Monday, June 18, 2012

Arturia to release free-for-1-day-only MiniMoog Original Plugin

Arturia, who's quickly becoming one of my new favorite companies, is releasing a free plugin this Thursday, June 21st for World Music Day.  The MiniMoog plugin is not identical to their normal plugin, but a slightly stripped down version designed to work just like the original MiniMoog.  If you're any fan of plugins, you know that the Arturia emulations are outstanding, and some of the best in terms of recreating those vintage warm tones.  The MiniMoog is a great emulation of the original, so I absolutely wouldn't miss this chance to get your hands on such a high quality product for free.  This will also be a nice distraction for those of you waiting for the new MiniBrute, which is supposedly just around the corner in terms of shipping.  For the time being, everyone can get a little Moog in their sounds without emptying their wallet.  Dr. Moog would be proud.  Don't forget though, this is a one day only offer, so make sure you don't miss it!

From the press release:

"Get Arturia Minimoog-V Original for free on June 21!

GRENOBLE, FRANCE: music software and hardware company Arturia announces the end of an agreement with Moog Music that will see its Moog Modular V and Minimoog V soft synths soon remerging as the updated and renamed Modular V and Mini-V, and is marking the occasion by giving away a one-off ‘commemorative’ edition of the Minimoog-V on World Music Day... 

 On June 21 only, musicians everywhere can download Minimoog-V Original from the Arturia website ( — for free! Minimoog-V Original includes all the sounds (more than 1,000 presets created by talented artists and renowned sound designers) and features (32-voice polyphony, plus much more besides) from the latest Minimoog- V update (Version 2.5), but without the additional functionality accessible behind the ‘hinged’ front panel — just like the original Minimoog.

Minimoog by name. Minimoog by nature. It’s been several successful years since Arturia announced the release of its much-admired Minimoog-V soft synth — meticulously modelling the distinctive tones and analogue nuances of the legendary Seventies-vintage Minimoog Model D monosynth — in an agreement with Moog Music initiated by Bob Moog himself. Moog changed the musical world with the Minimoog and Arturia helped change the music software world with the Minimoog-V, so what better way to toast the passing of that productive partnership and end the arrangement between the two companies on a high note than with a generous giveaway on World Music Day?

Don’t miss out: go get Minimoog-V Original for free on June 21! Save the ‘download date’ in your calendar..."