Modular V

Modular genesis giant.

Modular V reanimates the goliath instrument that started it all, in plugin form. Experience the machine that gave birth to modular synthesis in the ‘60s and changed the world, in all its pure analog glory, respectfully enhanced to surpass its hardware predecessor.

on synthesis

The legacy that introduced the synthesizer to popular music, modeled to perfection and made even more magnificent.

Nothing sounds like a modular synth, and no modular synth is like the one that made it out of the studio and onto the stage to mesmerize audiences worldwide. Modular V has been brought to life with True Analog Emulation® modeling, giving you a sound no other modern synth or plug-in can touch. Developed in partnership with the original instrument’s inventor, it lets you enjoy the same sound design madness favored by pioneers from Tangerine Dream to Trent Reznor - all from the comfort of your DAW setup.

Ultimate Flexibility

Modular V’s huge selection of modules leaves it entirely up to you what happens to the sound - connect the dots and explore a true synthesis blank canvas.

Start With Presets

New to modular? Daunted by Modular V’s myriad of connections and controls? Take a shortcut to gigantic sound with its built-in library of expertly-designed presets.

It Sounds Real Because It Is

You don’t have to choose between the sound of hardware and the convenience of software. Modular V captures everything that made the original so satisfying to work with.

Go Offroad

Enjoy every unexpected result and get inspired with every tweak - Modular V is designed to encourage experimentation and total creative freedom.

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Electronic music synthesis captivated Wendy Carlos, Keith Emerson, Tangerine Dream, and even The Beatles. Early Modular systems from a beloved inventor are why.

Dr. Bob Moog is virtually synonymous with synthesizers. It was his modular designs — and a little help from his friends — that took synthesis out of the realm of esoterica and made it a popular tool for composers and performers across all musical styles.

A New Yorker born in 1934 with a background in piano, he produced Theremins in the 1950s after being impressed with Leon Theremin’s touchless instrument. Upon meeting composer Herb Deutsch, the two immediately hit it off and their collaboration produced the first voltage-controlled oscillator. Their first modular synth followed in 1964 and was the talk of the Audio Engineering Society convention. The influx of orders led to new modular systems, culminating in the I, II, and III in 1967.

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Many people contributed to the modular’s success but particular credit goes to two innovators: Wendy Carlos, whose 1968 album Switched-On Bach raised the synth’s visibility as a “real” instrument by selling a million copies and winning three Grammy® Awards. Then, legendary keyboardist Keith Emerson put his modular onstage with Emerson, Lake, and Palmer, making it about as high-profile a rock keyboard as could be. Both helped counter the skepticism of piano and organ retailers who feared this new vocabulary of oscillators and filters would put off their customers. This was literally the beginning of synthesis joining the cultural mainstream.

Due to size, weight, and cost, more practical alternatives soon challenged modular dominance. Fortunately, the most successful of these was a direct descendent of the Modular: Mini. The analog renaissance has brought hardware modular back, especially Eurorack format, leading us to produce our RackBrute frames. None of it would have happened without the innovation of Dr. Bob, and Modular V is our tribute to him. May it inspire you like he inspired us.


Modular V’s user interface is a tower of power.

Modular systems often spanned multiple cabinets. Modular V is so realistic that it does, too. Inspired by the largest offerings of the original maker, it combines historically authentic layout with the modern ergonomics you need.






01. Patch It Like a Pro

Simply drag from one patch point to another to make cable connections. Destinations that work are highlighted in red.

02. Oscillator Army

Build thick, earth-shaking timbres with nine oscillators plus three Driver oscillators.

03. Truly Modular

Modules include all the audio and control signal jacks found on the originals and you can even “mult” cables in a single jack. Get as simple or as complicated as you want.

04. Swap ’Em Out

Select and configure a variety of filter, envelope, and modulation source modules across the top cabinet.

05. Bodes Well

Module choices include classic 24dB ladder as well as multimode filters, and even the rare and oft-misunderstood Bode Frequency Shifter.

