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Moog Minitaur Bass Synthesizer  

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Overview

  • One knob per function interface for tweaking and creating new sounds on-the-fly
  • 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 combination of both
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      The word "mini" is in the name, but it's a beast for bass lovers.

      With Moog's Minotaur, you don't have to traverse a labyrinth to create analog bass sounds of mythical proportions. Part of the Taurus family of Moog instruments, this compact analog bass synthesizer provides you with all the growl, snarl and low end its siblings are known for in an uncomplicated one knob per function format. Whether you're using it as part of your live rig or as extra weapon in your studio arsenal, the Minotaur, unlike it's legendary namesake, has a small footprint, measuring a mere 8.5" x 5.25".

      This rugged synthesizer features two oscillators with Sawtooth and Square wave-shapes for each VCO so you can recreate the sounds of the original Taurus, create new sounds with square waves or do a combination of both. There is also a Moog Ladder Filter with adjustable resonance for old-school bass with impact, 2 Minimoog-style ASDSR Envelope Generators for VCF and VCA, MIDI-syncable LFO with control for Rate, VCO LFO and VCF LFO amount. It also comes with DIN MIDI and MIDI over USB for even more control options, as well as external audio input so you can process your own external audio through it's mixer and filters for even crazier bass combinations.

      Features

      • One knob per function interface for tweaking and creating new sounds on-the-fly
      • 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 combination of both
      • 2 Mixer VCAs for VCO levels control of Oscillators 1 and 2
      • Moog Ladder Filter with adjustable resonance delivers 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 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 (sold separately)
      • External audio input for processing external audio through the Mixer and Filter section
      • Headphone output with 1/8" connection

      Don't let the small size fool ya, 'cause this analog bass synth will school you. Order today!

       

      Minitaur Bass Synthesizer Specifications:

      • Front Panel Controls
      • VCO2 Frequency: Sets the frequency offset of VCO2 from VCO1 from -1 Octave to +1 Octave and center is unison with VCO1
      • Oscillator 1 & 2 Saw/Square Waveform Selector: Selects a Sawtooth wave (LED OFF) or Square wave (LED ON) Signal for VCO1 and 2
      • VCO1 Level: Sets the level of VCO1
      • VCO2 Level: Sets the level of VCO2
      • VCF Cutoff: Sets the Cutoff Frequency of the 4-pole Moog Lowpass VCF from 20Hz to 20KHz
      • VCF Resonance: Sets the gain for the amount of signal from the output of the VCF fed back to the input of the VCF, creating a peak in frequency response at the Cutoff Frequency that can be increased all the way to self-oscillation
      • VCF EG Amount: Bi-polar control sets the (+) or (-) amount of Envelope Generator modulation of the VCF and center is no Envelope Generator modulation
      • LFO Rate: Sets the frequency of the LFO. Range is from 0.01Hz to 100Hz
      • LFO VCO Amount: Sets the amount that the LFO modulates the VCO
      • LFO VCF Amount: Sets the amount that the LFO modulates VCF
      • VCA EG Attack: Sets the attack time of a Minimoog-Style ADSR Envelope Generator used to modulate the VCA (ranges from 1 msec to 30 sec)
      • VCA EG Decay/Release: Sets both the decay time to the sustain level and release time of a Minimoog-Style ADSR Envelope Generator used to modulate the VCA (ranges from 1 msec to 30 sec) and Release segment of the EG is enabled by the Release On/Off switch
      • VCA EG Sustain: Sets the sustain level of a Minimoog-Style ADSR Envelope Generator used to modulate the VCA
      • VCF EG Attack: Sets the attack Time of a Minimoog-Style ADSR Envelope Generator used to modulate the VCF (ranges from 1 msec to 30 sec)
      • VCF EG Decay/Release: Sets both the decay time to the sustain level and release time of a Minimoog-Style ADSR Envelope Generator used to modulate the VCF (ranges from 1 msec to 30 sec) and Release segment of the EG is enabled by the Release On/Off switch
      • VCF EG Sustain: Sets the sustain level of a Minimoog-Style ADSR Envelope Generator used to modulate the VCF
      • Release On/Off Switch: Enables (LED On or disables (LED Off) the Release segments of both Envelope Generators
      • Glide On/Off Switch: Enables/ Disables the Glide function
      • Glide: Sets the rate of Glide when the note controlling the MINITAUR changes
      • Volume: The Master Volume of the MINITAUR’s synth Engine
      • Fine Tune: Adjusts the frequency of the VCOs +/- 1 semitone
      • MIDI Indicator LED: Indicates incoming MIDI activity
      • LFO Rate Indicator LED: Indicates the rate of the LFO
      • Back Panel
      • Audio Out: 1/4" unbalanced jack
      • Headphones: Jack for stereo headphone output
      • Audio In: 1/4" unbalanced jack accepts line-level input
      • Analog CV Inputs
      • Pitch CV: 1/4" TRS Jack accepts 0 to +5V signal (internally processed for 1 V/Octave) via passive Expression Pedals or CVs
      • Filter CV: 1/4" TRS Jack accepts 0 to +5Vsignal via passive Expression Pedals or CVs
      • Volume CV: 1/4" TRS Jack accepts 0 to +5Vsignal via passive Expression Pedals or CVs
      • Gate: 1/4" Jack accepts a 0 (Off)/ +5V(On) Gate signal to trigger the unit’s EGs
      • MIDI
      • MIDI (DIN): Standard DIN MIDI input for MIDI Control of the MINITAUR
      • MIDI (USB): Type B USB connector for connecting MINITAUR to host for USB MIDI
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      MoogMinitaur Bass Synthesizer
       
