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

The Moog Taurus 1 Bass Pedals

Marko Ettlich takes ‘a voyage into the heart of the Moog Taurus 1 bass pedal from the year 1976′, with his latest RetroSound video.

Even though the Taurus 1 led to three other Moog bass synthesizers, many owners would argue that the sound of the original Moog Taurus 1 has never been equaled.

If you’ve used the Moog Taurus 1, let us know what you think of it! Continue reading

Free VST Inspired By Moog Taurus Bass Synthesizer

Taurus is a free bass synth for Windows, inspired by the classic Moog Taurus.

Things modelled in beta 4:

  • Alias free oscillators
  • Finite oscillator reset time
  • Nonlinear Moog ladder filter
  • Nonlinear VCA
  • Nonlinear envelopes (that means solving five non-linear differential equations, realtime!)
  • Control circuitry at component level

Download at the Smarelectronix site.

via myVST

Moog Taurus Bass Pedal Review

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Can you shred on Moog Taurus 3 Bass Pedals?

This entertaining Keyboard Magazine video review of the Moog Taurus 3 bass pedals answers this question, along with addressing the risks of after-40 shredding and the hypolidian scale. Continue reading

Moog Taurus 3 VS The Moog Taurus 1 – Which Sounds The Best?

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RetroSound compares similar patches on the original Moog Taurus bass synth vs the Moog Taurus III.

They both sound awesome – but they don’t sound the same. Which do you think sounds better?

via retrosound72:

The new Moog Taurus 3 vs. Taurus 1 from the year 1978The demo shows the 3 legendary Taurus 1 preset sounds TAURUS, TUBA, BASS and a Variable Preset sound RESO-BASS in comparison to the Taurus 3 .

No external effects added!

Moog Taurus III Demo Video

Here’s another nice video, via Sonic State, from the Winter NAMM ShowMoog Music demoing the awesomely powerful Moog Taurus III bass synthesizer.

The new Moog Taurus III pedals have a powerful sound, but also have a modern feature set that take bass pedals into new territory.

If you’ve had a chance to try out the Taurus III pedals, leave a comment with your thoughts!

New Moog Taurus 3 Bass Pedal Specs & Pricing

Moog Music has announced official specs and pricing for the new Taurus 3 Bass Pedals.

The Taurus 3 is a modern update of the original Taurus bass pedals, which were used by Pink Floyd, ELO, Rush, Styx, Led Zeppelin, Genesis and many others.

The pedals, described by Moog as “the fattest synth ever”, will sell for $1,995. Moog plans to sell only 1,000 Taurus 3 synths. Continue reading