In partnership with Bob Moog, Arturia created a reproduction of the legendary Moog interface with the same look and feel. From the starship funk lead lines of the 70’s, to the gangster whine of mid 90’s hip-hop, the ever present minimoog has been making its phat presence felt for over 3 decades. But the reproduction of this synthesizer does not stop to the look and feel, we also recreated its inside characteristics…
Arturia MiniMoog Features
- All the parameters of the original minimoog V
- Advanced automation mode
- Revolutionary preset navigation system called the SoundMap
- Formant-based FX called the Vocal Filter
- Modulation matrix with up to 6 connections
- 12 sources and 32 destinations
- More than 1000 presets created by talented artists and sound designers
- Up to 32 voices of polyphony, and a Unison mode
- 3 voltage controlled oscillators with 5 waveforms
- An amazing sounding 24 dB/octave filter
- VCA, Mixer, Noise Generator, two ADSR envelopes
- External audio input, external oscillator and filter modulation input
- Soft clipping function
- No aliasing from 0.1 Hz to 20 kHz
- 32-bit floating point precision
- Sampling rate: up to 96 kHz
With simple parameters and a rich sound, the chorus sound was carefully evaluated and improved to have a creamy
sound without blurring natural attack and transients of the minimoog sound.
This allows you to connect many midi controllers to any of the modulable parameters of the instrument. So you can have a live control of your sound.
An extra oscillator was added for modulation purposes. You can connect this LFO to any modulable parameter via the modulation matrix and free up the minimoogV's third oscilators to add to the sound or for other modulation possibilities.
The appegiator allows the keyboardist to have automatic note sequencing of a chord. With this feature you can simply play and hold notes on your keyboard and obtain many special effects and note patterns.
PWM: Pulse Width Modulation
Oscillators can be modulated in pulse width, which is a unique feature of the minimoog V, and which cannot be found on any other minimoog emulation on the market. This allows for a new level of tone control of the oscillators, and allows you to make sounds that are otherwise impossible on a minimoog.
Explore hundreds of sounds using our revolutionary Sound MAP. Locate areas you like and pick a sound that will stimulate your creativity. Morph sounds on the MAP by clicking anywhere you like. Add filters to make your search easier, or get back to the traditional list of presets, by sound-designer or by type. Be creative, be funky, be a sound-traveller.
Did you ever think of making a Minimoog talk? Well we thought of it and came with a very exciting solution called the Vocal Filter. Sonic results can be spectacular, similar to those sounds from Kubrick movies.
While we built around the core Minimoog structure, we also added a few options in the circuits. The Keyboard Follow can now be deactivated on VCO2. In addition, we extended the modulation matrix and added a few sources and destinations. The Pan and Vocal Filter can now be used as destinations. Two random signals based on a Sample&Hold are added as inputs. We also allowed for using the voice number (from the polyphonic range) as a discreet source, which proved very interesting to control different parameters.
|Automation: What if a Minimoog offered automation - not as a control option but as a sound-design tool? Pick up to four parameters and record realtime changes within the preset. This is an entirely new sound palette that will arise, just by the traditional Minimoog scenery.