Gone Modern

Go everywhere a hardware modular can – and a few places it can’t.

Needless to say, we’d be crazy not to take advantage of all the things it’s easier to do in software. We pumped up Modular V with features that fit it right into computer-based music workflows, while preserving all the best aspects of the modular experience.







01. MIDI Modular!

A modular synth where every control can respond to MIDI? Not on the classics. Not on today’s Euroracks. Only here.

02. Poly Pandemonium

Modulars were mainly played monophonically. Make Modular V poly with this switch — or multiply its oscillators with Unison mode.

03. Breadcrumbs

It’s challenging to pick up where you left off with hardware modulars. With Undo/Redo and Undo History, your sound design is safe and available in an instant.

04. X/Y Controllers

Two X/Y joystick controllers have patchable inputs for each axis. Of course they’re MIDI assignable, adding even more real-time performance control.

05. Standalone Volume Envelopes

Need quick volume envelopes with no patching required? We’ve built them right into Modular V to speed up your modular flow.

06. These Followers are Leaders

With four independent and patchable key followers, a run up or down the keyboard can produce complex musical results.

Hear it
in action

Like we said, modular synthesis can take you anywhere and Modular V can do it quickly. Here are just some of the places our artists and sound designers have gone. Where will you go?

Dale's Demo

Dale Ong

A short demo sent by Dale Ong, from the USA, who worked for Bob Moog in the 80's. It was recorded (rendered in Sonar actually) using just 6 tracks, all Modular V with no external processing.

Me and Mgy V2

Ambient Field

Prats aka Patrick Wiklacz, krautrock and psychedelic style.

Demo Song by Mitsuru Sakau

Mitsuru Sakau

A Modular V demo song inspired by Isao Tomita, Claus Shulze, and Keith Emerson who is Mitsuru's idol. Many thanks to Mitsuru Sakaue


Mateo Lupo

Inspired from the choral piece of Chariots of Fire (Vangelis).

Modular Funk

Jean-Michel Blanchet

A piece of funk music.

Fabrice Gabriel's Dreams

Fabrice Gabriel

This song was made with several instances of the Modular V, drums and a shaker. The only added effect is compression to limit extra dynamics, and sometimes eqs in the high frequencies to add some air to the sound.

Brandenburg Concerto

Gil Sicuro

A fragment of Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, 1st movement. Only one instance of Modular V was used, rendering track by track of a total of 22 audio tracks. No external EQ, compression or FX were used the sound is right as it comes from the Modular V

Travesia Sagrada 01

Jose Luis Suazo

Song made with Modular V and samples of sounds of the nature park in HONDURAS.

Initialize Timbal




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    On Modular V

    “The Modular V software is an absolute bargain piece of software, especially in light of the ultra-high prices of the real hardware [...]. Its great audio quality, flexible patching and interesting performance options are bringing a new level to audio.”

  • Mac Format

    On Modular V

    “The Arturia Modular V is the most authentic analog synth emulation we have ever heard. It looks and sounds just like the real thing. [Editor's Choice]”

  • Sound On Sound

    On Modular V

    “With the audio quality from soft synths such as Arturia's Modular V being so good, is there any longer a need to worry about replacing hardware with software?”

  • Electronic Musician

    On Modular V

    “Endorsed by Bob Moog himself, Modular V probably comes as close as any software to re-creating complex analog synthesizer hardware, and it does it on a large scale. It runs standalone or as a plug-in for a variety of formats.”

  • Raveline

    On Modular V

    “The Modular V sounds noble, warm and full of pressure like no other synthesizer available on the market.”

  • MusicTech

    On Modular V

    “The Modular V offers the sounds and programmability of the original, plus the powerful extras of modern technology such as MIDI, presets and polyphony. Outstanding!”

  • Future Music

    On Modular V

    “Arturia bring an unobtainable synth to the masses. It's powerful, easy to use and totally addictive. (Platinum Award)”

  • Remix

    On Modular V

    “The Modular V is a powerhouse that models the old hardware to a tee, producing rich and beautiful tones that compare favorably to a real Mg system. If you're looking for a top-quality software synth that really does sound like the analog hardware it claims to emulate, look no further than Arturia's Modular V. This powerful tool is good enough for Bob Moog, and I'll wager it's good enough for you, too.”

