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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


      O. Malikoff

      October 2, 2023


      Sounds really good! But pitch bend is so slow, or other latency problems with the pitch bend. Please fix it. thx.

      K. Fink

      September 30, 2023

      Beautiful Re-Creation!

      Very nicely crafted software. Has all the feel and tone of the MiniMoogs I remember from my past!

      Now add direct numerical input for all values as well as the nice knobs. Very critical for re-creating patches already known and increasing accuracy of adjustments and spped of doing so!

      D. Robert

      September 28, 2023


      Très bonne émulation comme d’habitude avec UAD

      M. Muñoz

      September 27, 2023

      The best

      Classic sound

      f. lascombes

      September 27, 2023

      Midi CC control

      Fantastic sounding but impossible to control with midi CC. This is 2023, how come a brand like Universal Audio does not provide such an obvious feature ?

      S. Athey

      September 25, 2023

      Best Minimoog Emulation out there

      As a user of all of the Moog emulations on the market and some real Moog hardware I am very impressed with UAD's offering. The oscillators and sounds have just that little extra depth and give it the edge over the others. Well done UAD!

      A. Baker

      September 19, 2023


      This thing is all that and then some

      J. Tait

      September 18, 2023

      The best Moog sounding vst!

      I can’t tell the difference between this Moog and the Analog one, same goes for the Organ vst that UA has!

      B. George

      September 15, 2023

      Sounds like what your grandmas cooking smells like.

      Enough said.

      B. Varga

      September 6, 2023

      FAT really!

      bass synthesis killer

      S. Contreras

      September 1, 2023

      Oozing with Analogue Warmth

      D. Walton

      August 8, 2023

      I do not own a mini Moog but

      While I do not own an actual mini Moog and never even played one (I am not a keyboardist) I have to think that this is very close to the original.
      While I haven't played an actual mini moog I do own two different moog synthesizers as well as several other 'models'. This is by far the fattest sounding mini Moog I have heard. It's almost as fat as my actual Moogs.
      This is one of my favorite UAD plugins and I own many!
      I don't use MIDI so I understand the complaints but since I don't use MIDI other than connecting my MIDI NI keyboard (which loads perfectly) I can't speak to anything else on that

      D. Mallon

      August 8, 2023

      Great recreation of a classic

      Love this, it’s moog gritty and vintage warm with a ton of tone shaping possibilities true to the real instruments. These guys are taking the anxiety out of needing the real thing but not being able to afford the real thing. This gets you practically all the way there for a couple hundred bucks, less when the sales roll around. Grab it and have it in the library, it won’t make a fool of you or your pocket. Super fun to use.

      D. Docato

      July 31, 2023

      No fun

      Probably the best sounding MiniMoog
      But we have no fun. Midi is missing.

      J. Chatzilias

      July 31, 2023

      sounds amazing (the best?!) ...needs better midi CC learn functions

      hi. I love this thing...I've used real moogs and loads of VST soft synths emulating them since the beginning of time and this thing sounds gives you all that delicious moog juice. huge sweet spot and the feel of all the parameters is perfect to me. I hate ilok's protection system but I went against my own feelings on this because this thing sounds THAT GOOD.

      but the fixed CC numbers for parameters is fairly stiffling in a lot of situations and needs to be addressed and fixed. we live in 2023...give people the freedom to assign what they want with whatever they want. especially considering the analog nature of this plugin.. It's what Bob would want. He was that type of engineer!

      J. Bridge

      July 23, 2023

      Does everything I need, but hit a few bumps in the beginning...

      I've owned this for about 3 weeks, and let me tell you JUST GET IT. I had some issues getting used to iLok at first, but just register it to the iLok Cloud (or an iLok USB if you have one) and start a session before you open your DAW to use it, because it will give you the demo version until you restart it with an iLok Cloud session on (or with the registered iLok USB plugged in).

      M. KOZLOV

      July 21, 2023

      great sound

      UA version sounds better than others. Great filter.

      P. Hugonneau Beaufet

      July 20, 2023


      Très bon plugin, sauf ce problème de licence: je suis obligé de relancer deux fois mon DAW avant que le plugin ne fonctionne ! Dommage, j'ai demandé que l'on me règle ce problème, et je le rencontre aussi avec un autre plugin de UAD et seulement les plugin de UAD !

      M. O'Brien

      July 13, 2023

      If Only...

      I'd love to write a review but I can't use the software because my version of OSX won't run UA Connect. I was expecting just to download the software as its a native version but you can't.

      M. O'Brien

      July 13, 2023

      If Only...

      I'd love to write a review but I can't use the software because my version of OSX won't run UA Connect. I was expecting just to download the software as its a native version but you can't.