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"I think we have the Arturia Minimoog in pretty much something - some part - in almost every single record..." (5:06 into the video) In a Facebook Q&A, a fan asks how he achieves the distinctive piano sound used in his "Starry Eyed" remix, to which Max Vangeli replies, " Well that was actually not a normal House Typical Piano sound, so it was sculpted in the Arturia Minimoog. Basically I was looking for something Phat and Big, so once i had the chords then its all about tweaking the oscilators and filters, and ALWAYS compression of course. But at the end of the day its all about the Chords :)"more
At 59:05 in this [interview with *Future Music Magazine*](http://vdownload.eu/watch/852634-future-music-mag-in-the-studio-with-benny-benassi.html), Alle states "We are going to use the Minimoog V from Arturia. I would like a real Voyager, but who cares?" The plugin can simultaneously be seen on screen at 59:05.more
On his reddit ama, a user asks Alex Metric what synths he used in his remix of Phoenix's Lisztomania. Alex answers, "back then i made EVERY record just with the arturia minimoog plugin! as i was saying earlier its not what you have but how you use it. though now i have filled my studio with old synths and gear and use them instead." (original source [here](http://www.reddit.com/r/listentothis/comments/2ihchg/hi_im_alex_metric_ask_me_anything/cl28vzn), posted Oct 2014)more
“Because I come from a hardware background, I was drawn to the Arturia V collection. The Minimoog gets used for most of my basslines and stabs. The only problem is that it eats up a lot of processor because you have to EQ it, compress it and really shape the sound. If you feed it straight into a track, it feels way too heavy.”more
In this “In The Studio” video, Tom Staar explains that lots of his main lead sounds are made from very simple sounds, which he then processes heavily with effects plugins to make them bigger and wider. Starting at 0:51, he shows the original saw-like sound came from the Arturia Mini V Software Synthesizer, which he uses “for quite a lot of things”.more
I nabbed it back when Arturia was handing liscenses of these for free, but I picked up an official liscense of it in a bundle and have no regrets. Freebie lacked patch tinkering and certain refinements but the full on liscense breaths better life into the program. Can get a bit CPU heavy... Okay it can downright bog your machine down on some patches if you're running an old 2nd gen i7 laptop like myself. But it sounds really close to the real deal. Just give it a little tube warmth and it will sound spot on.
I don't think I'll ever be able to afford a real Minimoog Voyager, nor have the space, but this synth is great at replicating analogue sounds well, and I got it for half price in a plugin boutique sale!