On 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 →
Livid 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.
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 →
Moog Music today announced a free update to the Minitaur Analog Bass Synthesizer that adds patch memory, new performance features and a number of user-requested updates to Minitaur and the free Minitaur Editor/Librarian.
AfroDJMac has released a new collection of free instruments for Ableton Live, Minitaur Madness:
It’s my birthday so I have a present for everyone! It’s 3 free Ableton Live instruments made with the Moog Minitaur.
Francis Preve of Academik Records supplied samples of his Minitaur and I racked them up into three instruments: an FM type synth, Filter Envelop synth, and Dirty Destruction Bass synth. There’s tons of analog character in here. Enjoy!
Happy Birthday to AfroDJMac! If you’re a Live user, download the free Live Pack from his site and let us know what you think of it!