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MinimogueVA is an emulation of the classic Minimoog but includes additional features such as dedicated Release knobs for the two Contour Generators (envelopes), Tuning of Osc 1, Fine Tuning sliders for Osc2 and Osc3, Aftertouch control, 3 Overdrive sliders: one per oscillator (sort of a chorus effect to help thicken the sound), Oscillator Sync, Oscillator Drift (to emulate a drifting analog VCO), and a fully programmable Digital Delay.
Like the original Minimoog, you can turn Osc3 into an LFO with dedicated modulation knobs for the Osc Pitch and the Filter. There is no dedicated Noise Generator as on the original Mini, but pink and white noise are selectable on Osc 3. All controls are mapped to MIDI CC#s, and you can override the default settings by using the MIDI Learn feature.
Reviewed By bobbz
April 26, 2015
This VST is simply amazing ! Full fat realistic analog sound, and works in mono or polyphonic stereo modes. It does everything from weird FX to superfat basses to screaming distorted leeads to wonky BOCanada type pads and grungy drones. I was seriously thinking about forking out for a new hardwear analogue synth (I know the difference is the hands on factor and warm fat analogue sound), but after playing with this I cannot justify paying out 100s of £s when this does just about everything I want, with more waveshapes, oscillators, arp, gate, polyphony, FX and routing than I could ever afford in a hardwear synth.
No problems with it at all in Cubase SX or thru Cantabile lite.
To my ears, it sounds more analog than the other Minimoogs on sale.
Kudos to the developer, you have made a true VST classic........................ and it's free !!.Read more
Reviewed By abaker2000
October 25, 2013
I highly recommend that you download this VSTi right now and get your analog groove on! I found it has an excellent sound source, On top of the classic Minimoog sound you have additional options to tweak sounds. Best of all is the playability of the instrument itself. The sound you can get out of this is big, bad, and beautiful. Combine this with a few other plugins like a dedicated gate and be prepared to bring down the house with a big wall of sound. Give it a try and I'm sure you'll be happy.Read more
Reviewed By module_nz
January 15, 2007
This VSTi Synth is pretty much up there in terms of freeware plugins and a must have.
I have always found that Virtual plugins trying to
copy analog circuits to be a bit like natural mineral water in plastic bottles... just not right.. but in this case its different.
Its tone and timbre match closely the original Moog synth
although, it has more of a liquid sound, rather than the warm dryness of a real moog.
Being a synthedit plugin, i was not sure of it at first
but now its one of my fav's and restored my faith in using Synthedit plugins again.
Its perfect for lead sounds in the style of funk (Herbie Handcock), Pink Floyd (Shine on you crazy diamond intro)
and for electro basslines, and Sub based Dub styles.
For pads it seems a bit thick and takes alot of the spectrum up but thats more my own preference.
The built in presets are ok, showcasing the bread and butter sounds its more than capable of generating.
The lead sounds are my personal fav. there are 128 which is more than enough to get you started.
It feels like a good synth and has a good performance response with lots of expression and character.
it has a good selection of modulation options.
and built in delay, a basic arp and gate. 3 Oscillators
and good filters (nice filter module's) all the basics of a analog synth.
I have had no problems with it what so ever
and its highly recommended.
download it eh?Read more
Reviewed By dj ray
November 7, 2005
I have been in love with the Moog sound ever since I was a kid (G-Funk anyone?) and had my bleary eye on either the Arturia Minimoog or the G-Media Minimonsta. I decided to save my money when I saw (and heard) this guy! Why? The sound ladies, the sound. It growls, it screams, it bloody Moogues! The interface isn't half bad either, and it works great with MIDI. You have some decent onboard FX, a nifty arpeggiator, a full complement of Moogish controls, as well as a nice gate. All this for nought!
Well done! If you go to the site, you can hear this bad boy in action compared to the Minimonsta and the original Mini. Very, VERY close! I still can't believe it's free. Its very warm, and really adds presence to a mix, whether its called in for bass duties or leads 'n fx, just like its venerable ancestor. If you've gotta have a soft Moog, and even if you've got the cash, try this puppy first! You just might be surprised! I know I was! Kudos to the programmers!Read more
Reviewed By ohm
April 24, 2005
In itself the sound is not quite dirty enough to suit my taste. I've had good results though using the ohmforce frohmage filter and the silverspike rubytube as insert effects to distort the sound a bit and add some warmth. Both are free VST's.
I've only had one problem with this one: modulating the filter with a white noise LFO created insane noisebursts. Be careful with that!
There is no documentation except for a CC list - I didn't miss it though - the GUI is pretty self explanatory.Read more