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Minimoog Model D Update

Minimoog Model D, from Moog Music Inc., was updated with new modulation options for Velocity and Aftertouch. You can also save your custom MIDI CC mappings to your presets!

What's new in Minimoog Model D v1.1.0:

• Added Velocity and Aftertouch modulation options to Settings menu.
• Added ModWheel range control to settings.
• Added feature that always stores CC Maps in presets when saved.
• Added option to load CC Maps when opening a Preset.
• Added support for being a drag & drop destination for Preset, Bank, CC Map and .WAV files on iOS 11.
• Improved voice selection in Polyphonic mode.
• Improvements to Save process when no Bank or Preset is selected.
• Improvements to the Preset Browser.
• Consolidated Synth and Modulation parameters into Advanced Settings panel.
• Updated application manual with new features.
• Added Tap Tempo button to iPhone5/6/X configuration panel.
• Added Volume control to iPhone AUv3 settings.
• Added sample rate option to the Model D iOS preferences.
• Fixed key hold behavior to not release keys that are still being pressed.
• Fixed rare crash when using Ableton Link.
• Fixed bank selection not following AUv3 host preset changes.
• Fixed sharing of CC Maps.
• Fixed frozen UI on iPhone after selecting Bluetooth MIDI controllers or enabling Ableton Link.
• Fixed reverse saw graphic in Oscillator 3 on iPhone Plus devices.

Jakob Haq did a serious comparison between Model D and iMini because they are both based on the Minimoog. He's also comparing them with Propellerhead's Thor, presumably because he is Swedish.

Reader Comments 4

“He's also comparing them with Propellerhead's Thor, presumably because he is Swedish.”
Or because the app received its first update in a year? (Though a very minor one.)

At first, it did sound a bit weird, to me that Thor’d be thrown in the mix. But there’s something to be said about the similarities between these virtual analog sounds. Chances are that you could produce something very similar in a whole number of softsynths. What makes Moog patches sound unique isn’t this type of straightforward sound.
Kind of remind me of Synthtorial. Would never buy the full app (talk about unreasonable expectations), but the basic concept is quite interesting. There’s a lot of sound design you can learn by emulating certain patches you like.
But there’s also something to consider as to how a patch reacts to different things, from velocity and diverse controllers to range and articulation. The way a filter reacts to incoming CC will have a big impact on a musical phrase which can be hard to pick up in an individual note.
Personally, I think Thor is the all around best sounding synth of the three. Thor may not sound quite like a Moog of any sort, but it is certainly a beast of a synth with a monster sound!
I also own copies of these 3 synths, plus the new Behringer Model D.
I don’t care much for the sonical differences between them since the real vintage Minimoogs had various revisions and modifications and would all sound a bit different. Would you notice the difference in the mix?

What I noticed is that the Arturia lacks essential LFO functionalty. Perhaps this is a bug, but I could not modulate it like the Moog and Beringher.
Add up the missing AU functinality, and I can safely say bye bye Arturia iMini.
April 14, 2018  | person Marcel
Are the misaligned keys on the Model D driving anyone else mad? Difficult to unsee once seen...
April 15, 2018  | person_outline It’s There
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