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The home of the free MinimogueVA virtual Minimoog synth.

26.10.13 Jacques Prestreau sent me a book with 50 minimoog patches made by Robert Moog himself. I recommend using the 24 db filter for these sounds. 50 patches by Robert Moog


03.06.12 Update: Modwheel to cutoff possible in all versions. When osc3 is set to VCO mode, modulation is sent to cutoff. You set the level of cutoff from modwheel with the oscillator modulation knob. New versions available with Andrew`s non-linear zero-delay filter. It is the 12dB filter that is the non-linear zero-delay filter, the 24dB filter has traditional feedback, and has bult in distortion. The CPU is twice as much for the new 12dB filter when measured alone, but for the whole synth the difference is not very big. The versions with the old filter is still available.


19.05.12 Oversampling selector implemented in both MinimogueVA and LUXUS. 32 times oversampling is max. Polyphony selector from 1 voice to 128 voices. Linked filter mode in LUXUS=Left knob will affect both right and left filter, so turn down right cutoff knob after you have selected link mode. Both versions are still version 2.3


10.11.11 Oversampled versions available. You can download 4X and 8X versions from the download page. The GUI is too big , and tap tempo does not work, but apart from that they should work well. To install: Extract the MinimogueVA.dll and Minimogue-folder to your VST-instruments folder.


synth-project
Mario Jurisch of Synth-project.de has made this controller for MinimogueLUXUS, and it is far beyond what I tought was possible.


11.06.11. Reed Frehner (Krel Labs) sent me a new bank with 14 classic minimoog sounds from YES and ELP records. It is uploaded to the download page.

19.12.10 MinimogueVA 2.3 and MinimogueLUXUS 2.3 released.

  • New 24dB filter and a button to switch between the old 12dB filter and the new 24dB filter. The new filter is very advanced with built-in distortion, so it will use much more CPU. The old 12dB filter did not open up completely, but now you can enjoy the bright sound like the orignal when cutoff set to max when 24 db filter is selected. The new filter makes it possible to do much better bass sounds, while I think the old filter still sounds good for sounds with cutoff in middle position. All sounds in the factory bank are set to the old filter, but I hope we can upgrade the synth with some new 24dB filter sounds later. Thanks to Peter Werner for recording wav files from his ModelD Minimoog. Many of the old sounds has high resonance, and I advice you to reduce resonance level when switching to the new filter.
  • Osc drive(offset) has been changed. It still has a little bit of offset just like the original, but much less than the 2.2 version.
  • 10 new sounds by Sinisa Lupis.
  • Added midi learn for bar-sync and the 16 gate off/on buttons.
  • LUXUS version has got a new layout of controls to look similar to the new controller by Mario Jurisch of Synth-project.de.
    LUXUS Screenshot.

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Frequency graph of MinimogueVA to the left, and wav recording from Peter Werner`s minimoog to the right. Filter completely open.
Wav file, first MinimogueVA, then real minimoog ModelD. Cutoff at max.

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Frequency graph of MinimogueVA to the left, and wav recording from Peter Werner`s minimoog to the right. Va cutoff set to 6, and ModelD cutoff set to 5.
Wav file, first MinimogueVA, then real minimoog ModelD. Cutoff in middle position
Wav file, first MinimogueVA, then real minimoog ModelD and so on.



04.07.10 MinimogueVA 2.2 updated with fixed bar-sync.

10.04.10.
Sinisa Lupis has sent me an amazing soundbank for MinimogueVA. I have uploaded the bank to the download page. This is his 2 projects: Cable and steel. Xtract.


MinimogueVA 2.2 updated 30.01.10 vith fixed noise problem in chorus.

Desember fix for MinimogueVA2.2 released in september: All patches are now in perfect tune. I examined the tuning of all oscillators digitally, there are now equal amounts of negative and positive pitch values. 4 new riff presets added. Missing notes fixed. Luxus version has all fixes except the extensive tuning.


MinimogueVA 2.2 updated 20.12.09.

