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The black Minitaur Analog Bass Synthesizer from Moog is a programmable analog bass synthesizer designed with a one-knob-per-function design, allowing you to adjust your sounds on the fly. Its internal memory is capable of storing up to 100 presets for recalling your favorite parameters. The Minitaur's sound engine is powered by 2 oscillators with selectable sawtooth or square waveshapes.
The synth supports 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, while the 1/4" mono audio input allows you to use the Minitaur's filter and envelopes on other audio sources.
Store 100 presets to Minitaur's internal memory
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
In the Box
Moog Minitaur Analog Bass Synthesizer (Black)
Pair of Earplugs
12 VDC Power Adapter
Limited 1-Year Warranty
Table of Contents
Programmable Monophonic Analog Bass Synthesizer
Oscillator 1: Wave: Sawtooth/Square Level: 0 to 100%
Cutoff: 20 Hz to 20 kHz Resonance: 0 to Self-Oscillation Filter Envelope Amount: -100% to 100%
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 Rate with Rate LED: 0.0 1 to 100 H z Wave: Triangle Amount to VCO: 0 to 100% Amount to VCF: 0 to 100%
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. The 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. 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) 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
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, USB MIDI Output: USB