Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New Moog Module: The Minitaur

Not much to say here.  Just found out through the forums (via TheKeytarist via Mr. Arkadin on the Moog forum) ... should be properly announced at NAMM.  Rumored price: $600.  Let's hope-- This could mean a Moog for almost every producer!

More Info via ProAudioStar:

Product Description for the Moog MINITAUR

The MINITAUR is a compact table-top monophonic MIDI-and-CV-controllable analog bass synthesizer module with a 100% analog audio signal path, based on the design of the Taurus 3 bass synthesizer.

The front panel features a knob-per-function design, for maximum real-time tweakability. There are no internally stored presets, but presets can be created and managed via MIDI. The MINITAUR has several new features added to the classic Taurus synth engine, including an external audio input, that expand the basic synthesis and sound design capability of the instrument.  Minitaur fits right into the computer based music production rig or is easily controlled via MIDI controller.

  • 100% analog audio signal path based on Taurus I and Taurus III synthesizers.  
  • 2 Taurus VCOs with variable Glide amount
  • Sawtooth (original Taurus) or Square waveform selection for both VCOs
  • External Audio Input
  • Headphone out
  • 2 Mixer VCAs for setting the level of the VCOs
  • 1 VCF Moog/Taurus-style Ladder Filter w/ VC Resonance
  • 1 VCA
  • Two Minimoog-style ADSR Envelope generators with the Decay and Release segments controlled by the Decay knob plus a Release On/Off switch
  • 1 MIDI-syncable triangle wave LFO for modulating VCF/VCOs
  • DIN MIDI In and MIDI over USB out

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