Cherry Audio VM900 Collection, A Software Recreation Of 27 Classic Moog Modular Synth Modules

Cherry Audio has introduced VM900 Collection – software emulations of classic Moog 900-series modules for their Voltage Modular platform, for macOS & Windows.

VM900 offers software recreations of 27 modules, including: the early 901-style and later 921-style oscillators; the 904 ladder filter, with lowpass and highpass versions, as well as an “ABC” combo version with the 904C Coupler module; the CP3 Mixer, including both early and later circuit styles for vintage-correct overdrive or purer tones; the 960-series sequencer, updated with a 1/12 V quantized output for each sequence row; and the rare VM1630 Frequency Shifter.

Here’s what they have to say about the VM900 Collection:

“With the sound, look, and feel that started it all, the Cherry Audio/MRB VM900 Collection delivers the audio and visual experience of the legendary 1960s and 1970s-era Moog 900-series modules with spine-tingling impact and accuracy. Every detail has been expertly reproduced, for a virtual window into the halcyon days of early analog synthesis. Award-winning synth designer Mark Barton’s (MRB) proprietary DSP coding reproduces each and every sonic nuance with unprecedented accuracy.

The VM900-series designs remain true to the originals, and have not been altered or updated to reflect modern trends. Panel layouts and operation have been preserved in order to present a one-to-one early analog experience like no other. From oscillator drift to warm mixer overdrive to painstakingly reproduced panel art, it’s all there.”

Pricing and Availability:

The Cherry Audio/MRB VM900 Collection is available with an intro price of $79 USD (normally $99).

12 thoughts on “Cherry Audio VM900 Collection, A Software Recreation Of 27 Classic Moog Modular Synth Modules

  1. As a guy who spends all day creating trailers for video games, You don’t want to spend the first 30 seconds showing nothing then cram everything into the last 25 with a 5 second hold on the end card. The modules skip by so fast, the text is pointless and the the wow factor is pretty low. A picture with allof the modules would have been better for a 1 min video.
    Video critique aside, if the audio is any indication of the sound coming form this thing, the model 15 on an ipad has a lot more warmth, on an ipad. The sound here sounds like every one of the 10,000 soft synths created in the past 30 days.

    1. Agreed, the MOOG developed iOS Model 15 is BRILLIANT !! These CA modules will have a tall mountain to climb to come close to that benchmark. Saying this as someone who has used Modular Moogs since 1973.

    2. Nothing in life is better than Voltage Modular. Nothing. I’ve created sounds with it that far surpassed those of any other soft synth, in terms of originality, peculiarity and “amusingness”. Loads of surprise factor. And I use almost only unconventional soft synths so that is saying a lot. But I agree with you about the trailer, they could have done much better. Their teaser trailer for their Memorymoog was so cool.

    3. Also, I’m a simple mind when it comes to this… If I want analog sounding stuff I resort to IK Multimedia’s Syntronik (also Tracktion’s RetroMod series) and libraries for Kontakt. If I want an entire galaxy of sound possibilities to explore, I won’t mind digital harshness.

  2. I can’t speak to their modular line- not my personal thing- but I’m playing their Memorymode (Memorymoog), Mercury-4 (Jupiter-4) and Stardust Tape Echo (re: Roland). The sound quality and added goodies like effects are seriously useful for relatively small change. They hold up well against bigger names in the same categories.

    CA approaches their synths the way most of us would, just IMO. The luv really shows. There’s plenty to choose from on the market, but you might be missing out not to try at least one CA instrument. I’m goofy-happy to have a Moog feeding a Space Echo.

    BTW, I got good customer service when I hit a bump, too. Your mileage may screeech crash, as always.

  3. Everything from Cherry Audio sounds like… everything from Cherry Audio. I agree with the poster above that the Moog iPad app has a lot more warmth and character than this demo.

    1. Agreed. They might be using the exact same sound engine which does sound great and just modify it to emulate the flow of the original and coupled with s unique UI.

      That said they’re very cheap and I’ll take their over Arturia any day.

  4. I’ve been waiting for someone to finally do this one. Seems like developers danced around it left, right, and center but never actually finally did a true software emulation of a Moog modular (the closest is Arturia’s but, it is pretty seriously altered, and worse, limited; fixed number of modules, a completely foreign bottom row mixer never actually seen in any Moog modular, and a workflow that really is counterintuitive).

    I am on disability so, I don’t have the cash on hand at the moment but, as soon as I can, I will definitely purchase this one. I have really enjoyed CA’s wares so far and this one looks pretty fun too.

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