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Mariana

Bass Synthesiser Plugin by Moog Music
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$99 for Desktop / $29.99 for iOS

Mariana has an average user rating of 2.75 from 4 reviews

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Mariana

Reviewed By DrWashington [all]
May 29th, 2024
Version reviewed: 1.1.0 on Windows

Needs serious work: it's a CPU hog and the sound quality just can't justify it--it's nothing extraordinary. It's good, but it definitely does not sound like a hardware Moog (which it was intended to replace on my end, a Minitaur specifically) and the filters really lack that special something I want to hear in analog bass synths. In any case, there's no way such a massive CPU hit on latest generation CPUs can be justified.

Secondly, putting so many basic controls on another page makes programming a real pain.

Thirdly, MIDI Learn is a PITA to use and is well-hidden.

I really wanted to like this synth, but even at $49 it's a purchase I regret. The UI really is terrible to use. We can handle all the basic synth functions on one page. That isn't "cluttered": it's normal for synth users in 2024.

Just please standardize around right-click MIDI Learn/Unlearn and be done with it. Stop trying to complicate things just because you can.

It bears repeating: even on an i9-13900K, the CPU hit is intolerable. There's just no excuse for this in 2024, not on a synth that sounds quite this underwhelming, anyway.

Many other devs are making far more analog-sounding, meatier bass synths (or synths that happen to be fantastic bass synths) that are quite well-optimized and well-behaved. Moog is seriously dropping the ball here.

v 2.0 better be a massive step up in terms of sound and usability or I can't honestly see myself pulling this one back up. Really disappointing.

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