Moog Music Intros Mariana Bass Synth For iOS, macOS & Windows – ‘The Next Evolution Of Bass’

Moog Music today introduced Mariana, a software synth for iOS, macOS & Windows that they describe as “The Next Evolution of Moog Bass”.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

“Mariana is a dual-layer synthesizer, allowing you to mix together two completely different synthesizer sounds that can dynamically complement each other or be played duophonically. Each layer is built around two oscillators with precise and inventive controls to make your bass tone punch through a mix and stand out from the rest, with a sub-oscillator adding even more low-end weight. Two resonant Moog filters and a third filter specifically for the sub-oscillator let you shape your sound, adding warmth while rolling off high frequencies or pushing up the resonance for added bite. With stereo oscillators and crossover filter functionality, Mariana is optimized for quickly fine-tuning stereo content while simultaneously preserving a powerful mono bass foundation.

Warm tube, tape, and overdrive saturation and a tight compressor add heaviness and glue to your bass lines while an illuminating real-time metering section lets you monitor your sounds and dial them in to a professional standard. Flexible built-in delay and chorus effects operate on separate layers and can expand the stereo image of your sounds while preserving a solid mono signal with high-pass filters. Whether designing your own bass tones from scratch or using one of the 200 included presets as a starting point, Mariana is an accessible and versatile tool for any modern production environment. And although Mariana is optimized for bass, it is fully capable of producing strong leads, punchy percussion, and multidimensional effects, making it possible to craft an entire song using this single instrument.

Mariana’s intuitive user interface is designed for quick and efficient workflow while being fully equipped with three LFOs, three envelopes, and two random generators per layer. Combined with a creative and extremely deep modulation editor, Mariana excels at in-depth sound design and sounds that dynamically evolve over time. Nearly every parameter of Mariana can be modulated internally via MIDI, MPE, and virtual CV to build an interconnected ecosystem right in your DAW. With an optimized resizable user interface, expressive on-screen keyboard for iPad and standalone desktop versions, and seamless integration into any DAW (digital audio workstation), Mariana is the most accessible way to add the unmistakable Moog bass sound to your productions.”


  • Powerful, modern Moog bass sound in an accessible format
  • Dual layers for complementary sound stacks or independent duophonic playing
  • Deep, complex modulation sources, destinations, controllers, and functions
  • Resizable and user-friendly interface
  • Built-in effects, compression, and metering
  • Seamless interconnectivity with Moogerfooger Effects Plug-ins via virtual CV
  • Flexibility as a plug-in within your DAW or standalone use via MIDI
  • More than 200 presets, covering a wide range of musical styles and genres

Moog Mariana Tutorial Videos:

Pricing and Availability:

Moog Mariana is available now for desktop, with an intro price of $49 USD (normally $99), and for iOS, with an intro price of $14.99 (normally $29.99)

20 thoughts on “Moog Music Intros Mariana Bass Synth For iOS, macOS & Windows – ‘The Next Evolution Of Bass’

    1. Geert Bevin and the Moog software team are still working with the company and their software instruments and effects are top quality. They’ve been making soft synths for over 5 years with solid reviews.

      Mariana looks like a solid option for people wanting a slightly different take on the Moog bass sound in software form. I don’t get the hate; it’s like commenters on this forum are all off their meds or suffering from the after-effects of road rage.

      1. Agreed.

        I’m not sure who all is involved with Moog’s software synths, but they’ve all been exceptional. Animoog is probably the best iPad synth ever created, and one of the great software synths of all time.

        Moog has also done great stuff with making their iOS synths work across platforms.

        Bevin isn’t just Moog’s head of software engineering, but he’s a musician and wrote the MPE specification.

        If you don’t see that Moog’s software is as amazing as their hardware has been, you haven’t been paying attention.

        Also, I’ve seen a lot of people pooping their pants over the fact that Moog was purchased by InMusic, but I have yet to see an intelligent case made for why we should think the sale is a bad thing.

        People pooped their pants when Bob Moog sold out to Musonics, but the sale led to the Minimoog, PolyMoog, Taurus, and basically all the classic ‘Moog synths’.

        People did the same thing after Bob Moog’s death, when the reanimated Moog was left in the hands of CEO Mike Adams. Then Moog dropped the Mother-32, DFAM, Subharmonicon, Grandmother and Moog One. All modern classics.

        How many of these Moog synths are so good that Behringer copied them, while they are still in production? Four out of five synths get knocked off by Behringer – but only if they are awesome.

        To the people that are pooping their pants now over the Moog sale to InMusic, what do you think is so different about this change that it’s making you soil your pants?

      2. What atracts the horribleness to places like this is the “buy me! buy me!” vibe that comes with it. It’s really hard not to be jaded at this point and let some of the boiling piss spill over. It’s almost gear. Buying gear. And we all know where that ends up. In a fancy studio gathering dust while the drool is dripping on a screen for the next thing. Places like this are like watching the commercials instead of the main feature. Buy and then barely use, because something else comes by to guide your hand to your wallet.

      3. As a synth fan in general, I wish every brand and player the very best, on meds or not, but coming out with a software instrument accompanied by a very cringe commercial, as one of the first offerings from the new conglomerate, doesn’t give me much confidence.

  1. If you’ve gotten through a couple of days of synth programming you should know how to make “awesome bass sounds” with any 2 oscillators and a LPF. That being said, nothing sounds as bad-ass as a Moog synth for bass. A real one, not a VI. What a dumb-ass commercial.

    1. If you’ve gotten through a few years of synth programming, you should know that every synth has its own sonic personality, depending on the exact nature of its oscillators, filters, envelopes, and other components. And that the quality of the sound it produces has nothing to do with whether it is analog, digital or virtual.

    1. Moog’s been making software for like 15 years. I think I was running Animoog on an iPad 1, eleven or twelve years ago.

      Also – an app like this is probably in development for a year or more. I’d assume that this was in the works well before the InMusic acquisition.

  2. Talk about companies getting greedy…
    Prior of moog being assimilated by questionable company, they use to release their apps as universal = iOS an macOS.
    If you’ve purchased iOS app, it was a free download on Mac – not anymore ?
    It literally takes 1 click to authorise iOS app for macOS .
    Obviously a lot of developers decide not to hit that button…
    Greed is good, hey….?

    1. Try the Drambo Mac OS version. Then you’ll know the amount of work that would go into making it a suitable product for Mac OS versison IOS. Work aint free and its not as easy as a click of a button. This aint Wonderland.

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