The Moog Minitaur is tiny, yet huge and currently scraping its hooves at Dawsons Manchester…
The Moog Minitaur is, despite its small size, one of the biggest music tech products to be released year. When it was announced at the NAMM show in January, the most commonly heard phrase was ‘a real, analogue Moog, for how much?’ The idea that a bona-fide Moog Synthesizer is suddenly within financial reach is enough to get most studio dwellers and keys players, well… a bit frothy, The fact that it is based on the legendary Moog Taurus pedals, held by many to be the greatest bass synth ever, makes this an unbelievable product.
The reviews have started to filter through from the press, and, unsurprisingly, the Moog Minitaur is a 24-Carat hit. Stock has started to arrive at Dawsons, and our Manchester branch is among the first our stores to get theirs…
One knob per function – no ‘shift’ buttons or menus
The Minitaur has the rugged, slightly industrial appearance of classic analogue synthesisers. Aside from the bull logo at the top left, every inch of the compact front panel is filled with neatly arranged controls, with brushed steel-look fronts. For those who are unfamiliar with synths, it is a common misconception that lots of knobs and controls means that the synth in question is difficult to use. In the case of the Moog Minitaur this means that each function has its own control. So, there are no menus to wade through, of shift buttons to change a controls function. Easy, eh?
Original Taurus Oscillator
As previously stated, the Minitaur is based on the classic Taurus synth. As such, it includes the same sawtooth oscillator, and Moog ladder filter. The result is truly floor-shaking bass sounds, and far more besides.
Equipped with standard MIDI connections, and CV connections for hooking up with other analogue gear, along with a MIDI USB connection that allows the Minitaur to be edited via the editor/ librarian software included.
Excited yet? Well, get yourself across to our Manchester branch (0162 2371770) and try it out for yourself. It won’t disappoint…
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