Moog Minitaur Updated With New LFO Options, Sample-And-Hold & More

Moog has released v2.2 of the Minitaur Analog Bass Synthesizer firmware and v3.2 of the Minitaur Editor/Librarian.

The free update adds a variety of new sound design tools and user-requested features, including multiple LFO waveforms, sample and hold, filter envelope as a modulation source (which unlocks new analog percussion possibilities) and oscillator hard sync, with the ability to modulate oscillator 2 only for even greater varied sonic capabilities.

The free Minitaur Editor/Librarian software has also been updated, with full Windows support and support for the new Minitaur features. It lets you load and save up to 128 presets directly onto your Minitaur, select from 6 different modulation sources, engage hard sync, access full ADSR envelopes, MIDI sync the LFO, reset oscillator waveform cycles, polychain with other Moog synthesizers and more. Every feature of the Minitaur can be manipulated, automated and recalled instantly.

Video Demo:

The update is free to Minitaur owners. See the Moog site for details.

Moog Minitaur Review & Audio Demos

If you’re not familiar with Moog’s bass synthesizer, see our Moog Minitaur review, or check out the videos below for audio examples of what the Minitaur can do:

via Angelos Dorizas

14 thoughts on “Moog Minitaur Updated With New LFO Options, Sample-And-Hold & More

  1. I installed and tested the new firmware. The changes are injecting a great deal of sound design possibilities to the instrument. The panel access to LFO shape, independent modulation of VCO 2 pitch, and hard sync is awesome. Drone mode is also very practical. Credit to Moog for respecting user feedback and investing effort on updating the Minitaur. I have revisited the Minitaur after months of building and experimenting with a eurorack, and I am falling in love with it again.

  2. This is the cheapest synth in my studio by a lot yets its possibly my favorite. Huge flipping sound. Im glad Moog is still updating as there were some days I was ready to chuck it out the window (freezing, messed up user presets, etc…)
    If one day they built a 1 for 1 knob setup for full access of the under the hood and an lcd screen version I’d buy it immediately. If you want thick, booming bass or tight deep drones or phat acid lines or pretty much anything bass, this is it.

  3. Does anybody know if this update solves also the freezing issue with the midi-USB connection via DAW VSTi instance?
    Very often I had freezed sequences playing fast sequences like basslines while tweaking realtime some knobs.

    1. I never had this issue with my Minitaur. Sometime it can happen when you using the front USB extension port. Try the one that built-in in your motherboard.

  4. Installed and it’s rock solid. They have been working on this for a long time and addressed every known issue. Nothing compares to the minitaur in its price range. Thanks moog !

  5. Hey guys I was looking in Windows 7 Control Panel/Programs for the Minitaur USB driver to remove it before updating the firmware, but I don’t see any Moog/Minitaur driver listed, could it be I never installed it? Its been years now since I’ve been running it, could it be you don’t need the USB driver to use it with Reaper? Or is it hiding somewhere else?

    1. You have to read the release notes. It mentions that you should install the new driver AFTER upgrading, which makes sense, since the minitaur is still in the previous state. Hope this helps. cheers

  6. can’T wait to try it. the minitaur is always in use for subbass in my productions however it seems that there is much more potential and i can do nice stuff to layer on top of the audiofiles recorded for sub. great little synth.
    thanks moog

    1. it’s not an embargo, it’s a different circuit technology (V/Hz) compared to i.e. the Minimoog (V/oct), that at the time they used for a cheaper way to have that Moog sound.
      The V/Hz type of circuitry is cheaper but phicsically limited to barely 3 octaves of range, then they decided to use the lower octaves for a bass purpose to not override the other products.
      The Taurus (and Minitaur) also features a different VCF (it should be the 904 modular) compared to the Minimoog, IMO nicer for the lower range.

  7. What is the sampling bit resolution of the analog control voltage inputs, when being converted to MIDI CC’s ?

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