Moog Minimoog®

Moog Minimoog®

Exclusively for LUNA Recording System


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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, and available exclusively for LUNA Recording System and Apollo interfaces, the Moog Minimoog LUNA Instrument 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.

Now You Can:

Record classic Minimoog textures in real time with near-zero latency with LUNA Recording System

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

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 LUNA 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 inside LUNA Recording System 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 LUNA Instrument effortlessly blends into any mix — just like the original.

Custom Moog Mods

Custom Moog Mods

The Moog Minimoog LUNA 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 LUNA 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

      (42 reviews)

      B. Myreze

      February 18, 2021

      Great product but it needs to support other DAWS!

      This is just amazing! And we understand you want people to try out Luna! - But remember that people have spent 10-20 years just to be really good at their favourite DAW. This made me really NOT want to try out LUNA.

      If you let us use if for other daws you give us a better motivation for one day maybe converting to a new daw... ZERO stars from me until you guys make this available for other DAWS...

      m. meli

      February 14, 2021

      This is the sound

      It captures the buzz, and the tight bottom that none of the other emulations come close to. It's proprietary, this is made quite clear so I don't see the problem everyone has. If you want the sound of a mini moog, and are a grown up enough to deal with 2 daws, this is an amazing piece of software.

      S. Marshall

      February 5, 2021

      Amazing synth!

      This might be Luna only, but the quality and the sound it produces are incredible. There’s so many nuanced sonic possibilities you can get out of it, just like a real analog moog. It just has that analog vibe and character!
      I definitely reccommend giving it a go! 5/5 stars!

      F. Blue

      January 29, 2021

      Features, Price and Overall impression

      For all those who choose to ridicule those users who take issue with the incompatibility of this plug in with other DAWs I say... Features are just as important as sound quality. No, I'm not changing DAWs for one plug in. Or 10 for that matter! Would love to buy it if it was Logic/Protools compatible. Sound quality doesn't really matter when you can't use the plug in! Comon UAD. Full access please. Till then zero stars.

      A. Mejia

      January 7, 2021

      F**K Luna!

      I agree with the 99%

      K. Abdullin

      January 5, 2021

      This is the best synth emulation ever created!

      Only recently, I criticized the fact that uad charges such money for moog without integrating it into logic. Having tried a lot of vst synthesizers, I can say that uad is a miracle! Playing this synthesizer is the ultimate pleasure.There are no analogues.I'm still worried that there is no logic,but it is worth the money.

      K. Abdullin

      January 5, 2021

      This is the best synth emulation ever created!

      Only recently, I criticized the fact that uad charges such money for moog without integrating it into logic. Having tried a lot of vst synthesizers, I can say that uad is a miracle! Playing this synthesizer is the ultimate pleasure.There are no analogues.I'm still worried that there is no logic,but it is worth the money.

      G. Williams

      January 3, 2021

      Boo Luna only.

      I'm not changing the DAW I know inside and out for one plugin. But trying this Moog out in Luna is sounds awesome, but Luna is a long way from meeting my needs. Shame I think UAD would sell stack loads of this plugin in the standard formats (AU/VST/AAX).

      C. Høyer

      December 26, 2020

      Such a shame!

      Would LOVE this software synth. Big UAD plug-in fan. But no, am not switching over to LUNA for it...rather absurd not to include it for all DAWs!

      L. Leber

      December 13, 2020

      I was going to buy it!... But wait.. it's proprietary?

      Yes, I would love to have this Moog using my UA DSP. This would chill out the strain on my CPU.. No, I will not use a DAW that doesn't have the features that my current one does. Not buying the Moog because I'm not learning a new DAW.

      D. Richer

      December 8, 2020

      LUNA for Mac Only and now plugins only for LUNA? Seriously?

      UAD is losing a big fan here... loved the hardware, plugins, and the company but, releasing a Mac only product is an insult to a loyal customer like myself who is PC based. And, now they're producing LUNA only plugins... wow. Way to lose customers.

      I plan on looking at other companies for my plugins for the time being.

      Make it right and be more... Universal! Then I'll start buying your products again.

      J. Dallarda

      November 13, 2020

      Expressive, musical and a joy to hear, play and use, very happy I pulled the trigger on this!

      This Minimoog is something special. No others can compare. People should not be giving it a low rating simply because they want to whine and have a little pouty tantrum because they can't use it outside of Luna or because Luna and its extensions are not yet available for PC. The review and attendant rating should be about its quality or lack thereof, not about that certain people want to cry and stomp their feet about things that are not relevant to rating the actual quality of this Minimoog. Such reviews and the low ratings that go along with them are not legitimate reviews and ratings based on experience with this Minimoog, they are merely tantrums and UA would be totally justified to simply delete these tantrums - and should. Seriously. They artificially and misleadingly lower the rating of a very fine piece of work and are not even actual legitimate reviews. Period.

      J. Ludwig

      November 12, 2020

      luna only

      I tried it out on my mac laptop, it's okay, but not worth the pricetag when moog clones (both software and hardware) are a dime a dozen.
      Main recording software is PC with Reaper, and I've spent 10 years learning that environment and not going to switch to a new DAW or platform for near anything.
      Not sure what UAD is thinking with stuff like that.

      m. meli

      October 19, 2020

      Feels right

      Who cares if it's luna only, whah whah whah. This thing is legit!!! The beauty of a real minimoog is the attack, full bandwidth, and the amazing cutting buzz of the oscillators. It feels like real electricity. I've played the real thing, I have all the copies, this thing more than comes close. It just inspires the same way the thing it's meant to emulate does. Even buying a uad interface plus the plugin is less than half of the price of the original unit so... No brainer!!!

      D. Marais

      October 18, 2020

      Good God Almighty this is a stunner!

      At last, it feels like I'm playing on a real Moog. This is outstanding and the sound is so warm and creamy. Congratulations, UAD, on nailing this. I thought everyone knew it was only for LUNA, so I'm baffled as to why people are slamming this gorgeously accurate emulation for being linked exclusively to the UAD recording system. LUNA is going to be the next gold standard of recording, anyway - it's that good, and it just keeps getting better, so I have no qualms in investing in it and its extensions now. Five stars all round.

      T. Elms

      October 15, 2020

      Incredible plugin but.......

      UA needs to make LUNA compatible with Windows!!

      A. User

      October 12, 2020


      Was getting ready to snap this up. Not a bad price really but not only am I pro tools but Im also PC which makes me Luna incompatable also. Im glad I read the reviews and not just bought it for the sound and fuctionality without checking to see if Im somehow banished/not eligible/no soup for you. Once again UA, stellar job...

      I. Alter

      October 11, 2020

      sound good

      But forcing us to buy Luna for it? it's bad! Very bad!

      p. jalowiecki

      October 7, 2020

      Only for use in Luna

      Hence the low rate.

      I. Jankovics

      September 29, 2020


      Sounds great !!! But the price is too priced !!!
      Why can it only be used in Luna?
      As a Logic Pro X user, I would be happy but many others would be available in Vst format.
      Until then, I am not willing to give out money for it until the UAD team allows it !!!