      4.7

      (based on 3 reviews)

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      5.0

      Huge sound, joy to play with

      By weeplayer

      from Istanbul

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Playability
      • Portable
      • Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Ground Shaking Bass

        Comments about Moog Minitaur Bass Synthesizer:

        This little piece of gear is every bit a Moog. Comparing it to my Slim Phatty, the Minitaur has an amazingly stable bass output. This is probably why the circuitry allows only up to a certain frequency in the upper range. I do not find the limit to be a hinderance since I mainly bought this unit for bass but it is also plenty capable of producing mid-range classic Moog sounds (thanks to the filter). It is, however, usually the lows that get me a bit teary-eyed. Knob per function design makes this unit a joy to play but the under the hood settings are also very useful (especially note-sync, which Moog seems to be integrating into their new products as well). I got this on a discount and the plan was to sell it when I saved enough for the Sub Phatty, but I am now pretty sure that I won't part ways with this little beast since it turned out to be so unique in what it does. My unit tended to act out a couple of times when I first got it (e.g. knobs stopped responding, certain envelope changes caused unrelated sonic outputs), however these turned out to be firmware issues and they were all resolved upon upgrading to the latest beta. Spent many hours shaking my walls without problems ever since.

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        4.0

        great monophonic analog bass synth

        By Brad H.

        from Dallas, TX

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Realistic Sound

        Cons

        • No Vst Interface

        Best Uses

        • Electronic Music
        • MIDI

        Comments about Moog Minitaur Bass Synthesizer:

        This is a really great monophonic analog bass synthesizer!

        While the Librarian Editor is nice, only thing would make it better would be a fully functionaly VST interface.

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        5.0

        Amazing

        By analoghaze

        from analog paradise

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Analog
        • Easy to Use
        • No Menus
        • Portable
        • Sounds Great

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Electronic Music
        • Mono Leads

        Comments about Moog Minitaur Bass Synthesizer:

        This is a great synth. It would be good as a first piece or an add on to any studio. The sounds are vast and amazing. It is extremely fun to play. Build quality is top notch. The possibilities are endless within this synth. Add some effects, especially the Moogerfooger line and you have sounds that are out of this galaxy. I sequence this with an iPad. The Minituar forces you to realize how good real analog is.

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