** BEWARE ** Clicking on the product link for MinimogueVA today there was a redirect to a scam page which purported to be from EIR Broadband in Ireland (who I am signed up to) offering a free gift in return for filling in a survey - a 1euro iPhone. Bargain! If it sounds too good to be true it probably is. Or, in the words of my wife - "If it looks like a duck, and sounds like a duck, it's a duck" To be fair she's not a great lover of ducks.
Is there a way of reporting dodgy links like that direct to the moderators?
Sorry for the low rating, I'm sure the plugin itself is great, if you can get to it.
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 !!.
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.
This has got to be one of KVR's best kept secrets, because otherwise there would be a lot more reviews. Either that, or you guys don't like your Moog synths! Anyway, on with the review!
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!
It's not minimonsta, but you can get pretty close with this freebie. The factory presets are very good, demonstating a great variety of classic leads / basses and fx. The GUI is very well layd out, and easy to work with. It uses the original minimoog terminology: "filter contour" means "modulation envelope for the filter" and so on. Although a bit confusing it all ads to the moogish charm. A great plus is the low CPU consumption. It uses about 1% on my centrino 1.5 laptop - that's very impressive for a synth edit synth. OK, it's monophonic and sound output is mono, but anyway - there are three oscillators, filter modulation and a delay effect here. 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.
Hello... I'm new to both KVR forum and Minimogue va... and am not yet having much luck searching for info about Minimogue va... so one quick question. My impression is that patches for Minimogue can not be created and saved in the traditional sense... but today it appears I've stumbled upon the fact that if I load one of the patches that came with the plug-in... then modify the settings and move to another patch... those settings for the patch I was just in... get "saved" (remembered) by the plug-in.
Please let me know if this is the case and if there's any way to restore the original patches short of deleting and reinstalling the plug.
Or you have lost it and you can't find where to download it again? Be precise, please, so that we can help you. If it is this thing that you mean (you don't know where to download it again), last year Gunnar allowed me to distribute it on my public cloud area, here: http://dfiles.eu/folders/HOUQN3MVZ
It is available also at PluginBoutique (for Free as well) but with way less files and informations in the zip file.
The one I provide contains absolutely everything, the common and the Luxus versions of the synth, the configuration file for the MIDI controllers assignments, the preset banks which were made for that synth and were distributed freely by Gunnar, the A/B comparison audio files with the famous hardware, the audio demos of the filters in action, the pages of the original website which were dedicated to the synth, etc.