Behringer shared this official video intro to the Toro, the first look at their knockoff of the classic Moog Taurus bass synthesizer.
Behringer says that the Toro is “an authentic recreation of the legendary Moog Taurus Revision 1”, but without the foot pedals. In case there was any confusion, they have copied the Taurus look and given the synth a knockoff name and logo.
The synth is a dual-VCO VCF VCA design, with envelopes for filter cutoff and volume. Like the original Taurus the synth features four preset sounds (Tuba, Bass, ‘Toro’ and Variable).
- Analog Bass Synthesizer with 2 VCOs, Ladder Filter and Presets in Eurorack format
- Recreates the circuit design of the Taurus I bass synth
- Analog signal path
- 2 VCOs
- 5-octave range
- VCO A and B mix fader for full control of the internal balance
- Classic low-pass ladder filter with Cut-off and Emphasis controls
- Envelopes for filter cut-off and amplitude
- 4 ‘magic-sound’ presets: Toro, Tuba, Bass and Variable Glide, featuring Amount slider and a dedicated On/Off button
- Large Filter cutoff and Volume knobs
- CV, Filter cutoff and Gate inputs for external control
- 16-unit Poly Chain allows combining multiple synthesizers for up to 32 voice polyphony
- Eurorack format
- 23 controls give real-time access to key parameters
- MIDI implementation with MIDI channel and Voice Priority selection
Pricing and Availability
Behringer originally targeted the Toro with a $199 USD price point, but now says it has an estimated price of $349. They say that they are shipping the first units from the factory now, so the synth should be available soon, at least in limited quantities.