2012 Winter NAMM Show: It looks like your wishes for some new analog gear might be granted. Check out these unofficial photos of the $599 Moog Minitaur Analog Bassline Synthesizer!
The Minitaur is a compact tabletop monophonic MIDI-and-CV-controllable analog bass synthesizer module, based on the design of the Taurus 3 bass synthesizer.
The front panel of the Minitaur is designed for maximum tweakability, with a knob-per-function design. Schwing!. This isn’t a preset synth – but you can can create and manage patches via MIDI.
The Minitaur has several features added to the classic Taurus synth engine, including an external audio input.
Here’s a view of the Minitaur’s backside:
Here are the preliminary specs:
- 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
Let us know what you think of the Moog Minitaur bass synth – and the rumored $599 price!