Synthesizers&KeyboardsSound Module/ Tone GeneratorModular SystemsDrum Machines, Percussion SynthsOtherDJSoftwareSamplers
Electric GuitarsProcessors, Effects, PedalsAmplifiersTuners&metronomes

Moog Minitaur

Analog Bass Synthesizer

DescriptionImagesVideoTech specsAlternativeFAQManualsComments

Minitaur 1Minitaur 2Minitaur 3Minitaur 4
Product Images: click to view fullsize version.
Moog Minitaur
Moog Minitaur
500.00 street price

Minitaur is a fully analogue monophonic synthesizer in a desktop version with a powerful "big" sound, especially within the bass range. It is a successor of bass synthesizers Taurus (Taurus 1, Taurus 2).

It is based on two voltage controlled oscillators (VCO) generating a sawtooth wave. For each of the generators, frequency tuning is provided and the saw is converted to a meander (activated with illuminated buttons).

The signal from the VCO enters the mixer, represented by two controllers (VCO1 LVL and VCO2 LVL). Further, the mixed signal enters the filter section.

The voltage controlled low-pass filter has a classic Moog structure. The cutoff frequency, resonance frequency and the depth of the envelope generator are provided.

Minitaur contains two envelope generators, one routed to control VCA, the second - VCF. Each of them contains an attack, decay/sustain and release adjust. Sustain function is activated by the button.
To expand the modulation capabilities, a low-frequency oscillator (LFO) is included in the module. It can produce a triangular wave within 0.01 and 100Hz. Separate depth modulation controls for VCF and VCO are provided. All LFO parameters can be controlled via MIDI.

The "Glide" function is activated by the button located in the lower right corner of the module. For glide, you can adjust the glide rate - transition time from note to note.
In the upper left corner of the control panel the global adjustment knob and the MIDI activity indicator are located.

On the rear panel of the module there are inputs for analogue control signals: pitch CV, filter CV, volume CV, gate. There are MIDI inputs (5 DIN and USB), main output, headphone output with preamplifier, input for external audio signal (it can be processed by VCF and VCA sections) and power supply jack.

Country of origin / production: USA

Favorites   Recommend product to a friend

More info
Usage area
Bass Synthesizer 
Analogue (A) 
Tone Generator / Sound Synthesis
Oscillator Type VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator)
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) Square
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) Saw
Programs/ Voices/ Timbres
Voltage Controlled Filter (VCF) 
Low-pass Filter (LPF) 
Envelope Generator (EG)
Arpegiator/ Portamento
General MIDI (GM) 
MIDI in/ out
Audio out
Analogue: 1/4" (6.35mm)1
Analogue: 1/8" (3.5mm) headphones preamplified1
Audio in
Analog 1/4"1
Computer Interfaces
USB MIDI through USB
Voltage 12V
Power Supply External
Height3 in
Width8.5 in
Depth5.25 in
Weight1.3 kg
Case/ body
Production start2012

Please log in using the form below or register to be able to order goods and services.

Password (4 to 16 characters)

Roland SE-02
4.5/5 2

  Analog Sound Module   500.00 U.S.Dollars

Analog monophonic synthesizer module from the Roland Boutique Designer series, created in cooperation with Studio Electronics. It’s the first after a 30-year break strictly analog Roland synthesizer (apart from the on/off digital delay circuit). It has 3...

Waldorf Pulse 2
/5 0

  Tabletop Analog Synthesizer   450.00 U.S.Dollars

The Waldorf Pulse 2 is a virtual analog synthesizer and sound module designed to produce a wide range of sounds. It features two oscillators, two sub-oscillators, a multi-mode filter, two envelopes, two LFOs, a 16-step sequencer, and an arpeggiator. It...

  • enpdf0.65Mb Moog Minitaur Hardware Presets
  • enpdf0.54Mb Moog Minitaur Manual
  • enpdf0.13Mb Moog Minitaur V2.2 Addendum