  • Mac Addict

    On Modular V

    “One of the most daunting monsters of analog synthesizers, the venerable Mg Modular, has been brought to glorious life in Arturia Software's stunning Modular V. This one of the best-sounding software emulations of a piece of hardware.”

  • Computer Music

    On Modular V

    “This is truly a no-compromise, no ifs, ands or buts. It's also an absolutely rock solid application. All of our little complaints aside, the boys at Arturia have achieved a milestone here. This simply doesn't sound like software!”

  • Sound On Sound

    On Modular V

    “A software recreation of the famous Mg Modular systems, MMV has an authentic tone, a nice user interface and really brings out your creativity. [...] this is a very well-behaved piece of software that is also enormous fun.”

Included in
V collection

Legendary Keyboards Reinvented

This instrument is also part of the V Collection -your complete dream line-up of the legendary synths, organs, pianos and more that made keyboard history. They’re modeled with the most advanced technologies for authentic realism, and enhanced with new creative options. Whether you use it as DAW plugins in the studio or standalone at gigs, V Collection puts the greatest keys of all time at your fingertips for instant inspiration.

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The features
you need

  • In-App Tutorials

    Integrated in-app tutorials guide you through every aspect of the instrument, from individual parameters to tips from our sound designers, so you can focus on the creative stuff. It shouldn't be this easy, but it is!

  • ASC

    Arturia Software Center lets you download, organize, and update all of your Arturia software titles in one place, as well as manage all of your licenses across multiple devices. Keep it simple.

  • DAW ready

    Our virtual instruments and plugins are designed to fit right into your setup without hassle. Whatever your style, you can explore sound while enjoying full compatibility with major DAWS, on both Windows and MacOS.

  • Preset browser

    Instantly find the sound that’s in your head with intelligent & streamlined preset browsing. Search with keywords, explore by instrument type, musical style, and more - you can even save your favorites to quickly recall later.

  • Resizable GUI

    Whether you want the full visual immersion of our classic instrument emulations, or to save precious screen real estate, the interfaces for all of your Arturia virtual instruments can be resized to a scale that suits you.

  • Perfect integration

    Instruments come seamlessly mapped for the Arturia KeyLab range - but they’ll place nice with other MIDI controllers too. Instant sound tweaking macros, easy DAW integration, and standalone operation.

TAE® Powered

The exclusive analog modeling technology that makes our emulations indistinguishable from the originals.

By accurately mimicking the characteristics of analog oscillators, filters, and soft clipping, we can provide astonishing component-accurate detail and authentic analog charm in equal measure.

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Main Features

All the parameters of the original modular synth:

  • 9 oscillators
  • 2 LFOs
  • 3 filter slots
  • 1 Noise Generator
  • 6 envelopes
  • 2 VCAs

16 auxiliary VCAs with modulation inputs

24-step sequencer

1 filter bank (14 bandwidths available)

Stereo delay and chorus

12-stage phaser and ring modulator

Very accurate reproduction of the legendary 24dB/octave low-pass filter

Superb audio quality withTAE® engine

More than 500 presets, made by professional sound designers

Mono / polyphonic (up to 64 voices per instrument)

Soft-clipping function

Platform specifications


  • Win 10+ (64bit)
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 4 cores CPU, 3.4 GHz (4.0 GHz Turbo-boost)
  • 3GB free hard disk space
  • OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU
  • ARM processors not supported on Windows

Required configuration

  • Works in Standalone, VST, AAX, Audio Unit, NKS (64-bit DAWs only).


  • Mac OS 11+
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 4 cores CPU, 3.4 GHz (4.0 GHz Turbo-boost) or M1 CPU
  • 3GB free hard disk space
  • OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU

Work with ASC

  • An elegant and simple solution to help you install, activate, and update your Arturia software instruments.

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