  • Multi-core problem solved.
  • 11 new sounds by "Greeg" Grzegorz Bartoszek. 1 new sound by "Joost" 2 new audio-rate filter modulation patches and 4 new riff patches. 1 new patch by Dan Goldstein.
  • All patches are now in tune.
  • "All notes off" working properly.
  • Changed knob response to vertical.
  • New glide system that works like the original.
  • New midi-learn system by right clicking any controller.
  • New algorithm for self-oscillation level.
  • Missing notes fixed.
  • Renamed all automation entries, and cleaned up the automation list.


MinimogueLUXUS 2.2 released 20.12.09. News in version 2.2

  • Multi-core problem solved.
  • 11 new sounds by "Greeg" Grzegorz Bartoszek, 2 new audio-rate filter modulation patches and 4 new riff patches.
  • "All notes off" working properly.
  • Changed knob response to vertical.
  • New glide system that works like the original.
  • New midi-learn system by right clicking any controller.
  • New algorithm for self-oscillation level.
  • Renamed all automation entries, and cleaned up the automation list.
  • Missing notes fixed.
  • New reliable tap-tempo system by Chris Kerry.
  • Fixed scrambeled pulse width values.
Download here.

MinimogueLUXUS 2.2. Screenshot. Extra faq for MinimogueLUXUS.

Memorymoon 1.6 and Messiah 1.2 was released 22.09.09..

Voltkitchen group is Glen Stegner (USA), Gunnar Ekornås (Norway) and Gabriel Abney (Canada). We modyfy synths by Richard Brooks. Our synths: MinimogueVA, MinimogueLUXUS and ARPPE2600VA.


Credits: Programming: Richard Brooks, Glen Stegner and Gunnar Ekornås. Custom modules by EVM, David Haupt, Chris Kerry ,and E-Phonic. Website created in Trondheim, Norway by Gunnar. Made with Synthedit.
 



Presentation

The Minimogue is a lead, FX and bass synth just like the real Minimoog. It is programmed to be as expressive as possible. This is a synth for the players. Modulation wheel takes a big part in the solo sounds. Also try to play long legato lines to hear the full sweep with sounds like Big drift. It is cpu friendly. CPU load is 1% on a 1,5 centrino machine. On my old P4 1,7 machine CPU load is 3 %.

The first 3 rows of knobs represent the original Minimoog. The only additions here is a button for retrig and legato. The original Minimoog is always set to legato. Also there are sliders for fine tuning that is not present on the Minimoog, but these works just like the pitch knob, only that it is more sensitive. Its just there to help you, because the Minimoog sounds best when it is almost in tune, but not 100%. Tuning plays a big part in the Minimoog sound. Also release in the envelope generators is added. The upper section is where you create sounds.

The last row of knobs represent new features that we have added that is not present on the original Minimoog. These features are midi control, oscillator sync, LFO, autopan, overdrive, chorus and a delay section that you can sync to host BPM. The LFO has 3 functions. At low level settings it is intended to simulate the small tuning and instabilities in an original Minimoog. At high level settings it simalates the tweaking of a knob so that you can focus on the playing. The third function is to give oscillatorsync pitch variations to work with. It also syncs to host BPM. See faq for more info.



MinimogueLUXUS 2.2 released 20.12.09. News in version 2.2

  • Multi-core problem solved.
  • 11 new sounds by "Greeg" Grzegorz Bartoszek, 2 new audio-rate filter modulation patches and 4 new riff patches.
  • Missing notes fixed.
  • "All notes off" working properly.
  • Changed knob response to vertical.
  • New glide system that works like the original.
  • New midi-learn system by right clicking any controller.
  • New algorithm for self-oscillation level.
  • Renamed all automation entries, and cleaned up the automation list.
  • New reliable tap-tempo system by Chris Kerry.
  • Fixed scrambeled pulse width values.

MinimogueLUXUS2.1  released 01.03.07

MinimogueLUXUS 2.2 Improvements :Shorter evelope times possible, hanging gate fixed, problems with arpeggiator fixed (Crash with control signals). Aftertouch only sent to filter. New output module. Many new presets by Frank Kønig and Scott Bickel. Lower CPU in effects section with poly sounds. Removed CPU spikes when chaning presets. R emoved serial filter - this saves CPU. CPU is now 50% lower for a full polyphonic chord. Fixed octave and waveform knobs.


