by Glen Stegner
4.4 / 5     (191 votes)
MiniMogueVA is based on the popular analog Minimoog monosynth.

This amazing softsynth sounds very close to the original Minimoog, yet has tons of additional features not present on the original Mini (as well as the Minimoog Voyager!).
  • 5-note polyphony.
  • Arpeggiator and 16-note Step Sequencer.
  • Release knobs for the two Contour Generators (envelopes).
  • Tuning of Osc 1, Fine Tuning sliders for Osc2 and Osc3.
  • Aftertouch control, adjustable filter Velocity curve.
  • 3 independent Overdrive sliders (one per oscillator).
  • Global Overdrive with hi and lowpass cutoff, Oscillator Sync.
  • Chorus, an independent LFO that includes oscillator drift and stereo panning.
  • Fully programmable Digital Delay.
E.R.E. Jan 14 2024
Jan 14 2024
After using it over and over again, it suddenly doesn't sound anymore audio out... Even though everything works perfectly? :-(
dude Oct 31 2023
Oct 31 2023
How do you use this in 64 bit fl, it doesnt bridge.
Trianglistik Aug 26 2023
(5 / 5)
Aug 26 2023
Se ven muy buenos esos sonidos
Dimv23 Aug 14 2023
(5 / 5)
Aug 14 2023
Can get you that deep distorted french house bass with ease.
Bob Angelo Apr 15 2023
(5 / 5)
Apr 15 2023
A VSTi classic of a legendary synth. Nice big UI, souds decently close to the original. A must have.
Phil May 06 2021
May 06 2021
Hi I'm trying to map my VST synths to sliders and rotaries on my Oxygen Pro controller and wondering whether there is a Midi CC map for this VST.
Mike May 06 2021
(5 / 5)
May 06 2021
Thanks for making this! How do you get the keyboard to show at the bottom?
MAK Dec 17 2021
Dec 17 2021
There is no keyboard function. The keyboard in the image is probably from SAVIHOST.
calan Jan 01 2021
(4 / 5)
Jan 01 2021
How can I load and save presets with the plugin when used in Reaper? The standalone has presets, but I don't see them when used in a DAW.
Bige Ro Nov 30 2020
(4 / 5)
Nov 30 2020
Great VST but I don't know how to set up with my MIDI keyboard, can someone help?
George Jan 28 2021
Jan 28 2021
I believe you would need to put it in a DAW
Allan Marcel Nov 04 2020
(5 / 5)
Nov 04 2020
one of the best moog simulators I've ever used, but a 64-bit version is urgently needed, even if possible, for use with Linux.
bruh Aug 06 2020
(5 / 5)
Aug 06 2020
Great program, but I accidentally replaced one of the default sounds (super saw) I tried re downloading the program, but it still only plays the custom sound . Is there any way to fix this? Thanks
geo May 23 2020
May 23 2020
Tous le Moog sont de bons matériels, bien sur être fan de ce genre de synthé. Il ont été utilisé par Jarre dans les années 70/80, notamment sur Chronologie (la séquence basse de la partie 6 par exemple), Oxygène 7-13 et plus proche de nous, pour l’Oxygène tour.
T Apr 24 2020
(5 / 5)
Apr 24 2020
Very good sound.
Jared Apr 24 2020
(5 / 5)
Apr 24 2020
Has anyone had issues with several of the modules not installing? There is a subfolder of MinimogueVA also named MinimogueVA that contains a bunch of SEP and SEM files. When I run Cakewalk, I get a series of error messages "Can't load module" followed by the names of the SEP and SEM files. I don't know where to move those files to to make Cakewalk find them.
Andy Jun 19 2020
Jun 19 2020
Same problem here. Can't seem to solve it.
Andy Jun 19 2020
Jun 19 2020
Solved the problem. Put MinimogueVA.dll straight into your 32bit vst folder (probably Programme Files (x86)CakewalkVstplugins), but not within a sub-folder. Then either make sure the Vstplugins folder has full control privileges for the level of user, or just run Cakewalk as administrator. I've just done this and it all opens and appears to run with no issues.
