Looking for a distraction? The excellent Moog Model D virtual vintage synthesizer is now available to download for free from the Apple App Store.
Minimoog Model D
This fabulous app was originally released a couple of years ago for iPad and iPhone and used to cost a princely $4.99. Well, don’t worry, you no longer have to choose between another pack of toilet roll or a vintage synth app because the Minimoog Model D is free! Although you can still spend money on additional preset packs if you wish.
In terms of sound and authenticity Moog believes they have captured the essence of the Model D in this app, plus increased the polyphony up to 4 notes making it quite a different instrument to the original. They’ve also added an arpeggiator, a stereo delay and some time and modulation effects. You have a choice of envelope shapes and control over their triggering behaviour. They have even developed a new take on the classic feedback/overload path.
A recording engine lets you layer up Model D sounds for your own version of Switch On Bach or just some fiddling.
On the iOS side, it supports AU version 3, Ableton Link, Inter-App and Audiobus. It will handle MIDI CC mapping, Bluetooth MIDI and even MPE.
It looks brilliant, sounds amazing and has enough features to keep you busy for a very long time.
Thank you Moog.