The Minimoog Model D App is a mobile transmutation of the world’s first portable synthesizer, the Minimoog Model D®. Optimized for use on all 64-bit iOS devices, anyone can jump in and play with over 160 included presets or lay fingers to the controls and begin exploring vast magical realms of creative potential.

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 with up to four-note polyphony, an easy-to-use arpeggiator for rhythmic pattern creation, a real time looping recorder with unlimited overdubbing capacity, a tempo-synchronizable stereo ping pong delay module, and the Bender -- a wide-range stereo time modulation effect module.

The Minimoog Model D App also supports AUv3 Audio Unit extensions, which allows multiple instances of this powerful instrument to be used simultaneously within compatible iOS apps like Apple’s GarageBand®.

Introduced by Moog in 1970, the Minimoog Model D served as the archetype for all electronic keyboards that followed. It gave users 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”.

• Ships with over 160 presets (Hundreds more available in the Minimoog Model D App Store)
• Up to 4-notes of polyphony
• Easily share presets and audio recordings with friends
• Arpeggiator module with note-hold capability
• Stereo ping-pong delay effect
• Bender time modulation effect
• Real-time looping recorder with overdub and immediate sharing
• Selectable envelope shapes and triggering behavior
• Effortless MIDI CC mapping
• Seamlessly backup presets to iCloud
• Play mode for easier panel and keyboard interaction
• A new take on the classic feedback/overload path

• All 64-bit iOS devices
• AUv3 Audio Unit Extensions (Including GarageBand)
• Note-per-channel MIDI controllers (MPE)
• Ableton Link
• Inter-App Audio and Audiobus
• 7 and 14-Bit MIDI
• MIDI Program Changes
• Bluetooth LE MIDI controllers
• Share over AirDrop, Mail or other iOS applications

What's New

Version 1.1.3

• Fixed the recorder 4-beat count-in with Ableton Link. When connected to Link, the recorder now blinks for a moment while the app is syncing to Link Tempo. Once in synced, the recorder starts its count-in as usual.
• Midi Bank Change was wrongly responding to CC0 only, while it should have been CC0 and CC32, with CC32 being the LSB.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5

359 Ratings

359 Ratings

Overall great, but difficult to use with Seaboard


The sound, interface, and presets are all fantastic. My only gripe about the interface is that legato and polyphony must be enabled from the settings menu and aren’t immediately accessible. It also took me a while to find the INIT preset (hold the save button). I was surprised that this wasn’t in an “Uncategorized” bank.

Controlling the app with a Seaboard RISE has proven difficult. If I put the app in MPE mode, then the Slide-axis of the Seaboard controls the mod wheel. If the Seaboard is in MPE mode, then the absolute position of you finger on the key will be sent as the CC value, causing the mod wheel to be engaged during normal playing.

The app also only supports a maximum pitch bend range of 12, meaning that you cannot do pitch bends across the full range of the Seaboard.

Incredible, with minor caveats

Piano Quartz

Let me ask you a question: is the Roland JP-8000 a real Roland synthesizer? It’s a classic piece of hardware, even if inside is a digital recreation of the classic Jupiter sound.

And so here we have Moog's Minimoog app, a digital recreation of the classic Model D sound. And as far as I’m concerned, this is it. This is a real Moog synthesizer. If you want the lovingly-crafted hardware, you’ll have to pay a lot more, but if lovingly-crafted software fits your needs, it’s right here for an unprecedentedly low price.

Caveats: Preset management needs some work. Unlike Moog's Model 15 app, there’s no way to create your own folders, and weirdly, anything you save goes in the same category as the last preset you loaded (there’s no init patch). So create a bass after you loaded a pad preset, and there’s your bass patch, right next to all the pad factory presets. The AU works great, although the UI looks too small on an iPad Pro.

Still, even with these annoyances, this is an incredible instrument and an unbelievable value. If you love synths, you have to have to pick this up.

Developer Response

Hi Piano Quartz, we’re really happy that you’re enjoying the Minimoog Model D App. To create a new bank or load an INIT patch, you can press and hold the save button or force press that button on 3D Touch devices. This will make a menu appear with these additional options. Love, your friends at Moog!

Hell yeah!


My first mood was a Micro. Loved it’s sleek tones and ease of programming. In 1975 I added the Mini to my sound. Solid piece of equipment. Spent many hours lost in monotonous Euro sample holds. One sad day came and I had to sell all of my Mini’s and Micros. Then came iPad Pro series of tablets. Guess what hell yeah I’ve got all my favorite synthesizers back except for. Yep your right where’s my Micro? Who knows maybe someday when I least expect it they’ll make one just for me and you. Buy this Mini model D and enjoy what it was like to have the real one. You will be amazed how genuine this model D is.
Hell yeah!

In-App Purchases

Hyperdimensional Pads

35 species


Mercurial Strategies 2

99 observations


Astral Explorations

35 transmissions


Sonic Mayhem 2

40 communications


Cabinet Of Curiosities

35 compartments



Moog Music Inc.
199 MB
Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Moog Music Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. Hyperdimensional Pads $1.99
  2. Astral Explorations $1.99
  3. Cabinet Of Curiosities $1.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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