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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... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

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 in.

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 
  • Two oscillators with Sawtooth (Original Taurus) and Square wave-shapes for each VCO
  • 2 Mixer VCAs for VCO levels control of Oscillators 1 and 2
  • Two Minimoog style ADSR 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 offer complete control of sound engine
  • Analog Control inputs for Pitch, Filter, Volume and Gate
  • External audio input for processing external audio through the Mixer and Filter section
  • Select and save directly from front panel, via MIDI controller or with the free Minitaur Editor / Librarian software.
  • Editor/Librarian software, seamless DAW integration now with full Windows support
  • Tri, Sqr, Saw, Ramp, S&H and Filter EG modulation sources
  • Hard sync accesses a completely new sonic palette with your Minitaur
  • Modulation of OSC 2 only pairs with Hard Sync for syncopated metallic sweeps and surges
  • Assignable CV inputs control any feature on your Minitaur via control voltage
  • CV to MIDI conversion brings control voltage into your DAW for analog control over digital circuits
SPECIFICATIONS
  • Sound engine: analog
  • Presets: 128 presets
  • Polyphony: monophonic (can be poly-chained)
  • External controller response: keyboard, pitch bend, mod wheel, after pressure and velocity
  • Sound sources: 2 waveshape oscillators with square and saw waveshapes
  • VCO 2 freq: +/-12 semitones
  • Hard sync: on/off
  • Oscillator calibration range: 22hz-6.8khz. Note range at 8’ = 18 - 116
  • Glide: select LCR, LCT, EXP - legato on/off
  • Filter: 20hz-20khz Moog ladder filter
  • Modulation sources: LFO (triange, square, saw, ramp, sample & hold), filter envelope
  • Modulation destinations: oscillator pitch, oscillator 2 pitch only, filter cutoff
  • LFO panel features: rate control, VCO LFO amount and VCF LFO amount
  • Envelopes: 2x ADSR envelopes with legato on, legato off and EG reset
  • External audio input: ¼ in. TS
  • Audio output: ¼ TS, ⅛ in. TRS headphone with volume control
  • MIDI I/O: din in, and MIDI I/O over USB
  • Assignable CV/gate inputs: filter CV (fixed dest.), pitch CV (default), volume CV (default), KB gate (default)
  • CV to MIDI conversion: yes
  • Included power supply: 100-250vac, 50-60hz, +12vdc
  • Weight: 2.5lbs (1.2kg)
  • Dimensions: 3.1 x 8.75 x 5.1 in.
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MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
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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MoogMinitaur Bass Synthesizer
 
5.0

(based on 3 reviews)

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5.0

Great Sounding Unit!

By Eduardo Bigai

from Greenville, SC

Comments about Moog Minitaur Bass Synthesizer:

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.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

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

By JAMES DOMINE

from Los Angeles, CA

Comments about Moog Minitaur Bass Synthesizer:

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

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great synth, not just for buzzy/rezzy bass sounds

By Walter

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Comments about Moog Minitaur Bass Synthesizer:

I loved the idea of this synth, but I was skeptical whether it could do what I wanted. I watched every video I could find, but they all showed people exploring the wide range of sounds without talking about how it might be used on a regular basis. It's cool to twist the knobs and get those buzzy sounds with a lot of resonance, but I wanted a bass synth that could give me smooth sounds for playing left-hand bass while my right hand is playing organ in a jazz/soul setting. After failing to find a store that had a demo unit I could test out I broke down and just bought one. After playing a few gigs with the minitaur I can confidently say I am thoroughly impressed!

There are many features of this synth that I will never use, such as the LFOs, and I'll hardly ever turn the filter cutoff knob past 9 o'clock. But even with that limited usage, the mintaur can be a very expressive instrument. I cranked up the velocity sensitivity and filter tracking, and I always set both envelope sustain to zero. With those settings I can get something reminiscent of an electric bass. I realize this is not how most people will want to use the minitaur, but if you're looking for a compact solution to get excellent left-hand bass sounds then the minitaur is a great choice!

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