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Moog Model 15 in Ableton Live

Moog Model 15 in Ableton Live  ·  Source: Moog


Moog has released a free VST wrapper for their amazing Model 15 modular synthesizer app. It’s free and sadly only available on macOS.


Model 15

The Model 15 app is an amazing piece of synthesis software designed for iOS and macOS. It recreates the character and complexity of the legendary Moog Model 15 from Moog 921 series oscillators and 904A filters to the 907 filter bank. It can handle both monophonic and 4-voice polyphonic operation has an inbuilt keyboard, 8-step sequencing arpeggiator, 1150 Ribbon Controller and Animoog keyboard with 22 scales and polyphonic modulation capabilities. You also have modern enhancements such as MIDI integration, loop recording and effects.

It really is a fantastic piece of work and functions brilliantly with touch on the iPad and on the desktop as an AU v3 plugin. However, since it got to the desktop last January many people have been asking for an AU v2 or VST version so it can run in DAWs that don’t support AUv3 – most prominently that’s Ableton Live.

VST Wrapper

Now Moog has introduced a free VST Wrapper that will take the app and let you run it on your desktop as if it was a VST or AUv2 Instrument within your DAW. You must have Big Sur version 11.0.1 installed and you must already have Model 15 installed on your system. Then via some shenanigans it all just works – sorry, I’m not a Mac user, maybe someone could fill in the details in the comments.


It’s a shame this doesn’t extend to it becoming a VST Instrument on Windows as we would very much appreciate that.

Moog Music will be at Superbooth so they might have it on demo. But come on, it’s $30, why wouldn’t you buy it? You’ll find them in booth Z120.

More information from Moog

  • Moog Music Model 15 page.
  • Moog Music VST Wrapper page.
  • More from Moog Music.
  • Superbooth page.


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