Marko Ettlich (RetroSound) shared this hands-on demo of the Moog Taurus analog bass pedal synthesizer, from 1976.
Here’s what Ettlich has to say about the video:
Moog Taurus analog bass synthesizer pedals from the year 1976
3 presets: Taurus, Bass, Tuba 1 variable and full programmed sound
Used by Rush, Asia, Genesis, Police, The Cure, Marillion, Saga and more.
The Taurus 1 use linear VCOs. The Minimoog and the later Taurus 2 and 3 use exponential VCOs.
Linear VCOs are the secret for the stable bass sound of the Taurus 1.
Linear VCO’s are also featured in the Moog Minitaur – and account for its unique pitch range limitation.