Andy Jun 19 2020
Jun 19 2020
Solved the problem. Put MinimogueVA.dll straight into your 32bit vst folder (probably Programme Files (x86)CakewalkVstplugins), but not within a sub-folder. Then either make sure the Vstplugins folder has full control privileges for the level of user, or just run Cakewalk as administrator. I've just done this and it all opens and appears to run with no issues.
Andrea Apr 01 2020
(4 / 5)
Apr 01 2020
Great sound! The polyphony can be rather glitchy, and the parameters can be a bit of a pain to access from a DAW, but the sound is absolutely gorgeous and so worth the minor hassle.
Alain Vicente Jan 07 2020
(5 / 5)
Jan 07 2020
Excelente "reproduction", aussi bonne sonorité qu'une guitare électrique!!!!!
DJRoc Nov 25 2019
Nov 25 2019
That's what I needed to know, thanks.
Peyton Barclay Oct 06 2019
(5 / 5)
Oct 06 2019
Just getting into software synths/music making and am a huge prog rock fan. This VST is amazing in my opinion, almost every preset is a huge winner, great fat sound. Should be loads of fun to experiment with. Kudos to the author(s) for making such a great sounding synth and then giving it away for free!
Dr Ike Sept 12 2019
(5 / 5)
Sept 12 2019
Used to be my favorite synth back when 32 bit plugins were still a thing. Too bad no 64 bit update available.
joe Sept 13 2019
Sept 13 2019
If you gave this up because it's "only" 32 bit, you're a fool. If they had a 64 bit version, you'd be unlikely to hear a diff. This is a great plugin!
Chase Sept 20 2019
Sept 20 2019
id think its mostly because many 64 bit daws wont accept 32 bit plugins
Luca Sept 23 2019
Sept 23 2019
FL Studio is an example of a DAW that accepts both, actually.
Peyton Barclay Oct 07 2019
Oct 07 2019
Mixcraft 8 Pro Studio (64 bit) also handles 32 bit plugins out of the box
Laidback Nov 26 2022
Nov 26 2022
Joe you are the fool for not knowing the difference between 32 bits and 64 bits, we are talking about the Windows OS architecture, this plugin is not compatible with Windows 10 64 BITS as it is only in 32 bits format...
Tense Jan 14 2023
Jan 14 2023
Surprised by the comment from "Laidback" lol. Whether or not 32 bit VSTs work on 64 bit operating systems depends on the DAW, not the OS. Everyone here is both misunderstanding and assuming what the person before them meant.
Zeit Sinneslöschen Mar 23 2019
(3 / 5)
Mar 23 2019
Really really cool. You can get very funky with this instrument. The only thing that keeps me from rating this 5 stars is that some of the GUI dials are not properly labelled on the Control VST-plugin interface, so you have to do a bit of trial and error to find out which dial matches what is on the GUI. BUT most of it is okay, but some not.
James Munroe Oct 11 2018
(5 / 5)
Oct 11 2018
I also bought JBridge and have no trouble at all using MiniMogueVA (and many other 32-bit plugins) with Ableton Live (9.7.3) on Windows 10.
Proteus Oct 06 2018
(5 / 5)
Oct 06 2018
Pretty good sound. I compared this side by side to the once free giveaway Arturia Minimoog V Original and it is not bad at all. Too bad the MiniMogueVA is not 64-bit unlike Arturia's Minimoog V Original....
Proteus Dec 15 2018
Dec 15 2018
After quite some time comparing the sound quality of the MiniMogueVA to the Arturia Minimoog V Original side by side, I can happily report and tell that the MiniMogueVA sounds equally as good as the Arturia Minimoog V Original. The MiniMogueVA only needs a 64-bit version update. :)
Darko Sept 05 2018
(5 / 5)
Sept 05 2018
Legendary freebie Minimoog emulation! Really good sound!
