Moog releases Minimoog Model D Softsynth for Mac OS
Moog has released the Minimoog Model D softsynth for Mac OS. Here's what they say:
One of the most celebrated and influential musical instruments of all time, the Minimoog Model D synthesizer, is now available as a powerful production and sound design tool for Mac users in the form of the first official Minimoog Model D App for macOS.
This free update to the app, which was first released by Moog Music as a mobile synthesis solution for iPhones/iPads, is available for all Mac users (Big Sur or newer), making it possible to recreate the sounds of the classic hardware Minimoog Model D using a macOS device through Audio Unit v3, using a VST3/AUv2 wrapper, or as a standalone sound design tool. Now optimized for both iOS and macOS, anyone with an Apple device can jump in and play with over 160 included presets or begin exploring electronic sound design to craft their own unique style.
The Minimoog Model D App incorporates a number of inspiring tools and capabilities not present on its analog antecedent. This powerful software synth includes 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. This latest update also includes a redesigned preset management system for quicker navigation and adds a random preset generator function.
Introduced by Moog in 1970, the Minimoog Model D served as the archetype for all synthesizers that followed. It provided a whole generation of artists 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 influential concept album Autobahn, sparking an entirely new genre. Gary Numan replaced his live band's guitars with Minimoog Model D synths, 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, Dr. Dre's The Chronic, and many more iconic releases by renowned musicians.
Price: There is a limited-time introductory price of $24.99 USD at the Apple Store.
The Minimoog Model D softsynth for Mac OS is Free to all current Minimoog Model D iOS App owners.