MinimogueLUXUS1,1  released 16.09.05

NB: This is not the official MinimogueVA. This is a seperate version with higher CPU-load. The synth has its own name, and can be installed in addition to MinimogueVA

Features:

34 new patches in the factory bank. Button in the LFO-section for syncing the LFO waveform to bar-start. This is important in order to get predictable results in rythmic effects. New arpeggio and gate section. Speed is common for arp and gate. The speed syncs to host-clock and can be set to 1/8, 1/4Triad, 1/16 and 1|/32. If you select manual speed, you can set the speed by tapping the tap-button 4 times or by moving the speed-slider. A LED shows tempo as BPM. Note that when you select manual tempo, this tempo is also sent to LFO and synced delay. In this way you can use the gate/arp-section to set the synced delay-speed by tapping. The gate has 16 steps. Seperate velocity section with a new amp velocity knob. New key-follow knob. (Values higher than 5 gives shorter decay times in upper ranges, values less than 5 gives shorter decay times in lower ranges.) Download from the download page. To install: Extract the Zip-file to your VST-plugins folder. (New features by Gunnar Ekornås, new graphics by Glen Stegner) 


MinimogueLUXUS  released 28.05.05

Features:

Switchable mono/5voice polyphonic. Two filters. One for left channel and one for right channel. Seperate cutoff frequency for each channel. Pan for each oscillator. Pan modulation with tempo sync to host for oscillator 1 and 2. For oscillator 3 use the autopan button. The autopan function now only affects oscillator 3. Added option to modulate only right-filter in LFO-section. New internal signal path. Higher CPU-load. Download from the download page. To install: Extract the Zip-file to your VST-plugins folder. 



MinimogueVA 2.2 released 20.12.09.

  • Multi-core problem solved.
  • All patches are now in tune.
  • 11 new sounds by "Greeg" Grzegorz Bartoszek. 1 new sound by "Joost" and 2 new audio-rate filter modulation patches. 4 new riff patches, and 1 new patch by Dan Goldstein.
  • "All notes off" working properly.
  • Changed knob response to vertical.
  • New glide system that works like the original.
  • Missing notes fixed.
  • New midi-learn system by right clicking any controller.
  • New algorithm for self-oscillation level.
  • Renamed all automation entries, and cleaned up the automation list.

MinimogueVA2.1  released 01.03.07

MinimogueVA 2.1 Improvements : Shorter evelope times possible. Hanging gate fixed. Problems with arpeggiator fixed (Crash with control signals). Aftertouch only sent to filter. New output module. Many new presets by Frank Kønig. Fixed waveform and octave selectors.


 

MinimogueVA  version 2.0 released 14.09.05

New features:

32 new patches in the factory bank. Button in the LFO-section for syncing the LFO waveform to bar-start. This is important in order to get predictable results in rythmic effects. New arpeggio and gate section. Speed is common for arp and gate. The speed syncs to host-clock and can be set to 1/8, 1/4Triad, 1/16 and 1|/32. The gate has 16 steps. There is now a button for selecting mono mode or 5 voice plyphonic. Also fixed a bug that caused the MinimogueVA to send program changes to other synths in your host.

(New features by Gunnar Ekornås, new graphics by Glen Stegner)


 

MinimogueVA  version 1,4 released 13.05.05

New features:

The synth is now stereo. Glide time now stored with patch. Filter velocity.  LFO. Overdrive. Autopan. Chorus. Delay section has option to set double delay time to right channel. Many new patches. Also I think the CPU spike when changing presets is smaller. The main focus has been to keep the CPU load down, and I think that is achieved. All new features are optmized so that they go to sleep mode when they are switched off.

(New features by Gunnar Ekornås, new graphics by Glen Stegner)


VERSION HISTORY

 21 Apr 05: Version 1.3
Added Osc Sync, Osc 2 Drift, Midi CC Reset, MIDI program change, and a full Digital Delay section
(New features by Gunnar Ekornås, new graphics by Glen Stegner)

11 Apr 05: Version 1.2
Added 108 more presets by Gunnar Ekornås for a full bank of 128

31 Mar 05: Version 1.1
Added Trigger Mode switch

Version 1,0: Synth engine by Richard Brooks. Graphics and midi-control by Glen Stegner




 
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