Moog Moogerfooger is back as a plug-in for Mac and Windows

Moog Moogerfooger is back as a plug-in for Mac and Windows

Software program provides again what the shortage of {hardware} has taken away. The beloved (and now discontinued) Moogerfooger vary is now again in full plug-in type. And sure, in addition they have fake wooden aspect panels.

The software program modeling has improved throughout the board, so the sound right here is compelling – and being Moog, they’ve achieved plenty of work creating sound samples. (This leaves me free to freely abuse plug-ins within the privateness of my very own studio for my very own enjoyment.)

However there are two large takeaways from this information:

Initially, the total vary is right here within the bundle – all seven fashions, together with even the restricted Cluster Flux and Analog Delay:

  • MF-101S Low Move Filter (ladder filter + envelope follower)
  • MF-102S Ring Modulator (service + LFO)
  • MF-103S 12-Stage Phaser (phasor + LFO)
  • MF-104S analog delay
  • MF-105S MuRF (resonant filter financial institution + sample generator + bias envelope)
  • MF-107S frequency field (VCO + envelope + FM)
  • MF-108S cluster movement (refrain/flanger/vibrato combo)

Second, this is the stunning half – they’ve constructed CV interconnectivity into the plug-ins, so you are able to do issues with plug-ins that you are able to do with {hardware}:

  • Any occasion of Moogerfooger can modulate every other Moogerfooger – regardless of the place they’re in your DAW
  • Lateral chaining is built-in
  • DC offset is in-built

It additionally opens up intriguing potentialities for combining Moogerfoogers software program with outboard gear (together with modular and desktop analog), with out having an enormous rack of Moogerfoogers. Moog HQ has this, however I do not, and my two studio companions are actually glad I did not deliver one other gear rack. Benefit, software program.

CV interconnectivity is accessed by coming out these digital jacks on the highest of every unit. (There are extra choices obtainable by right-clicking the buttons, which you can not do on {hardware}.)
Much more extras are hidden within the settings pages.

And since the results area is so aggressive, it is actually that CV connectivity that I believe will make or break this assortment – it takes it right into a extra fascinating area. I’ll delve deeper into the sound design within the coming weeks.

Certainly, Moog itself factors out that it might be a compelling combo with Ableton CV Instruments or Bitwig Grid. (Or VCV Rack. Or Reaktor. And so on. And with DC coupled interface, Eurorack.)

There’s a 7 day free trial. If you need the total set, it has an introductory worth of US$149; $249 thereafter.

Sizes: VST3, Audio Items and ProTools AAX. (No, no CLAP or LV2.) macOS 10.13+ (common for Intel and Apple Silicon); Home windows 10+ (64-bit solely).

Authorization is iLok, however that is normal for a lot of plug-ins – and simply means operating iLok authorization software program, not simply any dongle.

In fact, what’s a disgrace is to not see AUv3 for iOS, particularly since we have had iOS variations of Moogerfoogers earlier than. This might make them properly moveable as the unique {hardware} was. Crossed fingers.

The way it sounds:

The incomparable Lisa Bella Donna places the set to the take a look at, with a superb sound information for every:

And apparently as a result of they consider we do not all make industrial techno and experimental music (yeah, what are these twisty objects with the strings on them??!) – Moog enlisted Ty Segall to make this funky melody. Every part has a heat, yellow glow that you simply get within the southern United States, versus the grey and black Jap European grime that envelops us right here in Berlin, simply earlier than somebody bites us and we transforms into chilly, callous, insomniac techno vampires. (brainwashed in European aesthetics by marathon reprogramming classes of none apart from Marcel Dettman again to again with Eurovision reruns).

Our pal Alex additionally examined this one:

Talking of ageless undead, this brings me again to some classic CDM protection of the Moogerfooger lineup, together with the sundown of the road and an interview with the chief engineer:

Additionally, I lied – there’s an unpictured Moogerfooger right here, for followers of actual Moog trivia:

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