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Moog Minitaur Analog Synthesizer Module

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Revision 2 of the Minitaur software adds 100 on-board patch memory locations, independent decay and release controls, and CV to MIDI conversion.

"It is very simple, it took me ca. 5 minutes to explore all the sound possbilities. The sound is very soft like butter, and very fat. It can sound fat even without delay or reverb, and I have never experienced that when I have tried little phatty in the shop. And it has got the moog sound I searched for, and never found in the Phatty. The brightness is still not as crisp as my softsynths, it is actually duller, but they say it is the brightest of the new moogs. From listening to Automatic Gainsay's videos I would say that Minibrute has crisper and more raspy oscillator. The Minitaur oscillator is more polite. 

I disagree with the resonance level scaling. It seems to be linear, so the sound start to fade away as soon as I start to add resonance. I would have liked a more inv. exp curve compensation system. You actually have to increase volume when you add a little bit of resonance. 'The resonance self oscillation is like a very pure sine wave that do not blend with the sound, but is like a sine wave on top of the sound. It is totally different from the MS20, Minibrute and Monotribe that screams like crazy when you add resonance. The resonance on Minitaur is very , very polite. Actually I prefer the sound with no resonance, there is no magic to the sound when I add resonance, the sound seems to become weaker and less powerful. 

The env is perfect and very musical. And very snappy. The most agressive tones, that still is quite polite, can be had with short snappy enveloes. 

Wish list: The synth would have been so much more versatile with Pulse width modulation, or even fixed puse-width settings. Fixed pulse values like the Minimoog had made a big selection of reedy leadsounds possible. 

So it is very limited and polite, but it has got that moog sound that I love. This unit is not for users that are not players, and like to sequence and make crazy effects, and like the resonance to scream. It is a polite very fat synth with a classic buttery soft sound and is a champion on simple fat sounds and bass. It sounds very good for soft lead sounds. "

      - Gunnar from


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. There are no confusing or convoluted menus to dig through. Plug in a MIDI controller or hook it up to your computer and start playing immediately.

Don't be fooled by it's size. Minitaur delivers all the growl, snarl and low end assosiciated with the Taurus family of Bass Synthesizers in a rugged performance package that is small enough to take with you anywhere.



  • One knob per function interface for tweaking and creating new sounds on the fly. It also makes live performance a blast.
  • Two oscillators with Sawtooth (Original Taurus) and Square wave-shapes for each VCO. Recreate sounds of the original Taurus with sawtooth waves, or create new sounds with square waves or a combination of both.
  • 2 Mixer VCAs for VCO levels control of Oscillators 1 and 2.
  • Moog Ladder Filter with adjustable resonance delivers classic Taurus 1 and 3 bass and boom.
  • Two Minimoog style ADSR Envelope Generators for modulating VCF and VCA. The Decay and Release segments are controlled by the Decay knob, while the Release segment is enabled or disabled via Release On/Off switch.
  • Midi-syncable LFO with Controls for Rate, VCO LFO Amount, and VCF LFO Amount
  • DIN MIDI and MIDI over USB offer complete control of the Minitaur's sound engine.
  • Analog Control inputs for Pitch, Filter, Volume and Gate. Use an EP2 or CV to connect and control MInitaur with everything from Modulars to Moogerfoogers.
  • External audio input for processing external audio through the Mixer and Filter section of Minitaur.
  • Headphone output with 1/8" connection.
  • Compact rugged steel chassis that is built like a tank.


CautionSpeaker damage, structural damage to buildings, and personal injury are all possible using the MINITAUR Analog Bass Synthesizer at high volumes.