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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.

Included Version

UAD Native
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


      K. Pantzis

      February 11, 2024


      sounds like the real hardware!!!!

      Z. Cohen

      February 9, 2024

      Great sound but TERRIBLE control options

      I would easily rate this 5 stars for sound quality but the fact that I can't assign control to a keyboard, makes it essentially useless. Adjusting controls during a performance is a critical aspect of playing an analog synth. UA expects us to do this with a mouse?!? Such a HUGE oversight. I'm so incredibly disspointed with this and the B3 for this reason. Does anyone at UA actually use these instruments?

      S. Matsumoto

      February 9, 2024

      Not Bad

      The sound is great. I want more presets.

      B. Polajnar

      February 1, 2024


      Thank you UAD for this magic native emulation .

      J. Williams Jr

      January 31, 2024

      Re: Mini-Moog Software Emulating Plug-In Is Beautiful

      The Mini-Moog Universal Audio software emulator is both visually and auditorily very pretty and elegant. This plug-in goes very well with my SONAR Platinum Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). The plug-in has a lot of easy-to-use features and presets. I would recommend this software to anyone who is on a very limited budget or prefers emulation to real physical hardware. The holiday sales prices were very economical.

      L. Mannen

      January 30, 2024

      The sound of a real Moog ITB

      After spending weeks of checking all the vst options for Moog alike sound. I finally stopped at the UAD. This one comes really close to my Mini.
      Have been using it on every project since I bought it.
      So BUY this one! RECOMMEND!!!!

      W. Neal

      January 23, 2024


      This is the best Moog Minimoog emulation, hands down...AND now that it's NATIVE. Amazing.

      T. Armer

      January 23, 2024

      Very good gear, with finest sound.

      How great an age we live in, when anyone can use these incredible sounds, with the highest standards ! Many thanks to Universal Audio for having released such an incredible synth, without the drawbacks of hardware equipment.

      O. Viamontes

      January 19, 2024

      Never would have believed it

      A amazing emulation, plus I got it for a great deal there in the UAD celebration, sounds amazing and full

      P. Beullens

      January 16, 2024

      Superb fun

      Great to see this incredible piece of musical heritage being meticulously represented in an amazing plugin. THE sound, and all the fun, without the hassle. Sooo good.

      R. Leal

      January 15, 2024


      Este sinte tiene mucho encanto. Lo acabo de adquirir y ya lo he utilizado en una producción. Usa los DSPs de mi apollo optimizando mis recursos.
      Además suena muy bien. Estupendo plug in

      J. Hoppe

      January 11, 2024

      Great Synth

      This Synth is absolutely great for Sounddesign. Love it!

      K. Porter

      January 10, 2024


      This is the best version of MiniMoog, period !!!!

      J. Davies

      January 9, 2024

      Analogue Heaven

      This Moog sounds authentic and I’ve used the original version in the studio.

      g. tedesco

      January 5, 2024

      I have a mini moog

      As a remixer, I need to give a personal character to the productions. I didn't think this plugin would help me so much. Very faithful to the original. I finally have a mini moog

      J. Deschenes

      January 2, 2024

      It’s good.

      It works well. I was able to replicate a Moog track from an older recording that needed work. Less noise of course. Less mojo, but sounds about the same. Worth the sale price all day long.

      J. Deschenes

      January 2, 2024

      It’s good.

      It works well. I was able to replicate a Moog track from an older recording that needed work. Less noise of course. Less mojo, but sounds about the same. Worth the sale price all day long.

      J. Green

      January 2, 2024

      The moog

      This the best purchase i made i use it all the time in my production the sounds are on point even if miss a note it still glues everything together /

      J. Green

      January 2, 2024

      The moog

      This the best purchase i made i use it all the time in my production the sounds are on point even if miss a note it still glues everything together /

      J. Barry

      December 28, 2023

      Faithful recreation of the one and only!

      I was amazed to hear Abbey Road in the presets. Not kind of, or sort of, but right there. I love it based on that alone. I own one synth, but also have purchased many soft synths I don't use or like. I like this more than them. I don't know why. It feels organic. It is old, but feels so fresh.