Here’s what they have to say about it:
The Moog Minitaur seems about as simple as a synth can be. A couple oscillators, some modulators, a classic filter. Done, right? Not really. This recreation of the classic Taurus bass synth has been updated for the modern synth geek, with several parameters under the hood that can be tweaked with MIDI, creating a maze of possibilities true to its namesake’s legend.
KC Harvey Taylor dove into this puzzle, and he sailed out flying the white flag, collecting some of the Minitaur’s sound in a Live set with some nice samples and effects.
KC gravitated towards a nice Radioactivity-era Kraftwerk bass sound – a very classic, full bass sound with a nice analog bite on the attack. It’s a versatile, retro sound that has the presence to fill up a mix and give a foundation to your melody. He decorated that with some nice melodic leads, enhanced with some nice Ableton delay and reverb effects.
But that’s the easy part.
He then got extra-creative and made a complete drum set from this thing that’s supposed to just sit down and be fat. That’s the beauty of combining analog and digital: you simply couldn’t use a Minitaur as a drum kit, but with some creative tweaks, you can get drum sounds out of it. The power of sampling prints it all to a format you can play with, and start exploring some new sounds from the unexpected.
Here’s a preview of the Moog Minitaur Live Pack in action:
You can download the free Live pack at the Livid site.