound without blurring natural attack and transients of the Minimoog
•Modulation matrix: it allows you to connect many midi controllers to any of the modulable parameters
of the instrument. So you can have a live control of your sound.
•LFO: an extra oscillator was added for modulation purposes. You can connect this LFO to any modulable
parameter via the modulation matrix and free up the MinimoogV's third oscilators to add to the sound or for other modulation
•Arpeggiator: it allows the keyboardist to have automatic note sequencing of a chord. With this feature
you can simply play and hold notes on your keyboard and obtain many special effects and note patterns.
•PWM : oscillators can be modulated in pulse width, which is a unique feature of the Minimoog V, and
which cannot be found on any other Minimoog emulation on the market. This allows for a new level of tone control of the oscillators,
and allows you to make sounds that are otherwise impossible on a Minimoog.
What you can do with the Minimoog
You can make a large range of sound with the Minimoog V. This instrument is particularly efficient and simple for bass and
leads. Inserting a Minimoog V sound into your mix is fast and easy.
You can pick up one of the 300 provided presets,
made by renowned sound designers and begin to play. All parameters are directly accessible, so you can tweak the sound to
easily fit in your song.
But for what kind of sound the Minimoog is the best? Every Minimoog owner will say "BASS".
In fact the Minimoog was mainly used for bass and lead sounds, because it was monophonic. But it is not the only reason. Its
simple but efficient architecture, the specific shape of the filter, the characteristics of oscillators and the soft clipping
output stage give the Minimoog a warm and unique sound. The Minimoog V reproduces this unique warm sound, and that's why you
can play this kind of powerful, loud basses with this instrument.
The lead sounds are also as clear as with the original
Minimoog, with the glide portamento and its very particular envelope response which makes its sound more playable.
you can do more ! With its polyphonic capability, arpeggiator, modulation matrix and effects, you can make an incredible array
of sounds, all while keeping the ease of use and true sound of the Minimoog architecture.
Arturia MiniMoog V MKII Software Synthesizer Features:
- All the parameters of the original minimoog V
- Advanced automation mode ( Minimoog V 2.0 Only )
- Revolutionary preset navigation system called the SoundMap (Minimoog V 2.0 Only )
- New formant-based FX called the Vocal Filter (Minimoog V 2.0 Only )
- New modulation matrix with up to 6 connections (12 sources and 32 destinations)
- New arpeggiator
- New LFO
- New Chorus and Stereo Delay Effect section
- More than 1000 presets created by talented artists and sound designers
- Up to 32 voices of polyphony, and a Unison mode
- 3 voltage controlled oscillators with 5 waveforms
- 1 amazing sounding 24 dB/octave filter
- 1 VCA
- 1 Mixer
- 1 Noise Generator
- 2 ADSR envelopes
- 1 external audio input and 1 external oscillator and filter modulation input
- Soft clipping function
- No aliasing from 0.1 Hz to 20 kHz
- 32-bit floating point precision
- Sampling rate: up to 96 kHz
Get the synth sounds you've been needing today!
Arturia MiniMoog V MKII Software Synthesizer Specifications:
- Platform Specifications
- Windows: Windows 2000/XP/Vista
- Mac OS X: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher and Universal Binary
Required Minimum Requirements:
- PC: 512MB RAM; 2GHz DualCore CPU
- Mac: 512MB RAM; 2GHz DualCore CPU
Minimoog V 2.0 is protected by Syncrosoft.