Moog Minitaur Analog Bass Synthesizer (Black)

Moog Minitaur Analog Bass Synthesizer (Black)

Moog Minitaur Analog Bass Synthesizer (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • Programmable Monophonic Bass Synthesizer
  • Internal Memory with 128 Presets
  • 1-Knob-Per-Function Design
  • CV to MIDI Converter
  • 2x Oscillators with Dual Waveshapes
  • 5-Pin DIN & USB MIDI
  • External Audio Input
  • Pitch, Filter, & Volume CV Inputs
  • CV/Gate Inputs are Assignable
  • Free Editor/Librarian Software
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Moog Minitaur overview

  • 1Description

The black Moog Minitaur Analog Bass Synthesizer is a programmable analog bass synthesizer designed with a one-knob-per-function design, allowing you to adjust your sounds on the fly. The Minitaur's sound engine is powered by two oscillators with selectable sawtooth or square waveshapes. With the latest firmware upgrade, v2.2 now offers up to 128 on-board presets, five additional modulation sources, hard sync, assignable CV/Gate inputs, and the ability to only modulate oscillator 2.

The synth supports MIDI via 5-pin DIN and USB MIDI, which offers control over both playing and the Minitaur's LFO, allowing it to be used to create dubstep-style wobbles and sweeps. Its rear-panel control voltage inputs provide access for additional tweaking of your pitch, filter, and volume with external CV sources. Additionally, these CV/Gate inputs can be configured via the included free editor/librarian to control any feature on or under the hood. The 1/4" mono audio input allows you to use the Minitaur's filter and envelopes on other audio sources.

New Features in v2.2
  • Save and Recall up to 128 On-Board Presets: Select and save directly from your Minitaur’s front panel, via MIDI controller or with the free Minitaur Editor / Librarian software
  • Free Editor/Librarian Software: Seamless DAW integration now with full Windows support
  • Five New Modulation Sources: Tri, Sqr, Saw, Ramp, S&H and Filter EG
  • Hard Sync: Access a completely new sonic palette with your Minitaur
  • Modulate Oscillator 2 Only: Pair with Hard Sync for syncopated metallic sweeps and surges
  • Assignable CV/Gate Inputs: Control any feature on or under the hood of your Minitaur via control voltage
  • CV to MIDI Conversion: Bring control voltage into your DAW for analog control over digital circuits
General Features
  • Decay/Release mode allows for independent control of Decay and Release times from Minitaur's front panel
  • Pitch, Volume and Gate Controller inputs can be re-mapped to other control parameters
  • Minitaur can act as a CV to MIDI converter
  • 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 a combination of both
  • 2 Mixer VCAs for VCO levels control of Oscillators 1 and 2
  • Moog Ladder Filter with adjustable resonance delivers 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
  • 5-pin DIN MIDI and MIDI over USB offer complete control of the Minitaur's 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
  • External audio input for processing external audio through the Mixer and Filter section of Minitaur
  • Headphone output with 1/8" connection
  • Steel chassis
UPC: 094922371089
In the Box
Moog Minitaur Analog Bass Synthesizer (Black)
  • 12 VDC Power Adapter
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Moog Minitaur specs

    Sound Engine Analog
    Presets 128
    Polyphony Monophonic (can be poly-chained)
    External Control External Controller Response: Keyboard, pitch bend, mod wheel, after pressure, and velocity
    Oscillators Oscillator 1:
    Wave: Sawtooth/Square
    Level: 0 to 100%

    Oscillator 2:
    Frequency: +/-12 Semitones
    Wave: Sawtooth/Square
    Level: 0 to 100%

    Glide Rate: 0 to 100%
    Calibration Range Oscillator Calibration Range: 22 Hz to 6.8 kHz
    Note range at 8' = 18 to 116
    Glides Glide: Select LCR, LCT, EXP - Legato On/Off
    Filters Moog Ladder Filter:
    Cutoff: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Resonance: 0 to Self-Oscillation
    Filter Envelope Amount: -100 to 100%
    Modulation LFO Rate with Rate LED: 0.01 to 100 Hz
    Wave: Triangle
    Amount to VCO: 0 to 100%
    Amount to VCF: 0 to 100%

    Modulation Sources: LFO (triangle, square, saw, ramp, sample & hold), filter envelope
    Modulation Destinations: Oscillator pitch, oscillator 2 pitch only, filter cutoff
    Envelope Generators 2x Envelope Generators
    Attack Time: 1 ms to 30 s
    Decay Time: 1 ms to 30 s
    Sustain Level: 0 to 100%
    Release Time: 1 ms to 30 s
    Release: On/Off
    LFO LFO Panel Features: Rate control, VCO LFO Amount, and VCF LFO Amount
    Controls VCO 2 Frequency: Sets the frequency offset of VCO 2 from VCO 1 from -1 Octave to +1 Octave, Center is unison with VCO 1
    Oscillator 1 & 2 Saw/Square Waveform Selector: Selects a Sawtooth wave (LED Off) or Square wave (LED On) Signal for VCO 1 and 2
    VCO 1 Level: Sets the level of VCO 1
    VCO 2 Level: Sets the level of VCO 2
    VCF Cutoff: Sets the Cutoff Frequency of the 4-pole Moog Low-pass VCF from 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    VCF Resonance: Sets the gain for the amount of signal from the output of the VCF fed back to the input of the VCF, This creates 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, Center is no Envelope Generator modulation
    LFO Rate: Sets the frequency of the LFO, Range is from 0.01 Hz to 100 Hz
    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, Time ranges from 1 ms to 30 s
    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, Time ranges from 1 ms to 30 s, Release segment of the EG is enabled by 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, Time ranges from 1 ms to 30 s
    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, Time ranges from 1 ms to 30 s, The 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) 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
    I/O 12 VDC power inlet, accepts 12 VDC, tip positive
    Monophonic Audio In: 1/4" / 6.3 mm, TS unbalanced, accepts 4 dBu line level signal
    Monophonic Audio Out: 1/4" / 6.3 mm, TS unbalanced
    Headphone Jack: 1/8" / 3.5 mm, TRS stereo mini-jack
    Control Voltage Inputs:
    Pitch CV: 1/4" / 6.3 mm TRS, 0 to 5 V
    Filter CV: 1/4" / 6.3 mm TRS, 0 to 5 V
    Volume CV: 1/4" / 6.3 mm TRS, 0 to 5 V
    Gate: 1/4" / 6.3 mm, 5 V trigger
    MIDI Input: 5-pin DIN
    Conversion CV to MIDI Conversion: Yes
    Operating System Flash upgradeable via MIDI Sysex
    Power 100-250 VAC, 50/60 Hz, +12 VDC
    Power Consumption 7 W
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 3.1 x 8.8 x 5.1" / 7.9 x 22.2 x 13.0 cm
    Weight 2.5 lb / 1.2 kg
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    Package Weight 3.75 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.4 x 7.9 x 7.1"

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    Minitaur Analog Bass Synthesizer (Black) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love it! Amazing little big Moog Sound! Really analog sound for great bass. Huge sound; small footprint; classic Moog tones.
    Date published: 2016-12-30
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