AM Aug 03 2018
(5 / 5)
Aug 03 2018
A Classic! I hope it will get updated to 64-bit.
Mato Jun 21 2018
(5 / 5)
Jun 21 2018
Brilliant sounding synth!
Wladimir May 23 2018
(5 / 5)
May 23 2018
Maravilloso :)
GIESE May 15 2018
(4 / 5)
May 15 2018
I have been using the MinimogueVA for years - but I'm wondering if there will ever be a 64bit VST version of it, as the current versions of the DAWs stop to support 32bit plugins.
Pete Aug 01 2018
Aug 01 2018
Check out JBridge - it works with many DAWs and is not expensive. I use REAPER and JBridge every day and never had a problem.
Pierre Mar 11 2018
(5 / 5)
Mar 11 2018
Semplice, facile da usare, intuitivo, completamente programmabile. Per me il migliore.
F. Irak Mar 07 2018
(5 / 5)
Mar 07 2018
I have MiniMogueVA 2.3 TD version. It's up to 32x overload and up to 128 polyphony. Powerful synth, wonderful sound.
aj Nov 24 2017
Nov 24 2017
Everytime i clone the track using this plugin it will crash the program.
Erisian Nov 01 2017
(5 / 5)
Nov 01 2017
A beautiful sounding emu. Especially good for smooth silky leads but an excellent all rounder.
Rivin Apr 27 2017
(5 / 5)
Apr 27 2017
One more instrument for my Bitwig Studio :)
Laz Nov 01 2016
Nov 01 2016
When you compare it to the Arturia Mini V, there is no doubt, King Arturia (King of bugs) just have to take lessons (and turn my money back). Minimogue rules, and Minimogue Luxus rule more ! Thanks Milord !
Helano Oct 09 2016
(5 / 5)
Oct 09 2016
Just fantastic! Just hearing the Emerson's Tarkus moog it was quite amazing! I'm not a keyboard, but a huge fan of prog rock music. Can't imagined that was possible with a free VST! Congratulations to the creators!
MikeJonesCrusher Jun 28 2016
(4 / 5)
Jun 28 2016
I trie to connect my E-Guitar on this Synthesizer. I'll play Tarcus again. Mike of wiesentrio.
yesyesyesgirl Jun 13 2016
(5 / 5)
Jun 13 2016
Great VST! has very cool presets for lead sounds and has a nice interface
AVirgo May 30 2016
(5 / 5)
May 30 2016
Ok, so I saw all the comments saying how great this was and I figured they were just people happy to get a free VST.. This thing is AMAZING.. like you will never get a better free anything in life amazing.. :-) Seriously.. I went thru the first 30-40 sounds and was impressed with the quality at the lower bass range. No distortion or muffled garbage ..then I realized I hadn't even got to the actual "Basses" yet. If you are looking for something to give your bass lines some polish.. you have arrived. Just download it now and enjoy.
brianna clark Jan 12 2016
(5 / 5)
Jan 12 2016
I play the guitar and piano but never saw one like this before, it's amazing.
SonicSculpture Dec 23 2015
Dec 23 2015
This is a KILLER VST! I'm wondering if anyone knows how to set it up to make that Emerson Brass Synth sound. Let me know!
Moog Lover Feb 05 2018
Feb 05 2018
Do you mean the brass sounds he used on the Works album songs, like on "Fanfare For The Common Man"? If so, try flicking the switch that lets this beauty be polyphonic and you may find the sound you are looking for. Not sure which preset would be the most suitable. Love the Keith Emerson presets on this VST. Love everything about this VST.
Dave S. Apr 18 2018
Apr 18 2018
I'd like to know how to get the settings for the brass sound of 'Touch and Go' as well as Pink Floyds soft brass on Shine On You Crazy Diamond
Akros Oct 02 2015
(5 / 5)
Oct 02 2015
Very good emulation... fat sound.
