Moog Music - Minitaur

Moog Music - Minitaur

  • $499.00


Manufacturer Description:

"The Minitaur has all the growl, snarl and body associated with the
Taurus family of bass synthesizers. We’re really excited to be able to
offer this in such a compact package that is both immediately playable
as an extremely versatile analog synth and also integrates seamlessly
into the world of MIDI and USB control environments,” says Cyril Lance,
Chief Engineer of Moog Music.



The Taurus Bass Pedals enjoy a nearly 40-year history and have made a
seismic impact in the music world since their introduction in the
mid-Seventies. “The Taurus opened up so many possibilities for me…it
also opened up a whole way of looking at what I do,” says Geddy Lee, of
the multi-platinum band Rush.



In 2009, Moog Music released the Taurus 3 Bass Pedals, a modern
reinterpretation of the classic Taurus Bass Pedals. The Taurus 3 is
currently used by artists such as The Black Keys, Animal Collective,
Jean Michel Jarre, Yes, Weezer, Rush, and The Dave Matthews Band.


Since the inception of Moog Music, Bob Moog tested his ideas,
instruments and sounds on musicians as a key part of the product
development process. In keeping with this tradition, Minitaur has been
presented to a broad array of producers, artists and songwriters
including Geddy Lee of Rush, techno legend Derrick May, Flying Lotus,
Moby, Holy F*ck and renowned record producer Nick Raskulinecz as a part
of the final product development process. The enthusiastic response from
these artists marks the beginning of the next generation in the Taurus
Bass Synthesizer line.



Minitaur Features:

Two oscillators with Sawtooth (Original Taurus) and Square wave-shapes
for each VCO. Recreate sounds of the original Taurus with sawtooth
waves, or create new sounds with square waves or a combination of both.

2 Mixer VCAs for VCO levels control of Oscillators 1 and 2.

Moog Ladder Filter with adjustable resonance, designed to deliver ‘classic Taurus 1 and 3 bass and boom’.

Two Minimoog style ADSR Envelope Generators for modulating VCF and VCA.
The Decay and Release segments are controlled by the Decay knob, while
the Release segment is enabled or disabled via Release On/Off switch.

Midi-syncable LFO with Controls for Rate, VCO LFO Amount, and VCF LFO Amount

DIN MIDI and MIDI over USB offer complete control of the Minitaur’s sound engine.

Analog Control inputs for Pitch, Filter, Volume and Gate. Use an EP2 or
CV to connect and control MInitaur with everything from Modulars to
Moogerfoogers.

External audio input for processing external audio through the Mixer and Filter section of Minitaur.