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Moog Music Introduces The Minitaur Bass Synth

Sean W. Jan 5, 2012 0

Moog Music have announced the Minitaur, a new tabletop bass synth.  It is a full synth with a couple of oscillators, a full range of filters and some serious phatt bottom sound. It is the latest in the Taurus line of bass synths.

First off, lets knock out the specs:

  • Compact rugged steel chassis
  • One knob per function interface
  • Two ultra stable oscillators with Sawtooth and Square waveshapes
  • Classic Taurus Style Moog ladder filter
  • Two Minimoog-style Envelope generators for modulating VCF and VCA
  • Midi-syncable LFO with Controls for Rate, VCO LFO Amount, and VCF LFO Amount
  • DIN MIDI and MIDI over USB
  • Analog Control inputs for pitch, filter, volume and gate
  • External audio input
  • Headphone output
  • 3lbs

Cyrill Lance, Chief Engineer of Moog Music, said in a release,” 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.”

The synth is shipping in Spring 2012 and will sell for around $679.  Here is a full demo of the synth.

If you haven’t figured, I’m salivating.