Cherry Audio models the Minimoog and comes up with the Minimode, “the ultimate tribute” to Bob Moog’s iconic synth

It’s Bob Moog Appreciation Month over at Cherry Audio, and what better way to kick it off than with a plugin emulation of his most famous synth, the Minimoog Model D. Minimode is designed to be “the ultimate tribute” to this legendary instrument, delivering “absolute authenticity”.

Of course, we’ve been here before - many times - but Cherry Audio says that its emulation is based on studying and measuring “every nuance, every curve, and every response of the audio”. The interface, too, is lifted directly from the Minimoog.

Whereas some emulations offer additional features, the Minimode stays pretty true to its inspiration, though as well as operating monophonically, you can also choose to use two, four, eight or 16 polyphonic voices.

There are plenty of presets, too - more than 250 of them - and you can save custom MIDI controller mappings to individual presets or globally.

Minimode is available now for the introductory price of $39 (regular price $59; 30-day demo also available). It runs on PC and Mac in VST/AU/AAX formats.

You can find out more on the Cherry Audio website, where further Bob Moog Appreciation Month content will be posted throughout May. A portion of profits generated from Minimode sales will be given to The Bob Moog Foundation, a non-profit organisation set up in his honour.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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