ASHEVILLE, NC – March 26, 2018 – Today, Moog Music announces the release of the Minimoog Model D App, an iOS version of the world’s most iconic synthesizer. 

Based on Moog’s original analog designs for the first portable keyboard synthesizer, the Minimoog Model D App captures the magic of its hardware namesake, inviting users to explore the fundamental elements of sound by setting, shaping, and modulating each aspect of the sonic phenomena — or jump straight in and play with over 160 included presets (with hundreds more presets available in the Minimoog Model D App Store).

The Minimoog Model D App was created by Moog exclusively for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, supporting any 64-bit iOS device to deliver advanced audio and desktop-class performance on the go.

Taking full advantage of the iOS platform, the Minimoog Model D App incorporates a number of inspiring sound creation tools and capabilities not present on its analog antecedent. New functions include the ability to play chords of up to four notes at once, an easy-to-use arpeggiator module for rhythmic pattern creation, a real time looping recorder with unlimited overdubs, a tempo-synchronizable stereo ping-pong delay module, and the Bender — a brand-new wide-range time modulation effect module. 

The Minimoog Model D App also integrates seamlessly with mobile DAWs. With AUv3 Audio Unit extension support, multiple instances of this powerful instrument can be used simultaneously within multi-tracking iOS apps like Apple’s GarageBand.

Available now for an introductory price of $4.99, the Minimoog Model D App places new realms of creative potential in the palm of your hand.

To celebrate the release of the Minimoog Model D App, all Moog Apps are on sale for a limited time:

Model 15 – $14.99

Animoog iPad – $4.99 

Animoog iPhone – $1.99 

Filtatron – $1.99

Minimoog Model D Hardware History

Originally introduced in 1970, the Minimoog Model D was the first portable synthesizer and served as the archetype for all electronic keyboards that followed. The Minimoog Model D gave artists the ability to design their own sounds, translating imagination into reality. The Minimoog’s portability, affordability and accessibility made it the go-to instrument for musicians looking to expand beyond the traditional sounds of the time.  Bernie Worrell used the Minimoog Model D to establish Parliament Funkadelic’s futuristic funk sound.  Kraftwerk employed the Minimoog Model D on the successful concept album Autobahn, sparking an entirely new genre.  Gary Numan replaced his live band’s guitars with Minimoog Model Ds, creating the prototype for industrial music. 

The classic sound of the Minimoog Model D can be heard on Bob Marley’s Catch A Fire, Michael Jackson’s Thriller and Dr. Dre’s The Chronic; Detailed in the mini-doc series “A Brief History Of The Minimoog Parts I & II”. 

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Moog Music is the leading producer of analog synthesizers in the world. The company and its customers carry on the legacy of its founder, electronic musical instrument pioneer, Dr. Bob Moog. All of Moog’s instruments are hand built in its factory on the edge of downtown Asheville, NC.

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