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Maxidingue09/10/2013

Maxidingue's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Maouss Costo"

Moog Music Minitaur
Desktop keyboard synth so without quite pokey dedicated low. The latest addition to the series of Moog Inc Taurus but WITHOUT pedals
Solid construction, Moog knobs (small and large to filter cutoff)
On Rev. 2, 100 location of sounds programmed on the synthesizer and / or with the standalone editor. it gives access to hidden function "under the hood" only accessible by MIDI CC
I repeat this is a 100% analog synth dedicated low although Moog comes with its editor patches Lead, Pad and FX
No controller on the synth but recognizes the dedicated MIDI CC
Complete Audio Connectors (mono) In and Out, Headphone, Midi In, USB (MIDI Editor) and especially HP (Pitch, Filter, Volume and Gate)
The editor works great on my Mac OS 10.8.3. It includes a library that allows you to save the sounds and transfer them to the Moog. Function "Random" nice but not configurable
100% analog monophonic synth

UTILIZATION

Very simple configuration. I would recommend to someone who wants to learn about subtractive synthesis. 2 VCO 1 24dB filter, 2 envelopes (VCA, VCF), 1 LFO
2 waveform by VCO, low pass filter only, standard envelopes ADS (R) D
a variable glide
Most modules have mentioned supplements parameters (hidden function see above). Eg retrigger the LFO, VCO-2, the mode of operation of glide etc ...
that allow us to go farther level synthesis
But first hardware synth alone is a wonderful creative tool (or initiation subtractive)

SOUNDS

Sounds ......
Moog is ....... rich bass as you will never get with another synth. That said and at the risk of offending some purists, I find that the envelopes Moog (at least those with whom I've worked with: Slim Phatty and Minitaur) does not seem to me the wrath of war in terms of speed. PERSONALLY I think that Envelopes Clavia (NL) are faster
This prevents the low quality generated by this mini synth nothing

Again, for me, this synth is a synth bass with a multitude of variation .... but low in essence

OVERALL OPINION

I've had a week (I know it is not ...) but I have not explored the evil beast and then, as mentioned above, it is so simple and ergonomic grip that is very simple . No menu and submenu (incidentally is not even display)
I had to Moog, and before Minitaur, a Slim Phatty has displeased me enough (less punchy I think the Minitaur, lack of stability in pitch). So I hesitated a lot before taking me a new Moog but then .... even if the decline is small I grant you, is the claque
I pass over the MOPHO and Evolver (for analog) I do not like.
I tried BassStation II and Minibrute (in-store only) and I do not regret my choice to have retained the MOOG
What I like most:
Sound-
-Simplicity and ergonomics
USB-MIDI and editor / library

What I do not like:
-So far nothing
Ah so ........ flanks optional wood over 50 € (when you see the finish, it's really a scam)

In conclusion: this synth is expensive but it is a legend and he does not betray its origins. Contrary to what I thought, not to stick him behind 2 flanger, chorus 1, 1 distortion and a bit of delay. The Moog sound is sufficient to itself. I did not understand it until recently because this is where the analog expresses that magic
johnpie04/10/2013

johnpie's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Nice, but not essential"

Moog Music Minitaur
I do not intend to dwell on the sheet we found both on the manufacturer's website, on this site, just about everywhere on the net.
I bought this Moog in the idea of ​​replacing a Taurus that I do not and have a machine dedicated to bass.

Machine very well built, good finishes, good looks, we feel we can use time and take it everywhere!

UTILIZATION

As a child use it only includes the use out of the box: knobs for little bit of possibilities ... It sounds live and spent the first twenty hours finding sounds cool AND usable as home again.

I tried to use via usb and use the software to download on the website of Moog Music. Okay, I admit I've never understood, it has never really worked ... No problem with my noon against DAW ... Only concern, therefore, unable to save my sounds ... But it is so easy to remake it does not bother me.