Aenix Sept 16 2015
(4 / 5)
Sept 16 2015
Fantastic VST but i'm unable to load it into Bitwig Studio :(
Synthi Jul 08 2015
Jul 08 2015
What software are you using ? There is usually a switch to change the octave settings for the qwerty keyboard
yertl May 29 2015
May 29 2015
I love this, but I can't seem to configure my qwerty keyboard to play anything but the middle scale. Where do I change this? I changed the base note, and now the lowest note on the synth board is lower, but the computer keyboard starts an octave higher, so that had no effect. Is this just not an option? I love the sound, and I thought it would be an easy way of getting some simple keyboard bass on some songs, but if I can't configure the qwerty to work with it, it's not worth my trouble.
Ken B Apr 12 2015
(5 / 5)
Apr 12 2015
Just found this today, and after reading all the comments I had to download it. Absolutely amazing sound, great filter, FX, LFO, MIDI Learn, Arpeggiator and Sine waves for Subs and deep basses......... love it ! Thank you very much for sharing this excellent VST.
herbert Apr 06 2015
(5 / 5)
Apr 06 2015
Nice plugin. I was having problems using it as a VST in Ableton. I would get a number of errors loading modules. Turns out I just had to run Ableton as an administrator to get the modules loaded into my plugins folder. Works perfectly now and is super juicy.
yessongs Nov 18 2014
(4 / 5)
Nov 18 2014
Greatness in terms of free moogs. This and prodigious are the 2 best moogs that are free.
anonimous Oct 11 2014
(5 / 5)
Oct 11 2014
Very good to get Keith Emerson's sounds.
WladWal�rius. Mar 29 2014
(5 / 5)
Mar 29 2014
Very gooood, my friend! Thankz!! Era o que eu estava procurando! Valeu!!!!
clarke Mar 05 2014
Mar 05 2014
I am having trouble getting the vsti to arpeggiate in record mode - I use Reaper. I can hear the actual notes I played, on playback, but not the arpeggiation I hear when the vsti is operating.
Andy J Mar 05 2014
Mar 05 2014
Hi, I've had the same problem, and although I haven't tried this yet, I'm going to set Audacity to record the audio coming through my laptop's speakers in an attempt to get a recording of the arppegiated sounds. Might work, just a thought. Hope this helps.
Jerry Fuentes Oct 22 2014
Oct 22 2014
Hey guys, try using both 32/64 bit version, if that fails , record arp to wav using another DAW then bring it back into Reaper, Works great in Fl Studio check out the bass line I used from this synth
LiamCat Feb 12 2014
(5 / 5)
Feb 12 2014
I have used this for years now, I love it, a staple bread and butter vsti, I have the official moog vsti(created by a synth pluggie developer) I think this freebie is better than the official moog plugin. I use this minimogue as a source of base song composition all the way to live performances on stage - needs to have five stars and win at the NAMM. It's old but yet perfect for a new paradigm of electronic music.
Emilio Feb 05 2014
(5 / 5)
Feb 05 2014
Great VST! Very very cool sounding! Love!
mahmed hussien Nov 16 2013
Nov 16 2013
Bernd Nov 02 2013
(5 / 5)
Nov 02 2013
Super, Top, genau das habe ich gesucht.
Philippe Oct 28 2013
Oct 28 2013
C'est tout simplement parfait, Merci!!
Old Man Oct 19 2013
Oct 19 2013
Bravo! Rien à dire sinon que c'est du bon matos donnant une multitude de possibilités créatrices.
saga Aug 06 2013
Aug 06 2013
THE MOST PERFECT MOOG free vst I ever found. Congrats! Gracias
bumblebee Mar 09 2013
(5 / 5)
Mar 09 2013
This plugin save me some money ($200+ bucks to be exact). There's a royksopp patch also. Thanks Glen!
arcmusic Feb 20 2013
Feb 20 2013
Comes frightningly close to the real thing. AND it's got a poly button. pretty amazing achievement, thanks a lot.
SteveM Feb 20 2013
(5 / 5)
Feb 20 2013
MiniMogueVA runs as VST or Standalone. The sounds are fantastic and the interface works real well. Great job on design of this synth! 100% recomend this!
