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The holy grail of analog synths, perfectly emulated in software.

Unquestionably the most iconic synthesizer ever made, the Moog Minimoog Model D changed the face of modern music. From Kraftwerk to Parliament-Funkadelic, Yes to Dr. Dre, the Minimoog's fat, musically expressive analog synth sounds are the standard by which all other synths are judged.

Developed in partnership with Moog Music, exclusively for Universal Audio, the Moog Minimoog thoroughly captures every nuance, anomaly, and quirk of the original hardware using Universal Audio's industry‑leading expertise in circuit modeling, synthesis, and signal processing.

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Runs on your Mac or PC without UA hardware.

UAD Native plug-ins run on both macOS 10.15 Catalina or newer and Windows 10 and 11. Go to our UA Support page for system requirements.

  • Record classic Minimoog textures in real time with near-zero latency
  • Get ultra-realistic and responsive Minimoog sounds with exacting module‑to‑module interactions
  • Create otherworldly sounds with Moog’s signature self-oscillation and extreme resonance
  • Take advantage of custom mods including switchable note priority, legato, extra LFO, and more

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An Analog Synth for the People

An Analog Synth for the People

The Moog Minimoog Model D was introduced in 1970, when "synthesizer" meant a giant wall of intimidating knobs, cables, and patch bays. Bob Moog and his team designed the Minimoog as a performance instrument of unrelenting expressiveness for all musicians. Soon, the portable Minimoog was appearing on albums by Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Stevie Wonder, Sun Ra, Bob Marley, and more. Before long, entire genres were being transformed, even created, by the Minimoog and its futuristic sound.

Unmatched Craftsmanship

Unmatched Craftsmanship

Together with Moog Music, Universal Audio's team of DSP engineers undertook meticulous circuit modeling and rigorous listening tests of three vintage Minimoogs, and a single "Golden Unit'' was chosen. Using custom robotics for ultra-precise knob measurements, each Minimoog module was fully emulated, faithfully capturing module-to-module coupling and impedance. The result is an awe-inspiring UAD Instrument with all the personality of Bob Moog's most famous synthesizer — with near‑zero latency.

Incredible Realism to Fuel Creativity

Incredible Realism to Fuel Creativity

Simply open the Minimoog in your DAW and prepare to be inspired with the unmistakable growl, fatness, and rich distortion of Moog's iconic ladder filters and oscillators, as well as detailed modeling of the Minimoog's pitch tracking anomalies. Even the "feedback" effect of looping the Minimoog's output to the input for varying degrees of distortion is faithfully reproduced. And by capturing the midrange punch, high-end presence, and sumptuous low end, the Minimoog UAD Instrument effortlessly blends into any mix — just like the original.

Custom Moog Mods

Custom Moog Mods

The Moog Minimoog UAD Instrument sports many of the custom mods that power users utilized on their hardware units, greatly expanding the Minimoog's palette. From switchable note priority and legato, to sample and hold, extra LFO, and more, these appointments make the Minimoog UAD Instrument a jaw-dropping, detailed emulation that raises the bar for virtual instruments.

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      Key Features:

      Painstaking circuit emulation of Moog's most famous analog synthesizer used by Kraftwerk, Stevie Wonder, Yes, Dr. Dre, and hundreds more

      Fully endorsed by Moog Music

      Faithfully captures all module-to-module coupling, impedance matching, and nonlinearities of the original Minimoog Model D

      Exacting capture of iconic Moog oscillators, ladder filters, pitch tracking/stability anomalies, and more

      Discrete transistor VCA modeling

      Custom Moog mods, including switchable note priority, legato, sample and hold, extra LFO, and more

      Customer Reviews

      Moog Minimoog

      Overall Rating

      (79 reviews)

      J. Castro

      May 18, 2023

      Great sound, terrible software manager (UA Connect)

      I love the plugin itself, really awesome sound, unfortunately I had a nightmare with UA Connect, I don't understand why a software manager is require if we're using iLok. UA Connect should be optional

      D. Mad

      May 2, 2023

      Similar to the original hardware

      UA did a great job to emulate the original Mini Moog. A shame however that some important controls can't be accessed by MIDI CC from the DAW (or external MIDI controller). No MIDI learn function either. Only fixed CC numbers.... Apart from that, I don't regret my purchase.

      F. Verjux

      April 18, 2023

      I love my Moog

      I love my real Moog, a sub37, and when they play with this one together all is fine, no doubt about quality, it's a real Moog sound ! 5 stars

      C. Arias

      April 8, 2023

      The best miniMoog in the box, but…

      I’ve tested many moog model D software emulations and this the best out there, sounds amazing, but it’s not finished, it’s now native but we can’t use the “external” mode, will you enable this in the future? Thanks guys.

      G. Nikolay

      April 4, 2023

      My Love Mooggy

      I won’t say that this is the best emulation, just a different sound, softer than, for example, synapse audio The Legend. Personally, I like it and at the moment I use it in my work.

      V. Cardinale

      April 3, 2023

      The Best!

      If you know the sound of hardware you know that this software is the best one!!! Please... add learn midi function!!!!

      R. Nemeth

      April 2, 2023


      I have tried many Moog plug ins ,but this is the best ! Om very happy !! Thank you UA !

      A. Tsirliagos

      April 1, 2023

      Not even close to a moog.

      I have some great mono synths(one of them is the se 1x) amd i ve played a minimoog amd tested in my studio the behringer moog.
      I also ve tested many plugin emulations. I didn't like the ua's moog. Legend is much better and ua moog sounds like a joke next to se 1x.

      M. Řehák

      March 29, 2023

      Moog Minimoog

      The Moog Minimoog is simple and perfect in every way!

      UAD User

      March 15, 2023

      Just beautiful

      I was amazed how great this thing sounds. Being the proud owner of an original vintage Minimoog, I had the chance to compare and it does sound authentic.

      D. Trebicky

      March 11, 2023

      Instant purchase

      So today I tried the demo of this plugin and immediately had to purchase as the sound is just so warm and beautiful. I am happy to have that Moog sound in my new tracks. A nice discount was a bonus!

      J. K

      February 28, 2023

      Keine Bewertung, da ich es nicht nutzen kann.

      Because it was under UAD Plugins, where I all my plugins ordered, I ordered it, but over read, that is only usable for Luna. Luna may be a very good DAW, but I use an other DAW and will not change.

      K. Jackson

      January 30, 2023

      The best bass

      The best moog vst

      c. maskell

      January 15, 2023


      Realistic, full miss and lows, pkeasu g highs. Very groovy.

      K. Haritatos

      January 9, 2023


      The best analog sound!

      K. Haritatos

      January 9, 2023

      My love!

      What a sound!! Wonderfull analog sound!

      V. József

      January 7, 2023

      Currently closest to the legend

      Currently the best Minimoog modelling. It is one category more advanced than the various models.

      К. Данилов

      January 6, 2023

      amazing Moog , but strange demo mode

      A wonderful tool , appeared after the upgrade to version 11 . but for some reason, along with the ravel plugin, It switched to demo mode. Please help with it

      A. Bertók

      January 4, 2023

      Great stuff!

      Raw, rich, beautiful sound. Thank you.

      L. Spilger

      December 24, 2022

      Great emulation

      My goto Synth for basses and sweep sounds! Always inspiring!