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Arturia Moog Modular

I've only had this for a couple of days, so I'm just getting the hang of setting up patches (total synth neophyte, here), but so far it's pretty sick sounding for a virtual instrument (Yeah, hate to drag the real Modular out to gigs and sessions, anyway.) The presets are mostly useless; I guess a couple of the Taurus ones are OK. They all seem to have either that freaky chorus or the phaser on them anyway.

Anyway, this thing is a gas to use; it seems to make all the synth sounds I like and none of the ones I really don't like. Anyone else like this thing? And what of the other Arturia synths? Anyone got the Arp 2600?


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i've been using MMV for about 2 years i think? it's really great.
their new minimoog v is also pretty good as a softsynth.
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I use Minimoog V, good for triangle leads and funky bass sounds. I have tried using CS80 and I can't really get into it, it looks nice though. Only thing I don't like about Arturia plugs is that they are pretty harsh on CPU.
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Only thing I don't like about Arturia plugs is that they are pretty harsh on CPU.
Yeah, that's for sure. I've been working around that, and it's been fine, though.

I demo'd the CS80 and I wasn't too hot on it either.
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Love the CS-80V here. Also the Minimoog V gets lots of use. But, I'm also a synth programmer so I just make it work until I'm happy with the final sound. I'm just to lazy to pull out my Jupiter 6 and plug it in.

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So maybe I just don't get the CS80V. I was pretty tuned out synth-wise during it's heydey, so I'm not really familiar with it's legacy.

How would you characterize it?
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I've not checked out the modular. I do have the Mini and CS80. I found the Mini to be really good. I mean, if you're a hardcore "MINIMOOG" cat, you'll always find something to nitpick. But as a plug-in, I think its really usable.

I really like the CS80. All the cool arpeggiation patches, the ribbon controller...it has its own sound. Sometimes, it can almost be "Absynth of the 70s"...its very cool.
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the cs80v is amazing, sounds like a hybrid between a real cs80 and a modern VA synth (which it basically is). Outstanding
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Love the Moog modular
can be a cpu hog at 96K though
It will crash occasionally
but man it sounds cool...
..can get some of those Led Zep Physical Grafitti["In the Light"] drone type sounds thumbsup
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Anyone checked out Minimonsta?

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Love the Moog modular
can be a cpu hog at 96K though
It will crash occasionally
but man it sounds cool...
..can get some of those Led Zep Physical Grafitti["In the Light"] drone type sounds thumbsup

This is basically why I'm finding the Modular so cool. I haven't run it at 96 yet, and so far it runs fine as a plugin with a mild number of tracks happening. If I do something stupid (like try to open it with the transport rolling) it'll crash PTLE. Seems ya gotta be cool with that stuff.


Hey, anyone found a user patch upload site for this thing?
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Anyone checked out Minimonsta?

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No, but I figure I'm gonna have to get the M-Tron. The basic is like $100. Shouldn't be too hard to nail a mellotron as long as you have one that works well enough to start with.
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...the Modular... I haven't run it at 96 yet
If this is the case for you with the cs80v too, that's the reason you didn't dig it. Run the cs80 at 96k, it's WICKED.
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If this is the case for you with the cs80v too, that's the reason you didn't dig it. Run the cs80 at 96k, it's WICKED.
Are you recording your whole project at 96k, or is there some way to use the plug-in at 96 in a 44.1 project? (Running it on a separate computer to get 96k emulation then recording the audio at 44.1? Is there really an advantage to that, if that's what you're doing?)
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Yeah, this would be my question too. My sessions are all at 44.1/24 but it'd be no problem to track the Modular at 96 (I'm using a Rosetta 800 with a Digi 002 so I'm limited to two tracks of 96 at a time) but I'm wondering if I'll hear enough benefit when it goes to 44.1 (I'm gonna try it, just wondering what the 'word' is.)

The 002's 2 tracks @ 96 limitation isn't the reason I work at 44.1, I just find that the the benefit isn't great enough to warrant the necessary effort. But if it makes the VI's sound better, I'm totally into it.
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The moog modular doesn't benefit that much from 96k compared to 44,1 (at least not since v2), the cs80v does.

I run everything at 96k, I have a seperate computer for cpu heavy synths.
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Arturia Moog Modular is an awesome synth! Arturia in my experience releases really quality synths! Also, native instruments are awesome as well. Between these too companies you can't go wrong!

I wonder how it compares to a real moog though?
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Last night I went through a bunch of the factory patches on the Modular, since I'm beginning to get the hang of building sounds on it; I've noticed that in a lot of cases, many of the patch cables aren't doing anything functional (like a low-pass filter with all the inputs connected, but nothing coming from the output.)

I wonder if this is by design (to confuse me!) or not.
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