Moog’s Model 15 synth now runs as a VST plugin, meaning that Ableton Live owners can use it, too

Moog Model 15 app
(Image credit: Moog)

Moog’s Model 15 iOS modular synth app made the leap to the Mac back in January, but there was a catch. Sadly for users of the likes of Ableton Live, only the AUv3 plugin standard was supported, meaning that DAW or other host compatibility was restricted to Logic Pro, GarageBand and MainStage.

Happily, this restriction has now been addressed. Thanks to a new wrapper - a free download from the Moog website - Model 15 will now run as a VST plugin, so users of non-Apple DAWs can join the party, too.

It can also run standalone, or as an effect in your existing audio chain.

That said, it looks like you still need to have macOS Big Sur installed, and Windows users are still left out in the cold.

The Model 15 is available on the Mac App Store priced at $30, and is free for anyone who’s already purchased the iOS version.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

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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