1971. At the NAMM convention, Bob Moog introduces the Minimoog, the very first compact and affordable synthesizer for musicians. With its fat sound and unparalleled filters, the Minimoog eventually became responsible for some of the best analog synth bass and lead sounds ever.
2004. Arturia introduces the minimoog V, a faithful reproduction of the Minimoog. Offering all the features of the original, the software version also brings polyphony, MIDI management, presets, coupled with other advantages of modern tools - behind the control panel are additional functions: a modulation matrix, an arpeggiator and an independent LFO as well as a stereo chorus and a delay.
But what about the core of the Minimoog, the sound? Thanks to TAE®, Arturia’s proprietary technology for emulating analog circuits, the minimoog V offers an unchallenged quality of sound. Sharp filters, aliasing-free oscillators, soft-clipping guarantee you have the best analog emulation on the market.
The minimoog V comes loaded with more than 500 presets made by a selection of talented sound designers. It is certainly an instrument which is going to bring a lot to your musical palette.
New in this version:
Filter: The filter has the same sharp and precise sound as before, but now it is more agile and responds to envelopes and modulations faster than before. FM modulation on the filter is a good place to exploit this improvement.
Oscillator: Square pulse width is now of 48 % by default, to be closer to the original, because most of the original Minimoog has an average pulse width of 48 %. You can tune the pulse width of the Minimoog V as before to 50 %, and the presets made with previous versions won't change.
The ramp/triangle and triangle waveforms are now nearly indistiguishable form the original Minimoog. The pulse width modulation on these waveforms has also been extended. The Pulse Width Modulation on the ramp/triangle and triangle waveforms is an unique feature on the market, only possible with the minimoog V. It produces a very particular and sweet sound, especially on the ramp/triangle waveform.
Envelopes : now the retriggering behavior of the envelopes reproduces exactly the original contour behavior.
Unison mode : this mode is now more musical, with some fine-tuned inter-oscillator drifts to produce a fatter and larger sound, more trut to the original.
Efficiency: Now you can use FM and soft clipping without taking exhorbitant CPU cycles, which now allows you to achieve complex sounds without freezing your computer !!
New in v2.5.4
- Support for 64-bit VST and Audio Unit
- Support for newer Pro Tools
- MIDI Control Assignment Improvement
- Update of toolbar look and feel
- Added support for NRPN MIDI controls
- Added triangle LFO waveform