Stephan Bodzin
 
The Minimoog™ synthesizer is probably the most iconic and trend setting synthesizer ever. Created by Bob Moog and Bill Hemsath in 1970, it was designed to be a smaller and more portable synthesizer than the cumbersome modular systems of the time. It soon became the synthesizer staple of most bands in the 70’s and was the template that most synthesizer companies have copied and referenced ever since then.

The Minimoog™ was made famous by artists and bands such as Stevie Wonder, Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk, Keith Emerson, Rick Wakeman, Devo, Jean Michel Jarre and more. Its signature bass and leads sounds are still the foundation of many tracks you hear today.

In 2004 Arturia, working in partnership with Dr. Bob Moog himself, released the Minimoog V software.

While there were other companies who attempted to make Minimoog™ styled plug-ins, it was Arturia who nailed the sound via our TAE® analog modeling technology and got Dr. Bob’s personal stamp of approval.

This product has won multiple awards for its sound and innovation over the years. The name was changed in 2012 but the product lives on as our Mini V software.

Credit The Bob Moog Foundation

 

A Classic Reborn

iMini now brings this iconic instrument to the iPAD user with a new level of quality never before heard in the iOS platform.

iMini is based once again based on our award winning TAE® analog modeling technology; the same exact technology found in the parent software Mini V. It is not sample based, which leads to a more static sound, and it is not based on the simple algorithms that others use to simulate analog sounds. It uses the same technology that drives all the Arturia software products to achieve realistic sound. This sound quality results in a more true to life and musical overall experience.

iMini allows you the familiar interface of the classic 1971 Minimoog™* model D, but we did not stop there. We add our own unique flavor that people have come to expect from Arturia products. A rotating keyboard control panel allows you to set octaves, choose scales, set envelope modes and other parameters.

The Performance mode gives you access to a multifunction arpeggiator and two assignable XY pads giving you real-time control over your sound.
The Effects mode brings a wide ranging, high quality chorus and analog delay to sculpt your sound further.

 

Think and Work Outside the Box

iMini comes with over 500 sounds, created by some of the world’s best sound designers; sounds that are directly imported from our Mini V software.

iMini includes Audiobus technology which allows iMini to be integrate to any other Audiobus equipped app. You can control iMini from other apps or send the output to apps like Garageband, Beatmaker and Cubasis for external recording.

iMini also works within Retronyms’ amazing Tabletop™ application which allows you to integrate iMini within a studio of drum machines, sequencers, mixers and effects. The Tabletop™ environment allows you to compose and automate a complete song. Once you are finished, you can then export your tracks directly to SoundCloud, render to .wav files or use Audiocopy to paste your audio into another iPAD application.

iMini supports CORE MIDI so that you can control it via standard MIDI controllers. Using the Apple Camera Connection kit, you can use it with our Analog Player keyboard or our new MiniLab keyboard controllers.

It offers full MIDI mapping of the main panel controls, and supports WIST sync with other iOS devices.

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Description of MAIN mode

The main mode is the screen that any connoisseur of synthesizers will recognize instantly; it is the classic front panel of the Model D.

It includes the 3 Oscillators, mixer, noise generator, simulated headphone jack feedback on the external input, a recreation of the classic ladder filter as well as the ADS envelopes. We have added our own touches and included the level controls for the chorus and delay as well as a poly switch to allow for polyphonic sounds.
Pressing the gear icon on the panel above the keyboard will reveal controls for glide, decay/release, legato triggering as well as controls for the keyboard.

The keyboard can be scaled using the ZOOM control or scrolled up and down using the SCROLL control. The SCALE function allows you to change the keyboard into a preset scale from a list of 26 different scales and modes.
You can Load any of the hundreds of sounds available by simply pressing LOAD and choosing the sound designer or category that you want to select from.
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Description of PERFORMANCE PAGE

The Performance page gives you access to the arpeggiator and 2 assignable XY pads. By using the XY pads and the arpeggiator LATCH modes you can create all kinds of patterns and morphing sounds.
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Description of EFFECTS PAGE

iMini comes with the same wide ranging chorus and accurate analog delay models that come in the Mini V software. The Chorus allows for subtle thickening sounds to wildly modulated effects. The stereo analog delay can sync to external tempo via WIST or within the Tabletop™ environment.
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Description of CONNECT PAGE

Using Audiobus (app sold separately) you can interface iMini with a number of other iOS apps. You can use other virtual MIDI controllers to send note information to iMini or record the output into your favorite DAW like Garageband or Cubasis.
iMini will work with CoreMIDI interfaces and CoreMIDI devices via the camera connection kit or wifi. Arturia's Analog Player 25, Analog Factory 32 and MiniLab keyboards make a perfect companion controller for iMini.
All the knobs and switches in each page can be assigned to the MIDI CC of your choice allowing iMini to be automated by any external MIDI source. For owners of our MiniLab or Analog Player 25 keyboards, the default MIDI map will work with your keyboard right off the start.
iMini is Tabletop™ ready. The connect page is also your avenue to open up a whole new world of possibilities with iMini via Retronyms free Tabletop™ application.

iMini can also import and export presets to be used with our Mini V software on the MAC and PC. This unique ability allows you the freedom to work how you want, anywhere you want.
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TABLETOP™ Overview

iMini is Tabletop™ Ready.
Tabletop™ is a free app for your iPAD that allows you integrate iMini into a complete studio environment. In Tabletop™ you can use multiple instances of iMini; record your performance into a real-time sequencer; automate any of the parameters; add effects; run sounds through the iMini filters, etc.

Tabletop™ also features number of in app purchase options to add more effects and instruments from other 3rd party companies.

Together iMini and Tabletop™ make for a powerful electronic music studio that you can take anywhere.
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Import .minibank Presets

You can also import your own .minibank presets via iTunes file sharing. To use iTunes file sharing :

  • Connect your iPad to your computer and open iTunes.

  • Select your iPad under the DEVICES header in the left navigation column.

  • Click on the “Apps” tab above the main window.

  • Scroll down to the “File Sharing” section.

  • Select iMini from the list of Apps.


  • Under “iMini Documents” click the “Add” button; this opens a dialog box to select the location of the presets on your computer.
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The Minimoog™ name used here is a trademark of the respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Arturia. These trademarks are used solely to identify the products whose sound and features were modeled during the development process.