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MiniMoog V, Virtual subtractive synth from Arturia.


5 user reviews
public price: $99 VAT

Arturia MiniMoog V tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:Arturia
  • Model:MiniMoog V
  • Category:Virtual subtractive synths
  • Added in our database on: 04/15/2004

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Arturia MiniMoog V user reviews

Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 5 reviews )
 3 reviews60 %
 2 reviews40 %
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songboy11/02/2009

songboy's review

Arturia MiniMoog V
I am running with a Macbook with Logic 9 and Ableton 7.  So far, no compatibility issues whatsoever. 
The configuration and setup is fairly simple.  It helps to have some experience using hardware synths to really feel comfortable with this unit right away, being that it is literally a model of the physical unit.  Having all the presets to start you off is a great thing, with out them, I imagine I would have spent a lot of time just figuring out how to make unique sounds on this puppy. 
As for the manual, I don't think I have ever looked at it.  Again, this is modeled after the real deal so for the most part, what you see is what you get.  Creating your own presets and saving them is very easy thanks to the always present menu bar that houses those options as well as other ones you will eventually want to mess with. 
All the functions are right in your face so I would say Yes, they are easily accessible.


SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

So far, this software has worked flawlessly.  No issues with crashes or lost presets, very stable. 
I have never played a real Mini Moog but I have spent a lot of time using Moog gear such as a voyager, taurus and many moogerfoogers.  With that said, I think this thing sounds great!!  Of course you will never be able to match the quality of the real deal, but I have had many folks come to me after a performance and ask where the Moog was.  So I give it a 10 out of 10 for being the closest I will get to real moog sound with out shelling out over a $1000. 
I have been using this plugin for around 6 months.


OVERALL OPINION

What I like most about the Minimoog is the sound.  As mentioned earlier, I am very pleased with it.  What I like least about it is whenever you click on a knob or parameter to grab it with your mouse, it changes to exactly where the mouse is hovering.  This proves a pain during live performance or even when working in the studio if you are experimenting, trying to find the right sound.  I haven't looked into finding a change for this because I have attached a Axiom midi controller to control the unit.  It would be nice though if the initial click of the mouse just selected the knob, then moving the mouse changed the parameter. 
I believe my studio partner bought this plugin and a few others for under $400.  All together he got 3 plugins.  If you can't afford the real deal, then spending a 1/10 of it to get the closet sound I have found so far is not so bad. 
Precision and Quality of the sound is extremely good, considering the fact this is a digital reproduction of a synth heralded for its perfect analog sound. 
I have used many different synths that have had Moog presets, but no, I have never used another plugin modeled after a specific Moog product. 
I would definitely make the same choice, this plugin is great for basses, pads and leads and I would have a hard time replacing it.
Good buy!!!
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webstersays08/18/2008

webstersays's review

Arturia MiniMoog V
This software installed without any problems. It was very simple to get it installed and registered. There isn't a huge sample library to load on to your computer since it is synth based, and it is all automatically loaded and streamlined. I didn't have any compatibility problems. The configuration is very simple to get it to run on your computer. The manual is fair - there really are a ton of controls on this software. The manual tries, but I have definitely scratched my head a few times about how to use some things in this program.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

I have a Dell computer with an intel processor and 2 gigabytes of Ram on Windows. I use this program in cubase. It works as VST, so I had no problems with getting it to work in that configuration. Since it is not sampled, it hardly uses any memory which is great. It uses an average amount of CPU for a synthesizer like this, certainly nothing major. I have had it crash a few times, but whenever it did I was running more than one instance of it. Maybe that is a problem?

OVERALL OPINION

I have been using this for a few months. I like the great vintage moog sounds you can get from this software. I have used the real thing, and while it definitely doesn't truly compare to a real analog moog, it is by far the next best thing if you want a software alternative. There are a lot of great presets, and you wouldn't believe how much you can tweak the sounds. If you click the top panel it folds open to a huge amount of knobs and switches. It is actually kind of overwhelming, but after a learning curve it's a powerful tool. I also particularly love the glide control, you can make some really cool sounding melodies with that. I have tried other synths that try to accomplish what this does, and fall short of the mark, but this one is the closest thing I have heard. For a software moog you can't beat it, and the price is reasonable as well. I would definitely get it again.
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Fruit30303/30/2004

Fruit303's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Arturia MiniMoog V
Installation without problem, it is the pro at Arturia! One minor but it lacks that one can choose the color of the wood :-) during installation but the manipullation to change it then do anywhere fig ... (This is a dtail)
Trs good manual explaining the source of the basics of subtractive synthse.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

I use the Minimoog VST mode in Cubase SL, the app is stable trs, it's TOP! In terms of its intensive use of CPU and other hard to judge for myself because my config is pretty muscle. (2.66 P4, HT 800MHz FSB, 1024 MB RAM)

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for two weeks, it is one of the most impressive VST I've tried. The quality of sound is fantastic, the sound of Moog bass typical poustouflant. Most contributions in the virtual version really enjoyable (polyphony arpgiateur, effects, memory ...)

Amlioration point? I had not quite see ... except as a VST plugin on all the possibility to change the size for better organization of the work surface notch ...

The Dark Side of the Moog!
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lolodilolo02/04/2008

lolodilolo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Arturia MiniMoog V
Yes

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

4GB of RAM. athlon .... all is well.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 6 months, and I am surprised by the warmth of her!

I love the arturia software and that is that I prfre, it is easy to utilisisation and the sound is really good, even to the ground!!
And yes it is polyphonic.

I say bravo for Arturia minimoog V.

The jp-8 V is great too, but it starts too much CPU. I left it in ct.
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