SOUNDS

Compared to NordRack 2x or BassSation I had before, there are no comparison in my opinion: it Minitaur, trapping all! It's really enjoyable! It is very powerful, and it moves much lower abdomen. A good slap. So I sold all my bass boxes above.

on the other hand, it almost do not know - and it does not hide - as low ... Impossible to have a lead (with several iiiiiiii for treble). Shame ...

I am amused to stick him a lot of sound effects to torture and it makes really good. But gross, it really makes already enormous.

OVERALL OPINION

My problem ... Is that since my path crossed the path of a Prodigy of the same brand ... And there ben Minitaur this does not sound at all like I thought ... It seemed powerful, but the Prodigy buried ... I felt fat, heavy and dynamic times compared to Prodigy but it seems to me at once super smooth, almost bland ... I sold it soon ...

So it was a very good machine, reliable, well damn, practical, ideal for home studio and easy to carry, but I think my tastes are decidedly inclined towards "authentic" ... So, even if I no longer like the Taurus for the moment, I do all my bass synths with Prodigy. I do not regret having bought this Minitaur who opened the way to and from the Moog sound "vintage" to me between neo 90's analog or VA, that made me proud services. I'm saving now to find a Taurus time before trying the re ... :-) ...
Kori G04/10/2013

Kori G's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Pleasantly surprised ...."

Moog Music Minitaur
Well I will not dwell on the machine as it is easy to watch videos on youtube.
Just say that the first edge is rather well built, quite heavy for its size and therefore a sign of strength. Plugs jacks are good quality plastic anything, to see the length ..
The knobs are nice and beefy look.
More than anything else for delirium, I paid for the ears to the rack with big logo moog and I de-board solution for this pretty but not very useful because the truth is small and Minitaur be placed n 'anywhere without taking up space so no use to the rack ...
Over the said ears are not thick (2mm) so flimsy. (And it denotes too big next to my moog units 19 "vocoder, EQ, Phazer ....)

UTILIZATION

Nothing more simple even if the book is to download and not in French.
With some callback or memory requiring reading manual for combinations of buttons ...
Editing software on mac / pc can be downloaded from the website after registration moog but I can not dwell on the subject, using no computer for music.
I use midi with an MPC2000XL, an ORB or other sequencers and almost exclusively for bass or percussion sound (very interesting thanks to the speed of the filter, lfo) and therefore noon (of Moreover this is the only negative point in my opinion of Minitaur, no out noon).

SOUNDS

The sound is obviously not equivalent to a true Taurus nor his old moog known but it has a good grain especially for low or both synthetic percussion sounds, but also leave some aggressive leads and properly modulated.
I personally think it sounds a little better as the slimPhatty, although fewer opportunities.

OVERALL OPINION

I recently started using and so can not yet speak, including its presence in the mix compared to my old machine.
But for now I would say that the price and the recent moog, it is rather a small mono-synth interesting and I am pleasantly surprised by its noise footprint compared to other products such as recent moog voyagers, subphatty or the last, that I appreciate very much and I probably will not buy it.
I have very good machines with big sound rich in harmonics, machines certainly old, fragile and bulky but that is not always required to effects such as reverb, chorus or other that it sounds in a mix.
The Minitaur him to need a little boost in output to gain harmonics but this is only myself and my tastes dinosaur.
And I think his use of Ordi with Live example is really nice if you are not allergic to vst / vsti like me.
So what other machines it exists cheaper Domino eowave genre by exploring the use we want to do in this category, the Minitaur is a small mono synth well enough to go above the live without need to take the truck .....
Aryhauger08/21/2012

Aryhauger's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A must"

Moog Music Minitaur
Analog Synth

USE

Config ultra simple. Plug it, play

SONORITS

The moog moog home. 9

NOTICE GLOBAL

Construction at the top.
A knob per function
What I, like the least? nothing!
azzo08/02/2012

azzo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" MOOG BASS"

