Moog Releases New Minitaur Editor, Adds DAW Integration

Minitaur_editor_3ohMoog Music has announced a big update to their Minitaur Editor:

“The Minitaur Editor has been rebuilt from the ground up and is now available free to all registered Minitaur owners.

In addition to the new standalone editor – VST, AU, RTAS, and AAX plugin compatibility have been added for improved DAW integration. Every feature on and under the hood of your Minitaur can now be easily accessed, automated, and recalled from within your favorite DAW.”

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What Will The Moog Matador Synthesizer Be?

moog-matadorOn Tuesday, February 04, 2014, Moog Music filed a U.S. federal trademark registration was filed for “Matador”.

The USPTO has given the Matador trademark serial number of 86184008. The current federal status of this trademark filing is NEW APPLICATION – RECORD INITIALIZED NOT ASSIGNED TO EXAMINER. Continue reading

Free Live Pack Features The Sounds Of The Moog Minitaur

moog-minitaur-faceLivid Instruments has released another in its series of free Ableton Live packs, featuring the deep sounds of the Moog Minitaur analog synthesizer.

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.

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Live Techno Synth Jam – Market Correction

Sunday Synth Jam: This video captures a techno synth jam by Tim Webb (Discchord) , with some help from Charlton Harleston, Market Correction.

The track is available as a free download at SoundCloud.

Technical details:

  • Acid Lead: Cyclone Analogic’s TT-303 Bass Bot
  • Lead Distortion: Sunsine Audio’s Vanishing Point
  • Dirge: Arctic Keys (iPad)
  • Melody: Elektron Analog Four A4
  • Sub-Bass: Moog Minitaur
  • Drums: Maschine (Custom hybrid-acoustic kit with TR-909 hats)
  • The Anti-Christ: Charlton Heston

Moog Minitaur Revolution 2 Review

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Moog Music recently introduced the Minitaur Revolution 2 – an updated version of their analog bass synthesizer module, with new firmware that introduces some significant new features.

The Minitaur Revolution 2 is a deep synth out of the box – delivering classic Taurus-style sounds. And it just gets deeper as you dig into it, offering interesting control voltage modulation options, extensive MIDI options and more.

What is the Moog Minitaur?

Here’s how Moog describes the Minitaur:

Minitaur is a powerful, compact Analog Bass Synthesizer that features a classic one knob per function design. It is the first instrument in the Taurus family that does not have foot pedals. At only 8.5″ x 5.25″ and less than 3lbs, the Minitaur puts legendary analog Moog bass into a package designed to fit seamlessly into today’s performance and production environments.

Two key things to note:

  • It’s a bass synth in the Taurus family. Expect it to deliver the bass, not the soprano (It plays notes C5 and lower). And expect it to deliver the classic Moog bass synth sounds heard on so many recordings of the 70′s – not 80′s FM sounds or digital bass sounds.
  • It’s designed for modern production and performance environments. So it dispenses with pedals, which few keyboardists are used to playing, and assumes that you will control it via MIDI, computer or control voltages.

The Moog Minitaur retails for about $600. Does it deliver $600 of synth action? Let’s check it out……  Continue reading