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Moog Taurus Bass Pedal Synthesizer Version 3   

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Believed by many musicians to be the œFattest Synth Ever; the Mood Taurus Bass Pedal Synthesizer returns with Version 3. First produced in 1976, the...Read More

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A vintage bass pedal synthesizer faithfully reproduced in a limited run.

Believed by many musicians to be the œFattest Synth Ever; the Mood Taurus Bass Pedal Synthesizer returns with Version 3. First produced in 1976, the Moog Taurus has been the bass pedal synth of choice ever since to a vast array of celebrated bands and musicians from all over the world including: Styx, Scorpions, Weezer, U2, The Police, Asia, Led Zeppelin, Genesis, Rush and loads more.Based completely on the original Taurus 1 style and striving to maintain the tone of its renowned predecessor, the third version Mood Taurus is built with a 100% analog sound engine. With a run of production of only 1000 units, the Version 3 Mood Taurus Bass Pedal Synthesizer will be an extremely sought after model.The Moog synth provides 16 banks with 4 presets delivering a total of 48 programmable bass sounds. Even the original Taurus presets are included in Bank 0 -- VAR, TAURUS, TUBA, and BASS. The Mood Taurus allows you to route or merge MIDI via DIN or USB connection and set the Arpeggiator function internally or by using MIDI Sync or TAP TEMPO. Included with the Version 3 Moog Taurus Bass Pedal Synthesizer are 2 voltage-controlled oscillators, 1 voltage-controlled filter, an ADS Contour Generator, and 4CV inputs “ Volume, Filter, Pitch, and Gate.

FEATURES
  • 100% analog sound engine based entirely on original TAURUS I circuits
  • "Taurus I" style
  • 2 VCO oscillators
  • ADS Contour Generator
  • 1 Voltage-controlled filter
  • Output VCA
  • Presets: 16 Banks x 4 presets = 48 total Programmable bass sounds
  • BANK 0 will contains the Original Taurus I Presets: VAR, TAURUS, TUBA, BASS
  • MIDI: DIN and USB, Merging and Routing
  • Arpeggiator: MIDI Sync, TAP TEMPO, Internal

Only 1000 of these pedals are being made. Be one of the lucky ones to own one.

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MoogTaurus Bass Pedal Synthesizer Version 3
 
3.0

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1.0

Way over price for getting 70's tech.

By Mike man

from Michigan City, IN

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Pros

  • Easy to Use

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Limited Sound Selection
  • Way Over Priced

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment
  • Concerts
  • Electronic Music
  • Great To Play Over
  • Learning

Comments about Moog Taurus Bass Pedal Synthesizer Version 3:

Would be great to play over while soloing...But the price for these things are out of this world! I mean why has some guy not come up with a normal synth turned it into a 13 key board, spaced out the keys and place it on the floor...bam! Now I'll just sell it for $50

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great for "One-Man Bands!"

By Jason Dinwiddie

from St. Louis, MO

Comments about Moog Taurus Bass Pedal Synthesizer Version 3:

The Taurus III is a specialized piece of gear--I don't think it's for everyone. But if you play keys or guitars, and you want to slim down the personnel in your band, buy it! I can do the job of two people with the help of my new Taurus synth.
All the features of analog in a foot stomping chassis!

The Taurus III Bass Pedal Analog Synth is perfect for the acoustic guitar player who gigs alone. Right out of the box, it is easy to set up and accompany your tunes with a low end backing groove. This keeps the bottom from falling out while you play and sing. Of course, some of the presets require tweaking...but this is easy to do with "hot key" style buttons and a quick turn of a foot-sized mod wheel. For the analog crew, there are plenty of synth presets, an arpeggiator, and most of the "Little Phatty" style tweakers. Oscillators 1 and 2 are fixed as a sawtooth wave, but the LFO's are adjustable to any parameters. The appegiator controls allow the user to adjust the order, pattern, octave, and rate, and uses "note-stacking" as a memory bank. I would've used more sequencer style controls had they been included (more like Dave Smith's analog synths). When controlling the Taurus III with MIDI, you get a three octave range, making quicker runs much easier and more flexible than when using the unit's one octave range. A polyphonic synth stack setting is available through MIDI set up menus, for players with multiple synths.
The unit is HEAVY, and no handles are available, so moving the thing is a chore. But it's also solid and durable. I don't see this thing breaking down for 30 years, and I hope to still have it when it becomes a "vintage" piece of equipment.
It's expensive for a single piece of hardware! But there's nothing out there that does what it does...so novelty costs.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Fantastic companion instrument.

By Josh Revell

from Delaware

Comments about Moog Taurus Bass Pedal Synthesizer Version 3:

I love these pedals, and wouldn't trade them for any of the other Moog synths. They work excellently when playing during solo outings for a fuller sound, and mix well in band settings as well.
This synth does one thing extremely well (solid bass tones), and other things less so. Some of the leads sound decent enough, and are servicable, but a keyboard would be a much better option for controlling those sort of sounds. It cannot be beat for a companion instrument. For example: playing an acoustic set and having these pedals handling the underlying bass tones.
This thing is built like a tank. It weighs a ton, and doesn't give anywhere on the chassis. Solid enough to stomp on for years. I've had it about a year and it still doesn't have any give, and the pedals don't have any give and quickly snap back once you step off them.
The price is tough to swallow, but you get some fantastic tones for your money. Moog knows analog synth bass, and it shows here. I have used it for some leads in the studio, but obviously you are limited by how fast you can hit the pedals (with hand or foot).

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