Moog Music Minitaur
Analog synthesizer Monophonic Bass Expander type.
It is limited to 6 octaves of notes 0 72.
Two Oscillators sawtooth or square oscillator 2 is adjustable to plus or minus 1 octave.
Another rglage allows agreement with another instrument on the two oscillators plus or minus one semitone.
Moog ladder filter in the rsonance is self-oscillating if completely open.
A wrapper for the filter
An envelope to the amp
A Triangle type LFO to modulate the filter and oscillators frquence.
And Glide (switchable) are the parameters provided on the housing.
In addition to that between the CV for the Pitch, Filter, Volume and Gate on the rear face.
A MIDI DIN connector type in a USB port for configuration from a computer, from audio, audio output, an output and a headphone between food, complte the rear face.
Still in Beta, the editor allows in addition to the configuration of the front pushes a configuration with Minitaur midi to realize most Parameter a resolution of 14bit.

USE

Is Gnrale setup simple?
yes only with a MOOG CP251 NASA diploma becomes useful !!!
The edition of sound effects or is it easy?
Yes
Is the manual clear and sufficient?
in English :)

SONORITS

The sounds they agree your style of music?
Buy for bass! and he made good the gringo!
GPs are they?
At the reputation MOOG
Are the effects effective and ADAPTS?
MOOG quality !!!
Expression is it good?
MOOG quality !!!
What sonorits you prfrez, you dtestez? ...dropoff Window
I like the bass and MOOG Minitaur of quality is that of MOOG!

NOTICE GLOBAL

How long have you use it?
3months
What is the particular feature you like best and least?
I love its design and especially its manufacturing quality
Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
Yes
How do you report qualitprix?
perfect!
With experience, you do again this choice? ...dropoff Window
rather twice that if he adds a POWER button !!!
secmast08/01/2012

secmast's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent synth bass"

Moog Music Minitaur
Monophonic Analog Synthesizer Lower Expander type.
It is limited to 6 octaves of notes 0-72.
Two oscillators sawtooth or square, the oscillator 2 is adjustable plus or minus one octave.
Another setting allows the agreement with another instrument on the two oscillators of plus or minus one semitone.
A moog ladder filter, the resonance is self-oscillating if fully opened.
A filter for the envelope
An envelope for the amp
One Triangle LFO type to modulate the filter and the oscillator frequency.
And a Glide (switchable) settings are available on the case.
In addition to that of CV input for Pitch, Filter, and Volume on the rear gate.
Midi in a connector type DIN, a USB port for configuration from a computer, an audio input, audio output, headphone output and an input power supply, complete the back.
Still in Beta, the editor also allows users to configure the front a further configuration of Minitaur by Midi with overkill for most parameter resolution of 14bits.

UTILIZATION

Configuration from the box itself is very easy for someone who used to configure an analog synth. However the editor PC / MAC is required to push the configuration a little more forward.
Synchronization of two Tilt, synchonization LFO with an external clock, tuning legato etc. etc. etc.
In addition the Minitaur with no preset memory is essential to have a PC to recall presets.

The manual is available only in English but this is not a rocket to fly but a simple analog synthesizer. The user then find the necessary information such as the array configuration from noon to twelve o'clock a publisher other than the publisher of Moog

SOUNDS

The sound of this synthesizer is particularly stunning, this is the bass.
The Minitaur is tempering Tauraus and anyway Moog lived up to its reputation.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for around 3 months and it almost daily.
It is the perfect complement to my Korg M3 EXB-RADIAS to whom I complained of lacking in bass fishing, I can now complete those with low or Minitaur surcharge, either alone or in Lower Minitaur still using the entry Audio Minitaur.
However, I regret the lack of internal memory for presets, this requiring the use of a computer which does not necessarily facilitate the implementation stage.

It's a choice I thought maturely, the MiniBrute OF Arturia also brought up that the M3 could give me. However it is a choice I would do without hesitation.
The construction of this cabinet is excellent and the knobs do not suffer from any criticism.
Their handling is firm and linear from one end to another, 17 are arranged on this synth, and no difference in sensitivity was noted between them.