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the best minimoog sounds minus a real minimoog?

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 11:18 pm
by toadmanxtro
I'm looking for everyones opinion on what sample or software program comes closest to the real thing. I hope this thread hasn't been done to death.

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 11:31 pm
by ill electro
IMHO this is one of the best mini emu out there. dl the demo and check it out. Its called MINIMONSTA
http://www.macmusic.org/news/view.php/lang/en/id/2917/

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 12:04 am
by Yoozer
Sampler? Ahahahahaa. No, that's not what you use a sampler for ;). The problem with a sampler is that you play back a waveform without change; the waveshape of a real Mini changes over time. You could sample a long fragment, but it'd start the same every single time. Now, if you wanted a really nice piano or an orchestra - that's what you use a sampler for because the computation cost of emulating that in the same way you'd emulate an analog synth is wayyy too high for now.

Yeah, the Minimonsta is a nice option, and there's also the Arturia Minimoog V.

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 12:21 am
by JSRockit
The MFB Synth II is not exact...but it is good for the loot...and it's real analog.

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 12:27 am
by Carey M
I have only tried the Minimoog V and Minimonsta, and soundwise I much preferred the Minimonsta. Creamware's Minimax has been receiving a lot of praise for authenticity, but I haven't tried it myself.

But the real answer to this topic is... of course... Macbeth M3X :P

- CM

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 1:01 am
by Yoozer
But that's not a real answer because it's not a software program ;).

Granted, the topic should fit better in Software Synths :).

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 1:11 am
by REwire
Sorry, not even the Voyager can do a Minimoog.

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 1:34 am
by gs
Also check out the free MinimogueVA too: http://www.kvraudio.com/get/1716.html. It is very good sounding for a freebie. (i'm a codeveloper of it... check my sig.) :wink:

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 2:55 pm
by JSRockit
Yoozer wrote:But that's not a real answer because it's not a software program ;).

Granted, the topic should fit better in Software Synths :).
Oops...yeah, I assumed hardware since its in general.

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 4:17 pm
by october71
And so the topic is spirited away to soft synths...

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2006 4:59 pm
by Blue Monster 65
Glad to see someone recommended the Minimogue - I like that one a lot.

Even gladder to see that you're on here, GS! What a great tool - thanks a bunch for your work.

Woof! - Scott