I.K.P. Oct 26 2012
(5 / 5)
Oct 26 2012
This thing really rocks!
Binoti Sept 26 2012
(5 / 5)
Sept 26 2012
Excelentes sons. Recomendo pra quem tem gosto!
Derrick Jun 16 2012
(5 / 5)
Jun 16 2012
This is really the best Minimoog emulation I've ever tried, beats many commercial products 100-0. Some of the presets are really amazing and with some external effects you are in synthesizer heaven. Really recommended for everyone looking for a vintage Moog sound!
Astrohm May 28 2012
May 28 2012
thnx!!! I want to make some remixes to pink floyd with this bomb!!
C�ssio May 07 2012
(5 / 5)
May 07 2012
Fantástico. Impressionante como um VST t�o pequeno e grátis pode ser t�o poderoso.
Rock Feb 28 2012
(5 / 5)
Feb 28 2012
I've been using this one for years!!!! I LOVE IT! The best!!!
Bryan Feb 07 2012
Feb 07 2012
Wow. I was expecting something really lousy but I must admit, this is a really great sounding emu synth.
hombahossa Dec 21 2011
(5 / 5)
Dec 21 2011
Close to the arturia wich comes for 200 bucks, great sound, love it.
The Kiw Nov 14 2011
(5 / 5)
Nov 14 2011
Absolutely stunning. Words can't really do it justice.
STVRSZ Nov 04 2011
(5 / 5)
Nov 04 2011
This was my first VST. I had a REAL minimoog for my first analogue. I LOVE this thing and it REALLY sounds close to the way my real one did(the exception is the sub). The arpeggiator is a treat and it stays in tune without warming up for 10 minutes.
gmitts Oct 28 2011
(4 / 5)
Oct 28 2011
Really captures the sound of classic 70s synth!
Morbid Khaos Jun 21 2011
(5 / 5)
Jun 21 2011
THE MOST PERFECT MOOG free vst I ever found. Congrats!
YaBoyJDOB May 08 2011
May 08 2011
Straight Funky!!! A must have, can't believe it's free!!!!
IQ Feb 11 2011
Feb 11 2011
Class synth man! Easy to control and has some proper quality sounds. :Well done)
-topic Jan 24 2011
(5 / 5)
Jan 24 2011
Love love love... I use this one a lot for leads... Highly worth the download!!!
potato Aug 12 2010
(5 / 5)
Aug 12 2010
I love this thing. Comes closer to a real mini than ANY other VST.
Ghekorg7 Apr 22 2010
(5 / 5)
Apr 22 2010
I had the original D model. This one along with Freemoog are the best of them all !!!
Astronaut Apr 10 2010
(5 / 5)
Apr 10 2010
This is by far the best free VST there is. Use it with a good controller with aftertouch and you can do realy amazing things. Ode to the creator of this plugin, a great piece of work.
brokenVineyards Mar 15 2010
(5 / 5)
Mar 15 2010
This is by far the BEST free synth that you will find. I also use this bad boy alot and it rocks!!!!
Chas Feb 14 2010
(5 / 5)
Feb 14 2010
Some really great fat sounds on this! Easy to use and a lot of useful presets too.
floomers Dec 21 2009
(5 / 5)
Dec 21 2009
This synth is very good, warm / fat leads and basses, really easy to use, I like (and use) it a lot!
boredmuso Dec 04 2009
(5 / 5)
Dec 04 2009
Fantastic VST. Best of the bunch - and it's free !There's also a smaller version, for bass sounds. Download both !
Hon�rio Jul 05 2009
(5 / 5)
Jul 05 2009
What a nice moogie!!! It has sounds like some used by Rush, Emmerson Lake & Palmer...!
bumblebee Nov 14 2012
Nov 14 2012
Don't forget Rick Wakeman! His sounds are in there too! If you are a fan of the minimoog, download this badboy you won't be dissapointed !