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Moog Minitaur Bass Synthesizer

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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 p... Read More

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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.

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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
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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LIMITED WARRANTY
Moog music warrants each instrument to be free of defects in material and workmanship for a period of one year after delivery to the retail purchaser. The warranty is void if the instrument has been modified in any manner other than in accordance with written instructions from Moog Music, Inc., of if the defect or failure is judged by Moog Music, Inc., to be caused by normal wear, accident, neglect, or conditions of operation other than those specified in the instruction manual.

This warranty is subject to verification by Moog Music, Inc., that a defect or failure exists and that the original purchaser complies with the following:
1. Warranty Registration Card must be returned by the purchaser to Moog Music, Inc., within 10 days of retail purchase.
2. Moog Music, Inc., must be notified by telephone, or in writing, of the problem to secure authorization to return the instrument to the factory or warranty center.
3. The instrument must be shipped prepaid. It will be returned with shipping charges prepaid by Moog Music, Inc.

MOOG MUSIC, INC., MAKES NO OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTY OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER. ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, EXCEEDING THE DURATION OF THE AFORESTATED OBLIGATIONS ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED AND EXCLUDED FROM THIS WARRANTY. NORLIN SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.

Moog Music, Inc., authorizes no persons to assume for it any warranty or other liability in connection with the sale of Moog Music, Inc., instruments.

Moog Music, Inc., reserves the right to make changes in design at anytime without incurring any obligation to install same on units previously purchased.


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Great sound and helps you learn the basics about analog gear.

By JAMES DOMINE

from Los Angeles, CA

Great classic Moog sound that cant be found anywhere else. If you're unfamiliar with analog gear/synths you can learn a lot by routing your signal in and out of this unit. http://www.moogmusic.com/products/taurus/minitaur#demos-tab

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Great Sounding Unit!

By Eduardo Bigai

from Greenville, SC

This synth is all you spect from Moog. Very simple to use and if you are into eurorack modules, having the CV inputs makes this synth worth every peny. The sound is very clean, fat and Moog like. You have all the basic controls on the front panel, and you can also access other parameters via MIDI. This is a must have synth if you are into electronic music.

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